Chicago with Earth, Wind, & Fire: Live at the Greek Theatre [Blu-ray]
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The Teaming Of Legendary Groups Chicago And Earth, Wind & Fire Was The Tour Hit Of The Summer. Playing To Sold-Out Venues, This Spectacular Show Brought The Grammy-Winning Artists Together In A Show That Both Individually And Together Highlighted Their Revolutionary Melding Of Rock, Soul And Jazz As Well As Their Numerous #1 And Top 10 Hits. Now You Can Have A Front-Row Seat For This Amazing Concert, Performed At The Greek Theatre In Los Angeles. Every Moment, All The Energy And Excitement Of This Final Show Of The Tour, Was Captured In High-Definition For This Extraordinary Dvd. Songs Include: Earth, Wind & Fire Set: Magic Mind - Boogie Wonderland - System Of Survival - Jupiter - Getaway - Serpentine Fire - Kalimba Story - Got To Get You Into My Life - The Way You Move - After The Love Has Gone - That'S The Way Of The World - Reasons - Fantasy - Let'S Groove - Mighty Mighty Chicago Set: Make Me Smile - Color My World - If You Leave Me Now - Call On Me - Alive Again - Hard Habit To Break - Mongonucleosis - Old Days - Just You N' Me - Saturday In The Park - Feelin' Stronger - I'M A Man - Hard To Say I'M Sorry Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire Finale: September - Free - Sing A Song - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Shining Star - 25 Or 6 To 4
The '70s and '80s rule as two of the most popular bands from that era join forces on Chicago/Earth Wind & Fire - Live at the Greek Theatre, a two-disc, nearly three-hour concert recorded in Los Angeles in 2004. These groups scored dozens of hits in their heydays, and if neither has come up with much of anything that's new in the past two decades, the sold-out audience at the Greek Theatre could hardly care less. Both Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, have soldiered on despite key personnel changes over the years (Chicago bassist-singer Peter Cetera and EWF founder Maurice White are long gone, and much missed); here they perform energetic and tasteful versions of everything from "Make Me Smile," "I'm a Man," and "Saturday in the Park" (Chicago) to "That's the Way of the World," "Fantasy," and "Serpentine Fire" (EWF), among many others, to rapturous response. Nothing too exciting about all of that--in fact, it's a bit like witnessing a couple of very skilled tribute bands at work--but there are a few surprises, as when Chicago keyboardist-singer Bill Champlin takes the lead on "After the Love Has Gone" (which he co-wrote) and EWF singer Philip Bailey returns the favor on Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now." The highlights are the first and last portions of the show, when the two bands (complete with horn sections) share the stage for "September," "25 or 6 to 4," "Shining Star," and more, displaying genuine joy at performing together and generating a huge, infectious sound delivered with high definition visuals and digital audio. --Sam Graham --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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The sound, camera shots, and performance is the best you'll ever get from these amazing artists, but by watching it on BluRay the experience is even better!
The concert starts out with both performing then Earth, Wind & Fire perform alone for over an hour. Chicago comes out later and in the end they perform together. This SUPERGROUP is a must see performing together!!!
Earth, Wind & Fire really stills the show, but Chicago without a lead singer like Peter Cetera also did a great job. Philip Bailey is really one of the best singers out there and he helps Chicago on some of their original songs.
Buy now, it will be the best BluRay investment of your life!
Great upbeat music, uplifting lyrics, fantastic arrangements - especially the big ensemble pieces at the end.
Feel good music at it's best, by a bunch of musicians who've been at it a long time and know how to get it done.
Best of all, they simply look like they're having a great time. Have it with them.
I do, several times a year.
A: A sparkling new concert DVD combining the music of two classic horn bands-Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire "Live at the Greek Theatre." (Shelf date: June 28, 2005)
In the show taped in high-definition at the conclusion of their 2004 summer tour, the two-band powerhouse has the Greek Theatre crowd on its feet for most of the three-plus-hour concert. The show was originally recorded for a pay-per-view concert that aired on cable systems in early 2005.
The two-disc DVD set opens with the groups hitting the stage en masse-complete with six horn players, two drummers, three percussionists, two bass players, three guitarists, et al., launching into Chicago's "Beginnings."
"When we open and both bands are on stage, people are like agog," Chicago founding member and trumpet player Lee Loughnane said during the 2004 tour. "They're like 'oh my God, you guys really are playing together.'"
Putting two bands on stage at once is often a train wreck in the making. A muddy sound mix can plague the effort or whole sections of one band or the other get left out.
Instead listeners are treated to a sparkling mix and interplay among the horn players that only adds to the classic tunes. Clearly the sum is greater than the already exceptional parts.
Next is EWF's majestic "In the Stone," cross-pollinated with Chicago's "Dialogue." Like a club DJ, the bands somehow mix the two songs together with stunning results, using an a cappella bridge.Read more ›
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Great DVD. We've had many great nights listening to these excellent recordings.Published 15 months ago by Patrick J Grenier
I liked this DVD, especially the second half which is the second CD. A definite recommend to anyone who likes these two bands.
Good one to watch on New Year's Eve.
I'm not a great EWF fan but the second disc which features Chicago is quite good. Overall, I would purchase this again, but not as good as I expected.Published on Aug. 22 2013 by Max Cafissi