Label: Warner Bros. Records - WPCR-80255,Rhino Records - WPCR-80255,Full Moon - WPCR-80255 • Series: Forever Young • Format: CD Album, Remastered, Reissue • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock
Chicago 16 is the thirteenth studio album by the American band Chicagoreleased on June 7, It is considered their "comeback" album because it was their Daddys Favorite Fool - Chicago - Chicago 16 album to go platinum since 's Hot Streets it made it into the top ten of the Billboard and it produced their second number one single in the United States, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry.
Chicago 16 is the first album in a decade-long association with new label Warner Bros. Records ;  the band's first project to be produced by David Fosterwho had been called the "key" to their comeback;  their first album to include songs by composers outside On The Beach - Various - Koshicollection Vol.1 the group;  and it is also the first album since Chicago VI not to feature Laudir de Oliveira as a band member.
The band brought in Sons of Champlin founder Bill Champlin as keyboardist and singer. Through the band's manager, Jeff Wald, and on suggestion of Danny Seraphine, producer David Foster would make contact with the band. Once they agreed to Daddys Favorite Fool - Chicago - Chicago 16 producing the album the band had considered him for 's Chicago XIV the producer radically redefined Chicago's sound for the s, with all of the latest technologies and techniques and introducing the significant use of outside songwriters and studio players.
Three members of Toto lent their expertise to the sessions. In former Chicago drummer Daddys Favorite Fool - Chicago - Chicago 16 Seraphine defended this choice to change their sound:. David Foster really tried to maintain the integrity of the band. Some people might say that he did. But he was going with what the times dictated.
How do you deal with that? The soft rock leanings of Peter Cetera and Foster permeate much of Chicago The band was moving to a new label after an entire career at Columbia. Robert Lamm was also unavailable for the majority of the album's production because of personal issues,  and the once-prolific writer only shared a sole partial Pause Publicitaire - François Pérusse - LAlbum Du Peuple Volume 2 credit on the release, with no lead vocal contributions.
Lamm said of this change:. I wasn't happy with the way things were going. The loss of Terry Kath was still massive. Suddenly, we have a new label who wants us to use outside musicians and songwriters, plus cut down the horns.
We were a faceless band who now had a face. It wasn't what I signed up for. Also, my personal life was in turmoil at the time. I was very unhappy and came very close to leaving the band. Percussionist Laudir de Oliveira was dismissed from the band after Davide Ruberto Feat. Rahan Williams - Papa Was A Rolling Stone Chicago XIV tour, as his Latin-American style would not fit with the "more pop-oriented sound" of the band.
Upon its June release, Chicago 16 was a hit album, especially as " Hard to Say I'm Sorry " became the band's second number one US single,  : going to number one on both the Billboard Hot chart  and the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
It went to number 22 on the Billboard Hot chart  and number eight on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. A subsequent international release in included in the Studio Albums Daddys Favorite Fool - Chicago - Chicago 16 set from has the original album restored, with additional bonus tracks of the single versions of "Hard To Say I'm Sorry", "What You're Missing", and Love Me Tomorrow" as well as "Daddy's Favorite Fool.
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