Album of the Day
Chicago at Carnegie Hall
Chicago's first three studio sets were all double albums; to up the ante, their first live collection was the 4-LP boxed set AT CARNEGIE HALL. “We were the first rock 'n' roll group to sell out a week at Carnegie Hall, and that was worth rolling up the trucks for, putting the mikes up there, and really chronicling what happened in 1971,” noted the band's Walter Parazaider. The septet is in terrific form on this near-three-hour distillation of that epic engagement, which includes multi-song suites from each of their preceding albums as well as such classic singles as “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” Given its length, CHICAGO AT CARNEGIE HALL was remarkably successful, reaching #3 on the Billboard Album chart and eventually going Platinum.