|Format: CD / Cat No: FRCD652 / Released: 01/01/2014
Track Listing: Now / More Will Be Revealed / America / Crazy Happy / Free At Last / Love Lives On / Something's Coming I Know / Watching All The Colors / Nice Girl / Naked In The Garden Of Allah / Another Trippy Day
More information: New album from legendary US Rock group CHICAGO. In the wild west of the 21st Century endeavour of making music, Chicago "NOW" is a new frontier for the iconic "rock band with horns". Chicago, with Lee Loughnane spearheading, has customized a new recording system (dubbed "the Rig") that is flexible, powerful, portable, and always travels with the band.
"NOW" was performed across a number of locations (mostly hotel rooms), including Nashville, Cleveland, Toledo, New Jersey, Spokane, and many other points across the globe. In this new collaboration, each of the band's songwriters becomes the "supervising producer" for their compositions. Hank Linderman, musician, and long-time studio engineer for Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles), Don Henley, America, and Robert Lamm, as well as other successful artists, is the "coordinating producer".
Hank catalogues the multitude of audio takes and files, bringing logistical and production musicality to a complex procedure. With much effort a private online collaboration portal was created to allow performances to be worked on, around the clock, from remote locations. Chicago has crafted band performances, in sync, with the songwriter, and is already working on their next collection of music!