Chicago - "Colour My World" and "Now More Than Ever" - Live in Amsterdam 1977




Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” blended elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music.


Terry Kath was regarded as Chicago's bandleader and best soloist; and his vocal, jazz and hard rock influences are regarded as integral to the band's early sound. He has been praised for his guitar skills and described by rock author Corbin Reiff as "one of the most criminally underrated guitarists to have ever set finger to fretboard".


Kath sang lead vocals on several of Chicago's early songs, including "I'm a Man" from the Chicago Transit Authority, the singles "Colour My World" and "Make Me Smile" from "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon", featured on Chicago II, "Dialogue (Part I & II)" from Chicago V, "Wishing You Were Here" from Chicago VII, "Brand New Love Affair" from Chicago VIII. His vocal delivery was later described by Lamm as "The White Ray Charles".





Lyrics



Colour My World


As time goes on

I realize

Just what you mean

To me

And now

Now that you're near

Promise your love

That I've waited to share

And dreams

Of our moments together

Color my world with hope of loving you




Now More Than Ever


Now I need you

More than ever

No more cryin'

We're together

Tell me you will stay

Make me smile



Songwriters: J. Pankow

Now More Than Ever lyrics © Spirit Music Group






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