Today I have a special treat for you. A fully restored video of a Chicago concert from 1970. If you have ever wanted to go back in time and enjoy some music from 1970 this is your chance. The full story behind the video (from a February press release) is provided below.
In the summer of 1970, legendary music promoter Bill Graham presented a series of concerts featuring acts including The Who, Miles Davis, Jethro Tull and Santana at Tanglewood, the then-classical music venue in the Berkshires. Taking his crew on the road from the Fillmore in New York City to the scenic backdrop of Western Massachusetts, Bill Graham produced an unparalleled run of shows considered a technical and artistic triumph at the time.
For the July 21, 1970 date, Graham originally tapped Joe Cocker and then Jimi Hendrix to headline. Unfortunately, both acts were ultimately unable to commit to the date. So Graham took a risk, inviting a new band with only a handful of catchy radio hits at the time. The band was Chicago and this opportunity proved a turning point for the group. The Fillmore at Tanglewood shows had become high-profile events, drawing media, industry and large crowds. The new band on the scene had a lot to prove in the headlining slot and, much to Graham’s credit and his audience’s revelation, Chicago delivered a monstrous performance.
Now, for the first time ever, Concert Vault is offering the once single-camera captured performance as a complete, multi-camera video of Chicago live at Tanglewood with fully-remastered audio. Newly mixed from Bill Graham’s never-before-heard multi-track masters, stored away for four decades, this footage has been painstakingly restored and digitized to present the best quality possible for online streaming. And with 8-track audio remixed and mastered by the Grammy Award-winning engineers at the Magic Shop, this incredible recording sounds as good as it looks.
Here is the set list from this amazing concert
1. Introduction – 7:13
2. In the Country – 6:51
3. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? – 8:22
4. 25 or 6 to 4 – 7:03
5. Poem for the People – 5:38
6. I Don’t Want Your Money – 6:44
7. Mother – 5:45
8. It Better End Soon – 14:39
9. Beginnings – 7:40
10. Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon – 12:35
11. I’m A Man (Encore) – 9:12
12. Terry Kath Outro/Bill Graham Closing Announcements
Enough talking………enjoy the show!