Chicago Back With First All New Album In Eight Years
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Chicago Back With First All New Album In Eight Years
Chicago is back with its 36th album -- Now: Chicago XXXVI (36). The set was the brainchild of two of the band's co-founders, trumpeter Lee Loughnane (pronounced: Locknane) and keyboardist Robert Lamm, who led the band into recording the band's first new original set in eight years during stolen moments off stage using Pro Tools, which is a portable digital audio studio.
Robert Lamm told us that recording on the road caught them operating as a well oiled machine and invigorated them all by trying something new: "Between Lee Loughnane and I, what we decided to do was record -- because nobody lives in the same town anymore (laughs) -- try to record while we're on the road, so that required us researching and putting together a top notch, good sounding hard drive system that we could take with us and set up on a day off, either in a conference room, or hotel suite or somewhere -- or even on the bus -- and start hacking away at these songs."

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