Sunday, May 28, 2017

CD Review: Omnivore Recordings Collects The Best Of Robert Lamm's Solo Albums

American singer/songwriter/keyboardist Robert Lamm may be best known as one of the founding members of the band, Chicago. He is one of the few members of the band to appear on every Chicago studio album. He released his first solo album in 1974, then returned in 1993 with his follow-up album, releasing 8 studio albums in all. Omnivore Recordings is planning a solo career compilation from Robert Lamm titled "Time Chill A Retrospective" and will be released on June 2nd.

The new 15-song release features 5 previously unreleased tracks, including covers of the Chicag0 classic "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and Bobby Hebb's "Sunny." The compilation kicks off with the harmonizing soft rock of "4 Bells" from his most recent studio album "Living Proof." The new release continues with 2 previously unreleased tracks, the live remix of "Angels Fly" and the acoustic, folk version of "Sing To Me Lady," which originally appeared on his first album, but this version was recorded for "The Bossa Project" album. Lamm brings together rock and soul for the funk infused "Sleeping In The Middle Of The Bed," before the beautiful jazzy backdrop of "Send Rain." This compilation also includes the beautiful melody of "Standing At Your Door" from Lamm's collaboration with The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson and America's Gerry Beckley. This new release wraps up with "You Never Know The Story" from the album "Subtlety & Passion" and "Will People Every Change?" from his album "Too Many Voices." To find out more about Robert Lamm and his latest release "Time Chill A Retrospective," please visit robertlammsolo.com.

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