Ides of March – Vehicle sealed 1970 U.S. LP


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Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the debut LP by the Ides of March, Vehicle.

About this copy:  This copy of Vehicle is a  1970 U.S. pressing on the green Warner Brothers label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The shrink wrap almost completely intact, though there is small tear in the center of the front cover and a cut corner in the lower right.

A nice copy of an album that’s surprisingly hard to find, especially without cover wear.

Background: Chicago’s the Ides of March released four albums in the early 1970s and put three songs on the Billboard charts, but they’re best remembered for their #2 hit, “Vehicle,” which reminded more than a few listeners of a harder-edged Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

Unfortunately, “Vehicle” was the band’s only Top 40 hit, and they broke up in the mid-1970s.  Founder Jim Peterik later found success as a founding member of Survivor.

Vehicle reached #55 on the U.S. album chart. gave Vehicle a 3 star review:

A canny mixture of rock and soul, “Vehicle” was fortified with the group’s powerful horn section, which gave the tune more than a passing resemblance to the sound of Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago, both of whom were also enjoying major chart success at the time. After the single hit the charts, the Ides of March were rushed into the studio to cut an album, and Vehicle was supposedly recorded and mixed within the space of a week. To their credit, the band’s barnstorming days in Chicago certainly paid off; despite the tight deadline, the band sounds tight, enthusiastic, and emphatic on all ten tracks, and the songs cover a broader range than just the punchy sound of “Vehicle.” . Ultimately, Vehicle documents this band’s limitations as well as its strengths, but ultimately it’s a good week’s work, and shows the Ides of March had more up their sleeve than their only hit.

You can listen to “Vehicle” here:



Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
WS 1863
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in