‘Chicago Transit Authority’ Celebrates 50 Years And A Rhino Remix Release

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s debut album, Rhino will release Chicago Transit Authority (50th Anniversary Remix) on August 30.

Released on April 28, 1969, Chicago Transit Authority earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and it was also certified double platinum. The double album featured the outfit’s hits “Beginnings,” “Questions 67 and 68,” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?.”

Rhino’s remix album will be available on CD, a double-LP on 180-gram vinyl, and a limited edition, numbered version on gold vinyl. For details, go to Rhino’s official site.

Blending funk, pop, and jazz, the acclaimed album featured guitarist Terry Kath, keyboardist Robert Lamm, and bassist Peter Cetera sharing lead vocals on the album. Rounding out the outfit were drummer Danny Seraphine and the horn section: Lee Loughnane (trumpet), James Pankow (trombone), and Walt Parazaider (saxophone).

Chicago are currently on tour for their 52nd consecutive summer, and their next stops include the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater (Youngstown, OH), the BMO Harris Pavilion for Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), and the Fox Theatre (St. Louise, MO).

Where does Chicago Transit Authority rank among your favorite Chicago albums? As for me, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” ranks right up there with “Colour My World” (Kath’s work on “I’m A Man” on Chicago Transit Authority is absolutely stunning).

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Greg Srisavasdi

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