Saturday, 11 January 2020
Chicago - Chicago 16 (1982)
The 13th album from this US band.
The band was a seven piece big band on this album with a lineup of woodwinds, bass, keyboards, guitars, drums and vocals.
The band had got support from six other musicians who provided guitars, synths, keyboards and programming.
This is the socalled famous Chicago album who re-established the band again after some commercial flops and the loss of their record contract. The band was down and out....
The producer David Foster hired in most of Toto to help out the band and adopted a very commercial style. A style compared to Asia with woodwinds.
That is a good reference indeed. The songs are short, punchy and very punchy in the 1980s sound and style.
It reeks the 1980s of this album. An album that saved the band.
Anno 2020, this album is not too bad. OK, Peter Cetera's vocals is an acquired taste. The music is bashful commercial. Most of the stuff here is decent though and well worth a listen if 1980s and woodwinds is your style. Toto fans should also check out this album.
It is indeed a decent album.