Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Chicago - Chicago At Carnegie Hall [1971] (4 x CD's)



Chicago - Chicago At Carnegie Hall  [1971] (4 x CD's)

Chicago, known as the “rock band with horns,” is one of the longest-running and best-selling groups of all time. It’s the first American band to ever chart albums in Billboard’s Pop Top 40 in six consecutive decades, the highest charting American band in Billboard’s Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, and the #4 band on Billboard’s All-Time Top Bands and Duos list. The group’s extensive accomplishments include: two Grammy Awards® and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy, multiple American Music Awards, 11 Number One singles, five consecutive Number One albums, and record sales in excess of 100,000,000, with 47 albums earning gold and platinum certification. Chicago was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, and Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame in 2014. In 2017, the Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted songwriters Robert Lamm (“25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday In The Park”) and James Pankow (“Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Make Me Smile").

Chicago at Carnegie Hall (also known as Chicago IV) is the first live album, and fourth album overall, by American band Chicago. It was initially released on October 25, 1971 by Columbia Records as a four-LP vinyl box set, and was also available for a time as two separate two-record sets. A Quadraphonic mix of the album was proposed, but was never made, possibly due to the band's objection to the album being released in the first place. This is the only Chicago album of the group's first ten releases not to have a Quadraphonic release in any format.  

Chicago became the first non-classical group to perform six nights in a row at Carnegie Hall 50 years ago. Between April 5 and 10, 1971, the band played eight shows at the celebrated venue (including two matinees) and recorded every one of them. In October of that year, performance highlights were featured on the band’s first-ever live album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall. The album reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) two weeks after its release, and was certified platinum in 1986. (Wikipedia)


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Track lists


01 Chicago In The Country 10:35

02 Chicago Fancy Colours 5:15

03 Chicago Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is (Free Form Intro) 6:20

04 Chicago Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 3:26

05 Chicago South California Purples 15:34

06 Chicago Questions 67 and 68 5:35

07 Chicago Sing A Mean Tune Kid 12:53

08 Chicago Beginnings 6:26


01 Chicago It Better End Soon - 1st Movement 2:54

02 Chicago It Better End Soon - 2nd Movement (Flute Solo) 5:00

03 Chicago It Better End Soon - 3rd Movement (Guitar Solo) 2:42

04 Chicago It Better End Soon - 4th Movement (Preach) 3:09

05 Chicago It Better End Soon - 5th Movement 2:07

07 Chicago Mother 8:20

08 Chicago Lowdown 3:58

09 Chicago Flight 602 3:31

10 Chicago Motorboat To Mars 3:00

11 Chicago Free 5:15

12 Chicago Where Do We Go From Here 4:08

13 Chicago I Don't Want Your Money 5:22


01 Chicago Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home 7:55

02 Chicago Make Me Smile 3:31

03 Chicago So Much To Say, So Much To Give 0:59

04 Chicago Anxiety's Moment 1:08

05 Chicago West Virginia Fantasies 1:30

06 Chicago Colour My World 3:26

07 Chicago To Be Free 1:21

08 Chicago Now More Than Ever 3:25

09 Chicago A Song For Richard And His Friends 6:58


01 Chicago Listen 4:16

02 Chicago Introduction 6:36

03 Chicago South California Purples 12:41

04 Chicago Lonliness Is Just A Word 2:44

05 Chicago Free Form Intro (Naseltones) 5:58

06 Chicago Sing A Mean Tune Kid 10:50

07 Chicago An Hour In The Shower 5:59

08 Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4 6:20




  1. Thank you never really listened to live lp's much, but this is great

    1. Hi doors97426,
      It a great live album.
      There is also a 16-CD Deluxe Set available. I have it but this is a better set to start with.


  2. One of my favourite sounds from the seventies, thanks for making it available

    1. Hi Coug C,
      Chicago were a very fine band.


  3. This is a great memory from a long time ago for me. Thanks BB!

    1. You're welcome Skinny the Snide.
      I hope you will enjoy the memories.


  4. Thanks BB. This is a great live album.

    1. Hi LakerCrazy,
      I agree with you.
      I always find something new to listen too when listening to this box.


  5. Great concerts of a great band! For me, it's a shame they had sold their soul to the commercial market.

    1. Hi Racati.
      I remember their first four albums as revelations when I was growing up. They broadened my musical thinking. This set was beautiful.