Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)
Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)
Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)
Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)
Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)
Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)
Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)
Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)

Chicago - Chicago 2 (2LP, Translucent Blue vinyl)

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Peter Cetera – bass, vocals

Terry Kath – guitar, vocals

Robert Lamm – keyboards, vocals

Lee Loughnane – trumpet, vocals

James Pankow – trombone

Walter Parazaider – saxophone, flute, clarinet, vocals

Danny Seraphine – drums

Written by J. Pankow (A1, B2 to B8), P. Cetera (D5), P. Matz (C3 to C5), R. Lamm (A3, B1, C1, C2, D1 to D4), T. Kath (A2, A4, C3 to C6, D3), W. Parazaider (D2)


2 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Translucent Blue

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : unspecified

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded in August 1969 at Studio Columbia Recording Studios, New York and Columbia Studios, Hollywood by Brian Ross-Myring, Chris Hinshaw, Donald Puluse*

Produced by James William Guercio

Remastered by Steven Wilson From The 16-Track Master Tapes

Originally released in 1970

Reissued in April 2022



Side A

  1. Movin’ In
  2. The Road
  3. Poem For The People
  4. In The Country 

Side B

  1. Wake Up Sunshine
  2. Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon
  3. Make Me Smile
  4. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
  5. Anxiety’s Moment
  6. West Virginia Fantasies
  7. Colour My World
  8. To Be Free
  9. Now More Than Ever

Side C

  1. Fancy Colours
  2. 25 Or 6 To 4
  3. Prelude:
  4. A.M. Mourning
  5. P.M. Mourning
  6. Memories Of Love

Side D

  1. It Better End Soon
  2. Where Do We Go From Here


Reviews :

"The Chicago Transit Authority recorded this double-barreled follow-up to their eponymously titled 1969 debut effort. The contents of Chicago II (1970) underscore the solid foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll that the band so brazenly forged on the first set. The septet also continued its ability to blend the seemingly divergent musical styles into some of the best and most effective pop music of the era. One thing that had changed was the band's name, which was shortened to simply Chicago to avoid any potential litigious situations from the city of Chicago's transportation department -- which claimed the name as proprietary property. Musically, James Pankow (trombone) was about to further cross-pollinate the band's sound with the multifaceted six-song "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon." The classically inspired suite also garnered the band two of its most beloved hits -- the upbeat pop opener "Make Me Smile" as well as the achingly poignant "Color My World" -- both of which remained at the center of the group's live sets. Chicago had certainly not abandoned its active pursuit of blending high-octane electric rockers such as "25 or 6 to 4" to the progressive jazz inflections heard in the breezy syncopation of "The Road." Adding further depth of field is the darker "Poem for the People" as well as the politically charged five-song set titled "It Better End Soon." These selections feature the band driving home its formidable musicality and uncanny ability to coalesce styles telepathically and at a moment's notice. The contributions of Terry Kath (guitar/vocals) stand out as he unleashes some of his most pungent and sinuous leads, which contrast with the tight brass and woodwind trio of Lee Loughnane (trumpet/vocals), Walter Parazaider (woodwinds/vocals), and the aforementioned Pankow. Peter Cetera (bass/vocals) also marks his songwriting debut -- on the final cut of both the suite and the album -- with "Where Do We Go from Here." It bookends both with at the very least the anticipation and projection of a positive and optimistic future." AllMusic Review by Lindsay Planer


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,04 / 5

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