DoorsFanPeter, on 04 September 2011 - 05:26 AM, said:
It's unclear what got destroyed in the fire that happened to the archive in the early/mid 80's. Or what tapes "disappeared" while he was still alive.
I've never heard of BGP ever having a permanemt multitrack and the billboard article mentions access to one.
Many of those BGP bills were more MULTIARTIST unique lineups rather than traditional "opener/closer" billings. I also think EVERY multitrack recording from a BGP venue was funded by the label/artist witht he exception of a couple TV short projects/experiments he tried to get off the ground.
"Any doubts Graham may have had about inviting Chicago to headline were completely annihilated within minutes of the band hitting the stage. Chicago not only proved up to the challenge but, before the night was over, exceeded all expectations, including their own. The band delivered a monstrous performance, and if it were up to the audience and there was no strictly enforced curfew, Chicago literally could have played all night. Presented here is all the evidence, newly mixed from Bill Graham’s never-before-heard multitrack masters, stored away for four decades. Not only are these recordings sonically spectacular, but they capture a pinnacle performance in Chicago’s early career, when the internal chemistry of the initial lineup was at its apex and their live performances most magical.
For fans of the original lineup and Terry Kath fans in particular, this recording is indeed a holy grail, containing a performance for the ages that rivals anything happening at the time."
Edited by hardrockcafe, 04 September 2011 - 12:53 PM.