Chicago Transit Authority* ‎– Chicago Transit Authority

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Introduction 6:35
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 4:33
Beginnings 7:58
Questions 67 And 68 5:04
Listen 3:22
Poem 58 8:37
Free Form Guitar 6:53
South California Purples 6:10
I'm A Man 7:40
Prologue, August 29, 1968 0:57
Someday (August 29, 1968) 4:13
Liberation 15:41

Versions (76)

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GP 8 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia GP 8 US 1969 Sell This Version
S 66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album) CBS S 66221 France 1969 Sell This Version
S 66221, 66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album) CBS, CBS S 66221, 66221 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
S 66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album) CBS S 66221 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
S 66221, CS 9809, GP 8 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS, CBS S 66221, CS 9809, GP 8 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
cbs 66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia cbs 66221 Portugal 1969 Sell This Version
66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS 66221 UK 1969 Sell This Version
66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS 66221 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SONP 50116-117 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony SONP 50116-117 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
SBP 473676 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS SBP 473676 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
S2BP 220038 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS S2BP 220038 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
S 66221, GP 8 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS S 66221, GP 8 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
25AP 614-5 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony 25AP 614-5 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
CSJ-1122 (1-2) Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gat) 中聲 CSJ-1122 (1-2) Taiwan 1969 Sell This Version
DAS 2041 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(LP, Album) Date DAS 2041 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
50102 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(LP, Album) CBS 50102 Bolivia 1969 Sell This Version
PG 8, GP 8 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia, Columbia PG 8, GP 8 US 1970 Sell This Version
GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 US 1970 Sell This Version
GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 US 1970 Sell This Version
GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 US 1970 Sell This Version
GP 8 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Columbia GP 8 US 1970 Sell This Version
S-63689 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(LP) CBS S-63689 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
S 63688 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 63688 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
37664 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(LP, Album, Mono) CBS 37664 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
QCA 33255 The Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2x8-Trk, Album, Quad, Sli) Columbia QCA 33255 US 1974 Sell This Version
GQ 33255 The Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Quad, Gat) Columbia GQ 33255 US 1974 Sell This Version
AGP 23/24 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE) CBS AGP 23/24 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
40AP 1226~7 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS/Sony 40AP 1226~7 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
S 66221 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS S 66221 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
476615 2, COL 476615 2 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xCD, Album) CBS/Sony 476615 2, COL 476615 2 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
MFSL C2-128 The Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xCass, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia MFSL C2-128 US 1984 Sell This Version
MFSL 2-128 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia MFSL 2-128 US 1984 Sell This Version
476615 2, COL 476615 2 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xCD, Album) CBS/Sony 476615 2, COL 476615 2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
48DP-1002~3 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 48DP-1002~3 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CK 57186 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, 24 ) Columbia CK 57186 US 1992 Sell This Version
SRCS 6305 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 6305 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MUSH32037.2 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE) Chicago Records MUSH32037.2 Australia & New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
CRD-3001 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE) Chicago Records CRD-3001 US 1999 Sell This Version
VDCD-034 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RM) Digitally Remastered VDCD-034 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
8122761712 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album) Rhino Records (2) 8122761712 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
R2 76171 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, Club, RE) Rhino Records (2) R2 76171 US 2002 Sell This Version
R2 76171 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2) R2 76171 US 2002 Sell This Version
8122-76171-2 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-76171-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
R2 76171 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Rhino Records (2) R2 76171 US 2002 Sell This Version
CGK 00008 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RM) Columbia CGK 00008 US 2002 Sell This Version
8122-76171-2 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Warner Strategic Marketing, Rhino Records (2) 8122-76171-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
FRCD 001 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) 2000 FruitGum Corp. FRCD 001 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR 13635 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Rhino Records (2) WPCR 13635 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
R1 76171 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Rhino Records (2), Rhino Vinyl R1 76171 US 2010 Sell This Version
RHM2 520771 The Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(DVD-V, Album, Quad, RE, RM, Multichannel) Rhino Handmade RHM2 520771 US 2010 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2134 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, Min) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2134 US 2014 Sell This Version
FRM-8 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Friday Music FRM-8 US 2015 Sell This Version
GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority I(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia GP 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 US Unknown Sell This Version
C2K 00008 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xCD, Album) Columbia C2K 00008 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDCBS 66221, C2K 00008/CK 9809, C2K 00008/CK 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xCD, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CDCBS 66221, C2K 00008/CK 9809, C2K 00008/CK 9836 US Unknown Sell This Version
FL-1926 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album) First Record FL-1926 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SOPJ 64~65 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony SOPJ 64~65 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS CBS 66221 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 66221, 66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS S 66221, 66221 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
460111 1 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE) CBS 460111 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 66221, CS 9809, GP 8 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS, CBS, CBS S 66221, CS 9809, GP 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 66221 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS S 66221 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 66221, CBS 66221, GP 8 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS, CBS, CBS S 66221, CBS 66221, GP 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PG 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia PG 8, CS 9809, CS 9836 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
66221 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) CBS 66221 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CGK 00008 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album) Columbia CGK 00008 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CD600926 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album) Astral Music CD600926 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ARC 10005-2 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE) Arcade ARC 10005-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
474788 2 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 474788 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2002618, ARC 2002618 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(CD, Album, RE) CNR Music, Arcade 2002618, ARC 2002618 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
460111 4 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(Cass, Album) Columbia 460111 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CGT 00008 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(Cass, Album) Columbia CGT 00008 US Unknown Sell This Version
16 BO 0854 Chicago Transit Authority* Chicago Transit Authority(Cass, Album, RE) Columbia 16 BO 0854 US Unknown Sell This Version
S-63689 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(LP) CBS S-63689 Spain Unknown Sell This Version

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freqazoidiac

freqazoidiac

July 3, 2016
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, PG 8, CS 9809, CS 9836
Probably 1974-75 Canada Pressing , maybe 3rd -4th press run.
97cobra

97cobra

September 23, 2015
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, MFSL 2-128
HOLY SCHNIKE!! What a GREAT job MFSL did on remastering this one. The dynamic range and projected sound imaging is AWESOME! Just close your eyes, and these guyz are in your living room. No doubt 100%.
Tobin321

Tobin321

May 25, 2015
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, 2xLP, Album, Gat, GP 8
Amazingly underrated album, It's a real shame that Chicago went on to produce pop trash to tarnish their name, because this record is one of my favourites of all time.
Chicago effortlessly combine Jazz, Progressive Rock, Blues Rock and Power Pop into this fantastic record, which is both underground and pop at the same time.
If you listen to the album in one sitting, it seems erratic. Starting off with the great Introduction, a more rock-sounding song, then going into Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, the most jazzy song on the album, Beginnings and Questions 67 and 68 are the poppiest songs on the album and personally my least favourite. Listen and Poem 58 are great blues rock songs, Free Form Guitar is amazing avant-garde where Terry Kath shows his guitar prowess, South California Purples is another great blues rock song, their cover of I'm a Man is far better than the original, complete with a great drum solo and Terry Kath tearing it up. He really steals the show.
Finally, the album ends with some great jam sessions where Kath steals the show once again.

Overall, this album is great. It covers all bases from Rock to Jazz in a unique and fun way. The entire band sounds incredibly experienced, especially Terry Kath who has a unique style, a combination of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, yet mixing in his own style.

This album is criminally underrated, and personally one of my favourites of all time. This is essential listening if you like Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion, or any other similar kinds of music from the 60s.
spinmarket

spinmarket

April 30, 2015
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, 2xLP, Album, Gat, GP 8
For younger people who might think that Chicago is an 80s Peter Cetera ballad engine, get this album immediately. It's cheap and easy to find on vinyl or CD and it is an incredible collection of jazzy rock with killer horns and amazing electric guitar. Really the first 5 albums are pretty great, but this is the one to have if no other. You will count yourself a Chicago fan if not a fan of music from this era in general. Either way, it will be a good turn.
macoler

macoler

October 4, 2014
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 66221
as this but with "Franklyn Boyd Music Ltd."and matrix numbers from American version
ReedPlayer

ReedPlayer

January 5, 2013
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, 2xLP, Album, Gat, PG 8, GP 8
Do the disc labels say PG8 as well? Hard to see in the picture.
smartypants

smartypants

August 6, 2010
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 66221
I'm hardly any kind of expert on Chicago, so perhaps someone who is will explain this. I am very much not satisfied by this nomenclature. The spine says simply "Chicago Transit Authority, I." The label says simply "Chicago Transit Authority." This leads me to suspect a great number of possibilities for correct Band Name "Album Title":
Chicago Transit Authority "Chicago Transit Authority, I" (the one I consider most accurate...I think)
Chicago Transit Authority "I"
Chicago "Chicago Transit Authority, I"
Chicago Transit Authority "Chicago Transit Authority"
Chicago "Chicago Transit Authority"
Chicago "Transit Authority, I"
Chicago "Transit Authority"

If you couldn't tell that I'm completely OCD about the organization of my records...yeah, I am.
ethan

ethan

April 27, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Chicago Transit Authority, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, R2 76171
When you look back on classic albums of the 1960s, this one ranks right up there - this is the debut effort from Chicago. Yes, they were known for a time as Chicago Transit Authority before then-mayor Richard Daley wasn't too pleased with the name; they since shortened it. Initially released as a double-album, rare and risky for a first album from an unknown group, this is one potent mix of rock and jazz that combine for an unidentifiable sound that totally was the band's very own - with just about every band member getting a chance to shine, save for woodwinder/saxophonist Walt Parazaider (who would get ultimate redemption for "Colour My World" on their next effort). Their musicianship was undeniable - so much so that you can forgive the late Terry Kath for channeling his inner Hendrix on "Free Form Guitar". On many US oldies radio stations, tracks like "Beginnings", "Does Anybody Really Know...?", and their cover of "I'm A Man" are still staples today that sound miles ahead of their time. Other songs like "Listen" and "Someday" sound like they could fit on playlists of CHR stations today. Have thirty-six years really passed since this first entered into the world's ears? Yes....and people still are blown away by this. Any wonder why they still tour every year (and again with Earth, Wind, & Fire in '05)? I guess the risk paid off.