Chicago – Chicago II Japan 2 LP set with obi

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Free U.S. shipping!  A complete 1974 Japanese pressing of Chicago II by Chicago, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a complete 1974 Japanese pressing of Chicago II by Chicago, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Chicago II is a 1974 pressing on the CBS/Sony label of an album that was originally released in 1969.

The cover is VG++, with slight edge and corner wear and a small amount of foxing.  The obi is VG++, with no tears, but with some foxing on the back.

The insert is VG++ with slight foxing.

The two discs are M- and look like they may have been played once.  Clean discs!

A beautiful copy of a very rare Chicago LP.

Background: Released in 1969, Chicago II was the second album by Chicago.

The album reached #4 on the U.S. charts and #6 in the UK, helped by the singles, “Make Me Smile,” and “25 or 6 to 4.”

Allmusic.com gave Chicago II a 4 1/2 star review:

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. … 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.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
SOPJ-66~67
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in