The Heart of Chicago – Chicago – 1989



Album The Heart of Chicago by Chicago
Album The Heart of Chicago by Chicago

The Heart of Chicago is a compilation album by the American rock band Chicago, released in 1989. It features some of their most popular songs from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as two new tracks: “What Kind of Man Would I Be?” and “Look Away”. The album was a commercial success, reaching No. 21 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 55 on the US Billboard 200. It also received positive reviews from critics, who praised the band’s musical diversity and longevity. The Heart of Chicago showcases the band’s evolution from a jazz-rock fusion group to a pop-rock powerhouse, with hits like “If You Leave Me Now”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, “You’re the Inspiration” and more. The album is a testament to Chicago’s enduring appeal and influence in the music industry.

The Heart of Chicago is considered to be one of the most successful greatest hits albums of all time. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and it has been certified 13x Platinum by the RIAA. The album is a popular choice for weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions.



  • Peter Cetera – bass, vocals
  • Bill Champlin – keyboards, guitars, vocals
  • Robert Lamm – keyboards, vocals
  • Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • James Pankow – trombone, keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, vocals
  • Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion
  • Jason Scheff – bass, vocals
  • David Foster – producer, keyboards
  • Chas Sandford – producer, guitars
  • James William Guercio – producer

Source: Wikipedia

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