With seven guys, a dozen songs spread over two discs and a sound big enough to fit elements of rock, jazz and classical music, Chicago's first album announced the arrival of a band with ambition to spare.
As it happens every year, the 56th annual Grammy Awards featured a number of surprise, and at times somewhat far-fetched, collaborative performances. Among them was an unlikely pairing between R&B heartthrob Robin Thicke and classic-rock icons Chicago.
The power ballad was king at Top 40 radio in the mid-to-late '80s, and if you were in a rock band that wanted to make it big during the decade, you pretty much had to record at least one per album. Few groups played the game as successfully as Chicago.
Several months after posting a series of demos from what's being billed as an upcoming album project, the members of Chicago have released the first single from the sessions, 'Somethin' Comin', I Know.'
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