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Deal alert / Chicago: Quadio / surround sound blu-ray audio box set

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Chicago‘s Quadio box set was issued back in June and took ages to be listed for sale in Europe. Now though, Amazon UK have the cheapest price to date.

The set 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. The packaging is very high quality with Japanese-style mini-LP CD replicas. It is just £65 on the UK site at the moment, which is a superb deal.

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Chicago

Chicago Quadio Box

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 77.33
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 86.10
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 77.20
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 65.00
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 99.07
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 58.75
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 91.07
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 101.99
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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)

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24 responses to Deal alert / Chicago: Quadio / surround sound blu-ray audio box set

  1. Ben in Colorado says:

    Thanks Paul. I Have been intrigued by this set since first announced. $105 with expidited delivery! Can’t wait to hear it!

  2. DJ Control says:

    I purchased from Amazon.com when first released. It’s a pretty good set though I think a booklet would’ve been a nice addition. Some customers have also reported that Chicago X’s quad mix is sourced from vinyl. I must admit it is not as impressive as the other albums. Apart from those two minor quibbles I’m a pretty happy Chicago fan.

  3. Chris L says:

    Ordered. Been waiting for this to drop to a ‘don’t need it but still want it’ price. Cheers Paul.

    • Carsten says:

      Well said, Chris. I agree and just ordered it at € 81.85 including postage. I didn’t think it would be available that quickly at that price. THANKS SO MUCH for the alert! This site is worth every penny (if I paid one) – not just for the deals, but the witty communication with other readers and the hints going back and forth!

  4. Atlantasteve says:

    Now down to $78.25. Ordered!

  5. JR says:

    It has been acknowledged by Rhino that two of the discs used a mono sourced master instead of stereo and the label is fixing and replacing the titles.

  6. Wayne Klein says:

    I wonder if this is a”Blow it out” price for the set with the screwed up mono? That has happened on a number of occasions as well so buyer beware and listen complete to it completely to make sure you have the corrected version.

  7. Jon says:

    Got it – thanks again, Paul!

  8. baward says:

    Wayne, the Amazon page says ‘In stock on August 24, 2016′ which could be a clue that the box is the one with the corrected discs. Here’s hoping!

  9. Richie says:

    Never been to Chicago, is it still windy?

  10. Ron says:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Chicago-Quadio-Blu-ray/155246/

    The bottom of this article states:

    “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).

    Update: Those wanting to arrange for a replacement disc are being asked to email: Dr.Rhino@Rhino.com.”

    Thank you, Marvin McGee, for providing this information.

  11. Ron says:

    And thank you, JR, for bringing this up.

  12. Russell says:

    Dropped a bit further. £61.46 now. I bit :)
    If you bought above guess you can re-order as it won’t be considered for pre-release price guarantee.

  13. Fatoldbloke says:

    It’s £14 cheaper again than when I thought £75 was a great price!
    I’ll be furious if the Pink Floyd box does this as well after paying over £300 for that!

  14. michelle says:

    CHICAGO are one of my favourite groups but I am embarassed to admit that I am not sure what quadio surround means despite looking it up so am not sure whether to order it not. Do I need a special set up ? I have a stereo system with 2 speakers. I dont have a blu ray yet so I know that I wont be able to play the dvd but will the music sound just as great as it should with a traditional cd player with 2 speakers? Its quite a lot of money to pay if I cant listen to it in the way that one should. sorry if the answer is really obvious.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You cannot play these discs without a blu-ray player. That’s the first thing. Secondly, the main point in this release is to experience the ‘quad’ mixes, which is a surround sound mix that uses four speakers (two front, two rear). For that you need four speakers, the blu-ray player and probably a cinema-style amplifier that can properly convert the audio signal to four separate channels. Some blu-ray players may be able to ‘decode’ the quad mix without an amplifier, but the norm is to have an amp. These quad mixes are historical mixes that were issued in the 1970s but now delivered via this new blu-ray audio medium.

  15. michelle says:

    thanks Paul !!!

  16. Eurovision says:

    Currently, all e-mails to Rhino are coming back as undeliverable….

  17. Bill says:

    $97.49 total at Jet.com using a 15% off promo code with free shipping and fulfilled by DeepDiscount for those in the states.

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