“ In the late 90’s – early 2000’s, Keith and I got together to write a couple of songs for the next Chicago album. This was a problem. After the “Night & Day” and “Chicago 25” albums, there was at least a half dozen Best Of, Greatest, Re-Pakaged, albums.
There was obviously little interest from radio or any major record company for new Chicago music. Our management was working very hard to keep our profile current. Fortunately we could still perform convincingly and with commitment. “Chicago Live”
To a certain degree, the band members did not agree on the viability of recording new music. Even with the advent of “Indie” record companies, there was lack of understanding that this required self-financed projects. Keith and I were of the mind that we should not stop making music, whatever the cost.
This is the point of the lyric.”
– Robert Lamm
“This is the third recording for Les Deux Love Orchestra I have participated in (also More Today Than Yesterday, This is Not America).
I met Bobby Woods thru mutual friend, Gerry Beckley (America). I was immediately impressed with his encyclopedic knowledge of rock music, vintage recordings, and written arrangements. We have similar taste and respect for Mancini’s scores, Steely Dan, and good visual art.
– Robert Lamm
Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) was written by Jim Weatherly and originally recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips. We hope you enjoy this stirring rendition by Neil Donell.