Album of the Day
CHICAGO 16 marked a new era for the legendary band; the collection was the group's first for Warner Bros., and introduced new guitarist Bill Champlin. Just as importantly, it was the first Chicago album produced by David Foster, whose meticulous craftsmanship and adult contemporary instincts put the focus on the septet's gentler side. Singer Peter Cetera's stock rose accordingly, and his ballads “Love Me Tomorrow” and “Hard to Say I'm Sorry” came to define the album – the latter became the band's second No.1 hit on this day in 1982. A Top Ten, platinum-certified smash, CHICAGO 16 set the group's course for the rest of the decade, and with its high-tech sheen and appealing songs, the collection still goes down easy.