1991 Chicago – Twenty 1

Twenty 1 is the seventeenth studio album (and twenty-first overall) by the American band Chicago. Released on January 29, 1991, it was their first album of the 1990s. Twenty 1 spent eleven weeks on the American Billboard 200, peaking at position No. 66, and did not chart in the UK.

The production of Twenty 1 saw a significant personnel reconfiguration. The recent departure of founding drummer Danny Seraphine had made way for the band’s “great new drummer” Tris Imboden. Session player John Keane played the majority of this album’s drum tracks. Their touring guitarist since 1986, Dawayne Bailey, performed as an extra guitarist for Twenty 1’s sessions.


1  Explain It To My Heart (Diane Warren) 4:47
2  If It Were You (Darin Scheff, Jason Scheff, Tony Smith) 4:43
3  You Come To My Senses (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly) 3:51
4  Somebody, Somewhere (Bill Champlin, Dennis Matkosky, Kevin Dukes) 4:22
5  What Does It Take (Gerard McMahon, Jason Scheff) 4:39
6  One From The Heart (Gerard McMahon, Robert Lamm) 4:44
7  Chasin’ The Wind (Diane Warren) 4:19
8  God Save The Queen (James Pankow, Jason Scheff) 4:19
9  Man To Woman (Adam Mitchell, Jason Scheff) 3:58
10  Only Time Can Heal The Wounded (Gerard McMahon, Robert Lamm) 4:44
11  Who Do You Love (Bill Champlin, Dennis Matkosky) 3:19
12  Holdin’ On (Bill Champlin, Tom Saviano) 4:13



BassJason Scheff
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarDawayne Bailey
KeyboardsBill Champlin
KeyboardsRobert Lamm
FlugelhornLee Loughnane
TromboneJames Pankow
TrumpetLee Loughnane
WoodwindsWalter Parazaider
Background VocalsDawayne Bailey
Background VocalsLee Loughnane
Background VocalsJames Pankow
Background VocalsWalter Parazaider
VocalsBill Champlin
VocalsRobert Lamm
VocalsJason Scheff

Other Musicians

DrumsJohn Keane
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsEfrain Toro
KeyboardsTom Keane
PianoDavid Foster
ProgrammingSteve Porcaro
SaxStephen Kupka

Liner Notes

Producer – Ron Nevison
Producer – Humberto Gatica (Track 1)
Producer (Assistant) – Deandra Miller
Arrangements (Brass) – Bill Champlin (Track 11)
Arrangements (Brass) – Robert Lamm (Track 6)
Arrangements (Brass) – Lee Loughnane (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)
Arrangements (Brass) – James Pankow (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12)
Arrangements (Brass) – Jerry Hey (Track 10)
Co Arrangements (Brass) – Dennis Matkosky (Track 11)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jim Mitchell
Engineer (Assistant) – Jeff Poe
Engineer (Additional) – Alex Rodriguez
Mixed by – Humberto Gatica

Art Direction, Design – Kosh Brooks
Photography – Chris Cuffaro

Record Company – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Can-Base Studios
Recorded At – Ground Control Studios
Copyright (c) – Reprise Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Reprise Records