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CHICAGO V is the fourth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1972. It is notable for being the group's first single album release, after having released three consecutive double albums and a box set of live material.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Track listing

* 2.1 Bonus track (2002 re-issue)

* 3 Personnel * 4 Production * 5 Charts * 6 Certifications * 7 References

HISTORY

Following the release of Chicago III in 1971, the group changed from producing double albums, with many songs arranged in extended suites, in favor of more concise tracks on a single album. Chicago V is also notable for Robert Lamm
Robert Lamm
's prolific songwriting ; eight out of its ten tunes are composed solely by him. Terry Kath
Terry Kath
wrote and sang the album's final track "Alma Mater", which showcased his acoustic guitar abilities and although bassist Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera
didn't contribute any compositions to the album, he still sang and played bass, even using a wah-wah pedal on his bass on "While the City Sleeps"; this would be the last album to not have any compositions from Cetera during his tenure in the band. The song "A Hit by Varèse" is a tribute to French-American composer Edgard Varèse
Edgard Varèse
.

Recorded just before Chicago at Carnegie Hall
Chicago at Carnegie Hall
was released in late 1971, Chicago V was cut in just over a week and held over for release until the following summer. Released shortly before the album, the single "Saturday in the Park" was the band's biggest hit to that point, reaching #3 in the US. Chicago V was critically acclaimed and became the biggest hit album of 1972, becoming Chicago's first #1 album and spending nine weeks atop the charts in the US. In the UK, the release managed to reach #24. The follow-up single "Dialogue (Part I & II)" (#24) also became a Top 30 hit in the US.

In 2002, Chicago V was remastered and reissued by Rhino Records
Rhino Records
with three bonus tracks: a rehearsal of Lamm's "A Song
Song
for Richard and His Friends", which was debuted at Carnegie Hall , an early rehearsal of Kath's "Mississippi Delta City Blues" (which would later be re-recorded and released on Chicago XI
Chicago XI
), and a single edit of "Dialogue".

On August 17, 2011, Warner Japan released this album as a hybrid stereo-multichannel Super Audio CD
Super Audio CD
in their Warner Premium Sound series .

TRACK LISTING

SIDE ONE

NO. TITLE WRITER(S) VOCALS LENGTH

1. "A Hit by Varèse " Robert Lamm
Robert Lamm
Lamm 4:56

2. "All Is Well" Lamm Lamm 3:52

3. "Now That You've Gone" James Pankow
James Pankow
Terry Kath
Terry Kath
5:01

4. "Dialogue (Part I) " Lamm Kath, Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera
2:57

5. "Dialogue (Part II)" Lamm Lamm, Kath, Cetera 4:13

SIDE TWO

NO. TITLE WRITER(S) VOCALS LENGTH

6. "While the City Sleeps" Lamm Lamm 3:53

7. "Saturday in the Park " Lamm Lamm, Cetera 3:56

8. "State of the Union" Lamm Cetera 6:12

9. "Goodbye" Lamm Cetera 6:02

10. "Alma Mater" Kath Kath 3:56

BONUS TRACK (2002 RE-ISSUE)

* "A Song
Song
for Richard and His Friends (Studio version without vocals)" (Lamm) – 8:15 * "Mississippi Delta City Blues (First recorded version with scratch vocal)" (Kath) – 5:28 * " Dialogue (Part I & II) (Single edit )" (Lamm) – 5:02

PERSONNEL

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

PRODUCTION

* Produced by James William Guercio * Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski * Logo Design – Nick Fasciano * Album
Album
Design – John Berg * Photography – Jim Houghton and Earl Steinbicker * Lettering – Beverly Scott * Remastering – Joe Gastwirt

CHARTS

ALBUM

YEAR CHART POSITION

1972 Billboard Black Albums 33

1972 Billboard Pop Albums 1

1972 Billboard Jazz Albums 1

SINGLE

YEAR SINGLE CHART POSITION

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* ^ Planer, Lindsay. " Chicago V - Chicago : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic . Retrieved 2012-06-18. * ^ "Chicago: Chicago V : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
. 1972-12-07. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2012-06-18. * ^ "Warner Premium Sound 17 August 2011 releases" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2011-08-13. Retrieved 2011-11-03.

Preceded by Honky Château
Honky Château
by Elton John
Elton John
BILLBOARD 200 NUMBER-ONE ALBUM August 19 – October 20, 1972 Succeeded by Super Fly (soundtrack)
Super Fly (soundtrack)
by Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield

* v * t * e

Chicago

* ROBERT LAMM * LEE LOUGHNANE * JAMES PANKOW * WALTER PARAZAIDER * TRIS IMBODEN * KEITH HOWLAND * LOU PARDINI * WALFREDO REYES JR. * JEFF COFFEY

* Danny Seraphine
Danny Seraphine
* Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera
* Terry Kath
Terry Kath
* Laudir de Oliveira * Donnie Dacus * Chris Pinnick * Bill Champlin * Jason Scheff
Jason Scheff
* Dawayne Bailey * Drew Hester * Daniel de los Reyes

* Touring musicians

STUDIO ALBUMS

* Chicago Transit Authority * Chicago * Chicago III * Chicago V * Chicago VI * Chicago VII * Chicago VIII * Chicago X
Chicago X
* Chicago XI
Chicago XI
* Hot Streets * Chicago 13 * Chicago XIV * Chicago 16
Chicago 16
* Chicago 17 * Chicago 18 * Chicago 19 * Twenty 1
Twenty 1
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* Chicago at Carnegie Hall
Chicago at Carnegie Hall
* Live in Japan * Chicago Transit Authority Live In Toronto * Chicago XXVI: Live in Concert * Chicago XXXIV: Live in \'75 * Chicago at Symphony Hall

COMPILATIONS

* Chicago IX: Chicago\'s Greatest Hits * Greatest Hits, Volume II * If You Leave Me Now * Take Me Back to Chicago
Take Me Back to Chicago
* Greatest Hits 1982–1989 * Group Portrait * The Heart of Chicago 1967–1997 * The Heart of Chicago 1967–1998 Volume II * The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning * The Box * Love Songs * The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition

RELATED ARTICLES

* Discography * Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera
* Tom Dowd
Tom Dowd
* Tim Feehan * David Foster
David Foster

* James William Guercio

* Electra Glide in Blue

* Ph

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