Musicians : Bernard Edwards – vocals, bass guitar . Nile Rodgers – guitar, vocals . Alfa Anderson – Lead vocals . Luci Martin – Lead vocals . Tony Thompson – drums . Diva Gray – vocals . David Lasley – vocals . Luther Vandross – vocals . Robert Sabino – clavinet, acoustic piano and electric piano . Andy Schwartz – clavinet, acoustic piano and electric piano . Raymond Jones – Fender Rhodes . Sammy Figueroa – percussion . Jose Rossy – tubular bells . Marianne Carroll (The Chic Strings) – strings . Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings . Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings . Jon Faddis – trumpet . Ellen Seeling – trumpet . Alex Foster – saxophone . Jean Fineberg – saxophone . Barry Rodgers – trombone . Gene Orloff – concert master .
Production Produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers for Chic Organization Ltd. . Bob Clearmountain – sound engineer . Burt Szerlip – engineer . Jeff Hendrickson – engineer . Ray Willard – engineer .
Packaging : Joel Brodsky – Photography . Bob Defrin – Art Direction .
Recorded in 1978 at Power Station in New York. Mastered at Atlantic Studios, N.Y. .
allmusic C’est Chic embodies everything wonderful and excessive about disco at its pixilated peak. It’s anything but subtle with its at-the-disco dancefloor mania and after-the-disco bedroom balladryand Edwards and Rodgers are anything but whimsical with their disco-ballad-disco album sequencing and pseudo-jet-set Euro poshness […]
RateYourMusic Bass-heavy with a very lush production, this may be the pinnacle of the disco era. Surprisingly, this album from ’78 doesn’t sound dated in ’13. […]
Wilson & Alroy “Le Freak” is a masterpiece of funky guitar licks and solid bass playing, although the other hit, “I Want Your Love,” doesn’t stand the test of time as well: the bell outlining the simple syncopated melody will drive you out of your mind after a while. […]