Chaka Khan’s ‘I Feel for You’

Chaka Khan’s ‘I Feel for You’ is her fifth solo album released on October 1, 1984 by Warner Bros. Records.

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Track Listing : 1.This Is My Night (David Frank, Mic Murphy) – 04:38 . 2.Stronger Than Before (Burt Bacharach, Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) – 04:21 . 3.My Love Is Alive (Gary Wright) – 04:42 . 4.Eye To Eye (Don Freeman, Dan Sembello, John Sembello, Michael Sembello) – 04:38 . 5.La Flamme (Rhoda Roberts, Philippe Saisse) – 04:27 . 6.I Feel For You (Prince) – 05:44 . 7.Hold Her (James Newton-Howard, David Hawk Wolinski) – 05:14 . 8.Through The Fire (David Foster, Tom Keane, Cynthia Weil) – 04:45 . 9.Caught In The Act (Joe Mardin, Alec Milstein) – 03:45 . 10.Chinatown (Chaka Khan, Rhoda Roberts, Philippe Saisse) – 04:37

Musicians : Chaka Khan – Vocals . Grandmaster Melle Mel – Vocals On (6) . David Frank – Keyboards, Synthesizer On (1), Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programming On (6) . Steve Ferrone – Drums On (1 – 4) . Paul Pesco – Guitar On (1) . Philippe Saisse – Additional Keyboards On (1), Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programming On (5 – 6 – 10) . Nathan East – Bass Guitar On (2 – 8) . J.R. Robinson – Drums On (2 – 7 – 8) . Dan Huff – Guitar On (2) . Robbie Buchanan – Keyboards, Synthesizer On (2), Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programming On (6) . Craig Siegel – Fairlight Programming On (2) . John Robie – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programming On (3) . Cruz Sembello – Backing Vocals On (4) . Tony Maiden – Rhythm Guitar On (4) . Michael Sembello – Guitar Solo, Backing Vocals On (4) . Danny Sembello – Keyboards, Synthesizer On (4) . Don Freeman – Keyboards, Synthesizer On (4) . Rob Mounsey – Synclavier On (4) . Reggie Griffin – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programming On (6) . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica On (6) . Steve Porcaro – Keyboards On (7) . Hawk – Bass, Keyboards On (7) . James Newton Howard – Keyboards On (7) . Michael Landau – Guitar On (8) . David Foster – Keyboards, Synthesizer On (8) . Marcus Ryle – Programming On (8) . Vadim Zilberstein – Guitar On (9) . Keith “Plex” Barnhart – Keyboards, Synthesizer On (9) . Joe Mardin – Drums On (9) . Mic Murphy – Backing Vocals On (1) . Hamish Stuart – Backing Vocals On (5) . Mark Stevens – Backing Vocals On (5) . Alec Milstein – Backing Vocals On (9)

Production : Produced By Arif Mardin, David Foster, Robbie Buchanan, Russ Titelman . Alex Gordon – Assistant Engineer . Andy Heermans – Assistant Engineer . Bill Dooley – Engineer . Bob Shames – Assistant Engineer . Bobby Warner – Assistant Engineer . Dan Garcia – Assistant Engineer . Ed Rack – Engineer . Elliot Scheiner – Mixing . Gary Skardina – Engineer . Gene Curtis – Assistant Engineer . Jan Dalehaug – Assistant Engineer . Jay Rifkin – Assistant Engineer . Jeremy Smith – Engineer . Joe Arnold – Engineer . John Davenport – Assistant Engineer . Jon Inglesby – Assistant Engineer . Julie Last – Engineer . Kenny Florendo – Assistant Engineer . Laura Livingston – Assistant Engineer . Lew Hahn – Engineer, Mixing . Maureen Thompson – Engineer . Michael Allaire – Assistant Engineer . Michael O’Reilly – Engineer . Michael Pannone – Assistant Engineer . Mike Theodore – Assistant Engineer . Phil Wagner – Assistant Engineer . Rick Kerr – Engineer . Tom Fouce – Assistant Engineer . Wayne Yurgelin – Engineer

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Recorded In 1984.

Released On October 1, 1984 By Warner Bros. Records.

Chaka Khan

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Slant Magazine
But where Jarreau’s buttery voice tends to expose the jazz-pop hybrid’s inherent blandness by only adding another layer of aural lubrication, Chaka’s angry rasp holds the listener down by the nape of their neck like fly paper. Which she does in every track on the album and which is why, rockists be damned, I Feel For You is a true pop touchstone. […]

allmusic
Khan had a very different take on the song than Prince; while his original version was subtle and restrained, Khan went for exuberance and added a strong hip-hop flavor. Excellent from start to finish, this album went down in history as both a creative and a commercial success. […]

The Daily Vault
However, Khan misses the mark whenever she strays into more obscure territory, as she does on “La Flamme” and “Chinatown,” both of which are obvious filler-style B-sides. It is the strength of the other eight tracks that keeps this album firmly in the A range. […]

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