Chicago At Carnegie Hall Complete (CD Boxset)
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Chicago At Carnegie Hall Complete (CD Boxset)

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16-CD deluxe set of Chicago’s best-selling live album, featuring all eight shows from their historic 1971 Carnegie Hall concert series. Includes replicas of three posters featured in the original, excerpts from the concert program and more.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago became the first non-classical group to perform six nights in a row at Carnegie Hall 50 years ago. Between April 5 and 10, 1971, the band played eight shows at the celebrated venue (including two matinees) and recorded every one of them. In October of that year, performance highlights were featured on the band’s first-ever live album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall. That quadruple-LP reached #3 on the Billboard 200, was certified platinum, and is still the band’s best-selling live album.

To honor the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s historic concerts, the band will release all eight Carnegie Hall shows in their entirety for the first time in a new 16-CD deluxe boxed set.

Chicago founding member and trumpeter Lee Loughnane and engineer Tim Jessup spent nearly a year meticulously going through more than 40 concert tapes at Loughnane’s new studio in Arizona to remaster each concert. Their hard work paid off with eight fantastic-sounding shows.

Chicago At Carnegie Hall Complete is presented in a white folio that’s embossed with the group’s trademark logo. The set beautifully commemorates the event through memorabilia that includes replicas of the three posters that accompanied the original vinyl release and images of the original concert program, tickets, and other memorabilia from the historic run. The collection also comes with a 28-page booklet illustrated with photos from the concerts, plus new liner notes with contributions by Loughnane; archivist Jeff Magid, writer/producer David Wild and comedy icon/Chicago fanatic Jimmy Pardo.

When Chicago arrived in New York City in April 1971 to play eight shows at Carnegie Hall, the band was at the peak of its early experimental period and riding high on the success of the group’s third consecutive platinum album, Chicago III. For these historic shows, the band played a cross-section of hits from their first three studio albums, including “Beginnings,” “Questions 67 and 68,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “25 or 6 to 4.” The set also includes the previously unheard first songs from the first show, “Someday (August 29, 1968).”

The performances showcase memorable contributions from every band member, including Terry Kath’s stellar guitar work, heartfelt vocals by Kath, Robert Lamm, and Peter Cetera, the vibrant horn work by Loughnane, James Pankow, and Walt Parazaider, as well as the jazz-influenced drumming of Danny Seraphine.

Chicago, known as the “rock band with horns,” is one of the longest-running and best-selling groups of all time. It’s the first American band to ever chart albums in Billboard’s Pop Top 40 in six consecutive decades, the highest charting American band in Billboard’s Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, and the #4 band on Billboard’s All-Time Top Bands and Duos list. The group’s extensive accomplishments include: two Grammy Awards® and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy, multiple American Music Awards, 11 Number One singles, five consecutive Number One albums, and record sales in excess of 100,000,000, with 47 albums earning gold and platinum certification. Chicago was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, and Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame in 2014. In 2017, the Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted songwriters Robert Lamm (“25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday In The Park”) and James Pankow (“Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Make Me Smile"). 

Official Trailer

Disc One (First Show - First Set)
  1. Scott Muni Intro
  2. SOMEDAY (AUGUST 29, 1968)
  3. LONLINESS IS JUST A WORD
  4. SOUTH CALIFORNIA PURPLES
  5. BEGINNINGS
  6. LOWDOWN
  7. MOTHER
  8. DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? (FREE FORM INTRO)
  9. DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. MAKE ME SMILE
  2. SO MUCH TO SAY, SO MUCH TO GIVE
  3. ANXIETY’S MOMENT
  4. WEST VIRGINIA FANTASIES
  5. COLOUR MY WORLD
  6. TO BE FREE
  7. NOW MORE THAN EVER
Disc Two (First Show - Second Set)
  1. Return To Stage And Tuning
It Better End Soon:
  1. 1st Movement
  2. 2nd Movement
  3. 3rd Movement
  4. 4th Movement
  5. 5th Movement
  6. Fancy Colours
  7. In The Country
  8. Where Do We Go From Here
  9. A Song For Richard And His Friends
  10. Sing A Mean Tune Kid
  11. Flight 602
  12. Motorboat To Mars
  13. Free
  14. 25 Or 6 To 4
Disc Three (Second Show - First Set)
  1. Band Introduction And Tuning
  2. Introduction
  3. Beginnings
  4. Lowdown
  5. In The Country
  6. Where Do We Go From Here
  7. Sing A Mean Tune Kid
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. Make Me Smile
  2. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  3. Anxiety’s Moment
  4. West Virginia Fantasies
  5. Colour My World
  6. To Be Free
  7. Now More Than Ever
Disc Four (Second Show - Second Set)
  1. Return To Stage And Tuning
  2. Fancy Colours
Elegy:
  1. Canon
  2. Once Upon A Time…
  3. The Approaching Storm
  4. Man Vs. Man: The End
  5. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro)
  6. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
It Better End Soon:
  1. 1st Movement
  2. 2nd Movement (Flute Solo)
  3. 3rd Movement (Guitar Solo)
  4. 4th Movement (Preach)
  5. 5th Movement
  6. Loneliness Is Just A Word
  7. A Song For Richard And His Friends
Travel Suite:
  1. Flight 602
  2. Motorboat To Mars
  3. Free
  4. 25 Or 6 To 4
Disc 5 (Third Show - First Set)
  1. Tuning And Introduction
  2. Listen
  3. Mother
  4. Lowdown
  5. Fancy Colours
  6. Southern California Purples
  7. Loneliness Is Just A Word
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. Make Me Smile
  2. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  3. Anxiety’s Moment
  4. West Virginia Fantasies
  5. Colour My World
  6. To Be Free
  7. Now More Than Ever
Disc 6 (Third Show - Second Set)
  1. Return To Stage
  2. Introduction
  3. Happy ‘Cause I’m Going Home
  4. Beginnings
  5. A Song For Richard And His Friends
  6. I Don’t Want Your Money
  7. Where Do We Go From Here
  8. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro)
  9. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
It Better End Soon:
  1. 1st Movement
  2. 2nd Movement (Flute Solo)
  3. 3rd Movement (Guitar Solo)
  4. 4th Movement (Preach)
  5. 5th Movement
  6. Flight 602
  7. Motorboat To Mars
  8. Free
  9. 25 Or 6 To 4
Disc 7 (Fourth Show - First Set)
  1. Tuning And Introduction
  2. Loneliness Is Just A Word
  3. Beginnings
  4. Sing A Mean Tune Kid
  5. Fancy Colours
  6. Lowdown
  7. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro)
  8. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. Make Me Smile
  2. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  3. Anxiety’s Moment
  4. West Virginia Fantasies
  5. Colour My World
  6. To Be Free
  7. Now More Than Ever
Disc 8 (Fourth Show - Second Set)
  1. Return To Stage / Tuning
It Better End Soon:
  1. 1st Movement
  2. 2nd Movement (Flute Solo)
  3. 3rd Movement (Guitar Solo)
  4. 4th Movement (Preach)
  5. 5th Movement
  6. Happy ‘Cause I’m Going Home
  7. Where Do We Go From Here
  8. A Song For Richard And His Friends
  9. I Don’t Want Your Money
  10. An Hour In The Shower
  11. Flight 602
  12. Motorboat To Mars
  13. Free
  14. 25 Or 6 To 4
Disc 9 (Fifth Show)
  1. Tuning And Introduction
  2. In The Country
  3. Fancy Colours
  4. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro)
  5. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  6. Southern California Purples
  7. Mother
Disc 10 [Fifth Show (Continued)]
  1. Lowdown
  2. Flight 602
  3. Motorboat To Mars
  4. Free
  5. Where Do We Go From Here
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. Make Me Smile
  2. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  3. Anxiety’s Moment
  4. West Virginia Fantasies
  5. Colour My World
  6. To Be Free
  7. Now More Than Ever
  8. A Song For Richard And His Friends
  9. 25 Or 6 To 4
Disc 11 (Sixth Show)
  1. Tuning And Introduction
  2. Introduction
  3. Fancy Colours
  4. Introduction To Questions 67 & 68
  5. Questions 67 & 68
  6. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro, 'Nasal Finger Tones')
  7. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
It Better End Soon:
  1. 1st Movement
  2. 2nd Movement (Flute Solo)
  3. 3rd Movement (Guitar Solo)
  4. 4th Movement (Preach)
  5. 5th Movement
Disc 12 [Sixth Show (Continued)]
  1. LONELINESS IS JUST A WORD
  2. SING A MEAN TUNE KID
  3. BEGINNINGS
  4. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. MAKE ME SMILE
  2. SO MUCH TO SAY, SO MUCH TO GIVE
  3. ANXIETY’S MOMENT
  4. WEST VIRGINIA FANTASIES
  5. COLOUR MY WORLD
  6. TO BE FREE
  7. NOW MORE THAN EVER
  8. I’M A MAN
Disc 13 (Seventh Show)
  1. Tuning And Introduction
  2. In The Country
  3. Fancy Colours
  4. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro)
  5. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  6. Southern California Purples
Disc 14 [Seventh Show (Continued)]
  1. Mother
  2. Flight 602
  3. Motorboat To Mars
  4. Free
  5. Lowdown
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. Make Me Smile
  2. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  3. Anxiety’s Moment
  4. West Virginia Fantasies
  5. Colour My World
  6. To Be Free
  7. Now More Than Ever
  8. 25 Or 6 To 4
Disc 15 [Eighth Show]
  1. Tuning And Band Introduction
  2. Introduction
  3. Fancy Colours
  4. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro)
  5. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
It Better End Soon:
  1. 1st Movement
  2. 2nd Movement (Flute Solo)
  3. 3rd Movement (Guitar Solo)
  4. 4th Movement (Preach)
  5. 5th Movement
  6. Loneliness Is Just A Word
Disc 16 [Eighth Show (Continued)]
  1. Sing A Mean Tune Kid
  2. Beginnings
  3. A Song For Richard And His Friends
  4. Where Do We Go From Here
  5. Band Acknowledgements
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
  1. Make Me Smile
  2. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  3. Anxiety’s Moment
  4. West Virginia Fantasies
  5. Colour My World
  6. To Be Free
  7. Now More Than Ever
  8. Free