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James Pankow & Jason Scheff of Legendary Band Chicago

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Chicago has released a new DVD, Chicago World Tour 2011, featuring footage from concerts all over the world and dozens of U.S. cities.

The collection includes many of the band’s greatest and most popular hits including “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Old Days,” “25 Or 6 To 4,” “Saturday In The Park,” “You’re The Inspiration” and exclusive behind-the-scenes and interview footage.

Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the “legendary rock band with horns" released their first album Chicago Transit Authority in 1969. Since then, they have had record sales top the 100m mark, 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles, and 25 of their 34 albums have been certified platinum.

Founding member and trombonist James Pankow has composed many songs for Chicago, including hits "Make Me Smile," "Colour My World," "Just You 'N' Me," "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long," "Old Days," "Alive Again," and is responsible for most of Chicago's horn arrangements.

Jason Scheff joined Chicago in mid-1985 when Peter Cetera left to pursue a solo career. His ability to closely replicate Cetera's vocals AND play bass guitar, allowed the band to continue its touring/recording efforts without a hitch; he debuted on lead vocals on their '86 hit single "Will You Still Love Me?" Scheff has composed several original songs for the band, including their '89 Top 10 single "What Kind Of Man Would I Be?" He is the oldest son of well-known session bassist Jerry Scheff, who toured for several years with Elvis Presley.