Monday, 31 August 2009

Chic ”Risqué”


( LP Atlantic Records, 1979 )
Catalog # SD 16003

A1 Good Times (8:13)
A2 A Warm Summer Night (6:08)
A3 My Feet Keep Dancing (6:46)
B1 My Forbidden Lover (4:42)
B2 Can’t Stand To Love You (2:55)
B3 Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song) (4:05)
B4 What About Me (4:10)

Personnel & Credits:
Artwork By [Art Direction] – Carin Goldberg
Bass – Bernard Edwards
Concertmaster – Gene Orloff
Drums – Tony Thompson
Engineer – Bob Clearmountain
Engineer [Assistant] – Jackson Schwartz, Jeff Hendrickson, Jim Galante,
Peter Robbins, Ray Willard
Guitar – Nile Rodgers
Keyboards – Andy Schwartz, Raymond Jones, Robert Sabino
Mastered By – Dennis King
Other [Hair] – Ricardo Marin
Other [Make-up] – Paul Bricker
Percussion – Sammy Figueroa
Photography – Ken Ambrose
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Strings [Chic Strings, The] – Cheryl Hong, Karen Karlsrud, Karen Milne, Valerie Haywood
Tap Dance – Eugene Jackson , Fayard Nicholas , Sammy Warren
Vocals – Alfa Anderson, Bernard Edwards, Fonzi Thornton, Luci Martin,
Michele Cobbs, Ullanda McCullough

All songs Produced for the CHIC Organization, Ltd.
All songs Recorded and Mixed at Power Station in New York.
Additional Recording at Kendun Studios, Calif. and Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.
Mastered at Atlantic Studios in N.Y.
Printed in U.S.A.
All songs Published by Chic Music, Inc., BMI.
All lyrics © 1979 Chic Music, Inc.
1979 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1979

Chic was very much in its prime when it recorded its third album, Risqué, which contained hits that ranged from “My Feet Keep Dancing” and “My Forbidden Lover” to the influential “Good Times.” That feel-good manifesto is one of the first songs that comes to mind when one thinks of the disco era and the Jimmy Carter years, but Chic’s popularity certainly wasn’t limited to the disco crowd. The fact that “Good Times” became the foundation for both the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” and Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” tells you a lot — it underscores the fact that Chic was influencing everyone from early rappers to art rockers. A group that many rock critics were so quick to dismiss was having an impact in many different areas. From hip-hoppers to new wavers in London and Manchester, Risqué was considered primary listening. And Risqué is impressive not only because of its up-tempo cuts, but also because of slow material that includes the lush “A Warm Summer Night” and the dramatic ballad “Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song).” Risqué is definitely among Chic’s essential albums.
By Alex Henderson (AMG)

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