Includes the Soundstage Performance On CD and DVD Plus the Original Chicago II Album Remixed by Steven Wilson On Both CD and Double-LP
Chicago went home to its namesake city in 2017 to record a live version of the band's multi-platinum second album, Chicago II. Recorded at the historic WTTW-TV studios, Chicago II: Live On Soundstage underscores the enduring popularity of Chicago's second album with an energized performance of the entire double-LP in front of a live audience, including several songs that haven't been played live since the 1970s.
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.
The Chicago II: Live On Soundstage Collector's Edition comes with the Soundstage performance on CD and DVD, as well as the original Chicago II album remixed by acclaimed producer Steven Wilson on both CD and double-LP.