Friday 30 August 2019

Chicago - Chicago II (1970)

The second album from this US band.

The band was an eight piece big band with a lineup of woodwinds, guitars, bass, percussion, drums, flute, organ, piano and vocals.

The band had shortened their name from The Chicago Transit Authority to just Chicage from their debut album to this album. Something that turned out to be a great move.

Brass rock.... I am no big fan of this genre as I have just been introduced to it through the Blood, Sweat & Tears albums. Chicago too is a brass rock band. Those two were the biggest ones in that genre by far.

The band continued on from their debut album with a mix of soul, blues, pop, rock and some fusion.

The beat had been replaced by pop and the tempo had been turned down a notch or two. The music is also more normal songs orientated than on their debut album.

The brass is still here and adds value on this album. The vocals are good and so is the songs..... barely.

This album is an acceptable good album which makes me more interested in this band.

3 points

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