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Chicago - Hot Streets (1978/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 21 Jun 2013 17:21:35 | Comments : 0 |
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Chicago - Hot Streets (1976/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:40 minutes | 1,64 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

Hot Streets is Chicago’s twelfth studio classic. Co-produced by Phil Ramone, the album features the arrival of Donnie Dacus. It reached the Top Twenty on the Billboard 200 and features the hit singles “Alive Again,” “No Tell Lover” and “Gone Long Gone.” Hot Streets finds the band incorporating various elements of jazz into their pop-rock sound.

Although Chicago tragically marked its decade anniversary with the bitter loss of lead guitarist Terry Kath, Hot Streets (1978) was not only the first release without him, it was also the band's initial offering away from James William Guercio -- with whom the group had worked on every one of its previous dozen long-players. Donnie Dacus (guitar/vocals) was brought in to fill Kath's formidable shoes. His maiden voyage would likewise mark the beginning of a downward spiral in terms of the string of hits that was usually associated with Chicago albums. Both the upbeat and pumping opener "Alive Again" and the typical adult contemporary balladry of "No Tell Lover" became their last Top 40 hits for nearly four years. Phil Ramone's production gives the material an added and noticeable bite. The Peter Cetera (bass/vocals) rocker "Little Miss Lovin" recalls the band's earliest sides by blending an aggressive backbeat with a funky and soulful rhythm. "Gone, Long, Gone," the disc's other Cetera contribution, also stands out for Dacus' spot-on slide guitar intonation, which mimics a similar style used most notably by George Harrison. Although it failed to chart when extracted as a single, Robert Lamm's (keyboards/vocals) "Love Was New" is one of the more jazz-influenced tunes on Hot Streets. The laid-back groove effortlessly carries the melody behind a fusion of light rock and contemporary jazz. The rapidly changing pop music landscape, whose horizons would embrace disco and new wave, would all but abandon Chicago for the group's next few albums.


Tracklist:

01 - Alive Again
02 - The Greatest Love
03 - Little Miss Lovin'
04 - Hot Streets
05 - Take A Chance
06 - Gone Long Gone
07 - Ain't It Time
08 - Love Was New
09 - No Tell Lover
10 - Show Me The Way

Dynamic Range Report
Analyzed: Chicago / Hot Streets
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.36 dB -15.71 dB 4:09 01-Alive Again
DR13 -1.09 dB -17.03 dB 3:18 02-The Greatest Love
DR12 -0.59 dB -14.86 dB 4:36 03-Little Miss Lovin'
DR13 -1.27 dB -16.33 dB 5:20 04-Hot Streets
DR13 -1.72 dB -17.35 dB 4:45 05-Take A Chance
DR13 -0.63 dB -15.77 dB 3:59 06-Gone Long Gone
DR12 -0.14 dB -14.69 dB 4:13 07-Ain't It Time
DR14 -1.22 dB -17.86 dB 3:30 08-Love Was New
DR13 -1.12 dB -17.20 dB 4:13 09-No Tell Lover
DR14 -0.02 dB -16.97 dB 3:35 10-Show Me The Way
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5115 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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