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  • Along with Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago, The Ides of March Were One of the Great, Progressive “Horn Bands” of the Late ‘60s & Early ‘70s

  • The Ides Formed in October 2014 and Have Stayed Together Ever Since; 2014 Marks Their 50th Anniversary as a Band

  • Vehicle Is Their Most Popular Album

  • Title Song Went to #2 on the Charts

  • Expanded Edition Includes Four Single Bonus Sides

  • Richie Unterberger’s Notes Includes Quotes from Jim Peterik and Larry Millas 


    THE IDES OF MARCH: Vehicle (Expanded Edition). CD 

    With our release of well-received titles by Blood, Sweat & Tears and Tower of Power, we at Real Gone have become something of a home for the great “horn bands” of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and with our reissue of The Ides of March’s classic Vehicle album on the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding, we are bringing another one into the fold. “The Ides” began in a basement in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn on October 16th, 1964, and have stayed together ever since; only the Rolling Stones really rival them for longevity. And this album, Vehicle, was their commercial high-water mark; its title track went to #2 and the album to #55 on the 1970 charts. It’s a happy collision (no pun intended) of the band’s garage-y British pop influences and the more progressive sounds of Chicago and BS&T that were sweeping through FM radio at the time; our Expanded Edition features four single bonus tracks and notes by Richie Unterberger featuring quotes from the band’s Jim Peterik and Larry Millas. Highly recommended!


    1. Vehicle

    2. Factory Band

    3. The Sky Is Falling

    4. Home

    5. Wooden Ships/Dharma for One

    6. Bald Medusa

    7. Aire of Good Feeling

    8. Time for Thinking

    9. One Woman Man

    10.Symphony for Eleanor (Eleanor Rigby)

     Bonus Tracks 

    11. High on a Hillside

    12. Lead Me Home, Gently

    13. Melody

    14. Vehicle (single version)


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