Chicago Looks Back at CARNEGIE HALL with Complete Deluxe Edition
It was April 1971 when the band Chicago made history: they were the first non-classical act to perform six days in a row at the legendary venue. The group's eight-show run (including a pair of matinees) between April 5-10, 1971, was captured for Chicago's first live album, Chicago Live at Carnegie Hall, released in October of that same year. The record was a hit with fans, peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200 for the week of January 15, 1972. The #1 album in America that week: Carole King's Music. At #2: Don McLean's American Pie.
This year marks 50 years since those fabled performances, inspiring the upcoming CHICAGO AT CARNEGIE HALL collection, a new 16-CD set that captures all eight concerts in their entirety. Set to arrive on July 16, 2021, the set is jam-packed. There's a 28-page booklet with vintage photos, replicas of the three(!) posters that came with the original vinyl release, liner notes by music historians David Wild and Jimmy Pardo, original Chicago member Lee Loughnene (who also remastered the set with engineer Tim Jessup) and archivist Jeff Magid.
Dial it back to 1971 and catch the vibes that went into this extraordinary moment in Chicago (and Carnegie Hall) history with the deluxe set trailer below.