Chicago unveils two 10 CD box sets spanning 20 studio albums for July 10th

Chicago’s debut album, Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame just last year, serving as the latest addition to the band’s already impressive list of achievements, which includes record sales in excess of 100 million albums and recognition as the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Chicago also ranked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart, the highest ranking American band.

Chicago recorded 20 studio albums between 1969 and 2008. Amazingly, 14 of those have been certified platinum or better. Whether it is personnel, popularity or productivity, everything about Chicago is big, which is why it’s fitting that the band’s collection of studio albums will be divided into two boxed sets with 10 CD each: The Studio Albums 1969-1978 and The Studio Albums 1979-2008.

The collections both feature the most recently reissued versions of albums with remastered sound and bonus tracks both packaged in a clamshell box with the band’s iconic logo gracing the front. Both sets will be available on July 10th for $79.98 each.

The Studio Albums 1969-1978 includes: Chicago Transit Authority (1969), Chicago (1970), Chicago III (1971), Chicago V (1972), Chicago VI (1973), Chicago VII (1974), Chicago VIII (1975), Chicago X (1976), Chicago XI (1977) and Hot Streets (1978).

The Studio Albums 1979-2008 includes: Chicago 13 (1979), Chicago XIV (1980), Chicago 16 (1982), Chicago 17 (1984), Chicago 18 (1986), Chicago 19 (1988), Twenty 1 (1991), Night & Day (1995), XXX (2006) and Stone Of Sisyphus (1994/2008).

Highlights from the first boxed set include the four consecutive number one albums the band released in three years: Chicago V, Chicago VI, Chicago VII and Chicago VIII. There is no shortage of standouts on the second collection, which includes the 6x Platinum Chicago 17, the best-selling album of the band’s career, and Chicago X, which earned three Grammy Awards.

These sets are home to many of the group’s best-loved songs, including 21 Top Ten hits like: “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Old Days,” “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “You’re The Inspiration,” “Hard Habit To Break,” “Look Away,” and the Grammy winner “If You Leave Me Now.”

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The Studio Albums 1969-1978:

Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Chicago (1970)
Chicago III (1971)
Chicago V (1972)
Chicago VI (1973)
Chicago VII (1974)
Chicago VIII (1975)
Chicago X (1976)
Chicago XI (1977)
Hot Streets (1978)

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The Studio Albums 1979-2008:

Chicago 13 (1979)
Chicago XIV (1980)
Chicago 16 (1982)
Chicago 17 (1984)
Chicago 18 (1986)
Chicago 19 (1988)
Twenty 1 (1991)
Night & Day (1995)
XXX (2006)
Stone Of Sisyphus (1994/2008)

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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