Chicago 13 is the eleventh studio album by the American band Chicago, released in 1979. The follow-up to Hot Streets, Chicago 13 is often critically disfavored. This would be the band's final release that features lead guitarist Donnie Dacus, who had followed late, founding lead guitarist Terry Kath. All band members would contribute to the songwriting (one of only two albums where this is the case, with the other being Chicago VII).
Producer – Chicago (2), Phil Ramone. Producer – Michele Slagter.
Chicago 13 (LP, Album, Pit). Chicago XIII (CD, Album, RE). Mushroom Records Pty. Lt. Liberation Records, Chicago Records.
As Chicago 13 (1979) proves, the results in either instance are not pretty. The nine-plus minute "extended" opener, "Street Player," could easily be mistaken for a Village People number. The same fate befalls the overtly funky and urban-influenced "Paradise Alley.
Album · 1979 · 12 Songs. Chicago 17 (Bonus Track Version). Chicago Transit Authority. Chicago III (Remastered).
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Lead Vocals – Peter CeteraWritten-By – Danny Seraphine*, David "Hawk" Wolinski
Written-By, Lead Vocals – Peter Cetera
|A3||Must Have Been Crazy
Written-By, Lead Vocals – Donnie "Hot Licks" Dacus*
Lead Vocals – P.C. MobleeWritten-By – Lee Loughnane, Walter Parazaider
Lead Vocals – Donnie "Hot Licks" Dacus*Written-By – Robert Lamm
Lead Vocals – P.C. MobleeWritten-By – Danny Seraphine*, David "Hawk" Wolinski
Written-By, Lead Vocals – Robert Lamm
|B3||Loser With A Broken Heart
Written-By, Lead Vocals – Peter Cetera
|B4||Life It Was It Is
Lead Vocals – Peter CeteraWritten-By – Laudir DeOliviera*, Marcos Valle
Lead Vocals – Donnie "Hot Licks" Dacus*, Peter CeteraWritten-By – James Pankow
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
- Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
- Recorded At – Le Studio
- Recorded At – A&M Studios
- Mixed At – A&R Studios
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
- Manufactured By – Columbia Records
- Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
- Published By – Balloon Head Music
- Published By – Polish Prince Music
- Published By – Donnie Dacus Publishing
- Published By – Periwinkle Music
- Published By – Com Music
- Published By – Little Sacha Songs
- Published By – Street Sense Music
- Published By – Quitanda Music
- Published By – Calunga Music
- Published By – Make Me Smile Music
- Design Concept [Cover] – Tony Lane A.D.*
- Engineer – Jim Boyer
- Engineer [Engineering Associate At A & M] – John Beverly Jones
- Engineer [Engineering Associate At A & R] – Brad Leigh*, Peter Lewis
- Engineer [Engineering Associate At Le Studio] – Nick Blagona, Robbie Whelan, Roger Ginsley
- Management – Jack E. Goudie*, Jeff S. Wald*, Jeff Wald Associates*
- Mastered By – Ted Jensen
- Painting [Cover] – Gary Meyer
- Percussion – Airto Moreira (tracks: A5, B4, B5)
- Photography By [Back Cover and Sleeve] – Gary Heery
- Producer – Chicago , Phil Ramone
- Production Manager [Production Assistant] – Michele Slagter
- Synthesizer – David "Hawk" Wolinski (tracks: A1)
- Trumpet – Maynard Ferguson (tracks: A1)
NotesColumbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing.
Issued with custom photo / lyric inner sleeve. No track times listed.
Assistants to Chicago: Don Johnson, Ken Jones
Remixed on NECAM and M.E.S.M.
Guest appearances by: Maynard Ferguson courtesy of CBS Inc., Airto Moreira courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc., and David "Hawk" Wolinski courtesy of Mrs. Wolinski and MCA Records.
Special thanks to: Les Kaufman, Ken Kleinberg, Terry Powell, Schatzi Hageman, Yael Brandeis, Andre Perry, Lorraine Cordeau.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 36105
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 36105
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched [Stamped]): AL 36105 1A [ º ] [ | ] [3 A] [STERLING] [P]
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched [Stamped]): BL 36105 1A [ | ] [D]  [STERLING] [P]
- Barcode (Text): 0 7464-36105-1
- Barcode (Scanned): 0074643610513
- Rights Society: ASCAP
- Rights Society: BMI
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|138154||Chicago||Chicago 13 (LP, Album)||CBS||138154||Brazil||1979|
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|CBS 40-86093||Chicago||Chicago 13 (Cass, Album)||Suzy||CBS 40-86093||Yugoslavia||1980|
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