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    Chicago II

    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of Their Debut Masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago


    Chicago II was the second chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums for Chicago
    which begun in 1969. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/
    keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns
    of James Pankow (trombone), Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds),
    plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago II is undoubtedly one of the biggest selling albums
    of the classic rock era and also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog. Buoyed by
    the success of huge hit singles like Make Me Smile, 25 or 6 to 4 and Colour My World, Chicago's
    stunning follow-up to their debut smash Chicago Transit Authority (Friday Music 8) was filled with
    so many great songs, it could be its own greatest hits collection.


    Further smashes like the powerful It Better End Soon suite, the stellar Wake Up Sunshine
    plus the late Terry Kath masterwork In the Country all truly make this fine album even more of a
    treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of Chicago II has been available that
    is until now! Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM
    AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with their masterpiece Chicago II. Mastered impeccably from the original
    Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records
    in Hollywood, CA, along with Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly a thrilling audiophile
    vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in
    gatefold style as it was released in 1970 as well as a color poster insert of the band, complete with
    all the great music you will always remember from this historic release. Chicago II from Chicago
    on impeccable 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music


    Now More Than Ever!

    LP1
    1. Movin' In
    2. The Road
    3. Poem For The People
    4. In The Country
    5. Wake Up Sunshine
    6. Make Me Smile
    7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
    8. Anxiety's Moment
    9.West Virginia Fantasies
    10. Colour My World
    11. To Be Free
    12. Now More Than Ever


    LP2
    1. Fancy Colours
    2. 25 Or 6 To 4
    3. Prelude
    4. A.M. Mourning
    5. P.M. Mourning
    6. Memories Of Love
    7. It Better End Soon-1st Movement
    8. It Better End Soon-2nd Movement
    9. It Better End Soon-3rd Movement
    10. It Better End Soon-4th Movement
    11. Where Do We Go From Here

    Chicago
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  • Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix) Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix) Quick View

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    Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix)

    When Chicago released their second album, the appropriately-entitled CHICAGO II, they blew their fans' minds with the musical amalgam that they'd constructed, one which incorporated everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. As such, many have hoped for decades that the band would deliver a mix of the album that would bring out the myriad of nuances hidden within the music.


    At last, all of that hoping has paid off: CHICAGO II: STEVEN WILSON REMIX is to be released as a double-LP vinyl set.


    Wilson has performed a stereo remix from the 16-track multi-track tapes, enabling him to bring out heretofore-hidden elements within the music. The end result: a new stereo version of CHICAGO II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn't have before. It's still the same album you know and love, though, as you'll realize as soon as classic songs like "24 or 6 to 4," "Make Me Smile," and "Colour My World" begin to whiz by.

    1. Movin' In
    2. The Road
    3. Poem For The People
    4. In The Country
    5. Wake Up Sunshine
    6. Make Me Smile
    7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
    8. Anxiety's Moment
    9. West Virginia Fantasies
    10. Colour My World
    11. To Be Free
    12. Now More Than Ever
    13. Fancy Colours
    14. 25 Or 6 To 4
    15. Prelude
    16. A.M. Mourning
    17. P.M. Mourning
    18. Memories Of Love
    19. It Better End Soon 1st Movement
    20. It Better End Soon 2nd Movement
    21. It Better End Soon 3rd Movement
    22. It Better End Soon 4th Movement
    23. Where Do We Go From Here
    Chicago
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  • Chicago II Collector's Edition (Pre-Order) Chicago II Collector's Edition (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Chicago II Collector's Edition (Pre-Order)

    CHICAGO II: LIVE ON SOUNDSTAGE underscores the enduring popularity of Chicago's second album with an energized performance of the entire double-album in front of a live audience.


    Originally released in January 1970 as Chicago (and later dubbed Chicago II ), the album was a major breakthrough for the band and features some of the group's biggest hits, including the Top 10 singles: 25 Or 6 To 4, Make Me Smile and Colour My World.


    Nominated for three Grammy awards and certified double-platinum, the album is also known for several extended song cycles: Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon by trombonist/composer James Pankow; Memories Of Love by guitarist Terry Kath and composer Peter Matz; and It Better End Soon by keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm. Robert Lamm and James Pankow have also become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.


    CHICAGO II: COLLECTOR'S EDTION comes with the Soundstage performance on CD and DVD, as well as the original Chicago II album remixed by acclaimed producer Steven Wilson on both CD and double-LP.

    1. Movin' In
    2. The Road
    3. Poem For The People
    4. In The Country
    5. Wake Up Sunshine
    6. Make Me Smile
    7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
    8. Anxiety's Moment
    9. West Virginia Fantasies
    10. Colour My World
    11. To Be Free
    12. Now More Than Ever
    13. Fancy Colours
    14. 25 Or 6 To 4
    15. Prelude
    16. A.M. Mourning
    17. P.M. Mourning
    18. Memories Of Love
    19. It Better End Soon 1st Movement
    20. It Better End Soon 2nd Movement
    21. It Better End Soon 3rd Movement
    22. It Better End Soon 4th Movement
    23. Where Do We Go From Here
    Chicago
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  • Chicago V Chicago V Quick View

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    Chicago V

    The Chicago/ Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    Celebrate 50 Years Of Chicago!!!


    Their Massively Successful Fifth Album Is Back!!!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Chicago's Lee Loughnane At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, Ca


    Features Smash Hits Saturday In The Park - Dialouge Parts One & Two - State Of The Union & All Is Well


    Chicago V was another solid platinum plus smash for Chicago. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/ bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago V is undoubtedly one of their biggest selling albums and is also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like the Robert Lamm masterwork Saturday In The Park and Dialouge (Parts One & Two) featuring the stunning duet with Terry Kath and Peter Cetera, their fifth platter was chock filled of even more smashes like the Terry Kath pile driven guitar opener A Hit By Varese, the jazz infused While The City Sleeps, and the fan favorite All Is Well.


    Many of the incredible tunes on this well crafted album also feature the sorely missed vocals and guitar of Terry Kath, where he truly shines on all the tracks especially on his own compostion Alma Mater, which makes this fine album even more of a treasure trove of classic Chicago enjoyment.


    Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with the five star smash Lp Chicago V. Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records/Warner Bros. master tapes by Joe Reagoso & Chicago founding member Lee Loughnane at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, this limited edition album is truly a thrilling listening for audiophiles everywhere.


    Chicago V is truly a sonic achievement for the ears, heart and soul. For this special limited edition, we have also included the incredible album cover in a stellar gatefold presentation.


    Chicago V from Chicago... on impeccable limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl... exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. A Hit By VarÉse
    2. All Is Well
    3. Now That You've Gone
    4. Dialogue (Part One)
    5. Dialogue (Part Two)
    6. While The City Sleeps
    7. Saturday In The Park
    8. State Of The Union
    9. Goodbye
    10. Alma Mater
    Chicago
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  • Chicago VI Chicago VI Quick View

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    Chicago VI

    Chicago VI was another solid platinum plus smash for Chicago. Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like Just You 'N' Me & Feelin' Stronger Every Day, their sixth platter was chock filled of even more smashes like the piano driven opener Critic's Choice and Hollywood. Friday Music is honored to announce the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with our first chapter CHICAGO VI This LP features the original core line-up of Lamm, Kath, Cetera, etc. Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records/ Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso, also presented in a nice gatefold cover.


    Chicago: Terry Kath (vocals, guitar); Robert Lamm (vocals, keyboards); Lee Loughnane (vocals, trumpet); Peter Cetera (vocals, bass); James Pankow (trombone); Walter Parazaider (woodwinds); Danny Seraphine (drums). Additional personnel: J.G. O'Rafferty (pedal steel guitar); Laudir De Oliveira, Joe Lala (congas). Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado in February 1973.Includes liner notes by Don Heckman. All tracks have been digitally remastered. The album on which Chicago fully dropped its early jazz-rock roots and went strictly pop, 1973's CHICAGO VI features two of the band's finest singles, the romantic Just You 'N' Me and the uplifting Feelin' Stronger Every Day, along with a solid set of album tracks. Although Robert Lamm's solo piano ballad Critics' Choice reveals a thin skin concerning the group's poor reviews from the hipster press, Terry Kath's What's This World Coming To and Lamm's dreamy Something in This City Changes People are nearly as strong as the big hits. Elsewhere, the country-fried In Terms of Two proves an interesting stylistic detour. Chicago has always been a definitive singles band, but those looking to explore their catalogue beyond the hits should check out this excellent release.

    1. Critics' Choice
    2. Just You 'N' Me
    3. Darlin' Dear
    4. Jenny
    5. What's This World Coming To
    6. Something in This City Changes People
    7. Hollywood
    8. In Terms of Two
    9. Rediscovery
    10. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
    Chicago
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  • Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits


    Cut From Analogue Masters


    Original Artwork


    With a career spanning over 46 years to the present day, Chicago have firmly established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands in history, boasting 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. The band began as a politically charged, somewhat experimental, rock band that later progressed onto a predominantly softer melodic sound. They found vast international fame thanks to a number of hit ballads within their astonishing 21 top-ten singles.


    Released in 1975 Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits was Chicago's first greatest hits album. It reached #1 in the US during a chart stay of an incredible 72 weeks and went on to go 5 x Platinum in the US.

    1. 25 Or 6 To 4
    2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
    3. Colour My World
    4. Just You 'N' Me
    5. Saturday In The Park
    6. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
    7. Make Me Smile
    8. Wishing You Were Here
    9. Call On Me
    10. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
    11. Beginnings
    Chicago
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  • AudioQuest Chicago Interconnect Cable MULTIPLE LENGTHS AVAILABLE AudioQuest Chicago Interconnect Cable Quick View

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    AudioQuest Chicago Interconnect Cable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.



    RCA to RCA


    Custom Lengths Available Upon Request


    Every March 17 on St. Patrick's Day, New York City merely paints a green line down the center of its Fifth Avenue parade route-a stunt easily pulled off by any city-but only Chicago dyes an entire river the perfect shade of emerald green to honor Irish culture. Why green? Thanks to Ireland's lush vegetation, the island is often lovingly referred to as the Emerald Isle. To the Irish, a green display of pride is not to be taken lightly. In the United States, even those of non-Irish descent know to wear green clothing on St. Patrick's Day, or else be playfully pinched by an Irish friend or colleague! But it's one thing to don a green shirt or tie, another thing altogether to transform a 156-mile long river. Chicago's Stephen M. Bailey, the man who orchestrated the transformation, boasted that he'd turn the River Chicago into the River Shannon (Ireland's longest) for a day, and, eventually, he did.


    There was no specific recipe for successfully dyeing a river. A bit of trial and error was required. Initially, over 100 pounds of dye was used, and the river stayed green for a week! In the second year, 50 pounds of dye kept the river green for three full days. In the third year, it was found that using 25 pounds of dye would turn the river green for a single day. Two years later, environmental concerns led to the formation of a new vegetable-based dye that produces a perfect sea of green and lasts for four or five hours-40 pounds of the stuff does the trick. Following suit across the nation, major canals, minor creeks, city blocks, drinking fountains, and even the Presidential Fountain at the White House are dyed green for St. Patrick's Day-all thanks to the wonderful example set in Chicago.


    SOLID LONG-GRAIN COPPER (LGC) CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Chicago's solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding "loss" without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.


    NITROGEN-INJECTED HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION: Nitrogen-Injected Hard-Cell Foam insulation is used exclusively in most of AudioQuest's video and digital audio cables. Similar to Foamed-PE, it is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. 'Hard' foam is used because the stiffness of the material allows the conductors in the cable to maintain the same relationship with each other along the full length of the cable, thus ensuring that the characteristic impedance of the cable is consistent.


    METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.


    DOUBLE-BALANCED GEOMETRY: Two ideal audio conductors separate from the cable's shield. Not only does this prevent the shield from being used as an inferior audio path, but it further optimizes sound quality by only grounding the shield at one end, reducing system ground-plane modulation.


    COLD-WELDED GOLD-PLATED PLUGS: This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.


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    Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available
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  • Chicago Transit Authority Chicago Transit Authority Quick View

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    Chicago Transit Authority


    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of Their Debut Masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago!


    Chicago Transit Authority was the first chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums
    for Chicago which begun in 1969. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm
    (lead vocals/keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the
    legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James
    Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago Transit Authority is undoubtedly one
    of the biggest selling albums of the classic rock era and is also one of the most revered offerings
    in their huge catalog. 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.


    Further smashes like the powerful funkified version of I'm a Man, the stellar Introduction,
    plus the late Terry Kath masterwork Free Form Guitar all truly make this fine album even more
    of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of C.T.A. has been available
    that is until now! Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE
    VINYL SERIES with their debut masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority. Mastered impeccably from
    the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Records in Hollywood, CA, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly
    a thrilling audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover
    in gatefold style as it was released in 1969, complete with the great music you will always
    remember from this historic release. Chicago Transit Authority from Chicago on impeccable
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
    3. Beginnings
    4. Questions 67 and 68
    5. Listen
    6. Poem 58


    LP 2
    1. Free Form Guitar
    2. South California Purples
    3. I'm a Man
    4. Prologue, August 29, 1968
    5. Someday (August 29, 1968)
    6. Liberation

    Chicago
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  • Chicago VII (Awaiting Repress) Chicago VII (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Chicago VII (Awaiting Repress)


    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of The Legendary #1 Chicago VII - First Time Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago!


    Chicago VII was another huge multiplatinum plus #1 smash for Chicago and a stunning return to the double LP
    format for this brilliant band. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/keyboards),
    Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet),
    Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago VII is
    undoubtedly one of their biggest selling albums and is also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like (I've Been) Searchin' So Long and Call On Me, their seventh album
    was filled with more smashes like the power driver Robert Lamm smash Lifesaver, the funk rocker Woman Don't Want
    To Love Me and the Chicago/Beach Boys duet smash hit single Wishing You Were Here.


    The wonderful 2 LP release also features a fine array of long band workouts on instrumentals which feature each
    bandmate laying down some serious grooves on tunes like Hanky Panky, Aire and Prelude To Aire, which of course
    feature the horn work of the founders Lee Loughnane, Walter Parazaider and James Pankow.


    Several of the fine tunes on this well-crafted album also feature the sorely missed vocals and guitar of Terry
    Kath, where he truly shines on tracks like the progressive jazz rock infused Song Of The Evergreens and the stunning
    Byblos, both of which make this fine album even more of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    Peter Cetera shines vocally throughout on the LP as well, especially on the hit acoustic ballad sounds of Happy
    Man. While being one of the more signature songs from this collection, the tune also was known for its false start
    making it one of Chicago's more collectable rarities if you were lucky to own the original vinyl version from 1974.
    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of Chicago VII has been available that is until now!


    Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with their masterpiece Chicago VII. Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is
    truly a thrilling first time audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the
    first time since it was released in 1974, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic
    release.


    Chicago VII from Chicago on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends
    at Friday Music I've Been Searchin' So Long

    LP 1
    1. Prelude To Aire
    2. Aire
    3. Devil's Sweet
    4. Italian From New York
    5. Hanky Panky
    6. Life Saver
    7. Happy Man


    LP 2
    1. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
    2. Mongonucleosis
    3. Song Of The Evergreens
    4. Byblos
    5. Wishing You Were Here
    6. Call On Me
    7. Woman Don't Want To Love Me
    8. Skinny Boy

    Chicago
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  • Loose In Chicago Loose In Chicago Quick View

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    Loose In Chicago

    Kyle Kinane returns to his native Chicago in his third Comedy Central Records album, LOOSE IN CHICAGO. Filmed at the historic Metro, Kinane addresses the terrestrial woes that plague us all, or none of us whatsoever. A cross section of concealed carry opponents, gout survivors, and historians of personal regret would probably get a kick out of this latest offering.
    LP 1
    1. Beef
    2. Water
    3. Salt
    4. Corn Syrup
    5. Dextrose
    6. Mustard
    7. Natural Flavorings And Coloring


    LP 2
    1. Garlic Juice
    2. Sodium Erythortbate
    3. Sodium Nitrite
    4. Extractives Of Paprika
    5. Sheep Casing

    Kyle Kinane
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  • Blowing in From Chicago Blowing in From Chicago Quick View

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    Blowing in From Chicago

    Jordan and Gilmore were big guns in Chicago and unknown elsewhere when they made this album with the dream team of Horace Silver, Curly Russell and Art Blakey. Jordan would become a kingpin of the New York hard bop scene and Gilmore would immerse himself in the world of Sun Ra, but these tenor masters were completely in sync for this great Blue Note session.


    Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone
    John Gilmore, tenor saxophone
    Horace Silver, piano
    Curly Russell, bass
    Art Blakey, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Staus Quo
    2. Bo-Till
    3. Blue Lights
    4. Billie's Bounce
    5. Evil Eye
    6. Everywhere
    Clifford Jordan
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  • Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago Quick View

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    Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago

    At the launch of the Numero label near-on a decade ago, they already had an unquenchable thirst for power pop, glam, and regional bar rock. This affliction led to the double disc Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation, which was intended as the first entry in a series that, they regret to report, got stalled out in committee.


    Seven years after its release, YP became the first Numero effort to be put to sleep. Emails began trickling in about the missing catalog number: Would YP ever be issued on vinyl? Would there ever be a second volume? Was The Toms track "Sun" actually recorded in the '80s? Hoping to satiate the masses, the Numero brain trust has conceived Buttons as their brand-spanking-new power pop umbrella, and is pleased to announce the first two titles in the series: Buttons: Starter Kit and Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago.


    An homage to the prairie state Numero calls home, From Champaign To Chicago is a 19-track survey of Illinois' cheapest thrills. Reaching back to 1973 and Peoria outliers the Jets and ending in 1987 with Romeoville's Julian Leal and his Dick Clark approved "Get Away," From Champaign to Chicago connects, via map, pins, and string, the various scenes that pockmarked the face of the Land of Lincoln!

    1. Prettyboys - I Wanna Make You! (Chicago)
    2. Julian Leal - Get Away (Romeoville)
    3. All-Night Newsboys - She's Gone Hollywood (Chicago)
    4. Names - It's A Miracle (Rockford)
    5. Kevin Lee & Heartbeat - Tonight (Chicago)
    6. Band Jocks - At Practice (Chicago)
    7. Vertebrats - Diamonds In The Rough (Champaign)
    8. Nines - Holiday (Champaign)
    9. Jerks - So Lifelike (LaSalle)
    10. Northshore - School Yard (Chicago)
    11. Paul - I Have Always Loved You (Oak Park)
    12. Tom Orsi - Where Are You Now (Desplaines)
    13. Kind - Total Insanity (Chicago)
    14. Eyz - Midnight Girls (Desplaines)
    15. Shoes - In My Arms Again (Zion)
    16. Loose Lips - Kyle (Chicago)
    17. Lay-Z - More And More (Joliet)
    18. Jets - Be For Me (Pekin)
    19. Contraband - See You Tonight (Champaign)
    Various Artists
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  • The Chicago Years (Box Set) The Chicago Years (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Chicago Years (Box Set)

    6-LP Box Set Showcasing Solti's Years With The Chicago Symphony Orchestra


    Sir Georg Solti was one of the twentieth century's most brilliant conductors and a leading figure of musical culture in Europe and the US. Solti's remarkable partnership with the CSO began in 1954, when Solti first led the Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival. Solti served as Music Director for 22 years and Music Director Laureate for a further 7 years until his passing and is credited with greatly extending and building the Orchestra's reputation worldwide. He is the winner of 33 Grammys

    Sir Georg Solti
    $199.99
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  • Chicago 1980 & Hollywood 1983 (Discontinued) Chicago 1980 & Hollywood 1983 (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Chicago 1980 & Hollywood 1983 (Discontinued)

    Live At Chicago's Universal Amphitheatre In March, 1980 & Live At The Hollywood Palladium In August, 1983


    This deluxe LP release contains two superb, previously unreleased on vinyl, live performances by Blackfoot, both taken from FM radio broadcasts. The first of these comes from March 1980 and was recorded at Chicago's Universal Amphitheatre, while the second, from 1983, is from the Hollywood Palladium show, which the group performed in August that year. Highlighting Blackfoot's changing sound during this period, these fascinating and hugely enjoyable performances, presented here in excellent audio quality, will delight fans of this long-standing and highly regarded rock outfit who, some 45 years after first coming together, continue to record and perform today.

    LP 1
    1. Gimme Gimme Gimme

    2. Got A Line On You
    3. Wishing Well
    4. Every Man Should Know
    5. Road Fever
    6. Trouble In Mind
    7. Highway Song
    8. Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roll


    LP 2
    1. Wishing Well
    2. Teenage Idol
    3. Train, Train
    4. Easy Livin'
    5. Highway Song
    6. On The Run
    7. Fly Away

    Blackfoot
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    Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricula De Chicago (Awaiting Repress)

    Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-'70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago's west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal '79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here.
    1. Ebirac All-Stars featuring La-Plena Matrimonial
    2. Justicia - Stone Flower
    3. Juventud Tipica '78 - Afro Theme
    4. Juventud Tipica '78 - Ano Nuevo Y Reyes
    5. Under The Sun Orchestra - Under The Sune (Instrumental)
    6. La Solucion - A Bailar Son Montuno
    7. Tipica Leal '79 - Donde Estabas
    8. Justicia - Alegre Hibarito
    9. Justicia - Las Frutas Del Pais
    10. Justicia - Guaguanco Coroco
    11. Justicia - Bwana Tambula
    12. La Solucion - El Gordo Y El Flaco
    13. La Solucion - Mini Minoso
    14. La Solucion featuring Mongo Sa - Mozambique
    15. Ebirac - Ebirac Radio Spo
    Various Artists
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  • We're Gonna Change The World - The 60's Chicago Garage Sound Of Quill Records We're Gonna Change The World - The 60's Chicago Garage Sound Of Quill Records Quick View

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    We're Gonna Change The World - The 60's Chicago Garage Sound Of Quill Records


    Chicago was a great place to be if you were a member of a rock & roll combo in the mid-'60s -- there were plenty of teen clubs, radio stations were happy to play local product, and several Windy City labels were ready and willing to take hometown acts into the studio and get their music into stores. Dunwich Records and USA Records were the biggest labels in Chicago and both scored a handful of national hits, but they were far from the only game in town, and Peter Wright, a successful record promo man who went on to manage the New Colony Six, ran one of the city's most interesting small labels, Quill Records, which released top-notch sides on a number of fine groups and licensed a few of his masters to larger labels out of town.


    While Quill only lasted a bit less than two years (from 1966 to 1967), their output was impressive stuff from an eclectic variety of acts, and the great reissue label Sundazed, only a few months after releasing a definitive two-disc overview of the USA Records catalog (2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage and Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records), have unearthed 19 highlights from Quill's archives on We're Gonna Change the World! The 60's Chicago Garage Sound of Quill Productions.


    Many of Quill's acts followed the trends of the major British acts of the day, but hardly all of them; the Exterminators deliver a screed against long hair and take an America first position on rock with the over the top Declaration of Independence '65, Hot Pastrami by the Don Caron Orchestra is a high-powered instrumental dominated by honking saxophones and fuzzy guitars, and I'm Going to Change the World by the Commons Ltd. suggests the psychedelic revolution that was lurking around the corner while still maintaining a high degree of sneer and swagger.


    And even the acts that were looking to the U.K. for inspiration were turning their eyes to unusual places; the Delights were clearly obsessed with the Zombies, so much so that their original tune Every Minute, Every Hour, Every Moment mimics their style just as well as their cover of Just Out of Reach, and the Skunks, who true to their name bleached stripes into their hair, also leaned to the moody side of British pop with Don't Ask Why and a fine cover of the Beatles' It's Only Love (though Do the Duck is a raw and fuzzy celebration of some would-be dance craze).

    1. I'm Cryin' - The Malibu's
    2. Do The Duck - The Skunks
    3. Yes I Know - The Prophets
    4. I'll Have You Cryin' - Chances R
    5. Declaration Of Independence '65 - The Exterminators
    6. Losing You - The Ricochettes
    7. Just Out Of Reach - The Delights
    8. Hot Pastrami - Don Caron Orchestra
    9. A Heart Is Made Of Many Things - Jimmy Watson & The Original Royals
    10. It's One Thing To Say - The Riddles
    11. Without You - The Night Flight
    12. La-Do-Da-Da - Ronnie Rice & The Gents
    13. To Color Turn - The Night Flight
    14. I'm Going To Change The World - The Commons, LTD.
    15. Every Minute, Every Hour, Every Moment - The Delights
    16. Don't Ask Why - The Skunks
    Various Artists
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  • King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II Quick View

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    King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II

    Import

    Ranked 424/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. II is a compilation album by American blues musician Robert Johnson, released in 1970 on Columbia Records. It is considered one of the greatest blues releases ever.


    A wonderful follow-up to the first compilation (King of the Delta Blues Singers) of Robert Johnson's small library of recorded work. This album boasts the first album appearance of Love in Vain, as well as a number of other blues classics penned by the artist. Sweet Home Chicago, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, They're Red Hot, and Malted Milk are all present (and all covered by a multitude of artists -- the Blues Brothers, Elmore James, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Eric Clapton, respectively). As is generally the practice with Robert Johnson albums, a painting stands in for the cover (there are only two known photographs of the artist in the first place, and every other album released uses one of them). The music is certainly impeccable -- the self-accompanying bassline boogie was one of Johnson's greatest contributions to the blues, and it's displayed in all its beauty here. To top this, there's the beauty of his melodic work, and the interplay with his semi-gruff voice that help to make his songs memorable. He is the true legend of the blues, and anyone with even the slightest curiosity in that genre or rock needs to own both this album and its predecessor.

    - Adam Greenberg (All Music Guide)

    1. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
    2. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
    3. Sweet Home Chicago
    4. Rambling On My Mind
    5. Phonograph Blues
    6. They're Red Hot
    7. Dead Shrimp Blues
    8. Preachin' Blues
    9. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
    10. From Four Till Late
    11. Little Queen Of Spades
    12. Malted Milk
    13. Drunken Hearted Man
    14. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
    15. Honeymoon Blues
    16. Love In Vain
    Robert Johnson
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    Live In Chicago, 1999

    Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Calling themselves Joan of Arc, the group went on tour with their friends the Promise Ring (who also featured ex-Cap'n Jazz members) in August 1996. After spending the fall of that year writing and recording, the band re-emerged in 1997 with A Portable Model of Joan of Arc, their full-length debut. The album continued Joan of Arc's evolution into an equally hard-hitting and progressive outfit that appealed to emo and post-rock fans alike. The following year they returned with How Memory Works, a more clearly stated version of their ambitious style. Joan of Arc rang in 1999 with the release of Live in Chicago 1999. In February 2003, the band returned with So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness.
    LP 1
    1. It's Easier To Drink On An Empty Stomach Than Eat On A Broken Heart
    2. Who's Afraid Of Elizabeth Taylor?
    3. If It Feels / Good, Do It
    4. Live In Chicago, 1999
    5. (I'm 5 Senses) None Of Them Common
    6. Me (Plural)


    LP 2
    1. I'm Certainly Not Pleased With My Options For The Future
    2. When The Parish School Dismisses And The Children Running Sing
    3. Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James
    4. (In Fact I'm) Pioneering New Emotions
    5. Better De'd Than Read
    6. Sympathy For The Rolling Stones
    7. All Until The Greens Reveal Themselves At Dawn

    Joan of Arc
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  • Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture Quick View

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    Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture

    First Appearance on Vinyl


    Includes All the Songs in the Film and a Few That Were Not


    Magnificent Kander-Ebb Songs Sung by the Killer Cast of Zeta-Jones, RenÉe Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and More


    Also Includes Score by Danny Elfman


    Gatefold Jacket Features Credits and Stills from the Film


    Limited Edition 2x Black & Gold Vinyl


    Limited to 1500 Copies


    Hey, vinyl lovers-you had it comin'! Director Rob Marshall's 2002 film Chicago was the rare Hollywood production that got a Broadway musical right, winning six Academy Awards including Best Picture and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Catherine Zeta-Jones. And its soundtrack album was similarly decorated, winning a Grammy and reaching #2 on the charts. So why did it take this long to come out on LP? Beats us...but we promise you that you're gonna have a heckuva good time spinning those magnificent Kander & Ebb songs on limited edition (of 1500) black & gold vinyl! Includes all the tunes that were in the film and a couple that weren't, featuring that killer cast of Zeta-Jones, RenÉe Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and more, plus Danny Elfman's score and all that jazz. Gatefold jacket features credits and stills from the film. A must!

    LP 1
    1. Overture/And All That Jazz (Catherine Zeta-Jones & RenÉe Zellweger)
    2. Funny Honey (RenÉe Zellweger, John C. Reilly & Colm Feore)
    3. When You're Good to Mama (Queen Latifah)
    4. Cell Block Tango (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Susan Misner, Deidre Goodwin, Denise Faye, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova & Mýa Harrison)
    5. All I Care About (Richard Gere)
    6. We Both Reached for the Gun (Richard Gere, RenÉe Zellweger, Christine Baranski, Cleve Asbury, Shaun Amyot & Rick Negron)
    7. Roxie (RenÉe Zellweger)
    8. I Can't Do It Alone (Catherine Zeta-Jones)
    9. Mister Cellophane (John C. Reilly)


    LP 2
    1. Razzle Dazzle (Richard Gere)
    2. Class* (Catherine Zeta-Jones & Queen Latifah)
    3. Nowadays (Roxie) [RenÉe Zellweger]
    4. Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag (RenÉe Zellweger & Catherine Zeta-Jones)
    5. I Move On (Catherine Zeta-Jones & RenÉe Zellweger)
    6. After Midnight (Danny Elfman)
    7. Roxie's Suite (Danny Elfman)
    8. Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')*# (Performed by Queen Latifah & Lil' Kim Featuring Macy Gray)
    9. Love Is a Crime*# (Anastacia)


    *Not In Film
    #Additional Bonus Track Inspired by the Motion Picture, Chicago

    Various Artists
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    Let's Play Two

    2x Vinyl Housed In A Tip-On Style Gatefold Jacket


    Featuring Photos And Director's Notes From Danny Clinch


    In celebration of Pearl Jam's legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20th & 22nd, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let's Play Two and this accompanying soundtrack album.


    With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, this feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam's ever-growing catalog of originals and covers -- spanning the band's 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, Let's Play Two showcases the journey of that special relationship.

    LP 1
    1. Low Light
    2. Better Man
    3. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
    4. Last Exit
    5. Lightning Bolt

    6. Black, Red, Yellow

    7. Black
    8. Corduroy
    9. Given To Fly


    LP 2
    1. Jeremy

    2. Inside Job
    3. Go
    4. Crazy Mary
    5. Release
    6. Alive
    7. All The Way
    8. I've Got A Feeling

    Pearl Jam
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    Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Featuring soloist Rosalind Elias (Mezzo-Soprano), and Margaret Hillis, chorus director.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Brahms: Violin Concerto

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Another of the rare performances of violinist Jascha Heifetz and conductor Fritz Reiner together with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The original 30 ips 2-track analog tape was used in mastering for LPs and SACDs. This stunning performance is nothing short of breathtaking.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Brahms Concerto in D, op. 77
    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Since its original release on LP in the mid-1950s, Fritz Reiner's rendition of the Concerto for Orchestra has stood as the standard against which all other recordings of the work are measured. Reiner's superb control of his orchestra and of Bartók's rhythms and textures is still unsurpassed, even by dozens of subsequent conductors in the digital age. Likewise, the Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta shows just what an incredible ensemble the Chicago Symphony was under Reiner's direction. The original 2-track session tapes were used in mastering for this LP.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Introduzione: Andante non troppo: Allegro vivace
    2. Giuoco delle copple: Allegretto scherzando
    3. Elegia: Andante non troppe
    4. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
    5. Pesante: Presto
    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

    RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs - The Gold Standard For Top Quality Orchestral Performance And Sound!


    Remastered And Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    Grade A+. Another one of HP's favorites, this LP (at least in its earliest pressings) is famously wonderful sounding, and the Analogue Productions version certainly lives up to the hype. Once again string tone - and this disc is celebrated for its string tone - is ravishingly beautiful. The bass is astonishingly deep and authoritative. And the dynamics are tremendous. In sum, I highly recommend all of these celebrated RCAs in their Analogue Productions reissues. They will cost you $30 a disc, which is a more-than-fair price considering that they are, IMO, uniformly superb (yes, better than the Classic Record versions). - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013


    We compared this new 200-gram, 33 RPM LP from Analogue Productions with the original RCA Living Stereo issue and Classic Records' 33 RPM version, and were surprised at the outcome. Why? Because to these ears, the new Analogue Productions version was the more relaxed and natural sounding of the bunch. The sound is as it should be, inviting the listener into the music and entirely constant with Reiner's readings. ... If ever there were a must-have LP in the recent wave of audiophile vinyl reincarnations, this is it. Treat yourself and thank (Analogue Productions' Chad) Kassem for doing it the justice it deserves. - Harry Pearson, HP Soundings, May 2013.


    Without a doubt, the AP pressing sounds much more natural than the Classic Records reissue; the sound is simply less forced, as if the notes and rhythms have more air to explore, more ambient Hall to reverberate, and more of the acoustic envelope to reveal. ... the vinyl is so damn quiet, you can turn it up without any hesitation ... The solo violin is the heart of this recording and it's supposed to sound seductive, and on this reissue, it does. One thing if for certain, there is a lot more information coming through than on the original. The AP pressing takes the simplistic approach of the Chesky, but with a more developed sound, making the Chesky appear a bit more subdued by comparison. ... If you are interested in hearing this classic RCA in all of its natural glory, you needn't look any further than Chad Kassem's latest offering. If this is any indication of Analogue Production's current batch of RCA reissues (approximately 24 more on the way), it just may be a new golden age for the modern vinyl listener. - Joey Weiss, HP Soundings, May 2013


    The second movement is just ravishing in the beauty of the Chicago's playing and Reiner's romantic approach; there is some staccato triple-tonguing done by trumpeter Adolph Herseth in the fourth movement that should leave you, if not him, breathless. But let is just be said that, after you hear this, no other Scheherazade will ever replace it in your affections. HP's The Golden Dozen LPs - Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007


    The jewel in the Living Stereo crown. This, like the Respighi, is considered one of the very best LPs by Reiner, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and RCA's crew. Another Mohr and Layton classic.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Sea And Sinbads Ship
    2. The Story Of The Kalender Prince
    3. The Young Prince And The Young Princess
    4. Festival In Bagdad; The Sea; The Ship Goes To Pieces On A Rock Surmounted By A Bronze Warrior
    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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