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Chicago: 34 years and Counting

Debbie Kruger, Goldmine, 16 June 2000

"With this album, we dedicate ourselves, our futures and our energies to the people of the revolution... And the revolution in all of its forms."

So stated the members of Chicago nearly 30 years ago in the liner notes to their second album. Much has since changed — the music, the lineup and the goals of the band – but nobody then, perhaps not even Chicago's masterful producer/manager, James William Guercio, could have foreseen the group's longevity and the steps that would be necessary to ensure survival in the shifting and evolving musical environment they had once so boldly leapt into.

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