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Chicago XI is the ninth studio album eleventh overall by the American band Chicagoreleased in The album marked the end of an era for Chicago in more ways than one. This would be the last Chicago album to feature guitarist and founding member Terry Kath prior to his death in an accident with a gun just over four months later, and the last Chicago album to be produced by James William Guercio.
The Inner Struggles Of A Man - Chicago - Chicago XI to the web site, Ultimate Classic RockChicago XI seems like a collection of solo songs rather than the work of the ensemble whole Chicago had been earlier in the s. The cover design for Runnin Wild - Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing album is called "Regional Map" on the group's official web site.
In her review of the album for The Sydney Morning HeraldChristine Hogan said, "If there had never been a Chicago Xthis album would have been the best ever made by these perennials.
While recording Chicago XI, longtime producer James William Guercio 's smothering artistic control had reached its breaking point, with the band deciding to take their career into their own hands and strike out on their own after finishing the album with him. On January 23,a few months after Chicago XI ' s release, Terry Kath, regarded by many including Dweezil Zappa  as the "soul" of Chicago, accidentally and fatally shot himself during a party at roadie Don Johnson's house.
A gun enthusiast, Kath attempted to calm the guests' surprise when—while reportedly inebriated—he pulled out his gun to The Inner Struggles Of A Man - Chicago - Chicago XI it by demonstrating that it was unloaded and promptly pointed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, not realizing a bullet was in the chamber.
The remaining members of Chicago were shocked and devastated by Kath's death, and even considered breaking up. After a few weeks of mourning, they decided to move on, thus beginning a new era in the band's history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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