Friday 27 September 2019

Chicago - Chicago V (1972)

The fourth album from this USA based band.

The band was a seven piece big band with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, woodwinds, congas, bells, keyboards, percussion, flute and vocals.

The band played on again with this album. I have not been overly impressed by their first albums, with the exception of their debut album Chicago Transit Authority.

I am not a big fan of brass rock either.

The band gives us a mix of ballads and more sparking songs.

There is a lot of this material who looks back to the flower power sound and scene. Then we get some pretty standard rock and pop with lots of woodwinds too.

The best stuff here is where Terry Kath's guitars gets free reign on a couple of tracks.

Most of the music is a bit too sugary for my taste. Then again, it is not too bad.

This forty-five minutes long album is actually a good album although I am able to control my enthusiasm for the woodwinds.

Check out this album if you want to know what the fuzz about this band is.

3 points

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