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Chicago XXX
Studio album by Chicago
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded Summer 2005
Genre Rock/Adult Contemporary
Length 52:57
Label Rhino
Producer Jay DeMarcus
Professional reviews
Chicago chronology
Love Songs
Chicago XXX
The Best Of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition

Chicago XXX is an album by the American band Chicago, released on March 21, 2006. Their thirtieth official album, it is Chicago's first studio release of new and original material since 1991's Twenty 1.

The album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with horn sessions in Los Angeles, California over the summer of 2005. Production duties were handled by Jay DeMarcus of the country group Rascal Flatts, who came to the project through a friendship with Chicago's bassist-singer Jason Scheff. DeMarcus used several session players for the album.

Chicago XXX peaked at #41 in the US during a brief chart stay, spawning minor adult contemporary hits "Feel" and "Love Will Come Back." It ranks among their poorest sellers, alongside "13," "XIV," and "Twenty 1."

Track listing

  1. "Feel" (Blair Daly, Danny Orton) – 4:01
  2. "King of Might Have Been" (Greg Barnhill, Dennis Matkosky, Jason Scheff) – 3:52
  3. "Caroline" (Chas Sandford, Scheff) – 3:39
  4. "Why Can't We" (Bill Champlin, Jay DeMarcus, Sandford, Scheff) – 4:07
  5. "Love Will Come Back" (Jay DeMarcus, Sandford, Scheff) – 3:48
  6. "Long Lost Friend" (DeMarcus, Brett James, Scheff) – 4:33
  7. "90 Degrees and Freezing" (DeMarcus, James, Robert Lamm, Scheff) – 3:52
  8. "Where Were You" (Champlin, DeMarcus, Scheff ) – 4:17
  9. "Already Gone" (Champlin, George Hawkins Jr.) – 6:51
  10. "Come to Me, Do" (Lamm) – 4:36
  11. "Lovin' Chains" (DeMarcus, Marcus Hummon) – 3:56
  12. "Better" (Champlin, Sandford ) – 4:41
  13. "Feel" (The Horn Section Mix) (Daly, Orton ) – 4:30


Additional musicians:

  • Steve Brewster: drums
  • John Brockman: drums
  • Tom Bukovac: acoustic & electric guitars
  • Dean DeLeo: guitar
  • Jay DeMarcus: keyboards, guitars, piano
  • Shelly Fairchild: vocal on "Why Can't We"
  • Dann Huff: guitar
  • Bobby Kimball: background vocals
  • Jack Kincaid: guitar
  • James Matchack: keyboards
  • Yankton Mingua: guitar
  • Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney): vocals on "Love Will Come Back"
  • Lee Thornburg: trumpet
  • Joseph Williams: background vocals

Chart positions

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2006 The Billboard 200 41

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2006 "Feel" Adult Contemporary 19
2006 "Love Will Come Back" Adult Contemporary 21

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