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Deal alert / Chicago: Quadio box set

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Out in a couple of weeks is this Chicago box set called Quadio which contains nine blu-ray audio discs featuring hi-res stereo and original quadrophonic mixes of their first eight studio albums (1969-76) plus the 1975 greatest hits compilation. It is finally available in Europe, and at a great price.

The cover artwork for the albums (such as the glorious Hershey chocolate bar-style cover for Chicago X) and packaging details of the original release are said to be replicated to the last detail, including mini-posters and the iron-on that came with Chicago VIII.

This is around £75 on (€103) on Amazon Italy which not only makes it easily available to everyone in the EU but is the cheapest price to date.

Update 9/6/16 – Price has now dropped to £69 (€89). After you deduct VAT that’s about $83 US.

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Chicago Quadio Box

Shop Price gbp Stock
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 170.36
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 163.68
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 116.99
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 166.96
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 184.19
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 306
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 189.13
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 119.99
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In the box:

  1. Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
  2. Chicago (1970)
  3. Chicago III (1971)
  4. Chicago V (1972)
  5. Chicago VI (1973)
  6. Chicago VII (1974)
  7. Chicago VIII (1975)
  8. Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits (1975)
  9. Chicago X (1976)

32 responses to Deal alert / Chicago: Quadio box set

  1. Emili Lafarga says:

    Now 82,66€ on amazon.es

  2. Tony says:

    Hello everyone, if you use the money converter and set it to Canadian dollars you will find the Chicago box set is the cheapest of all the currencies from Amazon.ca.

  3. Bill says:

    There have been numerous reports already that some of the “stereo” mixes contained on a few of these disc’s are actually in mono. Anyone who has not purchased yet may want to wait until the dust clears on these discrepancies before you do so.

  4. Emili Lafarga says:

    Delay on amazon Italy?

  5. Paul Nyman says:

    Italy is still lowest to USA, yes?

    Thanks for this helpful info!

  6. Mick says:

    Stupid question (maybe):
    Is the version sold by Amazon.it identical to the other versions, or will the booklet/packaging/disc menu text be in Italian?

  7. Glenn says:

    Grabbed this, thanks!

  8. JOHN McCARTHY¥ says:

    With postage, to the US from Amazon.it it’s $98.98US……

  9. Sam says:

    Thanks for the info, Paul! I’ll bite at this price. It’s an excellent value considering all there is in the set. I hope you get hold of a copy for the wonderful SDEtv feature. All the best!

  10. Emili Lafarga says:

    And now it has dropped to 89€!

  11. JOHN McCARTHY¥ says:

    For us Yanks, if you order QUADIO today (6-7-2016) from importcds using the Promo Code “TAKE10” your final price, including postage will be $110.04 US. Hope this helps someone, have no idea about the foreign postage rates……

  12. Emili Lafarga says:

    Sorry, my mistake.

  13. Emili Lafarga says:

    I’m referring to this U.K. release http://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=11414

    • Adam says:

      Ah. Since this thread is discussing Chicago, that wasn’t obvious at all; it was impossible to tell that you were talking about UK the band vs UK a place where a different Chicago box set would be released.

      Thanks for the clarification. :-)

  14. Brian says:

    If only they were available individually. I’d get the first two albums. The rest are not my thing.

  15. Emili Lafarga says:

    Ledman, I was talking about the new UKh 12 ultimate edition with 12 cds and 4 blurays which will be released on the 17th.

  16. AlexKx says:

    You mean like the Queen and David Bowie box sets?

  17. Fat Old Bloke says:

    Paul

    For your Australian viewers why not add a link for JB HiFi our only decent CD/DVD retailer left in this country ?

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/

    Obviously we don’t have all the items you discuss but it may be of benefit to your forum members.

    • Justin says:

      As a fellow Aussie collector, I agree… but I must say that it is often cheaper in my experience to order WITH SHIPPING from Amazon UK thank it is to buy from JB. The Phil Collins ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ Box initial release was $40 delivered compared to $80 locally. I do support local retailers in most cases too, I think I personally subsidise a local JB Hi-fi store, but occasionally the differences in price are ridiculous.

  18. LedMan says:

    Alex, the inserts, etc.. from the original vinyl issues are suppose to be included as stated above. Adding a book, etc.. would have only increased the price which isn’t bad for 9 Blu-Ray Audio discs.

  19. AlexKx says:

    No book?! No bonus features, tracks, or film/video? Hmmm, me suspect a re-release is intended at some point!

  20. Tom M says:

    For U.S. fans the same price is available at importcds.com.

    • JOHN McCARTHY¥ says:

      Not quite, form Italy WITH postage it’s $115, from importcds with postage it’s $122…….

  21. Emili Lafarga says:

    Waiting for a drop in price on the U.K. 16-disc box.

    • LedMan says:

      Emili Lafarga, If that’s the clamshell box set with bonus tracks then IMO the sound quality is horrible.
      The remastering is too loud.

  22. Emili Lafarga says:

    Yesterday was even cheaper. Bought it for 97€.

  23. LedMan says:

    I can’t wait for the release of this set!

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