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


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1977 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 “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Live in Japan is a 1976 pressing on the CBS label of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.

This pressing includes a Japanese lyric insert and a custom title insert.  All are M-.

The two discs are M- and may be unplayed.  Clean discs!

A beautiful copy of a highly regarded album that’s hard to find complete.

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. 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:
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in