Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority

 (Translucent Red Vinyl)


Friday Music



Product No.:
AFRM 6768
UPC: 829421676805
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

Limited edition 180-gram translucent red vinyl gatefold double LP

Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Lee Loughnane from Chicago!

Formed in its namesake city in 1967, Chicago is the first American band ever to propel albums onto Billboard's pop Top 40 for five consecutive decades. The group's first two albums were released as double LPs, and their unprecedented fusion of rock, pop, and jazz won Chicago immediate success and a string of multiplatinum smash albums.

Now, in celebration of their 1969 album debut, Friday Music is taking Chicago Transit Authority and repressing it on 180-gram red audiophile vinyl double LP with a stellar full-color gatefold jacket in the form as it was originally released. The album climbed to No. 17 on Billboard's pop albums chart after its original release.

Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Questions 67 and 68" and "Beginnings," Chicago's debut album was filled with so many great songs, it could be its own greatest hits collection.

Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly a thrilling audiophile vinyl release.

Chicago was founded in 1967 by Walt Parazaider (woodwinds), James Pankow (trombone), Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Roert Lamm (keyboards and lead vocals), Terry Kath (guitar and lead vocals), and Danny Seraphine (drums). They called themselves The Big Thing. They added bassist-lead vocalist Peter Cetera and began working with their original producer-manager James William Guercio, subsequently becoming known as Chicago Transit Authority. Their self-titled 1969 debut release was an ambitious mix of free-form rock and horn-influenced jazz, the first of three double LPs that would start their career.

The band dropped the "Transit Authority" from their name and became known as simply "Chicago" in 1970.

Peter Cetera, bass, vocals
Terry Kath, guitar, vocals
Robert Lamm, keyboards, vocals
Lee Loughnane, trumpet
James Pankow, trombone
Walter Parazaider, saxophone, woodwinds
Danny Seraphine, drums

Side A
1. Introduction
2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
3. Beginnings

Side B
1. Questions 67 & 68
2. Listen
3. Poem 58

Side C
1. Free Form Guitar
2. Southern California Purples
3. I’m A Man

Side D
1. Prologue: August 29, 1968
2. Someday (August 29, 1968)
3. Liberation

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