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Chicago Looks Back with “VI Decades Live”

Chicago: VI Decades LiveChicago has been steadily rocking the world since the ’60s. Now the band is celebrating with Chicago: VI Decades Live, a 4CD/1DVD set that captures the band across the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, and 2010’s. While the set does not include current bassist Jeff Coffey, it does feature longtime low-enders Peter Cetera and Jason Scheff.

The first two discs of the set cover the band’s 1970 headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, while the next two cover select songs picked from the band’s history. The songs range from “25 Or 5 To 4” taken from a 1969 show in Paris, France to “In The Mood” from the band’s 1994 big band tour to “America” from a 2014 show in Wilmington Delaware. Chicago’s 1977 appearance on Germany’s Rockpalast TV show fills the DVD.

Check this footage of Cetera laying it down for “Uptown” on Rockpalast:

Chicago: VI Decades Live is available now.

Chicago: VI Decades Live Track List:

Disc 1:

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

Disc 2:

  1. “It Better End Soon” (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  2. “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  3. “25 or 6 to 4” (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)
  4. “I’m a Man” (Isle of Wight Festival 8/28/70)

Disc 3:

  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 Perfoming 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 4:

  1. “Hot Streets” (Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA 8/11/78) 6.23
  2. “Little One” (Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA 8/11/78) 9.48
  3. “Forever” (Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, FL 3/21/87) 5.48
  4. “Medley: In The Midnight Hour, Knock On Wood, I’m A Man, Get Away” (Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola)
  5. “You’re Not Alone” (Starplex Amphitheatre, 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:

  1. “Anyway You Want” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  2. “Saturday in the Park” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  3. “Skin Tight” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  4. “Just You ‘N’ Me” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  5. “Hope for Love” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  6. “You Are On My Mind” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  7. “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  8. “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  9. “Beginnings” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  10. “Scrapbook” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  11. “A Hit By Varese” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  12. “Call On Me” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  13. “Takin’ It On Uptown” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  14. “If You Leave Me Now” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  15. “Once or Twice” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  16. “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” [Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77]
  17. “25 or 6 to 4” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  18. “Got to Get You into My Life” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)
  19. “I’m a Man” (Rockpalast – Grugahalle, Essen, Germany 2/12/77)

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