Chicago XXXIV: Live in '75

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Chicago XXXIV: Live in '75
Live album by Chicago
Released May 24, 2011
Recorded June 24–26, 1975
Genre Rock, jazz fusion
Length 114:47
Label Rhino Handmade
Chicago chronology
Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three
(2011)
Chicago XXXIV: Live in '75
(2011)
Chicago XXXV: The Nashville Sessions
(2013)

Chicago XXXIV: Live in '75 is a live album by the American band Chicago, their thirty-fourth album overall, recorded in 1975 and released in 2011. After releasing its eighth consecutive gold album in just six years, Chicago embarked upon a massive stadium tour in 1975 that's considered to be one of its finest. The shows found the group at the pinnacle of its prowess, combining the jaw-dropping musicality and contagious onstage energy that made Chicago one of the most successful acts in American pop history. The album includes selections from all of the group's albums through its then-current Chicago VIII. The set flows like a greatest hits collection that spans nearly every smash – from Robert Lamm's smooth baritone on "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" to the Lee Loughnane-penned hit "Call On Me" – but leaves room for beloved album tracks like the Latin-flavored "Mongonucleosis." The set also includes a complete performance of the crowd-pleasing "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" suite (tracks 6–12) that James Pankow composed for the Chicago II album. Also includes Chicago's distinctive take on a pair of cover tunes. The first, "I'm A Man," finds the band making The Spencer Davis Group classic their own, led by a rousing guitar performance from Terry Kath. The second, the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life," was significant because it was the song that originally seeded Walter Parazaider's imagination with the notion of a new kind of rock 'n' roll band with horns.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Introduction"   Terry Kath 7:29
2. "Anyway You Want"   Peter Cetera 3:34
3. "Beginnings"   Robert Lamm 6:05
4. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"   Robert Lamm 3:33
5. "Call On Me"   Lee Loughnane 5:00
6. "Make Me Smile"   James Pankow 3:11
7. "So Much To Say, So Much To Give"   James Pankow 1:00
8. "Anxiety's Moment"   James Pankow 1:00
9. "West Virginia Fantasies"   James Pankow 1:14
10. "Colour My World"   James Pankow 3:05
11. "To Be Free"   James Pankow 1:04
12. "Now More Than Ever"   James Pankow 4:04
13. "Ain't It Blue?"   Robert Lamm 3:28
14. "Just You 'N' Me"   James Pankow 5:03
15. "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long"   James Pankow 4:22
16. "Mongonucleosis"   James Pankow 12:17
17. "Old Days"   James Pankow 3:23
18. "25 Or 6 To 4"   Robert Lamm 7:19
Total length:
76:11
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Got to Get You into My Life"   Lennon–McCartney 3:19
2. "Free"   Robert Lamm 5:25
3. "I'm a Man"   James Miller and Steve Winwood 13:02
4. "Dialogue"   Robert Lamm 8:00
5. "Wishing You Were Here"   Peter Cetera 4:33
6. "Feelin' Stronger Every Day"   Peter Cetera and James Pankow 4:17
Total length:
38:36

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Recorded live at Capital Centre, Largo, Maryland, June 24–26, 1975.

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