||Chicago V (1972)
CHICAGO CD discography CHICAGO V (from 1972) was in some ways the end of the "old" Chicago, pointing the way towards a smoother, mellower style they'd adopt in the years to come. V still has jazz and progressive elements ("A Hit By Varèse," "Dialogues"), political commentary ("State of the Union"), and melodious, sunny, horn-laden pop (the huge hit "Saturday In The Park"). The playing was still tight and clean, and the vocals still earnest and heartfelt, but a lighter mood began to replace the urgency of the band's late-'60s recordings.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Japanese only SACD-Hybrid pressing. Warner. 2011.
Recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, New York in September 1971. Includes liner notes by Don Heckman.
Chicago: Terry Kath (vocals, guitar); Robert Lamm (vocals, keyboards); Lee Loughnane (vocals, trumpet, percussion); Peter Cetera (vocals, bass); James Pankow (trombone, percussion); Walter Parazaider (woodwinds, percussion); Danny Seraphine (drums, congas, bells).