Full Show Friday | Chicago Live At Tanglewood 1970

Tanglewood in Massachusetts's Berkshire Mountains has hosted thousands of classical music performances over the years, but it's also seen a number of rock bands grace its legendary stage. Impresario Bill Graham presented a series of rock shows at Tanglewood during the summer of 1970, one of which featured Chicago, who had released an album known to fans as Chicago II earlier that year.

While Chicago went on to become known for their adult contemporary hits in the '80s, the 1970 version of the band fused funk and heavy-hitting rock leading Jimi Hendrix to tell saxophonist Walter Parazaider, "Geez, your horn players are like one set of lungs and your guitar player is better than me." At Tanglewood, Chicago rolled through a monstrous 90-minute set that included blazing takes on Chicago II standouts "In The Country" and "25 or 6 to 4" as well as stellar versions of songs from their 1969 debut such as "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Beginnings" and "I'm A Man" (yes, the Spencer Davis Group song). But don't take our word for it, check it out yourself:

1. Bill Graham Intro/Introduction - 0:00
2. In the Country - 7:13
3. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - 14:04
4. 25 or 6 to 4 - 22:26
5. Poem for the People - 29:29
6. I Don't Want Your Money - 35:07
7. Mother - 41:51
8. It Better End Soon - 47:36
9. Beginnings - 1:02:15
10. Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon - 1:09:55
11. Encore Applause/I'm A Man (Encore) - 1:22:45
12. Applause/Terry Kath Outro/Bill Graham Closing Announcements - 1:31:57

[Published on: 3/21/14]

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