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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

  • 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

  • Now Available in Lower-Priced Version with Upgraded Slipcase Packaging 


    THE IDES OF MARCH: Vehicle (Expanded Slipcase 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 our reissue of The Ides of March’s classic Vehicle album on the 50th brings 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. Now out in a lower-priced version with upgraded slipcase packaging!


    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 (WB single 7334)

    12. Lead Me Home, Gently (WB single 7378)

    13. Melody (WB single 7426)

    14. Vehicle (single version) (WB single 7378)

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