Tuesday 26 November 2019

Chicago - Chicago VIII (1975)

The seventh album from this US band.

The band was an eight piece big band on this album with a lineup of keyboards, piano, bass, guitars, drums, percussion, woodwinds and vocals.
A classical orchestra also add their bits to this album.

I had hope for this band after their surprisingly good VII album. An album that really came as a surprise after a very weak VI album.

VIII is a surprise again and it is not a positive one.

The band has clearly been listening to Elton John and decided that they too want to go down that route.

There is a mix of rockers and more country, rock and pop songs here. All of this with woodwinds, piano and guitars.

The music is sugar sweet with Peter Cetera's vocals and ballads.

The songs are pretty bad and falls flat on their face..... well, most of them. 

A couple of decent songs saves this album from the turkey yard. It is not album which will ever grace my speakers again.

1.5 points

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