Okay, so I didn’t know about Chicago until David Foster got a hold of them with Chicago 16 and 17. That’s when the “real” Chicago fans got REALLY ticked off about their new direction, and selling out. But I, slave to the radio and “Friday Night Videos”, LOVED it all!
So let me first say, if you want 101 arrangement tricks, check out ANY David Foster production. This song is no exception.
So, similar to my previous posts, check out what happens after chorus 2. In this case, they go to a vocal section with strings over the chord changes of the chorus, then kick back into the back half of the what should count as chorus 3.
THEN, new chorus up a step. BUT halfway through, they start a vamp with the lyric “when you love somebody”, alternating with Cetera’s semi-ad lib “end of time, always on my mind”.
No “solo” and no bridge. Now that’s slick!
(Of course, you gotta LOVE videos from the 80s! Great hair, the horn section is all playing synthesizers; just awesome!)