Preview: Chicago Compiling Performances From Throughout Their Career on Five-Disc Set

Artist: Chicago
Title: Chicago: VI Decades Live
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Label: Rhino
Format(s):
  • 4-CDs/1-DVD
  • Digital
Chicago has always been known as a great live band but their live catalog is woefully small for a group that has been around for almost fifty years.

There's an oft released bootleg of a partial performance from the early-70's and a 1999 ten-song live compilation along with Chicago IV and the archival Live in '75 but that's it.

On April 6, fans will get two complete shows along with a selection of other live material on Chicago: VI Decades Live.

The five disc set (4-CDs and 1 DVD) includes two discs of their August 28, 1970 show at the Isle of Wight Festival in Britain and a DVD of their February 12, 1977 performance on the German TV show Rockpalast.

Two additional CDs compile performances from 1969 to 2014 including numerous lesser known songs from throughout their career like "Poem For the People", "The Pull" and a medley of "In the Midnight Hour", "Knock on Wood", "I'm a Man" and "Get Away".

Also in the package is a 24-page booklet with rare photos from the band's archive.

Track List:

Disc 1
  • Introduction (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • South California Purples (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • Beginnings (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • In The Country (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro) (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • Mother (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
Disc 2
  • It Better End Soon (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • 25 Or 6 To 4 (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  • I'm A Man (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
Disc 3
  • Poem For The People (Paris, France 12/8/69)
  • 25 Or 6 To 4 (Paris, France 12/8/69)
  • Liberation (Paris, France 12/8/69)
  • Goodbye (The John F. Kennedy Center for The Perfoming Arts, Washington D.C. 9/16/71)
  • Now That You've Gone (Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, 6/26/72)
  • A Hit By Varèse (Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL 8/13/73)
  • If You Leave Me Now (Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA 12/1/77)
  • Takin' It On Uptown (Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA 12/1/77)
Disc 4
  • Hot Streets (Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA 8/11/78) 6.23
  • Little One (Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA 8/11/78) 9.48
  • Forever (Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, FL 3/21/87) 5.48
  • Medley: In The Midnight Hour, Knock On Wood, I'm A Man, Get Away (Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola)
  • You're Not Alone (Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX 5/30/92)
  • The Pull (Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV 3/20/94)
  • In The Mood (Caesar's Palace, Atlantic City, NJ 7/28/94)
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Caesar's Palace, Atlantic City, NJ 7/28/94)
  • Look Away (Acoustic) (A&E Network, Live by Request 9/5/02)
  • America (WHYY, The Grand, Wilmington, DE 5/7/14)
Disc 5
  • Anyway You Want (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Saturday In The Park (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Skin Tight (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Just You 'N' Me (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Hope For Love (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • You Are On My Mind (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Beginnings (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Scrapbook (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • A Hit By Varese (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Call On Me (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Takin' It On Uptown (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • If You Leave Me Now (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Once Or Twice (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • (I've Been) Searchin' So Long [Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77]
  • 25 Or 6 To 4 (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • Got To Get You Into My Life (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  • I'm A Man (Rockpalast - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)

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