Chicago Transit Authority


What is the best vinyl version of this ?
robert53
I haven't been able to compare to the MOFI or a NM original, but I can say with confidence that the Rhino 180g reissue pressed at RTI in 2010 is fantastic. I've played side 1 as a demo for visitors and I've seen many jaws drop when they hear the Beginnings 3D percussion coda. Cheers,
Spencer 
This is a fantastic album and one of my absolute favorites. I have several different pressings of it (including the Rhino) but the best hands-down is MFSL, imo.
Why the first run isn't included is a mystery. 
https://www.discogs.com/Chicago-Transit-Authority-Chicago-Transit-Authority/release/10803461
The percussion breaks on "Beginnings" and "I'm a Man" are no less than spectacular.

I'd like to hear this Brazilian mono press
https://www.discogs.com/Chicago-Transit-Authority-Chicago-Transit-Authority/release/7216145

I see there is a 50th anniversary Rhino available, and a Friday Music Studios and Capital Records version mastered by Joe Reagoso using the original master tapes and supervision by Chicago's Lee Loughnane. For 5.00 more it comes in red vinyl. Has anyone heard these? I  really appreciate your responses to help me out on which version to buy. The MOFI is only available on SACD new and it has good reviews, but I would rather purchase a record. Yeah, the first run is definitely something I'd like to check out.
I'll also look for a MOFI.
I've been very happy with the original vinyl so haven't explored other vinyl versions.
As far as CD's go I have the 02 and the 19 of which I greatly prefer the Rhino 02 the most recent issue almost sounds like a different album I don't know what they were thinking. ( Other CTA fans I know feel the same)
 Japanese edition.
my copy is fairly aged, and still sounds great minus the pops n ticks. 

SONP 50116-117

  the UK version is pretty good also.