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Live in Japan (Chicago album)

Live in Japan
Live album by Chicago
Released 1975
Recorded June 10, 11 and 14, 1972
Genre Rock
Length 104:15
Label CBS/Sony Japan
Producer James William Guercio
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Allmusic [1]

Live in Japan is a 1975 live album by American rock band Chicago. It was recorded over the course of 3 days at the Osaka Festival Hall on the band's tour in support of Chicago V in 1972. The group recorded Japanese-language versions of "Lowdown" and "Questions 67 And 68" to coincide with their Japan performances. They performed both songs in Japanese during their stay, which are documented on this album.

Originally, the album was released as a two-LP set (CBS/Sony SOPJ 31-32XR), and only in Japan. The album was finally released in the U.S. in 1996 as a two-CD set (CRD-3030) on Chicago's own label, Chicago Records.

Live in Japan is the only Chicago album not to be numbered after release, therefore is not in Chicago's canon. 1971's Chicago at Carnegie Hall, however, is part of the canon with the numbering for the album being 'IV'.

Sound quality

Many fans and band members alike think the sound quality of this recording is better than 1971's Chicago at Carnegie Hall. Chicago founding member James Pankow was always particularly critical of the Carnegie Hall album saying: Walter Parazaider noted about the sound quality of Live in Japan:

Current status

The album was reissued in March of 2014 worldwide faithfully replicating the original LP design including a cardboard sleeve, booklet with photo's and all the lyrics in very difficult to read small font.[3]

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Dialogue (Part I & II)" – 6:55
  2. "A Hit by Varèse" – 4:43
  3. "Lowdown (Japanese Version)" – 4:14
  4. "State of the Union" – 8:14
  5. "Saturday in the Park" – 4:19

Side two

  1. "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon" - 14:05
  2. "Make Me Smile" – 3:17
  3. "So Much to Say, So Much to Give" – 0:59
  4. "Anxiety's Moment" – 1:02
  5. "West Virginia Fantasies" – 1:32
  6. "Colour My World" – 3:22
  7. "To Be Free" – 2:17
  8. "Now More Than Ever" – 1:36
  9. "Beginnings" – 6:36
  10. "Mississippi Delta City Blues" – 5:50
  11. Side three

    1. "A Song for Richard and His Friends" – 7:54
    2. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? [Free Form Intro]" – 6:15
    3. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" – 3:53
    4. "Questions 67 & 68 (Japanese Version)" – 4:51

    Side four

    1. "25 or 6 to 4" – 9:14
    2. "I'm a Man" – 10:43
    3. "Free" – 6:29



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    2. ^ a b "History, Section VII"
    3. ^ CD Japan website:
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