Which Chicago album do you stop at?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by 905, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. 905

    905 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Southern IL
    My last one is VI, and that may change of course. I also have Greatest Hits.
  2. AZRunner

    AZRunner Forum Resident

    SW FL
    Chicago Transit Authority. I only bought it because of the Rhino Handmade Quadradisc version and was pleasantly surprised. Not really a fan of the later stuff.
  3. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    XI-Terry's last.
  4. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    Chicago XI (Terry's last one).
  5. timind

    timind Don't blame me

    Westfield, IN USA
    Nothing after Chicago II for me.
    It was a major disappointment to me after Chicago Transit Authority and nothing they have done since even came close. These were purchased pretty much at time of release so when III came out I had no interest.
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  6. II. (2) CTA is great and sone of their hits along the way. But the MOR sound put me off and I quit
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  7. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident

    I've got 1-7
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  8. tlake6659

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  9. jpmosu

    jpmosu a.k.a. Mr. Jones

    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    I don't have the Carnegie Hall album or Greatest Hits, but I have the others through 17.
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  10. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    The last one I currently own is VII, but there is some good stuff all the way up to XIV. (Even 17 has one moderately cool track "We Can Stop The Hurtin'.")
  11. Dee Zee

    Dee Zee Forum Resident

    Same here in 1969 and 1970. Stopped after II.
    I did get to see them live in 1970 in Chicago my hometown.
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  12. Ringmaster_D

    Ringmaster_D Surfer of Sound Waves

    Chicago, IL
    I agree with all that "real" Chicago died with Terry, and that is my favorite output by far, but I must admit that I can tolerate up through the gloss of 17, probably because that's what my wife listened to when we were first dating!
  13. Headfone

    Headfone Forum Resident

    I quit after Carnegie Hall. But, really, III didn't do much for me. I place II among my top 25 albums of all time. (If you share my love for II, the Rhino vinyl reissue really pulls back the veil. Excellent.)

    Also, I can't say enough about "Introduction" from CTA. Haven't met too many people who share this view. Cetera's bass is mind-boggling. Great, great song with boundless energy.

    However, I got back on board with 16 and 17. 17 is one of the greatest feats of audio engineering I've ever heard.
  14. KLeigh88

    KLeigh88 Well-Known Member

    Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    I own CTA, II, III, and V. I continue to go back and listen to CTA, but rarely the others.
  15. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    NW Indiana
    First two for me. I liked a few songs off of III such as Free and Low Down, but not enough to find it's way into my collection. I still enjoyed a few hits from that point on, yet never pursued the band after their second release.
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  16. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    I & II are all I own and, frankly, I don't like II that much.
  17. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Irmo, SC
  18. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

    As a college kid during the prime of CTA,I bought IV,but that was about where my finances and need for a complete album stopped.And while not as prevalent as Barbra Streisand,IV shows up around here fairly regularly in bits and pieces at every used outlet.
  19. freemanl

    freemanl Bass Lover

    Central New Jersey
    Chicago 17 does sound really good, doesn't it?
  20. Small Fish

    Small Fish Forum Resident

  21. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Music Curator

    Walmartville PA
    I thought the last good one with new material was XIII. I bought X and XI but didn't like them.

    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Hoover, AL
  23. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    Same here.
  24. Victor/Victrola

    Victor/Victrola Makng shure its write

    I have the first one, the greatest hits, the one with the cardinal and the box set. That's about all I need.
  25. CusBlues

    CusBlues Fort Wayne’s Favorite Son

    I go to about Chicago VIII. After that, I lose interest. They were still a great band after that, but I just never liked them enough to buy anything.

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