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Oakland 1977 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA; December 1, 1977. Very good soundboard recording of Terry Kath’s final performance with Chicago.

Thanks to Rick0725 for the remaster and for sharing the show at Dime.

Rick0725 noted:

Soundboard recording of Terry Kath’s final performance with Chicago. Sourced from a CD trade from the Hank Steiger (Chicago’s guitar technician) personal collection. (Originally) 76-minute performance missing the last six songs from the show. There are two-second gaps between songs along with editing and fades which were done prior to my remaster processing. Remastered using eq match from a Chicago pro source and processed with stereo effect.

[A founding member of Chicago, Terry Kath played guitar and sang lead vocals on many of the band’s early hit singles. He died on January 23, 1978 from an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.]

WAV files trade - Remaster Processing - Flac 8

Remaster notes:
Adobe Audition 2017 CC
Appended the files from the original source files
Original files are converted to 48000 hz 32 bit WAV for processing
The file is then volume matched to -20.95 LUFS

SHEPPi Free Spatial Enhancer
Processed stereo effect

HarBal 3.7
Performed eq match to pro recorded Chicago reference, tweaked, and outputed processed audio file

Adobe Audition 2017 CC
Converted the Audio file to 44100 hz 16 bit
Matched volume to -16 LUFS with max peak level of.1 dbTP using tru peak limiting
Processed Dither in Ozone 7 - MBIT + Dither - 16 bit, Medium Dither Amount, High Noise Shaping settings
Exported the WAV audio within the markers
Converted the WAV files to FLAC 8

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Track 01. Dialogue (Part I & II) 6:31
Track 02. Wake Up Sunshine 2:36
Track 03. This Time 4:40
Track 04. Just You And Me 5:47
Track 05. Little One 6:32
Track 06. Scrapbook 3:17
Track 07. Baby What A Big Surprise 3:31
Track 08. Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Part 1) 5:46
Track 09. Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Part 2) 7:16
Track 10. Beginnings 5:37
Track 11. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is 3:27
12. Takin’ It On Uptown - Omitted *
Track 13. Take Me Back To Chicago 5:17
Track 14. Mississippi Delta City Blues 5:33
Track 15. Saturday In The Park 3:47
70 mins

* If You Leave Me Now (not included here) and Takin’ It On Uptown from this performance have since been officially released as part of the Live VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) box set.

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  1. 20 Responses to “CHICAGO - OAKLAND 1977”

  2. Rumor has it this was a band of Big Uns

    By U L E on Sep 7, 2021

  3. With Terry being the Biggest Un

    By U L E on Sep 7, 2021

  4. This is far out . I fucked these dudes several times . I even fucked then after this show . I was there . All horse dics . Everyone was huge , long and thick .

    By Pam Des Barris on Sep 7, 2021

  5. Warning: Serious comment ahead. Saw these guys about two months ago in Tampa. Only Robert Lamm and Lee Loughnane were there from the original band (James Pankow is still with the band but sick that night). Yet of the four times I saw the band I thought it was the best. The new singer had a strong voice in the tradition of Peter Cetera, they played a lot of deeper tracks, and even gave horns back to some of the drippy 80s ballads which maintained their success. Pretty good for a band which was supposed to tour this summer with Rick Springfield, yet decided to go out on their own with a more musical, serious show.

    By Tony Pizza on Sep 7, 2021

  6. Finally a show by a band pretty much in their prime . 77 was sort of the back end of their prime though . Still it’s better than hearing them years and decades later when they are geezers . Way too many geezer shows here . Also I assume this is the original lineup. Original is really the only true band with the name . I hate constant members changing and keeping the same band name .

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 7, 2021

  7. Pam is right on . These dudes were all hung like horses. All very large . Very sweet guys too .

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Sep 7, 2021

  8. Chicago never seemed like a band that attracted groupies. I swear most rock stars and bands would be in Orange prison clothes if they were doing the things today that they were doing in the 70s . Hell today telling a woman she’s pretty may get you fired from your job , and a harassment charge .

    By T J on Sep 7, 2021

  9. Even if the female is wearing a skirt past her ass cheeks

    By T J on Sep 7, 2021

  10. tj , you’re right . Me too has made most men terrified of women today . Many won’t even be alone with them out of fear of being accused of something. Hey DD , derrick, the PC police are at it again. . Notre Dane Head Coach Brian Kelly when asked about poor execution from his football team , stated that his whole team should be executed for their poor performance. The pc police went nuts over his tongue in cheek joking remark . That’s how ridiculous this world has become.

    By HHH on Sep 7, 2021

  11. Look for coach Kelley to apologize for his so called insensitive remark or risk being fined or even getting fired . Are there any stand up comedians anymore? I doubt it . Everything is offensive these days .

    By HHH on Sep 7, 2021

  12. Now I guess I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!!!

    By HHH on Sep 7, 2021

  13. Then I’ll shit my pants with wild abandon.

    By HHH on Sep 7, 2021

  14. HHH - the only ones terrified of women are the racist bigots and incels like you

    By crawfish on Sep 7, 2021

  15. Twernt me on any above. More fakes

    By U L E on Sep 8, 2021

  16. It’s probably good the only thing some creatures who post in this forum here have to do to prove to CAPTCHA they are human is click on a few pictures.

    By Mark on Sep 8, 2021

  17. I saw them in Toronto in ‘77. Terry Kath was on fire that night. Too bad this show didn’t include 25 or 6 to 4.

    By California Jim on Sep 8, 2021

  18. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 8, 2021

  19. I just listeneed to Dialogue (Part I and II) and he is in fine form here too.

    By California Jim on Sep 8, 2021

  20. R I P Jean Paul Belimondo and Michael K Williams , two acting legends gone the same day . Very sad . Williams Omar Little from the wire may have been the best tv character of all time . Supposedly he died of a heroin overdose. A sad case of life imitating art .

    By Don on Sep 8, 2021

  21. Last four twernt me nutter fake. I couldn’t care less about their penises

    By U L E on Sep 8, 2021

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