Chicago XXXIV: Live in '75

Chicago XXXIV: Live in '75

by ChicagoChicago

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Overview

The fourth Chicago album -- which was not numbered with a Roman numeral -- was Chicago at Carnegie Hall, a quadruple-LP set that showcased the band as it hit ascension. Thirty records later came Chicago XXXIV: Live in '75, an archival title released on Rhino Handmade that showcased the band at the peak of its powers in 1975. They had just released Chicago VIII -- the greatest-hits set Chicago IX was just around the corner -- and they supported it with an extensive summer tour. Live in '75 is culled from three concerts given between June 24-26 at the Capital Centre in Largo, Maryland, amounting to 24 highlights in around two hours -- 50 minutes shy of Carnegie Hall, but still plenty lengthy. Often, this show does play like an expanded yet kinetic version of Chicago IX, with the group running through "Beginnings," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Old Days," "25 or 6 to 4," "Wishing You Were Here," and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day." The sound quality isn't stellar yet it isn't muffled, but the crucial thing about this album is that it demonstrates the depth of their catalog, along with the group's live muscle -- the latter being something that was forgotten as Chicago got softer in the wake of Terry Kath's death. He's all over this album and the band feels like a full-fledged, functioning unit, which is what makes it of interest not only for diehards but for those curious about why the band was so popular in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227955977
catalogNumber: 526436
Rank: 40827

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Anyway You Want
  3. Beginnings
  4. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?
  5. Call On Me
  6. Ballet For a Girl In Buchannon: Make Me Smile
  7. Ballet For a Girl In Buchannon: So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  8. Ballet For a Girl In Buchannon: Anxiety's Moment
  9. Ballet For a Girl In Buchannon: West Virginia Fantasies
  10. Ballet For a Girl In Buchannon: Colour My World
  11. Ballet For a Girl In Buchannon: To Be Free
  12. Ballet For a Girl In Buchannon: Now More Than Ever
  13. Ain't It Blue?
  14. Just You 'N' Me
  15. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
  16. Mongonucleosis
  17. Old Days
  18. 25 or 6 To 4

Disc 2

  1. Got To Get You Into My Life
  2. Free
  3. I'm a Man
  4. Dialogue
  5. Wishing You Were Here
  6. Fellin' Stronger Every Day

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicago   Primary Artist
Peter Cetera   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Terry Kath   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Lee Loughnane   Trumpet,Vocals,Group Member
James Pankow   Trombone,Group Member
Walter Parazaider   Woodwind,Group Member
Daniel Seraphine   Drums,Group Member
Laudir DeOliveira   Percussion,Conga,Group Member
Robert Lamm   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Composer
Peter Cetera   Composer
Ben Edmonds   Liner Notes
Terry Kath   Composer
Lee Loughnane   Composer
James Pankow   Composer
Robert Lamm   Composer

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