Chicago – Chicago II – Live On Soundstage (2018) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Chicago – Chicago II – Live On Soundstage (2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 58:56 minutes | 700 MB | Genre: Rock
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Originally released in January 1970 as Chicago (and later dubbed Chicago II ), the album was a major breakthrough for the band and features some of the group’s biggest hits, including the Top 10 singles: “25 Or 6 To 4,” “Make Me Smile” and “Colour My World.” Nominated for three Grammy awards and certified double-platinum, the album is also known for several extended song cycles: “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon” by trombonist/composer James Pankow; “Memories Of Love” by guitarist Terry Kath and composer Peter Matz; and “It Better End Soon” by keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm. Robert Lamm and James Pankow have also become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

For this live, Chicago chose the city of… Chicago! The famous WTTW-TV studios to be exact. Chicago II − Live On Soundstage features the twelve tracks of Chicago, the well-known 70s band’s second album released in 1970. All the hits are there: 25 Or 6 To 4, Make Me Smile, Movin’ In and Wake Up Sunshine. They did however avoid making a “typical” live, thanks to stretched interpretations recorded under the name Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon. For over nine minutes, it features the medley So Much To Say, So Much To Give / Anxiety’s Moment / West Virginia Fantasies / Colour My World / To Be Free / Now More Than Ever. Chicago gets carried away with jazz transitions, gives prominence to the brasses, the lyricism of the flutes and to pop, which radiates creativity. And most importantly, it’s the perfect occasion to remind everyone that the formation that won 23 golden records and 18 platinum albums is still active. – Anna Coluthe

Tracklist:
01. Movin’ In (Live On Soundstage)
02. The Road (Live On Soundstage)
03. Poem For The People (Live On Soundstage)
04. In The Country (Live On Soundstage)
05. Wake Up Sunshine (Live On Soundstage)
06. Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Make Me Smile) [Live On Soundstage]
07. Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon / So Much To Say, So Much To Give / Anxiety’s Moment / West Virginia Fantasies / Colour My World / To Be Free / Now More Than Ever (Medley) [Live On Soundstage]
08. Fancy Colours (Live On Soundstage)
09. Memories of Love (Live On Soundstage)
10. Better End Soon (Live On Soundstage)
11. Where Do We Go From Here (Live On Soundstage)
12. 25 Or 6 To 4 (Live On Soundstage)

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