The Very Best Of: Only the Beginning

  • Released: July 2, 2002
  • Label: Rhino
  • Formats: CD
  • Cover Design: Green Grass Logo

Chicago commemorates 35 years of playing together with the career-spanning 2-CD anthology ONLY THE BEGINNING. Chicago’s early hits included “25 Or 6 To 4” and AM hits like “Saturday In The Park,” “Just You ‘N’ Me,” and “Baby, What A Big Surprise” helping to solidify their early reputation.

Their chart assault in the ’80s continued with ballads like “Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Look Away,” “Hard Habit To Break,”and the quintessential love song “You’re The Inspiration.” Wrapping up this 40-song set is “Sing, Sing, Sing,” a new collaboration with The Gipsy Kings.

  • Make Me Smile
  • 25 or 6 to 4
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  • Beginnings
  • Questions 67 and 68
  • I’m a Man
  • Colour My World
  • Free
  • Lowdown
  • Saturday in the Park
  • Dialogue (Part I & II)
  • Just You ‘n’ Me
  • Feelin’ Stronger Every Day
  • (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long
  • Wishing You Were Here
  • Call on Me
  • Happy Man
  • Another Rainy Day in New York City
  • If You Leave Me Now
  • Old Days
  • Baby, What a Big Surprise
  • Take Me Back to Chicago
  • Alive Again
  • No Tell Lover
  • Love Me Tomorrow
  • Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Get Away
  • Stay the Night
  • Hard Habit to Break
  • You’re the Inspiration
  • Along Comes a Woman
  • Will You Still Love Me?
  • If She Would Have Been Faithful...
  • Look Away
  • What Kind of Man Would I Be?
  • I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love
  • We Can Last Forever
  • You’re Not Alone
  • Chasin’ the Wind
  • Sing, Sing, Sing