Chicago ‎– Chicago VII (1974)

Chicago VII is the sixth studio album by American jazz-rock band Chicago, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. Comprised of an instrumental jazz-rock LP and an art-pop/soul LP, the album is the fourth and final studio double-set in the band’s catalogue. The cover is a faux-leather engraving that depicts key events in the history of Chicago, Ill.

A1. Prelude to Aire (2:47)
A2. Aire (6:28)
A3. Devil’s Sweet (10:09)
B1. Italian From New York (4:14)
B2. Hanky Panky (1:53)
B3. Life Saver (5:18)
B4. Happy Man (3:16)
C1. (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long (4:28)
C2. Mongonucleosis (3:27)
C3. Song of the Evergreens (5:21)
C4. Byblos (6:20)
D1. Wishing You Were Here (4:37)
D2. Call on Me (4:03)
D3. Women Don’t Want to Love Me (4:36)
D4. Skinny Boy (5:17)

Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals, guitar on “Wishing You Were Here”
Terry Kath – guitar, lead and backing vocals, bass
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, lead vocals on “Song of the Evergreens”
James Pankow – trombone, percussion, backing vocals
Walter Parazaider – saxophone, flute

Laudir de Oliveira – percussion
David Wolinski – keyboards
James William Guercio – guitar, bass, production
Jimmie Haskell – strings
Wayne Tarnowski – acoustic piano
Guille Garcia – percussion
Bobbi Roen, Camelia Ortiz, Diane Nini, Hank Steiger and Julie Nini – background party noises on “Mongonucleosis”
Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, & Dennis Wilson – backing vocals on “Wishing You Were Here”
The Pointer Sisters – backing vocals on “Skinny Boy”
Ross Salomone – drums

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