2006 Chicago – XXX

Chicago XXX is the twentieth studio album, and thirtieth album overall, by the American band Chicago, released on March 21, 2006. It was Chicago’s first album of entirely new material since 1991’s Twenty 1.

The album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with horn sessions in Los Angeles, California over the summer of 2005. Production duties were handled by Jay DeMarcus of the country group Rascal Flatts, who came to the project through a friendship with Chicago’s bassist-singer Jason Scheff. DeMarcus used several session players for the album.

Chicago XXX peaked at number 41 in the US during a brief chart stay, spawning minor hits “Feel” and “Love Will Come Back.” This would be the last studio recording with long-time vocalist/keyboardist Bill Champlin, who had originally been brought in to replace the missing baritone of the band’s original guitarist, Terry Kath.

Tracks

1  Feel (Hot Single Mix) (Blair Daly; Danny Orton) 4:02
2  King Of Might Have Been (Greg Barnhill; Dennis Matkosky; Jason Scheff) 3:52
3  Caroline (Chas Sandford; Jason Scheff) 3:39
4  Why Can’t We (Bill Champlin; Jay DeMarcus; Chas Sandford; Jason Scheff) 4:07
5  Love Will Come Back (Jay DeMarcus; Chas Sandford; Jason Scheff) 3:48
6  Long Lost Friend (Jay DeMarcus; Brett James; Jason Scheff) 4:33
7  90 Degrees And Freezing (Jay DeMarcus; Brett James; Robert Lamm; Jason Scheff) 3:52
8  Where Were You (Bill Champlin; Jay DeMarcus; Jason Scheff) 4:17
9  Already Gone (Bill Champlin; George Hawkins) 6:51
10  Come To Me, Do (Robert Lamm) 4:36
11  Lovin’ Chains (Jay DeMarcus; Marcus Hummon) 3:56
12  Better (Bill Champlin; Chas Sandford) 4:41
13  Feel (With Horns) – (Bonus Track) (Blair Daly; Danny Orton) 4:30

Media

Musicians

BassJason Scheff
GuitarTom Bukovac
GuitarJay DeMarcus
GuitarKeith Howland
Acoustic GuitarTom Bukovac
Fender RhodesBill Champlin
KeyboardsJay DeMarcus
KeyboardsJames Matchack
OrganRobert Lamm
OrganBill Champlin
PianoRobert Lamm
PianoBill Champlin
WurlitzerRobert Lamm
FlugelhornLee Loughnane
FluteWalter Parazaider
SaxWalter Parazaider
TromboneJames Pankow
TrumpetLee Loughnane
TrumpetLee Thornburg

Other Musicians

1 Feel (Hot Single Mix)

DrumsTris Imboden
VocalsRobert Lamm


2 King Of Might Have Been

DrumsJohn Brockman
PianoJay DeMarcus
Background VocalsJoseph Williams
VocalsJason Scheff


3 Caroline

DrumsSteve Brewster
GuitarDann Huff
Background VocalsBobby Kimball
VocalsBill Champlin
VocalsJason Scheff


4 Why Can’t We

DrumsSteve Brewster
GuitarDann Huff
VocalsShelly Fairchild
VocalsBill Champlin


5 Love Will Come Back

DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarDann Huff
VocalsRascal Flatts
VocalsJason Scheff


6 Long Lost Friend

DrumsJohn Brockman
GuitarJakk Kincaid
GuitarYankton Mingua
VocalsJason Scheff


7 90 Degrees And Freezing

DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarDann Huff
VocalsRobert Lamm
VocalsJason Scheff


8 Where Were You

DrumsTris Imboden
VocalsJason Scheff
VocalsBill Champlin


9 Already Gone

DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarDann Huff
VocalsBill Champlin
VocalsJason Scheff


10 Come To Me, Do

DrumsTris Imboden
VocalsRobert Lamm


11 Lovin’ Chains

DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarDann Huff
VocalsBill Champlin
VocalsJason Scheff


12 Better

DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarDean DeLeo
VocalsBill Champlin


13 Feel (With Horns) – (Bonus Track)

DrumsTris Imboden
VocalsRobert Lamm

Liner Notes

Producer – Jay DeMarcus
Arranged By – Jay DeMarcus, James Matchack
Arranged By (Background Vocals) – Jason Scheff, Bill Champlin
Arranged By (Horns)– James Pankow
Mixed By –Jeff Balding (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Mixed By – James Matchack (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Jed Hackett (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Recorded By – Ben Fowler, Jeff Balding, Sean Neff, Jay DeMarcus, James Matchack
Recorded By (Assistant) – Aaron Walk, Tony Zeller*, David Fricks, Jay Goin, Jed Hackett, Jody Sappington
Sequenced By – James Matchack

Design, Photography By – Hugh Brown
Photography By (Band Photos) – Jimmy Katz
Photography By (Meigs Field Photo) – Phil Weston

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rhino Entertainment Company
Copyright (c) – Rhino Entertainment Company
Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
Marketed By – Rhino Entertainment Company
Recorded At – Emerald Entertainment
Recorded At – Glenwood Place Studios
Recorded At – J Studio, Nashville, TN
Recorded At – Cartee Day Studios
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – Sound Stage Studios
Recorded At – Secret Sound, Nashville
Mixed At – Sound Stage Studios
Mixed At – The Music Howse
Mastered At – Gateway Mastering & DVD