Chicago – Chicago Quadio Box (9 Disc Blu-Ray Audio) (2016) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Chicago
Title: Quadio
Genre: Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz Rock, AM Pop
Label: © Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 2016
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Duration: 01:17:00 + 01:07:21 + 01:11:36 + 00:45:09 + 00:38:24 + 01:13:40 + 00:39:40 + 00:45:56 + 00:38:22
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 2528 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 4.0 / 192 kHz / ~11000 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 192 kHz / ~6000 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size; 71.37 GB

8 Chicago albums plus their Greatest Hits in High Resolution Stereo and original Quadraphonic mixes: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Chicago III, Chicago V, Chicago VI, Chicago VII, Chicago VIII, Greatest Hits, Chicago X. This lavish celebration of the Windy City’s favorite band is housed in a rigid two-piece box, with every album presented in a replica sleeve promised to “replicate the original release down to the last detail, including mini-posters, and the iron-on that came with Chicago VIII.

Chicago Quadio features DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0 and 2.0 mixes. The back of this handsomely packaged box set includes the following information:

These discs were mastered using the original 4-track Quad mixes as the source material. The original format of the master was a 4-track, ½ inch analog tape running at 15 ips. There is not a separate or “discrete” LFE (subwoofer) track, although one can hear (or not hear) the lFE channel based on what settings the consumer chooses on their integrated amplifier.
These discs can be played back two ways: with Bass Management or without Bass Management. Bass Management sends the sum of the low frequency information (frequencies below 80 Hz) of the four main speakers to the LFE speaker. If your surround speakers are of the satellite variety, you will want to engage Bass Management on your system to hear the full range of the recording. If your surround speakers are the large, full-range type, then we recommend turning Bass Management off.

I frankly had never heard some of the quad mixes included on this new set before, and some of the differences were really quite interesting, in fact even striking at times. “Critic’s Choice”, to cite just one example, has a quasi-echo effect in Robert Lamm’s vocal in the quad version that is almost completely absent in the “regular” stereo version. What is repeatedly apparent throughout virtually every album is how discretely placed the instruments are in the quad mixes. It’s especially noticeable in percussion heavy offerings like “Prelude to Aire” or “Make Me Smile”, where elements like shakers are clearly relegated to the rear right channel. Similarly, the brass is often placed in the rear channels, leaving the front soundstage to be filled with vocals, keys and guitars.

The increased clarity and distinction between instruments and vocals on the quad mixes is often astounding. Some of the most colorful tunes, like Chicago’s collaboration with the Beach Boys on “Wishin’ You Were Here”, are like new sonic experiences now. I hate to be a curmudgeon, but I also heard just a couple of intonation issues in some of the brass work on various tunes that I’ve never heard before (and I listened to a lot of Chicago growing up), but in a way that only points out the impeccable clarity of the quad mixes.

There has been some of the (typical) internet controversy about supposed EQ problems, with supposedly overamped bass. As indicated above by Rhino’s “instructions”, some tweaking of your receiver may be necessary to achieve optimal results, but I have to say on my (almost brand new) Denon 7200, everything sounded perfectly balanced throughout all the discs. That said, just to “play” with things, I also listened to the quad mixes through a soundbar, and there the vocals were almost completely buried and the low frequencies could tend to be overwhelming at times.

Rhino is aware that Chicago (i.e., the second album) has an error on some of its supposed stereo tracks, which are in fact in mono. I’m in touch with Rhino, and they are instituting a disc replacement program. As soon as information is forthcoming, I’ll update this review (and will probably post a news item as well).

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https://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Quadio-Disc-Blu-Ray-Audio/dp/B01EWGTEGS

Tracklist:

Disc 1:
Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
1. Introduction
2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
3. Beginnings
4. Question 67 and 68
5. Listen
6. Poem 58
7. Free Form Guitar
8. Southern California Purples
9. I’m A Man
10. Prologue, August 29, 1968
11. Liberation

Disc 2:
Chicago II (1970)
1. Movin’ In
2. The Road
3. Poem For the People
4. In the Country
5. Wake Up Sunshine
6. Make Me Smile
7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
8. Anxiety’s Moment
9. West Virginia Fantasies
10. Colour My World
11. To Be Free
12. Now More Than Ever
13. Fancy Colours
14. 25 or 6 to 4
15. Prelude
16. A.M. Mourning
17. P.M. Mourning
18. Memories of Love
19. 1st Movement
20. 2nd Movement
21. 3rd Movement
22. 4th Movement
23. Where Do We Go From Here

Disc 3:
Chicago III (1971)
1. Sing A Mean Tune Kid
2. Loneliness Is Just A Word
3. What Else Can I Say
4. I Don’t Want Your Money
5. Flight 602
6. Motorboat to Mars
7. Free
8. Free Country
9. At the Sunrise
10. Happy ‘Cause I’m Going Home
11. Mother
12. Lowdown
13. A Hard Risin’ Morning Without Breakfast
14. Off To Work
15. Fallin’ Out
16. Dreamin’ Home
17. Morning Blues Again
18. When All the Laughter Dies In Sorrow
19. Canon
20. Once Upon A Time
21. Progress?
22. The Approaching Storm
23. Man vs. Man: The End

Disc 4:
Chicago V (1972)
1. A Hit By Varese
2. All Is Well
3. Now That You’ve Gone
4. Dialogue
5. Dialogue
6. While the City Sleeps
7. Saturday In the Park
8. State of The Union
9. Goodbye
10. Alma Mater

Disc 5:
Chicago VI (1973)
1. Critics’ Choice
2. Just You ‘n’ Me
3. Darlin’ Dear
4. Jenny
5. What’s This World Comin’ To
6. Something In This City Changes People
7. Hollywood
8. In Terms of Two
9. Rediscovery
10. Feelin’ Stronger Every Day

Disc 6:
Chicago VII (1974)
1. Prelude To Aire
2. Aire
3. Devil’s Sweet
4. Italian From New York
5. Hanky Panky
6. Life Saver
7. Happy man
8. (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long
9. Mongonucleosis
10. Song of The Evergreens
11. Byblos
12. Wishing You Were Here
13. Call On Me
14. Women Don’t Want To Love Me
15. Skinny Boy
Disc 7:
Chicago VIII (1975)
1. Anyway You Want
2. Brand New Love Affair
3. Never Been In Love Before
4. Hideaway
5. Till We Meet Again
6. Harry Truman
7. Oh, Thank You Great Spirit
8. Long Time No See
9. Ain’t It Blue?
10. Old Days

Disc 8:
Chicago IX: Greatest Hits (1975)
1. 25 or 6 to 4
2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
3. Colour My World
4. Just You ‘n’ Me
5. Saturday In the Park
6. Feelin’ Stronger Every Day
7. Make Me Smile
8. Wishing You Were Here
9. Call On Me
10. (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long
11. Beginnings

Disc 9:
Chicago X (1976)
1. Once Or Twice
2. You Are On My Mind
3. Skin Tight
4. If You Leave Me Now
5. Together Again
6. Another Rainy Day In New York City
7. Mama Mama
8. Scrapbook
9. Gently I’ll Wake You
10. You Get It Up
11. Hope For Love

Personnel:
Peter Cetera – bass, guitar, vocals
Terry Kath – guitar, bass, vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, guitar, percussion, vocals
James Pankow – trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, backing vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion

Disc Title: BD1 - 1969 - Chicago Transit Authority
Disc Size: 12 621 030 589 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 12 619 700 544 bytes
Length: 1:17:00.198
Total Bitrate: 21,85 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2528 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 11104 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 6771 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD2 - 1970 - Chicago
Disc Size: 10 669 698 241 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 10 668 215 808 bytes
Length: 1:07:21.746
Total Bitrate: 21,12 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2023 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 10927 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 6745 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD3 - 1971 - Chicago III
Disc Size: 10 911 229 781 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 10 909 312 704 bytes
Length: 1:11:36.041
Total Bitrate: 20,32 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2022 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 11173 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 5738 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD4 - 1972 - Chicago V
Disc Size: 6 671 321 559 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 6 669 937 344 bytes
Length: 0:45:09.623
Total Bitrate: 19,69 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2028 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 10437 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 5869 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD5 - 1973 - Chicago VI
Disc Size: 5 813 830 197 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 5 809 562 880 bytes
Length: 0:38:24.135
Total Bitrate: 20,17 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2029 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 11034 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 5725 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD6 - 1974 - Chicago VII
Disc Size: 11 239 201 619 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 11 237 679 168 bytes
Length: 1:13:40.332
Total Bitrate: 20,34 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2022 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 11045 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 5886 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD7 - 1975 - Chicago VIII
Disc Size: 5 892 764 341 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 5 891 503 104 bytes
Length: 0:39:40.711
Total Bitrate: 19,80 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2030 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 10663 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 5739 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD8 - 1975 - Chicago IX - Chicago’s Greatest Hits
Disc Size: 7 096 990 673 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 7 095 842 496 bytes
Length: 0:45:56.503
Total Bitrate: 20,59 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2029 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 11034 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 6129 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Disc Title: BD9 - 1976 - Chicago X
Disc Size: 5 716 912 239 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 5 715 656 832 bytes
Length: 0:38:22.633
Total Bitrate: 19,86 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 2030 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 4.0 / 192 kHz / 10436 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 4.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 6025 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

 

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BD2 – 1970 – Chicago

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BD8 – 1975 – Chicago IX – Chicago’s Greatest Hits

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