Chicago - The Chicago Transit Authority (1969) [MFSL 2015] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

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Chicago - The Chicago Transit Authority (1969) [MFSL 2015] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Chicago - The Chicago Transit Authority (1969) [MFSL 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:49 minutes | Scans included | 2,38 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 2,18 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,81 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2134

Chicago Transit Authority is the self-titled debut album by the Chicago-based rock band Chicago Transit Authority, later known as Chicago. It was recorded and released in 1969. For this inaugural recording effort the group was nominated for a Grammy Award for 1969 Best New Artist of the Year. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014. The album stayed on the Billboard 200 for 171 weeks, setting the then record for a rock album's longevity at 155 weeks and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Few debut albums can boast as consistently solid an effort as the self-titled Chicago Transit Authority (1969). Even fewer can claim to have enough material to fill out a double-disc affair. Although this long- player was ultimately the septet's first national exposure, the group was far from the proverbial "overnight sensation." Under the guise of the Big Thing, the group soon to be known as CTA had been honing its eclectic blend of jazz, classical, and straight-ahead rock & roll in and around the Windy City for several years. Their initial non-musical meeting occurred during a mid-February 1967 confab between the original combo at Walter Parazaider's apartment on the north side of Chi Town. Over a year later, Columbia Records staff producer James Guercio became a key supporter of the group, which he rechristened Chicago Transit Authority. In fairly short order the band relocated to the West Coast and began woodshedding the material that would comprise this title. In April of 1969, the dozen sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience. This included an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements. This approach economized the finest of what the band had to offer – actually two highly stylized units that coexisted with remarkable singularity. On the one hand, listeners were presented with an incendiary rock & roll quartet of Terry Kath (lead guitar/vocals), Robert Lamm (keyboards/vocals), Peter Cetera (bass/vocals), and Danny Seraphine (drums). They were augmented by the equally aggressive power brass trio that included Lee Loughnane (trumpet/vocals), James Pankow (trombone), and the aforementioned Parazaider (woodwind/vocals). This fusion of rock with jazz would also yield some memorable pop sides and enthusiasts' favorites as well. Most notably, a quarter of the material on the double album – "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Beginnings," "Questions 67 and 68," and the only cover on the project, Steve Winwood's "I'm a Man" – also scored as respective entries on the singles chart. The tight, infectious, and decidedly pop arrangements contrast with the piledriving blues-based rock of "Introduction" and "South California Purples" as well as the 15-plus minute extemporaneous free for all "Liberation." Even farther left of center are the experimental avant-garde "Free Form Guitar" and the politically intoned and emotive "Prologue, August 29, 1968" and "Someday (August 29, 1968)." The 2003 remastered edition of Chicago Transit Authority offers a marked sonic improvement over all previous pressings – including the pricey gold disc incarnation.


01. Introduction
02. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
03. Beginnings
04. Questions 67 And 68
05. Listen
06. Poem 58
07. Free Form Guitar
08. South California Purples
09. I'm A Man
10. Prologue, August 29, 1968
11. Someday (August 29, 1968)
12. Liberation

Mastered by Rob LoVerve at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

foobar2000 1.6.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: The Chicago Transit Authority / The Chicago Transit Authority

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -6.25 dB -19.30 dB 6:36 01-Introduction
DR11 -8.12 dB -22.18 dB 4:35 02-Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
DR12 -6.92 dB -21.24 dB 7:55 03-Beginnings
DR11 -7.35 dB -20.03 dB 5:03 04-Questions 67 And 68
DR10 -6.97 dB -19.27 dB 3:23 05-Listen
DR10 -7.08 dB -19.10 dB 8:37 06-Poem 58
DR8 -11.48 dB -21.48 dB 6:54 07-Free Form Guitar
DR11 -7.75 dB -20.34 dB 6:13 08-South California Purples
DR11 -6.72 dB -20.53 dB 7:41 09-I'm A Man
DR10 -10.35 dB -23.94 dB 0:57 10-Prologue, August 29, 1968
DR11 -7.05 dB -19.93 dB 4:12 11-Someday (August 29, 1968)
DR11 -6.80 dB -20.40 dB 14:44 12-Liberation

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

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Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,61 GB