Chicago Download
Jun 12, 1974 (Set 2)Freedom Hall (Louisville, KY)
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Total Length:
53:33
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Chicago Download

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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction01:04
  2. 2Dialogue Pts 1 & 208:16
  3. 3Italian From New York03:44
  4. 4Hanky Panky01:53
  5. 5Life Saver05:37
  6. 6Just You And Me06:14
  7. 7I've Been Searching So Long04:42
  8. 825 or 6 to 410:14
  9. 9Got To Get You Into My Life03:12
  10. 10Feelin' Stronger Everyday08:37
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 20049918-1217-AD
Date:
  • Jun 12, 1974 (Set 2)
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction01:04
  2. 2Dialogue Pts 1 & 208:16
  3. 3Italian From New York03:44
  4. 4Hanky Panky01:53
  5. 5Life Saver05:37
  6. 6Just You And Me06:14
  7. 7I've Been Searching So Long04:42
  8. 825 or 6 to 410:14
  9. 9Got To Get You Into My Life03:12
  10. 10Feelin' Stronger Everyday08:37
Total Length:
53:33
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Peter Cetera - bass, vocals; Terry Kath - guitar, vocals; Laudir De Oliveira - percussion; Robert Lamm - keyboards, vocals; Lee Loughnane - percussion, trumpet; James Pankow - trombone; Walter Parazaider - woodwinds; Daniel Seraphine - drums

Recorded a few years before founding member and guitarist Terry Kath died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound, this original King Biscuit Flower Hour concert marks a time when Chicago was deep in the middle of a nearly ten-year run as one of the most successful pop groups in the world.

Having spearheaded (along with Blood, Sweat and Tears) the "horn sound" of the early 1970s, Chicago found a successful way to balance the big band and jazz elements of a pronounced horn section with the more traditional rock 'n' roll foundation of a four piece guitar-bass-drums-keyboard rhythm section. Since they emerged in 1969, with the now legendary Chicago Transit Authority double album, they maintained a near-locked position in the Billboard Top 40.

This recording was made when the initial lineup of Peter Cetera, Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider and Daniel Seraphine was still very much intact. Percussionist Laudir De Oliveira, who would become a full-fledged member of the band, is also present, and he contributes considerably to their evolving sound with his Latin-based percussion. With a string of hit singles under their belt from their most recent release Chicago V11, the band was becoming known throughout the world for delivering radio-friendly power-ballads.

This second set recording features a large chunk of Chicago's hits, including "Dialogue Parts 1 & 2," "Just You And Me," "I've Been Searching So Long," and "Feelin' Stronger Everyday." These crowd pleasers are balanced with material from the new album, including "Life Saver." They close with an extended version of the jazzy rocker "25 or 6 to 4," as well as a cover of The Beatles', "Got To Get You Into My Life." The latter song, with its layered horns, was one of the first times a full brass "big band" sound had been applied to pop singles. When The Beatles released it on their Revolver album in 1966, it actually became one of the major influences that inspired the actual formation of Chicago as a band.

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