Monday, April 9, 2012

Robert Lamm - Living Proof

Robert Lamm - Living Proof (2012) Blue Infinity Records
Produced by Trent Gardner.
Tracks: 1.Out of the blue 2.Arise 3.Bells 4.On the equinox 5.Those crazy things 6.Keep the faith 7.Living proof 8.I confess 9.Liquid sky 10.On the equinox (Jive remix)
3,5 out of 5

67 years old Robert Lamm joined Chicago in the summer of love of 1967 and is the songwriter behind hits like "25 or 6 to 4", "Does anybody really know what time it is" and "Saturday in the park". Robert´s solo debut "Skinny boy" came out in 1975 and this year, his 7th solo album "Living proof" gets a release. We´re talking pure westcoast music here that will ofcourse appeal to fans of Chicago, especially when you listen to fine songs like the amazing opener "Out of the blue", "Keep the faith" and the AOR-ish "I confess". Robert worked with Trent Gardner (Magellan) on the production and there are other impressive names in the credits such as Hank Linderman - Guitar (Timothy B Schmit, America), Robert Berry - Bass and Jason Scheff - Background vocals (Chicago). I must admit that I haven´t been that much of a fan of Lamm´s earlier solo work but this album is damn fine, he´s 67 and still going strong.

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