Chicago / Chicago VI Hybrid SACD


Audiophile specialists Mobile Fidelity will issue a hybrid SACD of Chicago‘s Chicago VI next month. 

The 1973 release was actually the band’s fifth studio album (although 1971’s Chicago at Carnegie Hall, made it the sixth overall) and it featured the hits Just You ‘N’ Me and Feelin’ Stronger Every Day. We do not expect this SACD to include anything other than the ten album tracks.

Like its predecessor, Chicago VI reached number one in the US album charts. This Super Audio CD is released on 18 February 2014.

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Stereo only? No 5.1 mix? Big frigging deal.

Matt S

Forgive me as I am a bit of a newb…is this release just hi-res or is it 5.1?

Michael Degenhartt

The Mofi release is 2 channel sacd. It plays on cd players as well.

Michael Degenhartt

will be released on 18 february… funny…

I got my copy (#01768) about ten days ago – bought via Amazon Germany.
Yes, it carries the original ten tracks.
And yes, all in all I like the Sound of most mfsl Releases. With Brothers in arms they did something quite extraordinary letting a digital recording Sound more analogue… Then again, I do confess my 5.1 gear is not as good as the Stereo, but with some 5.1 Releases I feel they are not better than others released on sacd Stereo such as Flag by James Taylor (I got both SACDs). And yes, there are exceptions that are superb in 5.1, such as some of the Genesis SACDs or Hotel California or….. Anyway I am going to get the announced (Chicgo II and Transit authority by mfsl as well.

By the way: I did not know that Mofi Needs to increase their demand… ;-)


I agree, also. I used to have (back in the late 70’s) CTA – X (minus Carnegie Hall) on quad 8-track. Sitting in the middle of the quad speakers on listening to Chicago was one of the best music listening experience I’ve ever had. Their were exceptionally recorded and the separation was outstanding. It was like sitting in the middle of the band while they were playing. I heard things I had very heard before. Awesome!


I had no idea Chicago Transit and II were released as 5.1! Too bad you can only buy them for upward of $300.00 second hand. Rhino needs to reissue these! Paul, you need to put some pressure on them to do this. : )


I agree with Rob. I have the DVD Audion of Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago II and Chicago V and they are great to listen to. Come on MFSL!


I really wish Mobile Fidelity could learn the value of the 5.1 layer of the SACD format that they’ve almost never taken advantage of. So many of the titles from the 70’s that they’ve issued in recent years (Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and “Turnstiles”, Earth Wind & Fire’s “That’s the Way of the World”…) had been released in quad mixes back in the day. This Chicago album had a quad mix too. Putting the old quad mixes on the 5.1 layer would certain increase the demand for the MoFi SACD titles.