The Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Transit Authority
April 28, 1969
Producer: James William Guercio
Number of discs: 2

The band’s self-titled debut album showed the world how they could rock with brass and successfully incorporate funk, jazz, and pop balladry into a groundbreaking double-platinum rock & roll classic. The album stayed on the charts for a then-record 171 weeks, and was certified gold and later platinum and double platinum.

Cover Design: Painted Shingle
Track Listing:

  • Introduction
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  • Beginnings
  • Questions 67 and 68
  • Listen
  • Poem 58
  • Free Form Guitar
  • South California Purples
  • I’m a Man
  • Prologue
  • Someday
  • Liberation
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