Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority
Formed in its namesake city in 1967, Chicago is the first American band ever to propel albums into 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. Their debut, CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY, was originally released in 1969 and climbed to #17 on Billboard's pop albums chart; CHICAGO II followed in 1970, and rose to #4. Reissued for the first time on 180-gram virgin vinyl as part of Rhino's ongoing partnership with Chicago to upgrade their extensive catalogue, these classic albums sound better than ever. Mastering for these 2-LP deluxe gatefold editions was done from the original analog tapes.
Forced to change the band’s name, by Chicago’s Transit Authority, the band’s second release was under the name ‘Chicago’. And the rest is history...