(2007) The Best Of Chicago, 40Th Anniversary Edition

Chicago

... read moreThe purpose of 2007's The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition -- the group's second double-disc set in just five years -- is plain in its title: it's been assembled with the band's birthday in mind. It's hard to pass up an anniversary like that, and so The Best of Chicago competes with 2002's...

01:51′:10″ 30 Songs

Disk 1

1
Questions 67 And 68 (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:25
2
25 Or 6 To 4 (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
2:52
3
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
2:44
4
Make Me Smile (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
2:58
5
Beginnings (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
2:45
6
Colour My World (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:01
7
Saturday In The Park (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:54
8
Feelin' Stronger Every Day (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:14
9
Just You 'N' Me (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:44
10
(I've Been) Searchin' So Long (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:17
11
Call On Me (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:01
12
Wishing You Were Here (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:00
13
Old Days (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:29
14
Another Rainy Day In Nyc (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:00
15
If You Leave Me Now (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:58

Disk 2

1
Baby, What A Big Surprise (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:03
2
No Tell Lover (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:49
3
Hard To Say I'm Sorry (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:42
4
Love Me Tomorrow (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:55
5
Hard Habit To Break (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:43
6
You're The Inspiration (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:49
7
Will You Still Love Me? (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:12
8
If She Would Have Been Faithful (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:50
9
I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:53
10
Look Away (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:59
11
What Kind Of Man Would I Be? (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:18
12
You're Not Alone (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:00
13
Here In My Heart (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:19
14
Feel (With Horns) [2007 Remaster] (With Horns; 2007 Remaster)
Chicago
4:30
15
Love Will Come Back (2007 Remaster)
Chicago
3:46
Released 01 October 2007, 2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company

Review

The purpose of 2007's The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition -- the group's second double-disc set in just five years -- is plain in its title: it's been assembled with the band's birthday in mind. It's hard to pass up an anniversary like that, and so The Best of Chicago competes with 2002's The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning, a terrific 39-song set that had all of their hits. In comparison, the 2007 set covers a little more ground according to the calendar -- it has songs from their 2006 studio set Chicago XXX, which the 2002 does not -- but it's ten songs shorter, a compromise that might bring it in a smaller minimum suggested retail price, but doesn't really serve anybody looking for a truly comprehensive compilation. For those listeners, it's an easy decision: stick with the 2002 Very Best Of. For those listeners who want a double-disc set that's just slightly cheaper, this 40th Anniversary set will suit them fine, because it does have all the big hits -- so many that it takes a close comparison of the two track listings to realize what's missing on this one. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine