If you know “Saturday in the Park,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Beginnings,” and “Get Away” – and who doesn’t? – you know the work of Robert Lamm. Yet what you might not know is that the Brooklyn-born founding member of Chicago and recent inductee of both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters’ Hall of Fames has also had a flourishing solo career in which he’s been able to explore new sonic avenues free from the shadow of his famous, and still busy, band. On June 2, Omnivore Recordings will collect some of the best of this world-class songwriter and musician’s solo work on Time Chill: A Retrospective.
This first-ever solo collection for Robert Lamm the solo artist brings together fifteen tracks (five of which are previously unreleased) drawn from his diverse recordings beginning in 1999. (Prior to that, Lamm released two fine solo LPs – 1974’s Skinny Boy and 1993’s Life is Good in My Neighborhood.) One track has been culled from his beautiful collaboration with America’s Gerry Beckley and the late Carl Wilson as Beckley-Lamm-Wilson; among the other highlights, you’ll find a previously unheard cover of Bobby Hebb’s timeless “Sunny” and a solo re-interpretation and remix of Chicago’s classic “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is.”
Lamm has written new track-by-track liner notes for this compendium, which promises to be a fresh and exciting release from one of the rock era’s most enduring and socially-conscious songwriters. Look for Time Chill on June 2 from Omnivore in both compact disc and digital formats at the links below!
- 4 Bells
- Angels Fly (JVE Remix)
- Sing to Me Lady
- Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is (JVE Remix)
- Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed
- Send Rain
- Everyday, It’s Always Something
- Out of the Blue
- Samba in Your Life (JVE Remix)
- You’re My Sunshine Everyday (JVE Remix)
- Standing at Your Door – Beckley-Lamm-Wilson
- It’s a Groove, This Life (JVE Remix)
- You Will Never Know the Story
- Will People Ever Change?