At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) [Bonus Tracks]

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Recorded in April 1971 and drawn from a then-unprecedented five-night stand at this hallowed New York City venue, Chicago at Carnegie Hall has been substantially expanded from its original four-LP length for this CD reissue. Forget the soft-rock icons whose reputation was made via heavy airplay on MOR stations throughout the '60s and '70s. Chicago in a live setting, particularly so early in the group's history, was an entirely different animal -- an ensemble of accomplished musicians adept at delivering a gritty mélange of rock, jazz, pop, and classical nuances goosed along by an awesome horn section. The set list draws from the three studio albums that preceded ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Recorded in April 1971 and drawn from a then-unprecedented five-night stand at this hallowed New York City venue, Chicago at Carnegie Hall has been substantially expanded from its original four-LP length for this CD reissue. Forget the soft-rock icons whose reputation was made via heavy airplay on MOR stations throughout the '60s and '70s. Chicago in a live setting, particularly so early in the group's history, was an entirely different animal -- an ensemble of accomplished musicians adept at delivering a gritty mélange of rock, jazz, pop, and classical nuances goosed along by an awesome horn section. The set list draws from the three studio albums that preceded this live collection, including an extended version of the bouncy "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is," featuring a soul-jazz-flavored free-form intro by pianist Robert Lamm, and the early hit "Beginnings," enhanced by the late guitarist Terry Kath's fluid riffing and Lee Loughnane's spicy trumpet phrasing. Even amid more complex arrangements like the multi-part "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon," there are recognizable movements -- such as the gentle ballad "Colour My World," featuring Walter Parazaider's wistful flute accompaniment, and the brassy, up-tempo opener, "Make Me Smile." Kath's playing, in particular, stands out and reaffirms his status as one of the era's unsung guitar heroes. His impassioned solo on the version of "25 or 6 to 4" from Disc 4's assortment of previously unreleased material breathes new life into this classic rock warhorse. There's also a reading of the Spencer Davis Group's "I'm a Man," rife with Kath's howling guitar, which complements the tribal and hypnotic rhythm arrangements that lend this cover so much punch. Given the abundance of material here, the best listening approach is to parse out manageable doses while basking in the greatness of an outfit whose musical prowess has often been overshadowed by its decades-long commercial success.
All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
After issuing three consecutive studio double LPs, Chicago topped themselves with this four-album live box set. As the title suggests, At Carnegie Hall, Vols. 1-4 Chicago IV 1971 finds the band at the venerable New York City venue during a five-night stand April 5-April 10 in the spring of 1971. The septet -- which includes the respective talents of Terry Kath lead guitar/vocals, Robert Lamm keyboards/vocals, Peter Cetera bass/vocals, Danny Seraphine drums, Lee Loughnane trumpet/vocals, James Pankow trombone, and Walter Parazaider woodwinds/vocals -- were at their unquestionable peak of initial popularity. Their previous three double LPs continued extended runs on the pop album chart and likewise spawned a number of hit singles. So by the time the group hit the Big Apple for these shows, they were among the hottest things happening. Chicago's set list is wholly representative of the material from Chicago Transit Authority 1969, Chicago II 1970, and Chicago III 1971 and includes several extended multi-song medleys from each. The band winds its way through muscular versions of the epic "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon," "Travel Suite," as well as lengthy renderings of deeper cuts such as "South California Purples," "Fancy Colours," and the ten-minute-plus opening "In the Country." One of the set's most notable highlights is the politically charged "For Richard and His Friends." The lengthy and well-jammed-out cut is both groovy and propulsive. However, the acoustics at Carnegie Hall are quite frankly not and really never have been properly suited for heavily amplified music. While the percussion and electric guitars are clearly audible, the woodwind and brass section come off sounding extremely thin and devoid of any real timbre. This is unfortunate, as a primary component of the band is the contrasting textures between the two. Enthusiasts seeking a much more sonically accurate portrait should by whatever means necessary locate the Live in Japan 1972 two-CD set -- which also includes tracks from Chicago's fifth effort. [Rhino released a deluxe edition of At Carnegie Hall in 2005. The mini-box set contains a remastered version of the quadruple album spread out over three CDs, plus a disc of unreleased material from the concerts. Reproductions of the three posters included in the original set are included, along with a 36-page booklet that includes new liner notes, the original artwork, plus a list of all the concerts Chicago played between 1967 and 1971.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227617424
  • Catalog Number: 76174
  • Sales rank: 35,858

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Country (10:35)
  2. 2 Fancy Colours (5:15)
  3. 3 Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro) (6:20)
  4. 4 Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (3:26)
  5. 5 South California Purples (15:34)
  6. 6 Questions 67 and 68 (5:35)
  7. 7 Sing a Mean Tune Kid (12:53)
  8. 8 Beginnings (6:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 It Better End Soon: 1st Movement (2:54)
  2. 2 It Better End Soon: 2nd Movement (Flute Solo) (5:00)
  3. 3 It Better End Soon: 3rd Movement (Guitar Solo) (2:42)
  4. 4 It Better End Soon: 4th Movement (Preach) (3:09)
  5. 5 It Better End Soon: 5th Movement (2:07)
  6. 6 Introduction (7:09)
  7. 7 Mother (8:20)
  8. 8 Lowdown (3:58)
  9. 9 Flight 602 (3:31)
  10. 10 Motorboat to Mars (2:59)
  11. 11 Free (5:15)
  12. 12 Where Do We Go from Here (4:08)
  13. 13 I Don't Want Your Money (5:22)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home (7:55)
  2. 2 Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: Make Me Smile (3:31)
  3. 3 Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: So Much to Say, So Much to Give (0:59)
  4. 4 Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: Anxiety's Moment (1:08)
  5. 5 Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: West Virginia Fantasies (1:30)
  6. 6 Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: Colour My World (3:26)
  7. 7 Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: To Be Free (1:21)
  8. 8 Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: Now More Than Ever (3:25)
  9. 9 A Song for Richard and His Friends (6:58)
  10. 10 25 or 6 to 4 (6:34)
  11. 11 I'm a Man (8:51)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Listen (4:15)
  2. 2 Introduction (6:36)
  3. 3 South California Purples (12:41)
  4. 4 Loneliness Is Just a Word (2:44)
  5. 5 Free Form Intro (Naseltones) (5:58)
  6. 6 Sing a Mean Tune Kid (10:50)
  7. 7 An Hour in the Shower: A Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast/Off to ... (5:59)
  8. 8 25 or 6 to 4 (6:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chicago Primary Artist
Robert Lamm Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Peter Cetera Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Terry Kath Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Lee Loughnane Guitar, Percussion, Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
James Pankow Percussion, Trombone, Group Member
Walter Parazaider Percussion, Vocals, Woodwind, Group Member
Daniel Seraphine Drums, Group Member
Beverly Scott Handwriting
Technical Credits
Steve Winwood Composer
Robert Lamm Composer
Don Heckman Liner Notes
Jimmy Miller Composer
Hank Altman Engineer
Aaron Baron Engineer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Peter Cetera Composer
Larry Dahlstrom Engineer
Bud Graham Engineer
James William Guercio Producer
Terry Kath Composer
James Pankow Composer
Walter Parazaider Composer
Don Puluse Engineer
Daniel Seraphine Composer
John Berg Art Direction
Maria Villar Art Direction
Ron Coro Poster Design
Fuding Cheng Drawing
Nick Fasciano Logo
Jeff Magid Liner Notes
Dave Donnelly Remastering
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  • Posted December 19, 2014

    Fantastic live album from this incredible band!!! Love the first

    Fantastic live album from this incredible band!!! Love the first 3 albums & if you do too this is the one to get!!! Also the Live In Japan that was recorded after the 5th album. Love that almost every song they did has a rendition due to the added extras!!! Great sound as well!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Box Set!

    Chicago is one of my favorite rock band groups of all times This compliments the box set titled Chicago: The Box [Bonus DVD] very well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Song for Richard and His Friends

    Chicago continued to dismay critics with their excessiveness when they released this quadruple live album documenting a week-long stint at Carnegie Hall. However, it remains a great document of their early live sound, even containing a live version of the great lost track - "A Song for Richard and His Friends." The new cd remaster offers faithful reproduction of the original box, which I own. Pick it up if you have an interest in early live Chicago. I've heard "Live in Japan" is even better, but since I haven't heard it, I wouldn't know. I'm sure it's great too.

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