Chicago III – We Give Up, For Now Anyway

Don’t hold your breath for a Hot copy of this album — we just attempted a shootout and came up empty-handed. I doubt we’ll ever find a copy that does what we want it to.

AMG Review

Chicago’s third effort, much like the preceding two, was initially issued as a double LP, and is packed with a combination of extended jams as well as progressive and equally challenging pop songs. Their innovative sound was the result of augmenting the powerful rock & roll quartet with a three-piece brass section — the members of whom are all consummate soloists. Once again, the group couples that with material worthy of its formidable skills.


Sing a Mean Tune Kid
Loneliness Is Just a Word
What Else Can I Say
I Don’t Want Your Money
Travel Suite: Flight 602
Travel Suite: Motorboat to Mars
Travel Suite: Free
Travel Suite: Free Country
Travel Suite: At the Sunrise
Travel Suite: Happy ‘Cause I’m Going Home
An Hour in the Shower: A Hard Risin’ Morning Without Breakfast
An Hour in the Shower: Off to Work
An Hour in the Shower: Fallin’ Out
An Hour in the Shower: Dreamin’ Home
An Hour in the Shower: Morning Blues Again
Elegy: When All the Laughter Dies in Sorrow
Elegy: Canon
Elegy: Once Upon a Time
Elegy: Progress?
Elegy: The Approaching Storm
Man vs. Man: The End