RELEASE
October 12, 1999
LABEL
Chicago Records Dist.
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Jazz-Rock

Album Review

Perhaps a Chicago live album sounds terribly unfashionable. Indeed, the band fell into decline in the early '90s, but by decade's end, the hit-making group known for its horn charts and high harmonies was in fighting shape, as this live set will attest. Four of the six original members are here, and they cook up some delicious sounds from the group's early history -- a stunning "Seachin' So Long," a convincing "Call On Me," a suitably dramatic "Just You 'N' Me," and a solid "Beginnings." Later material like "Hard Habit to Break" is here, but, wisely, the late '80s material was left out of the final mix. Sadly, the new material, produced by Roy Bittan, doesn't have any bite, and an appalling cover of Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher," sung by Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, closes the show.
Denise Sullivan, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon
  2. (I've Been) Searchin' So Longhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ive-been-searchin-so-long/id68197263?i=68195687&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Mongonucleosishttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mongonucleosis/id68197263?i=68195716&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Hard Habit to Breakhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hard-habit-to-break/id68197263?i=68195745&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Call on Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/call-on-me/id68197263?i=68195780&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Feelin' Stronger Every Dayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/feelin-stronger-every-day/id68197263?i=68195900&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Just You 'N' Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/just-you-n-me/id68197263?i=68196011&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Beginningshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/beginnings/id68197263?i=68196135&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away
  10. 25 or 6 to 4http://itunes.apple.com/album/25-or-6-to-4/id68197263?i=68196229&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Back to Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/back-to-you/id68197263?i=68196568&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. If I Should Ever Lose Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/if-i-should-ever-lose-you/id68197263?i=68196909&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higherhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/your-love-keeps-lifting-me/id68197263?i=68197111&uo=5&at=11l9vR