The Heart of Chicago 1967–1998 Volume II

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The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II
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Greatest hits album by Chicago
Released May 12, 1998
Recorded 1969–1998
Genre Rock
Length 71:56
Label Reprise
Producer James William Guercio, David Foster, Ron Nevison, Roy Bittan, Phil Ramone, Chicago
and Chas Sandford
Chicago chronology
The Heart of Chicago 1967–1997
(1997)The Heart of Chicago 1967–19971997
The Heart of Chicago 1967–1998 Volume II
(1998)
Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album
(1998)
What's It Gonna Be, Santa?
(2003)Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Heart of Chicago 1967–1998 Volume II is the sixth greatest hits album, and twenty-fourth album overall, by American rock band Chicago, released in 1998. As the sequel to 1997's The Heart of Chicago 1967–1997, this edition also features a mixture of songs from Chicago's entire thirty-year career to date.

As with the first edition, The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II is noted for containing two exclusive new songs. "All Roads Lead to You" and "Show Me a Sign" were both produced by Roy Bittan of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

Released in May 1998, The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II was not as successful as its predecessor, peaking only at #154 in the US. Both editions of The Heart of Chicago are comparable to Rhino Records' 2002 two-CD package The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dialogue (Part I & II)" (Robert Lamm) – 7:10 from Chicago V
  2. "Old Days" (James Pankow) – 3:30 from Chicago VIII
  3. "All Roads Lead to You" (Marc Beeson/Desmond Child) – 4:20 Previously unreleased
    • A new recording
  4. "Love Me Tomorrow" (Peter Cetera/David Foster) – 4:59 from Chicago 16
  5. "Baby, What a Big Surprise" (Cetera) – 3:06 from Chicago XI
  6. "You're Not Alone" (Jim Scott[2]) – 3:57 from Chicago 19
  7. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Jason Scheff/Chas Sandford/Bobby Caldwell) – 4:19 from Chicago 19
  8. "No Tell Lover" (Cetera/Lee Loughnane/Danny Seraphine) – 3:49 from Hot Streets (This version is slightly different than the album version)
  9. "Show Me a Sign" (Pankow/Greg O'Connor) – 3:37 Previously unreleased
    • A new recording
  10. "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" (Pankow) – 4:29 from Chicago VII
  11. "Call on Me" (Lee Loughnane) – 4:02 from Chicago VII
  12. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (Diane Warren/Albert Hammond) – 3:57 from Chicago 19
  13. "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" (Cetera/Pankow) – 4:13 from Chicago VI
  14. "Stay the Night" (Cetera/Foster) – 3:46 from Chicago 17
  15. "I'm a Man" (Jimmy Miller/Steve Winwood) – 7:39 from The Chicago Transit Authority]
  16. "25 or 6 to 4" (Lamm) – 4:50 from Chicago II

Reception[edit]

The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II (Reprise 46911) reached #154 in the US during a chart stay of 2 weeks. It did not chart in the UK.

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