Where Do We Go from Here? (Chicago song)

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"Where Do We Go from Here?"
Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago
A-side "25 or 6 to 4"
Released June 1970
Format 7" single
Recorded August 1969
Genre Rock
Length 2:35
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Peter Cetera
Producer(s) James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
"Where Do We Go from Here?"
(1970)
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
(1970)
"25 or 6 to 4/Where Do We Go from Here?"
(1970)
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
(1970)

"Where Do We Go from Here?"[Note 1] is a song from the American rock band Chicago's second studio album, Chicago (1970). It was released as the B-side to the single "25 or 6 to 4", one of the leading songs off of the record. With that single, it went to number four on the Pop Singles chart in June 1970.

The song was also the very first musical composition from bassist Peter Cetera, who was by this time contributing more than on the debut album released the year before. The song deals with how life is short, and that if you look around you can see that people need to embrace each other with love all the time, and not just when the country is at an all-time low (hence the Vietnam War). The title line is taken from a TV reporter's comment during the broadcast of the 1969 moon landing[2]—a historically positive event in stark contrast to the social upheavel on Earth at the time.

A live performance of the song can be found on their 1971 Chicago at Carnegie Hall album.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Both the original 1970 Columbia vinyl LP (KGP 24 CS 9977 XSM 151852) of the album, Chicago and the 2002 Rhino reissue of the album on CD (R2 76172) shows the title of the track, "Where Do We Go From Here?" with and without the question mark. On the 1970 vinyl LP, the track title is listed with the question mark on the inside front cover, but without the question mark on the center label of the disc. On the 2002 Rhino reissue on CD, the title appears with the question mark on the outside back page of the CD booklet, but appears without the question mark on page 13 inside the booklet. A catalog of copyright entries shows the title with the question mark,[1] therefore the question mark is shown as part of the title in this article.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series. 1971. p. 833. Retrieved November 10, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William James (1991). Chicago Group Portrait (Box Set) (CD booklet archived online) (Media notes). New York City, NY: Columbia Records. p. 4. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 

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