By Jim Johnson

Chicago has gone back to 1969 for their latest song. They have recorded a version of “More Today Than Yesterday,” the one and only hit for Spiral Starecase. This new version features the legendary band backed by theL es Deux Love Orchestra, which could possibly be the start of a new album of classic R&B.

Chicago’s Robert Lamm was introduced to Bobby Woods of the Les Deux Love Orchestra by former Orchestra member Gerry Beckley of the band America. Lamm says, “Woods had an idea for Chicago and Les Deux to revisit the great music of the era (mostly classic R&B) – when Chicago was in its formative stage. ‘More Today Than Yesterday’ loosely fit the concept as I’ve always loved this record…”

And Woods adds, “The song reminds me of the great days of radio, where we hung on the DJ’s every choice, and summers by the beach or the lake. That radio went with me everywhere! It seems like summers were once defined by the songs. I’m not sure the kids these days have that anymore, everything in their world seems so instant now.”

This new version is available exclusively through iTunes.

Among the others who have covered “More Today Than Yesterday” are Diana Ross and Sonny & Cher.

Chicago will perform at the DTE Energy Music Theater Thursday July 25th.


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