Tag: Chicago

Wednesday 1/19/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago VI (1973)

Chicago VI is the fifth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released on June 25, 1973. It was the band’s second in a string of five consecutive albums to make it to No. 1 in the US, was certified gold less than a month after its release, and has been certified two-times platinum since. It is the first album to feature percussionist Laudir de Oliveira, who would become a full-fledged member of the band for Chicago VIII. VI is the first studio album (the other being 1975’s compilation Chicago IX) to feature the original band members on the cover before the death of leader and co-founder Terry Kath.

  1. “Critics’ Choice” 2:49
  2. “Just You ‘n’ Me” 3:42
  3. “Darlin’ Dear” 2:56
  4. “Jenny” 3:31
  5. “What’s This World Coming To” 4:58
  6. “Something in This City Changes People” 3:42
  7. “Hollywood” 3:52
  8. “In Terms of Two” 3:29
  9. “Rediscovery” 4:47
  10. “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” 4:15

Peter Cetera – Bass guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica on “In Terms of Two”
Terry Kath – Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals
Robert Lamm – Acoustic piano, Hammond organ, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, ARP synthesizer, Hohner Pianet, lead vocals, backing vocals

Lee Loughnane – Trumpet, backing vocals, percussion, co-lead vocals on “Something In This City Changes People”
James Pankow – Trombone, brass arrangements
Walter Parazaider – Saxophone, flute
Danny Seraphine – Drums, percussion
Laudir de Oliveira – Congas
Joe Lala – Congas
J. G. O’Rafferty – Pedal steel

Tuesday 1/11/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago II (1970)

Chicago (retroactively known as Chicago II) is the second studio album by Chicago-based American rock band Chicago. Like their debut album, Chicago Transit Authority, this was a double album. It was their first album under the name Chicago (the band’s prior name, Chicago Transit Authority, was changed due to a threatened lawsuit from the actual mass-transit operator bearing the same name) and the first to use the now ubiquitous cursive Chicago logo on the cover. Released in January 1970 on Columbia Records, Chicago was commercially successful. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in April of the same year of its release, and certified platinum in 1991. It reached No. 4 on the album charts in the United States and No. 6 on the album charts in the UK, and produced three top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The album received three Grammy Award nominations – for Album of the Year, Contemporary Vocal Group, and Best Album Cover. It was voted best album of 1970 by readers of Cash Box magazine, and the 1971 best small-combo LP by readers of Playboy magazine.

  1. “Movin’ In” 4:06
  2. “The Road” 3:10
  3. “Poem for the People” 4:25
  4. “In the Country” 6:34
  5. “Wake Up Sunshine” 2:29
  6. “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” 12:55
    “Make Me Smile” (3:32)
    “So Much to Say, So Much to Give” (1:04)
    “Anxiety’s Moment” (1:00)
    “West Virginia Fantasies” (1:34)
    “Colour My World” (2:58)
    “To Be Free” (1:21)
    “Now More Than Ever” (1:27)
  7. “Fancy Colours” 5:10
  8. “25 or 6 to 4” 4:50
  9. “Memories of Love” 9:12
    “Prelude” (1:18)
    “A.M. Mourning” (2:05)
    “P.M. Mourning” (1:59)
    “Memories of Love” (4:01)
  10. “It Better End Soon” 10:24
    “1st Movement” (2:30)
    “2nd Movement” (3:47)
    “3rd Movement” (3:19)
    “4th Movement” (1:15)”
  11. “Where Do We Go from Here?” 2:53

Peter Cetera – bass, vocals
Terry Kath – guitar, vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboards, vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, vocals
James Pankow – trombone
Walter Parazaider – saxophone, flute, clarinet, vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums

Thursday 1/6/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter I and J and start the K list and feature music from: David Bowie, Queen, Seals and Crofts, Allman Brothers Band, Argent, Spinners, Baby Washington, Jim Croce, Bruce Springsteen, Electric Light Orchestra, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Chicago and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 1/4/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter G into H and feature music from: Dells, Main Ingredient, Elton John, BW Stevenson, Stealers Wheel, Chicago, Jackson 5, Montrose, Cher, War, Bobby Darin, Ringo Starr, Sonny James, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bobby Womack and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/3/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 5

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter E into G and feature music from: Ohio Players, Doobie Brothers, Merle Haggard, Chicago, Freda Payne, Hues Corporation, Elvia Presley, Genesis, T.Rex, Chairmen of The Board, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Thursday 12/30/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 3

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with letter C and start D with music from: Spinners, Byrds, Buckingham Nicks, Led Zeppelin, America, King Harvest, Chicago, Joe Walsh, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, War, Helen Reddy, Who, Jimmy Buffett, Anne Murray, Archie Bell and The Drells and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 9/22/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago III (1971)

Chicago III is the third studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1971. It was the band’s third consecutive double album of new studio material in less than two years.

  1. “Sing a Mean Tune Kid” 9:13
  2. “Loneliness Is Just a Word” 2:36
  3. “What Else Can I Say” 3:12
  4. “I Don’t Want Your Money” 4:47
  5. “Travel Suite” 22:30 / 7:28
  6. “Mother” 4:30
  7. “Lowdown” 3:35
  8. “An Hour in the Shower” 5:30
  9. “Elegy” 15:27 / 6:26

Terry Kath – guitar, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and backing vocals, spoken word on “When All the Laughter Dies in Sorrow”
Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet
James Pankow – trombone
Walter Parazaider – saxophone, flute
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion

Wednesday 6/30/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago XI (1977)

Chicago XI is the ninth studio album (eleventh overall) by the American band Chicago, released in 1977. The album marked the end of an era for the band. This would be the last Chicago album to feature band leader, guitarist, and founding member Terry Kath prior to his death in an accident with a gun just over four months later, and the last Chicago album to be produced by James William Guercio.

  1. “Mississippi Delta City Blues” 4:39
  2. “Baby, What a Big Surprise” 3:04
  3. “Till the End of Time” 4:49
  4. “Policeman” 4:02
  5. “Take Me Back to Chicago” 5:17
  6. “Vote for Me” 3:47
  7. “Takin’ It on Uptown” 4:45
  8. “This Time” 4:44
  9. “The Inner Struggles of a Man” 2:44
  10. “Prelude (Little One)” 0:52
  11. “Little One” 5:40

Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion
Terry Kath – electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – acoustic piano, Hammond organ, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
James Pankow – trombone, keyboards, percussion, vocals, brass arrangements
Walter Parazaider – saxophones, flute, clarinet
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion
David “Hawk” Wolinski – ARP synthesizer on “Take Me Back to Chicago”; Fender Rhodes on “Little One’
James William Guercio – acoustic guitars and bass on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”
Tim Cetera – additional background vocals on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”
Carl Wilson – additional background vocals on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”
Chaka Khan – background vocals and incredible preach at end of “Take Me Back to Chicago”
Dominic Frontiere – orchestral conception and orchestration on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”; orchestration for “The Inner Struggles of a Man”; string and orchestral arrangements for “Little One”
The Voices of Inspiration – choir on “Vote for Me”

Sunday 6/6/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago X (1976)

Chicago X is the eighth studio album, and tenth album overall, by the American band Chicago. It was recorded at Caribou Ranch and it was released by Columbia Records on June 14, 1976. The album made it to number three on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 21, 1976, a week after its release. It was the band’s first album to be certified platinum, on September 14, 1976, and has since been certified multi-platinum. In honor of the group’s platinum album achievement, Columbia Records awarded the group a 25-pound bar of pure platinum, made by Cartier. (Billboard magazine reported it as a 30-pound bar.)

Chicago X was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and it won a Grammy Award for Best Album Package.

The album produced Chicago’s first number one single in the United States, “If You Leave Me Now”. The single went on to win two Grammy Awards: for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus, the band’s first Grammy Award; and for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists, for arrangers James William Guercio and Jimmie Haskell. It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. It would later go on to be featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V on the Los Santos Rock Radio station.

Two other songs from the album released as singles—”Another Rainy Day in New York City”, and “You Are On My Mind”—made it into the Billboard Hot 100. “Another Rainy Day in New York City” made it to number 32, and “You Are On My Mind” went to number 49.

  1. “Once or Twice” 3:01
  2. “You Are on My Mind” 3:24
  3. “Skin Tight” 3:20
  4. “If You Leave Me Now” 3:58
  5. “Together Again” 3:53
  6. Another Rainy Day in New York City” 3:03
  7. “Mama Mama” 3:31
  8. “Scrapbook” 3:28
  9. “Gently I’ll Wake You” 3:36
  10. “You Get It Up” 3:34
  11. “Hope for Love” 3:04
  12. “I’d Rather Be Rich” 2:33
  13. “Your Love’s An Attitude” 5:58

Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion
Terry Kath – guitar (except on “If You Leave Me Now”), lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Together Again”
James Pankow – trombone, lead vocals on “You Are On My Mind”
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
Danny Seraphine – drums
David J. Wolinski – keyboards on “Hope For Love”
James William Guercio – lead and rhythm acoustic guitars on “If You Leave Me Now”, guitar on “Hope For Love”
Othello Molineaux – steel drums on “Another Rainy Day in New York City”
Leroy Williams – steel drums on “Another Rainy Day in New York City”
Jimmie Haskell – string and brass orchestration on “If You Leave Me Now” and “Mama Mama”, conductor on “Gently I’ll Wake You”

Friday 5/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago VII (1974)

Chicago VII is the sixth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. It is notable for being their first double album of new material since 1971’s Chicago III, and remains their final studio release in that format. It features session percussionist Laudir de Oliveira who would become a full-fledged band member for the release of Chicago VIII the following year.

  1. “Prelude to Aire” 2:47
  2. “Aire” 6:27
  3. “Devil’s Sweet” 10:07
  4. “Italian from New York” 4:14
  5. “Hanky Panky” 1:53
  6. “Life Saver” 5:18
  7. “Happy Man” 3:34
  8. “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” 4:29
  9. “Mongonucleosis” 3:26
  10. “Song of the Evergreens” 5:20
  11. “Byblos” 6:18
  12. “Wishing You Were Here” 4:37
  13. “Call on Me” 4:02
  14. “Woman Don’t Want to Love Me” 4:35
  15. “Skinny Boy” 5:12

Peter Cetera – bass, lead vocals, backing vocals (6, 8, 9, 12, 13), guitar (12)
Terry Kath – guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals (6, 8, 10), bass (7, 11, 12, 15), bells (10)
Robert Lamm – Mellotron (1), keyboards (2), Fender Rhodes (3-8, 13, 15), ARP synthesizer (4), clavinet (6, 14), backing vocals (6, 8, 9, 13), acoustic piano (8, 9, 12, 14), Minimoog (8), lead vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion (7, 12), hi-hat (11), bass drum (11)
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn (3, 5), backing vocals (8, 10, 13), lead vocals (10),
James Pankow – trombone, percussion (8), timbales (9), backing vocals (8, 9)
Walter Parazaider – flute (1, 2), soprano saxophone (3), alto saxophone (9), tenor saxophone
Brass arrangements (4) by James Pankow & Robert Lamm; (2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-15) by James Pankow
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion on 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 16; congas on 2, 4, 6 & 8.
David Wolinski – ARP synthesizer on 8 & 12; acoustic piano on 10, Mellotron and Fender Rhodes on 11.
James William Guercio – acoustic guitar on 7, bass on 10, guitar on 12.
Jimmie Haskell – strings on 8
Wayne Tarnowski – acoustic piano on 11
Guille Garcia – percussion on 7; congas on 9, 11, 13 & 15.
Bobbi Roen, Camelia Ortiz, Diane Nini, Hank Steiger and Julie Nini – background party noises on 9
Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, & Dennis Wilson – backing vocals on 12
The Pointer Sisters – backing vocals on 15
Ross Salomone – drums on 15

Friday 5/7/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago 17

Chicago 17 is the fourteenth studio album by American band Chicago, released on May 14, 1984. It was the group’s second release for Full Moon/Warner Bros. Records, their second album to be produced by David Foster and their last with founding bassist/vocalist Peter Cetera.

Four singles were released from the album, all of which placed in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The success of the singles propelled Chicago 17 to achieve an RIAA certification of six times platinum. Chicago 17 remains the biggest-selling album in the band’s history.

In 1985 the album received three Grammy Awards. David Foster won for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (tied in this category with Lionel Richie and James Anthony Carmichael), Humberto Gatica won for Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical, and David Foster and Jeremy Lubbock won for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) for “Hard Habit to Break” which was also nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals and Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices. In his review of the album for AllMusic, music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine says Chicago 17 is “the pinnacle of [producer David Foster’s] craft and one of the best adult contemporary records of the ’80s,” and one of the most influential albums “within its style.”

  1. Stay the Night” 3:48
  2. “We Can Stop the Hurtin'” 4:11
  3. “Hard Habit to Break” 4:43
  4. “Only You” 3:53
  5. “Remember the Feeling” 4:28
  6. “Along Comes a Woman” 4:14
  7. “You’re the Inspiration” 3:49
  8. “Please Hold On” 3:37
  9. “Prima Donna” 4:09
  10. “Once in a Lifetime” 4:12

Peter Cetera – bass guitar on “Stay the Night”; lead and background vocals, arrangements on “Stay the Night”, “Along Comes a Woman”, “You’re the Inspiration”, and “Prima Donna”; vocal arrangements on “Remember the Feeling”
Bill Champlin – guitars, keyboards, lead and background vocals, vocal arrangements on “Only You”
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and background vocals, arrangements on “We Can Stop the Hurtin'”, vocal arrangements on “Only You”
Lee Loughnane – trumpet
James Pankow – trombone, horn arrangements, arrangements on “Once In a Lifetime”
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
Chris Pinnick – guitar
Danny Seraphine – drums
Jeff Porcaro – drums (uncredited) on “Stay the Night”
Carlos Vega – drums (uncredited) on “You’re the Inspiration”
Michael Landau – guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
Mark Goldenberg – guitar, additional arrangements on “Along Comes a Woman” and “Prima Donna”
Paulinho da Costa – percussion
David Foster – keyboards, synthesizer programming, synth basses on all tracks (except “Stay the Night”), additional arrangements
John Van Tongeren – synthesizer programming
Erich Bulling – synthesizer programming
Marcus Ryle – synthesizer programming
Gary Grant – trumpet
Greg Adams – trumpet
Kenny Cetera – background vocals on “Stay the Night”, “Prima Donna”, “You’re the Inspiration”, and “Along Comes a Woman”
Donny Osmond – background vocals on “We Can Stop the Hurtin'”
Richard Marx – background vocals on “We Can Stop the Hurtin'”

Friday 4/30/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Night & Day: Big Band (1995)

Night & Day: Big Band is the eighteenth studio album by the American band Chicago, and twenty-second overall, released May 23, 1995. It is a departure from Top 40 material for a more thematic project, with a focus on classic big band, jazz, and swing music.

Chicago left Reprise Records and started their own imprint, Chicago Records, to re-distribute their music. This album was carried by Giant Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music, who also distributes Reprise.

With producer Bruce Fairbairn, Chicago recorded Night & Day: Big Band from late 1994 to early 1995 and released it that May. Although Bruce Gaitsch played guitar on the sessions, the guitar slot would eventually be filled that year by Keith Howland, who remains Chicago’s present guitarist. Joe Perry of Aerosmith was brought in to add a solo to “Blues in the Night”.

The album reached #90 in the US, on the Billboard 200 chart.

  1. “Chicago” 3:06
  2. “Caravan” 3:23
  3. “Dream a Little Dream of Me” 3:12
  4. “Goody Goody” 4:05
  5. “Moonlight Serenade” 4:26
  6. “Night and Day” 5:36
  7. “Blues in the Night” 6:05
  8. “Sing, Sing, Sing” 3:21
  9. “Sophisticated Lady” 5:11
  10. “In the Mood” 3:43
  11. “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” 3:38
  12. “Take the “A” 5:36

Bill Champlin – keyboards, guitar, vocals, vocal arrangement, arrangement (4, 7, 10, 11)
Bruce Gaitsch – guitar, arrangement (10)
Tris Imboden – drums, harmonica, arrangement (10)
Robert Lamm – keyboards, vocals, additional vocal arrangement, arrangement (1, 6, 9-12)
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, brass arrangement (7, 8, 10), arrangement (8), vocal arrangement (8)
James Pankow – trombone, brass arrangement (1-6, 9-12), arrangement (2, 3, 5, 10)
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, arrangement (10)
Jason Scheff – bass guitar, vocals, additional vocal arrangement, arrangement (9, 10)
Luis Conte – percussion
Jack Duncan – percussion on “Night and Day”
Sal Ferreras – percussion on “Night and Day”
The Gipsy Kings (Nicolas Reyes and Patchai Reyes) – vocals, rumba flamenco guitars and vocal arrangements on “Sing, Sing, Sing”
Jade – vocals on “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Joe Perry – guitar solo on “Blues in the Night”
Paul Shaffer – piano on “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Bruce Fairbairn – trumpet solo on “Chicago”
Tonino Baliardo – lead guitar on “Sing, Sing, Sing”
Peter Wolf – arrangements on “In the Mood”
Shelly Berg – orchestration, big band arrangements
Bill Watrous – big band arrangements

Monday 4/26/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago 16

Chicago 16 is the thirteenth studio album by the American band Chicago, released on June 7, 1982. It is considered their “comeback” album because it was their first album to go platinum since 1978’s Hot Streets, it made it into the top ten of the Billboard 200, and it produced their second number one single in the United States, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in August, 1982, two months after its release, and platinum in December, 1982, six months after its release. The song, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Chicago 16 is the first album in a decade-long association with new label Warner Bros. Records; the band’s first project to be produced by David Foster, who had been called the “key” to their comeback; their first album to include some songs exclusively by composers outside of the group; and it is also the first album since Chicago VII (1974) not to feature Laudir de Oliveira as a band member. It is also the first studio album to be released two years after the previous, as every other studio album was released once per year.

  1. “What You’re Missing” 4:10
  2. “Waiting for You to Decide” 4:06
  3. “Bad Advice” 2:58
  4. “Chains” 3:22
  5. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” / “Get Away” 5:08
  6. “Follow Me” 4:53
  7. “Sonny Think Twice” 4:01
  8. “What Can I Say” 3:49
  9. “Rescue You” 3:57
  10. “Love Me Tomorrow” 5:06

Peter Cetera – bass, acoustic guitar on “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”, lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements, rhythm arrangements
Bill Champlin – keyboards, guitars, lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements
Robert Lamm – keyboards, backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
James Pankow – trombone, horn arrangements
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
Danny Seraphine – drums, rhythm arrangements
David Foster – keyboards, synth bass, rhythm arrangements, additional horn arrangements
David Paich – synthesizers
Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, synthesizer programming
Chris Pinnick – guitar
Steve Lukather – guitar
Michael Landau – guitar
Jeremy Lubbock, Peter Cetera and David Foster – string arrangements on “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and “Love Me Tomorrow”

Monday 4/12/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago V (1972)

Chicago V is the fourth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released on July 10, 1972. It is notable for being the group’s first single album release, after having released three consecutive double albums and a four-disc box set of live material.

  1. “A Hit by Varèse” 4:56
  2. “All Is Well” 3:52
  3. “Now That You’ve Gone” 5:01
  4. “Dialogue (Part I)” 2:57
  5. “Dialogue (Part II)” 4:13
  6. “While the City Sleeps” 3:53
  7. “Saturday in the Park” 3:56
  8. “State of the Union” 6:12
  9. “Goodbye” 6:02
  10. “Alma Mater” 3:56

Peter Cetera – bass guitar, wah-wah bass, lead and backing vocals
Terry Kath – electric and acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – acoustic piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Hohner Pianet, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, backing vocals
James Pankow – trombone, percussion, backing vocals, brass arrangements
Walter Parazaider – saxophones, flute, percussion, backing vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, congas, antique bells, percussion

Wednesday 4/7/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Peter Cetera (1981)

Peter Cetera, released in September 1981, is the self-titled first solo release by American musician Peter Cetera, released while he was the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Chicago.

A much more rock-oriented album than the disco-influenced music Chicago had been producing at the time, Cetera released the album in September 1981 while still a member of the band. Released on Full Moon Records, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers (reissued in 2004 on Wounded Bird Records), the album was not commercially successful, peaking at number 143 on the Billboard 200 chart in March 1982, after making its first appearance on the Billboard 200 chart on January 23, 1982 at number 192.[4] However, it is notable because Cetera is the sole writer of all songs on the album save one—”I Can Feel It,” which Cetera co-wrote with Ricky Fataar and Carl Wilson. Wilson, a member of the Beach Boys and a friend of Cetera’s, also played guitar on the song. The single “Livin’ in the Limelight,” the only hit from the album, was released on November 18, 1981, and charted at number six in the Billboard Mainstream Rock.

One year after Peter Cetera was released, Cetera and Chicago launched a major comeback with the number one single, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, and album, Chicago 16. After 1984’s Chicago 17 was also a massive hit, Cetera left the band to concentrate fully on his solo career. The song, “On the Line”, which appears on this album, was on the B-side of the 45 RPM single of Cetera’s first number one song as a solo performer in 1986, “Glory of Love”.

  1. “Livin’ in the Limelight” – 4:20
  2. “I Can Feel It” – 3:07
  3. “How Many Times” – 4:21
  4. “Holy Moly” – 4:25
  5. “Mona Mona” – 3:18
  6. “On the Line” – 4:00
  7. “Not Afraid to Cry” – 3:27
  8. “Evil Eye” – 2:37
  9. “Practical Man” – 4:49
  10. “Ivy Covered Walls” – 3:56