Watch Concert Vault Restorations of Chicago's July 21, 1970 Show
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:57:34
Want to go back in time, to, say, 1970? And see a Chicago show? You can, classic rockers.
Concert Vault, the largest and most comprehensive collection of live concert audio and video recordings, has restored and released of Chicago's live performance at Bill Graham Presents The Fillmore at Tanglewood from July 21, 1970. With new multi-camera video and fully re-mastered audio, fans can now re-live Chicago's headlining performance in front of one of the largest Tanglewood audiences to date.
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.
"Providing exclusive, original live music is what we do best," says Bill Sagan, CEO and owner of Concert Vault." Showcasing Chicago as a band with wide-ranging creativity and serious musicianship from archive video and audio footage preserved for 43 years captures the essence of Concert Vault – a site where music enthusiasts can discover wide array of live audio and video concerts, many of which have not been listened to or seen before that moment on Concert Vault."
Did you enjoy the footage?