Chicago V was another huge multi-platinum-plus smash for Chicago. Featuring the original award-winning lineup of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago V is undoubtedly one of their biggest selling albums and is also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog.
In terms of classic rock statistics, it was also their first single-disc album, after three double albums and one 4LP release. It was their first album to achieve #1 status and was followed by four more number one albums in a row!
Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like "Saturday in the Park" and "Dialogue (Part One & Part Two)," their fifth album was filled with more smashes, like the power driven opener "A Hit by Varèse," the hard rocker "State of the Union" and the fan favorite "All Is Well."
Many of the fine tunes on this well crafted album also feature the sorely missed vocals and guitar of Terry Kath, and he truly shines on tracks like the funk-infused hits "Dialogue (Part One & Part Two)" and album closer "Alma Mater," both of which make this fine album even more of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.
Celebrating 50 years of this 1972 classic, Friday Music is very pleased to continue their Chicago Vinyl Series with the masterpiece Chicago V, now presented for the very first time on super limited edition gold vinyl.
Mastered impeccably from the original 1972 Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and with Chicago's co-founder Lee Loughnane, this album is truly a thrilling vinyl revisit for all fans of great rock masterpieces.
For this special limited edition, Friday Music has also included the splendid album cover in gatefold style, complete with the lyrics.
Chicago V from Chicago...on impeccable first-time-ever gold vinyl...exclusively from your friends at Friday Music...Saturday In The Park...I Think It Was The 4th Of July!
- 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
- Gold Vinyl
- Mastered from the Original Chicago Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso with Chicago's Lee Loughnane
- Gatefold Artwork with Lyrics
- Made in the USA
- A Hit by Varèse
- All Is Well
- Now That You've Gone
- Dialogue (Part One)
- Dialogue (Part Two)
- While the City Sleeps
- Saturday in the Park
- State of the Union
- Alma Mater