Available April 6, The 4CD/DVD Collection Celebrates The Rock Band With Horns' Live Legacy With Unreleased Performances That Span Six Decades, Including Its 1970 Appearance At The Isle of Wight Festival.
Chicago's Current U.S. Tour Includes Its First Las Vegas Residency At The Venetian, As Well As Shows Featuring A Performance of Chicago II In Its Entirety
Chicago has been a concert force for more than 50 years, thrilling its legion of fans with performances that never disappoint. This spring, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will celebrate their live legacy with a 4CD/1DVD collection of previously unreleased concert recordings, which includes several deep cuts that have never appeared on any of the band's live albums.Chicago: Vi Decades Live (This Is What We Do)
will be available on April 6 for $64.98. The songs in the collection were recorded between 1969 and 2014, including the band's entire performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. The DVD features a concert that was originally broadcast on the German music television show Rockpalast (a WDR production) in 1977. The set comes with a 24-page booklet illustrated with rare images selected from the band's vast archive.
The first two discs are dedicated to Chicago's headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 28, 1970. It's a snapshot of the band on the verge of superstardom and captures them in top form, playing songs from their first two albums—"Beginnings" and Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon"— as well as Mother" from their third album, which was unreleased at the time. The other two headliners on this 3-day festival were The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. The remaining discs include live performances selected from six decades, starting with a trio of songs recorded in Paris in 1969: Poem For The People," 25 Or 6 To 4" and Liberation." Other highlights include deep tracks like A Hit By Varèse" (1973), Takin' It On Uptown" (1977) and Forever" (1987), in addition to songs from Chicago's 1994 big band tour: In The Mood" and Don't Get Around Much Anymore."
On February 12, 1977, Chicago played live on the German music television show Rockpalast . The entire concert is included here on DVD. An amazing overview of the band's career to that point, it boasts unforgettable performance of Saturday In The Park," Just You 'n' Me," Call On Me" and (I've Been) Searchin' So Long/Mongonucleosis," plus covers of the Beatles' Got To Get You Into My Life" and The Spencer Davis Group's I'm A Man." As a bonus, the DVD also includes the band's fan favorite performance of What's This World Comin' To" from the 1973 ABC television special, Chicago In The Rockies
As you would expect, the legendary rock band with horns" will be on the road for much of 2018, including its first Las Vegas residency, which begins this month at The Venetian.
In another first, the band's upcoming U.S. tour will feature a complete performance of Chicago II
, the double-platinum, double album with such hits as 25 Or 6 To 4," Make Me Smile," Wake Up Sunshine" and Colour My World." Each night, the concert's second set will be packed with many of Chicago's greatest hits. These concerts promise to be the longest shows of the band's career, which spans more than 50 years and includes more than 100 million albums sold, 20 Top 10 hits and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information on upcoming live performances, please go here
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