Concert Vault Restores Pinnacle Moment In Rock History

Leading Music Site Releases Enhanced Video Recording of "Chicago Live at Tanglewood, 1970"

Feb 27, 2013, 12:00 ET from Concert Vault

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Concert Vault (, the largest and most comprehensive collection of live concert audio and video recordings, today announced the restoration and release 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 on

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."

To celebrate the restoration and release of Chicago's live performance at Bill Graham Presents The Fillmore at Tanglewood from July 21, 1970, Concert Vault is offering a 20% discount on the purchase of the downloadable audio version, from February 25, 2013 until March 1, 2013:

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Concert Vault houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection, across every major music genre, of live concert audio and video recordings. Every day, Concert Vault offers to its visitors and members a wide array of new live audio and video concerts, many of which have not been listened-to or seen before that moment on Concert Vault. These concerts come from The Bill Graham/Fillmore, King Biscuit, Record Plant, Newport Jazz, Great American, Metropolitan, Newport Folk, Tramps, Ash Grove and other Archives, all of which are owned by Concert Vault. Unparalleled in scope, a typical day of Concert Vault programming might range from Pink Floyd in 1970 to Muddy Waters in 1966, to epoch-defining sets by Miles Davis and the Ramones, to culturally significant concerts from Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, to new stars such as Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.

SOURCE Concert Vault