(1975) Columbia label. Original pressing original inner sleeve; purchased new in 1978 at Licorice Pizza in Riverside. The songs on this album are from Chicago I through Chicago VII releases and are a soundtrack to my childhood and early adolescence; evoking memories of climbing the tree in the front yard on a Saturday after my house chores were completed. My nine year old self, climbing as high as I could get with my red Panasonic Tootaloop radio on my wrist dialed in to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. I loved that radio. It was shaped like a very clunky bracelet that spun open into an “s” shape. On one end was the dial for AM only radio stations. The on/off/volume was conveniently located on the outer spine. Because you could easily wear it, it was perfect for climbing high into a tree. It seemed to me Chicago was always on the American Top 40 during those years.
- 25 Or 6 To 4 (4:50)
- Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (3:19)
- Colour My World (2:59)
- Just You ‘n’ Me (3:42)
- Saturday In The Park (3:53)
- Feelin’ Stronger Every Day (4:13)
- Make Me Smile (2:59)
- Wishing You Were Here (4:34)
- Call On Me (4:01)
- (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long (4:27)
- Beginnings (7:51)
More Chicago memories are of singing Saturday In The Park in my head sitting in the bleachers watching my brothers play little league on… Saturdays. This was an album I could play at anytime and my folks would be OK with it. Sometimes they might even ask me to turn it up!!!