Category: CHICAGO

CHICAGO – Greatest Hits Live (2018)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees CHICAGO got a new “Greatest Hits Live” album out, recorded at Chicago’s historic WTTW-TV studios in November of 2017.Greatest Hits Live features a career-spanning collection of hits, including “Beginnings,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is” to the later chart topping “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard...

PETER CETERA – One More Story [Japan Forever Young series – remastered] Out Of Print

This is another request, the Japanese remaster of PETER CETERA‘s third album “One More Story“, released as part of the Forever Young Series now out of print. “One More Story” is another great record from the former CHICAGO bassist & vocalist, with that glossy Eighties sound and featuring exquisite session musicians. Indeed you find the cream from the LA Session...

PETER CETERA – Solitude•Solitaire [Japan edition remastered – Forever Young series] Out Of Print

One of you asked for the Japanese remaster of PETER CETERA‘s “Solitude / Solitaire“, released as part of the Forever Young Series now out of print. Perhaps the best solo album from the former CHICAGO bassist & vocalist, with a typically Eighties sound (1986) and featuring exquisite session musicians like guitar master Dann Huff and TOTO’s Jeff Porcaro. This is...

BILL CHAMPLIN, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, PETER FRIESTEDT : Live In Concert (full)

BILL CHAMPLIN, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, PETER FRIESTEDT : Live In Concert (full)

This one was requested many times, quite hard to find.Toto singer Joseph Williams and exquisite Swedish guitarist Peter Friestedt released together a wonderful studio album ,and while presenting the record the idea for a tour arise. Then joined forces with former Chicago voice Bill Champlin for an European Tour with an All Star Band: Bill’s wife Tamara Champlin on vocals,...

CHICAGO – Twenty 1 [Japanese Limited Release SHM-CD remastered +1]

CHICAGO – Twenty 1 [Japanese Limited Release SHM-CD remastered +1]

One of the many requests taken on this blog (you can place yours in any comment) is CHICAGO‘s “Twenty 1“, remastered, featuring a bonus track, and pressed on SHM-CD / Limited Release Mini-LP replica in Japan. “Twenty 1” was Chicago’s first album of the ’90s, and their first commercial flop. Well, that’s relative, because the record spent eleven weeks on...

CHICAGO 19 [Japanese SHM-CD remastered]

During the ’80s CHICAGO created a string of really successful albums with their sound morphing to mainstream AOR / Adult Contemporary, something first time followers of the band disliked. But for AOR / West Coast fans like me, these records are pure gold.Appeared in 1988, “Chicago 19” deepens even more into the Eighties blistering AOR sound thanks to masterful Ron...

CHICAGO 18 [Japanese SHM-CD remastered]

During the ’80s CHICAGO created a string of really successful albums with their sound morphing to mainstream AOR / Adult Contemporary, something first time followers of the band disliked. But for AOR / West Coast fans like me, these records are pure gold.“Chicago 18” originally relased in 1986 captures like few the classic mid-80s FM sound, and this Japanese reissue...

CHAMPLIN, WILLIAMS, FRIESTEDT: CWF – Aria (2015)

* Toto singer Joseph Williams teams up with former Chicago singer Bill Champlin and Swedish guitarist/producer Peter Friestedt for a new remarkable AOR release following the success with the ‘Live In Concert’ (featured on the blog) CD / DVD appeared some time ago. To be released next October 23 through AOR Heaven Records, the album is entitled “CWF” ; CHAMPLIN,...

CONTANTE & SONANTE – Highlights And Rarities

* Specialized Westcoast AOR Record label Contante & Sonante may not be very productive, but their releases are always top notch. On the blog already featured Tom Snow Original Demos some days ago, now we are presenting “CONTANTE & SONANTE – Highlights And Rarities“.“Highlights And Rarities” is a special album that showcases a collection of songs from the label past...

PLANET 3 – Music From The Planet [AOR Heaven Classix remaster]

PLANET 3 – Music From The Planet [AOR Heaven Classix remaster]

* Rightly considered as a classic in the AOR genre, it’s great to see that the excellent German label AOR Heaven has decided to re-issue PLANET 3 “Music From The Planet” within the framework of their more than interesting ‘AOR Heaven Classix‘ series. Planet 3 gathered the talents of top guitarist / composer Jay Graydon, stellar vocalist Clif Magness, and...

STATE COWS – The Second One [Japanese Limited Edition +4] (2013)

* The magical Swedish duo STATE COWS delighted us three years ago with their selftitled debut. Now Stephan Olofsson & Daniel Andersson have again assembled a wonderful band and cast for “The Second One”, another delicious opus of velvety early ’80s Westcoast AOR tunes. The CD has just been released in Japan including 4 bonus tracks. As on the excellent...

JOSEPH WILLIAMS, PETER FRIESTEDT & BILL CHAMPLIN – Live In Concert (2013)

* Toto singer Joseph Williams and exquisite Swedish guitarist Peter Friestedt released together a wonderful album two years ago. Then last year joined forces with former Chicago voice Bill Champlin for an European Tour with an All Star Band: Bill’s wife Tamara Champlin on vocals, Herman Matthews (Kenny Loggins Band) on drums, Norwegian top-notch bassist Per Mathisen (Bill Bruford Group)...