CHICAGO 'CHRISTMAS IN L.A.' CD (2020)
(New & Factory Sealed)
Chicago's 1998 Christmas album, Chicago 25, released in late August 1998, was a record warmly received by fans, not only because it was, many believed, about time the group released some Xmas tunes, but equally because the album marked a return to the more classic Chicago sound and horn arrangements, rather than the softer more ballad-heavy sound featured for much of the '80s and '90s. Not at all seen as just an exercise for Chicago to half-heartedly play some Christmas songs - as many such albums become - instead, they gave the songs the full Chicago treatment, with interesting and innovative re-imaginings of the standard Christmas songs, with spirited and funky horn arrangements, and the whole nine yards. Featured here is an excellent quality radio broadcast from the group s 8th December 1998 L.A. House of Blues show, where we get a mixture of their Christmas songs and their classic hits. Overall an excellent concert which clearly delights every last fan in attendance.
1. Little Drummer Boy 4:39 2. You're The Inspiration 4:30 3. The Christmas Song 3:59 4. Hard Habit To Break 5:21 5. Let It Snow 4:03 6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:43 7. Saturday In The Park 3:55 8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 4:17 9. Just You 'N' Me 6:04 10. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 4:11 11. Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Get Away 5:31 12. Credits 1:18