Chicago – Live in Japan 1977 Japan-only 2 LP set with obi

$99.00

A Japanese pressing of the Japan-only Live in Japan by Chicago, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the double album Live in Japan by Chicago, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Live in Japan is a 1977 pressing of an album that was originally released in 1975 (and recorded in 1972) on the CBS label.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.

All three inserts are included – a Japanese lyric insert, an English lyric insert, and a Rock 100 insert promoting other CBS albums.  All three inserts are M-.

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

A beautiful copy of a highly regarded album that looks virtually new.

Background: Chicago’s best-known live album is 1971’s Chicago at Carnegie Hall, a four record set that’s known for it’s bulk but less praised for the sound quality and performances.

Live in Japan, released only in Japan in 1975, is generally regarded as having both better performances and better sound quality than the American album, and for some listeners, the benefit of only being half as long.

Allmusic.com gave Live in Japan a 4 star review:

This double-length set, not the “legendary” four-LP Carnegie Hall concert, is the one to get to hear what Chicago sounded like in their classic early period. In contrast to the Carnegie Hall show, where the band emphasized its precision to the point of deadening any excitement that might have been generated, here Chicago sounds upbeat and lively, bent on giving a good, exciting show and not on capturing a perfect performance. … It shows what an embarrassment of riches Columbia was faced with in the group’s output that they never issued this performance in America, favoring the more hyped but far less entertaining and exciting Carnegie Hall show.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
40AP-1233~4
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in