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Chicago / VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do / five-disc anthology

Unreleased live performances • Full Isle of Wight Festival • DVD

This April, Rhino is to release VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do, a five-disc Chicago live anthology consisting of previously unreleased concert recordings.

This is a 4CD+DVD package and features songs recorded between 1969 and 2014, including the band’s entire performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 (which takes up the first two CDs). The remaining audio discs include live performances selected from six decades, including Paris in 1969 (Poem For The People), Australia in 1972 (Now That You’ve Gone), LA in 1978 (Hot Streets) and Atlantic City in ’94 (Don’t Get Around Much Anymore)

The DVD features 19 tracks from a concert that was originally broadcast on the German music television show Rockpalast in 1977. The same disc also features a bonus performance of of What’s This World Comin’ To, from the 1973 ABC television special, Chicago In The Rockies.

The set comes with a 24-page booklet and is released on 6 April 2018.

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Track Listing:

Disc One: Isle Of Wight Festival (8/28/70) *
1.    Introduction
2.    “South California Purples”
3.    “Beginnings”
4.    “In The Country”
5.    “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Free Form Intro)”
6.    “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
7.    “Mother”

Disc Two: Isle Of Wight Festival (8/28/70) *
1.    “It Better End Soon”
2.    “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon”
3.    “25 Or 6 To 4”
4.    “I’m A Man”

Disc Three *
1.    “Poem For The People” (Paris, France, 12/8/69)
2.    “25 Or 6 To 4” (Paris, France, 12/8/69)
3.    “Liberation” (Paris, France, 12/8/69)
4.    “Goodbye” (The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, Washington D.C., 9/16/71)
5.    “Now That You’ve Gone” (Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, 6/26/72)
6.    “A Hit By Varèse” (Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL, 8/13/73)
7.    “If You Leave Me Now” (Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, 12/1/77)
8.    “Takin’ It On Uptown” (Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, 12/1/77)

Disc Four *
1.    “Hot Streets” (Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 8/11/78)
2.    “Little One” (Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 8/11/78)
3.    “Forever” (Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, FL, 3/21/87)
4.    “Medley: In The Midnight Hour/Knock On Wood/I’m A Man/Get Away” (Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, FL, 3/21/87)
5.    “You’re Not Alone” (Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TX, 5/30/92)
6.    “The Pull” (Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV, 3/20/94)
7.    “In The Mood” (Caesar’s Palace, Atlantic City, NJ, 7/28/94)
8.    “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (Caesar’s Palace, Atlantic City, NJ, 7/28/94)
9.    “Look Away (Acoustic)” – A&E Network, Live By Request, 9/5/02)
10.  “America” (WHYY, The Grand, Wilmington,  DE, 5/7/14)

DVD: Rockpalast (2/12/77) *
1.    “Anyway You Want”
2.    “Saturday In The Park”
3.    “Skin Tight”
4.    “Just You ‘n’ Me”
5.    “Hope For Love”
6.    “You Are On My Mind”
7.    “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
8.    “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon”
9.    “Beginnings”
10.  “Scrapbook”
11.  “A Hit By Varèse”
12.  “Call On Me”
13.  “Takin’ It On Uptown”
14.  “If You Leave Me Now”
15.  “Once Or Twice”
16.  “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long”/”Mongonucleosis”
17.  “25 Or 6 To 4”
18.  “Got To Get You Into My Life”
19.  “I’m A Man”

Bonus material

“What’s This World Comin’ To” from the 1973 ABC television special, Chicago In The Rockies.

* Previously Unreleased

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