Chicago in Chicago (Live)
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||Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon (Live)||Chicago||13:03||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Dialogue Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (Live)||Chicago||5:23||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Call on Me (Live)||Chicago||4:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Old Days (Live)||Chicago||3:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hard Habit to Break :You're the Inspiration (Live)||Chicago||7:07||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Beginnings (Live)||Chicago||5:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'm a Man (Live)||Chicago||8:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Just You 'n' Me (Live)||Chicago||5:31||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Saturday in the Park (Live)||Chicago||3:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hard to Say I'm Sorry:Get Away:Feelin' Stronger Every Day (Live)||Chicago||8:19||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Free (Live)||Chicago||4:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? : 25 or 6 to 4 (Live)||Chicago||10:04||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Best-sounding live Chicago performance yet -- no fan of Chicago need to hesitate buying this great r
All right, maybe Chicago had more "fire in the belly" 20 years ago (or 46!). Fair argument. Another subject altogether. But, technically, this is the best-sounding live Chicago product to date encompassing all the necessary hit classics from one of America's iconic bands that tirelessly continues to hit the road without a year off to please both its loyal fans & connect with new ones.
Don't hesitate to purchase 'Chicago In Chicago.' The coinciding blu-ray disc release includes some special features/ interviews w/ founding bandmembers as well as a "skin tight" three-song set w/ 2010 touring partner The Doobie Brothers. It brings a deserving top-notch sound -- uncompressed PCM stereo or else 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio.
This audio mix is excellent and vocals are spot on. Even for the most dedicated Chicago fan, there is the occasional musical nuance brought out here that may get lost in a live-concert setting.
Overall, while the setlist could be better, it's as good as you'll get given the band's long run and surplus of hit songs... starting with the entire "Ballet" (For a Girl in Buchannon). This multi-section piece is the one that opens with the band's first No. 1 hit radio single "Make Me Smile." And, while saxaphonist Walt Parazaider still is a familiar face in the signature horn section, on this particular night Mr. Ray Hermann brings a lot to the table. He has his own style, but he fits in perfectly, never missing an attack or release.
Would have given this a "5-star" rating" had it included something more obscure from the Chicago catalog... be it a medley of early material or a single rarely-performed tune as a bonus track. Suggestion for the future "Farewell" CD ... but, then again, this group never seems to want to call it quits. And, that's a good thing for everyone. LONG LIVE CHICAGO!
Formed: February 15, 1967 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s