Chicago Transit Authority
Released: Jul 2002
Chicago's first album, when they were still known as Chicago Transit Authority, CTA remained on the charts for a whopping 171 weeks and yielded the hits "Beginnings," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "Questions 67 and 68." Featuring the propulsive, horn-laden jazz rock of their early material and marked by the vocals of doomed guitarist Terry Kath, the album is a concoction of soul, jazz and rock that may not sound much like "If You Leave Me Now" but does point to the band's prolific, commercially successful future.