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Life Is Good In My Neighborhood 2.0

by Robert Lamm

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  Song Share Time Download
1. My Neighborhood (version A)
4:43 $0.99
2. When the Rain Becomes
5:11 $0.99
3. All the Years
4:43 $0.99
4. Murder On Me
4:08 $0.99
5. Jesse
3:49 $0.99
6. Ain't No Ordinary Thing
4:15 $0.99
7. Tabla
4:36 $0.99
8. In This Country
4:12 $0.99
9. When Will the World Be Like Lovers
4:56 $0.99
10. My Neighborhood (version B)
4:21 $0.99
11. Can't Believe My Eyes
4:50 $0.99
12. 1-2-3
3:23 $0.99
13. My Naked Heart
4:31 $0.99
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Album Notes
born in brooklyn, new york and raised in chicago, illinois, robert lamm's early musical influences were ray charles, the beatles, marvin gaye, burt bachrach. later on, it was thelonius monk, antonio carlos jobim, and mose alison. musically and philosophically, all shaped his musical objectives.

robert was an art major in high school, studying drawing and painting, but changed direction, enrolling at the music school at roosevelt university in chicago. it was here that the classical composers made an impression on him. although piano was his instrument, composition was his focus.

as a founding member of the legendary rock with horns band chicago, robert has lived the changes that have occurred in the band and the world of music. this rock band, which began as an experiment in 1967, has alternately broken new musical ground, set trends, fallen into critics’ disfavor, considered disbanding, rebounded and continued to be successful, and found a permanent and influential place in the mainstream of pop/rock. robert’s presence and participation has had much impact.

however, he has not been altogether comfortable with the musical directions the band has chosen to make survive. rock is a vicious game. as a result he has also had an active solo career with six well-received albums:

"skinny boy" (columbia records 1974, 2.0 blue infinity 2006)
"life is good in my neighborhood"(wb 1992, 2.0 blue infinity 2006),
"in my head" (mystic 1999)
“subtlety&passion” (blue infinity 2003)
“too many voices” (blue infinity 2004)
“leap of faith” (elements music 2005)

as if that weren't enough, he also formed a trio, beckley-lamm-wilson with america's gerry beckley and beach boys' carl wilson. there was real connection between them and they were looking forward to a long association and productive recording career as a trio. only one album exists, a very unique work or art. after untimely passing of carl, the project was put on hold, but ultimately, this album entitled "like a brother" (transparent music) was released to rave reviews in the summer of 2000. in june 2001 an expanded version was released in japan on jvc records, and as of 2005 blue infinity. as of 2006 robert is at work on a recording of a selection of bossa nova music, both original and classic.

his solo activities have brought interaction with a wide range of other musicians, and the producers, phil ramone, john van eps, hank linderman, all experiences which he treasures. stylistically, his music is in the domain of urban pop / art pop / world music, which reflect his openness to all music. robert has been thought of as a“ social conscience” because of the nature of his song writing. his songs are very personal expressions in content and concept. he is constantly stimulated and challenged by writing lyrics and music about his view of the human condition as well as the conditions of his own heart. with each new song he feels as if he has learned something new rather than having recycled something he already knew. he considers himself a work in progress.

his list of hit songs includes such classics as:

“does anybody really know what time it is?"
"questions 67 & 68"
"25 or 6 to 4"
"another rainy day in new york city"
"harry truman"
"saturday in the park"

he has written dozens of other songs recorded with chicago, and continues to compose actively.



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A "MUST" for anyone's Robert Lamm's collection! I had previously purchased this CD, and was thrilled when the "extra-tracks" version was issued! Once again, Robert Lamm proves what a consummate musician and versatile performer he is!


Great Bonus Track!
From a big Chicago and Robert Lamm fan, this is a very good offering, but not Robert's best. Personally I think Subtlety and Passion is by far his best, but I'm a quick fan of 1-2-3, one of the bonus tracks on this album. Infectious. If you have the original version of this album the bonus tracks are worth the extra purchase.


I was completely blown away by this cd! From "When the Rain Becomes" to "Ain't No Ordinary Thing" this cd is amazing. It trully expresses Robert's talent. The bonus tracks on this cd couldn't be better!


Life Is Certainly Good With This Music!
Life Is Good In My Neighborhood offers a very contemporary 80's rhythm to the music starting with the feeling of a Latin beat laced with a taste of Samba in the opening song My Neighborhood. Moving right along into a sultry When The Rain Becomes, and then digging a little further we find In This Country which is a very heavy dance mix with a twist of social conscience. Next, my favorie tune, When Will The World Be Like Lovers, a very real message to the heart. These are just a few of the great songs on this CD and if that isn't enough, there are 3 bonus tracks included previously recorded for the Life CD but not included until now. First, there is Can't Believe My Eyes, a very moving and touching song, followed by 1-2-3, Robert Lamms version of this song is incredible, and finally, My Naked Heart, one of the most beautiful songs ever written, wraps up this amazingly perfect CD package with some of the best Robert Lamm tunes! I love this CD and I'm sure you will too!


at last !!!
AT LAST !!! almost 20 years after brillant "Skinny boy" RL
releases this wonderful album, now remasterised with great bonus :)

Robert Hernandez

Life is good when your listening to this Lamm CD
I think this CD is great! Well worth the cost. Do yourself a favor and pick it up soon. I hope Robert Lamm continues to make solo music.


Wow! The Man Can do it all!
Robert Lamm is the man! I thoroughly enjoyed the remastered and expanded version of both Skinny Boy & Life's Good in my neighborhood. I am amazed that Robert hasn't done more solo stuff. I think the man is a genius. He really is the heart and soul of Chicago!


We could say Life is Good ´cos there are Robert Lamm songs...
We could say Life is Good ´cos there are Robert Lamm songs...Se podría decir que la Vida es buena porque existen las canciones de Robert Lamm. Life is good... me gusta, porque todo lo que Robert Lamm hace me gusta, pero mi trabajo favorito de su carrera en solitario es Subtetly&Passion y para mi, entre sus muchas buenas canciones, su obra maestra es "Beginnings" When I`m with you...

James G. Harris,Sr.

fantastic remake of this CD, enjoyed all the new music too.
The CD itself is awesome, Robert has made this a special new performance everyone will enjoy this CD...........

fred escher

I have had the original since it came out and decided to finally get 2.0. Definetly worth it. Should have been a Chicago album.
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