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CHICAGO AT CARNEGIE HALL

Chicago

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.07 | 50 ratings

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Gatot
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4 stars Fantastic live record

The first record that I had on this live album was in cassettes in the forms of 2 x C60 and I was really amazed with the ambience and performance by Chicago - it's so wonderful. It's because of so may solo sections throughout the record. This is their first live album that was initially released as a four LP vinyl box set on Columbia Records. While touring in support of Chicago III, Chicago booked themselves into the Carnegie Hall for a week in April 1971 and recorded all of their shows. Deciding that most of the songs performed there (virtually, the first three double albums, together with the new "A Song For Richard And His Friends") were worthy of release, producer James William Guercio compiled a mammoth four-LP box set collection for release as Chicago's fourth album (that distinction being responsible for the album's nickname of Chicago IV).

My version is now a double CD album. Actually, what makes me like this album mostly on the band's brave decision to record the whole concert so that listening to this album is for me like watching them live. The flow of the concert is really excellent and it creates another great experience when I play the CD. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" is broken down nicely into two parts with excellent performance each, featuring Robert Lamm. Another favorite of mine "Questions 67 and 68" is also performed nicely. That's just an example. The rest is a demonstration on how excellent the band is.

Overall, it's really highly recommended album that you should have. Keep on proggin' ...!!!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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