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Jazz Rock/Fusion

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2 stars "Hot Street" that had been announced in 1978 might have had the strong impression for the part, the fan, and the listener where a strong shade of meaning was exactly included for the band for the turning point and the music character.

It flows with the situation of a problem with James William Guercio for the band to demonstrate existence as a substantial patron and the producer at first money with the relation. Or, Terry Kath lost due to an unexpected accident exists. They to get over shock and the severe trial that the band had received had to have them greatly revolutionize the band at this time.

The part where guitar player's Donnie Dacus had sent the band a new wind fortunately included a lot of parts of the expectation as one vigor. And, the band that harmoniously attempted the renewal of Columbia and the contract in 1979 is daring the tour of North America in July, 1979. And, the band is announcing this "13" to inform them of the existence of the band in August of the same year.

It is said that the band had work for about six months with Phil Ramone received as a producer as well as "Hot Street" in the studio in Montreal and Los Angeles for the production of this album. It is a part in Front Cover in which it emphasized it as for the logo mark that should be called their symbols. Or, the part where the album name had been converted from the Roman numeral into the Arabic numeral might have symbolized a revival of the band and a steady orbit.

There might be an impression gotten the answer from the band to Disco Music to have carried everything before one the market for this album at this time, too. However, the interpretation concerning the appointment of the means that the member of each band distributes it to the whole volume and the music character might arrange the impression refined with the preference. Moreover, they had the situation in which the point of contact with an outside musician had been developed at this time. In the situation of the session with the outside, having remarkably appeared at this time is also true. The respect might have been proof that directionality and the activity of the band gain one's liberty. In the problem of the dismissal of Donnie Dacus that surfaces the problem of behavior as a result of sales of this album in respect, having tended well for the band is true. The band guesses that groping for development continued in the situation.

"Street Player" might be a tune of which the flavor of disco music that the band thinks about went out. The song to make good use of the upper register twines round a steady rhythm. Or, ensemble and solo of the trumpet that supports the tune by the same compass might be splendid. And, the contribution of the percussion instrument by Airto Moreira is also remarkable in this album. Especially, the rhythm of Latin of the tune in the middle part has the composition calculated well. Solo of the guitar also sends the band a new wind.

The flavor of the song of Peter Cetera might go out of "Mama Take". Playing the guitar that there are exhilaration one feels in a heavily steady rhythm twines. The melody will give a bright, pastoral impression. The composition and the Brass section of the rhythm have a grand impression.

As for "Must Have Been Crazy", friendly Rock rules the general feel. Part of performance of Cutting of guitar and chorus's ensemble. Or, the part of syncopation might expand the width of the tune. The tune offers relief with stability. Solo of the guitar contributes well though is compared with the performance of Terry Kath a thin impression.

"Window Dreamin'" has the composition of the Hard Boogie to emphasize groove. It is possible to listen to a powerful expression of the song and twining of the Brass section well. It matches it to the tune with the part where solo of the guitar is intense. However, I cannot feel a unique part so much as an impression.

"Paradise Alley" is Funk Rock of the city type by Robert Lamm. The melody of the refinement that reflects the age gives the impression of steady funk. Part of coming in succession by song and chorus. Or, room by the band will be seen with stability of the Brass section.

"Aloha Mama" is a tune where Jazz with the flavor of Dixie exists together to Rock. There might be a part calculated in the route besides the element of Jazz where it goes to the first stage. The part of Old Time Felling is put on the rhythm of the shuffle and it progresses. Part where rhythm of minor chord stability and a little reggae is recollected. And, the chorus part is expressed well.

In "Reruns", the melody where it runs fluently is a feature. Part of song that Robert Lamm to get on arrangement of horn is powerful. The composition with flexibility follows the element that the band originally had. Members other than Peter Cetera follow an initial style well and occasionally reflect it in the tune as a result. The melody of the Brass section is splendid. The flavor of the band at this time including the device of the rhythm is emphasized.

"Loser With A Broken Heart" is a ballade with which a sweet part and the expression of feelings taste of Peter Cetera overflow exactly. The arpeggio of the rhythm and the guitar that flows gently decides the atmosphere of the tune. And, the music character that original Chicago has might be reflected a little.

"Life What It Is" is a tune that Laudir De Oliveira offered. It is a wonderful tune where a complete anacatesthesia and a transparent feeling are had both. A few dash feelings are put on the flavor of Latin. Peter Cetera sung in this tune completely contributes to the tune. Arrangement of Horn section and chorus part. The refined composition is complete.

"Run Away" is grand Rock by James Pankow. The emphasis and exhilaration one feels for the melody by the chorus might be splendid. The band including the arrangement of the Horn section is producing Groove that you may combine.

It is not possible to know whether the band at this time is time when it is sluggish and gropes for sales. However, room and the free expression that they showed in a situation at that time at the time of rush into in the 80's are followed by the album and expressed.

Kazuhiro | 2/5 |


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