- Chicago XI
- (180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket)
- Artist: Chicago
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 7/29/2016
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Whether it is personnel, popularity or productivity, everything about Chicago is big. The first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades, Chicago's far-reaching list of creative and commercial accomplishments includes: a Grammy Hall of Fame induction, record sales in excess of 100 million, 21 Top 10 singles, and 5 consecutive No. 1 albums, with an incredible 25 albums earning platinum certification. However, the story of Chicago starts with the band itself, one of the most diversified, motivated and individually talented lineups ever assembled. Chicago was founded in 1967 by Walt Parazaider (woodwinds), James Pankow (trombone), Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Roert Lamm (keyboards/lead vocals), Terry Kath (guitar/lead vocals), and Danny Seraphine (drums). Chicago recorded a staggering 20 studio albums between 1969 and 2008. Amazingly, 14 of those have been certified platinum or better including 1977's Chicago XI. The last Chicago album to feature guitarist Terry Kath, this alternately personal and political album includes the hits "Baby, What A Big Surprise" and "Take Me Back To Chicago."