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Album Info

Artist: Robert Lamm
Album: Skinny Boy
Released: UK, 1974


A1Temporary Jones3:30
A2Love Song3:10
A3Crazy Way To Spend A Year3:22
A4Until The Time Runs Out2:26
A5Skinny Boy4:30
B1One Step Forward Two Steps Back3:10
B2Fireplace And Ivy3:40
B3Someday I'm Gonna Go1:40
B4A Lifetime We3:10
B5City Living2:30
B6Crazy Brother John2:46

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“Skinny Boy” by Robert Lamm is a thoughtful and evocative solo album from one of the founding members of the band Chicago. This album offers listeners a more intimate and personal musical experience, revealing Lamm’s individual artistic voice and musical creativity outside of the collective sound of his iconic band.

The songs in “Skinny Boy” are characterized by their melodic richness and lyrical depth, reflecting Lamm's nuanced songwriting abilities. The album navigates through various musical landscapes, interweaving elements of pop, rock, jazz, and soul, displaying a diversified sonic palette that keeps the listener engaged.

Robert Lamm’s distinctive vocal delivery is a central feature of the album, conveying a range of emotions and moods with sincerity and subtlety. His voice is a versatile instrument that expresses the nuances of the lyrical content, creating a connective thread throughout the album.

Instrumentally, “Skinny Boy” is crafted with precision and finesse, showcasing sophisticated arrangements and harmonic complexity. The instrumental layering is dynamic and balanced, allowing each musical element to contribute to the overall texture of the sound. The incorporation of brass elements, a signature of Chicago’s sound, adds a touch of familiarity while complementing the individuality of the album.

The production quality of the album is top-notch, maintaining a clear and cohesive sound that enhances the listening experience. The meticulousness in production allows for the intricate details of the arrangements to be fully appreciated, highlighting the craftsmanship involved in the creation of the album.

Lyrically, Lamm explores themes of love, introspection, and existential musings, offering insights into his personal thoughts and experiences. The lyrics are poetic and contemplative, inviting listeners to reflect on their own lives and relationships. The emotional honesty and vulnerability in the lyrics add a layer of relatability to the album.

In essence, “Skinny Boy” is a testament to Robert Lamm’s musical brilliance and artistic integrity. It stands as a captivating representation of his solo endeavors, allowing fans of Chicago to experience a different facet of his musical persona. While it may not have the commercial prominence of his work with Chicago, “Skinny Boy” is a gem of musical artistry that deserves recognition for its emotional resonance and compositional excellence.

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