‘Chic’ by Chic

‘Chic’ by Chic is their eponymous debut album (including ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ & ‘Everybody Dance’) and released on November 22, 1977.

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Track Listing : 1.Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) (Edwards, Lehman, Rodgers) (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman) – 08:21 . 2.São Paulo (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman) – 05:01 . 3.You Can Get By (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 05:36 . 4.Everybody Dance (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 06:41 . 5.Est-Ce Que C’Est Chic? (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 03:53 . 6.Falling In Love With You (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 04:29 . 7.Strike Up The Band (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman) – 04:32

Musicians : Chic – Band . Nile Rodgers – Guitar, Vocals . Bernard Edwards – Vocals, Bass Guitar . Norma Jean Wright – Lead Vocals . Alfa Anderson – Lead Vocals . Tony Thompson – Drums . Luther Vandross – Vocals . David Lasley – Vocals . Robin Clark – Vocals . Diva Gray – Vocals . Kenny Lehman – Woodwinds . David Friedman – Orchestral Bells, Vibraphones . Raymond Jones – Keyboards . Robert Sabino – Keyboards . Andy Schwartz – Keyboards . Tom Coppola – Keyboards . George Young – Flute, Tenor Saxophone . Vito Rendace – Flute, Tenor Saxophone . Jon Faddis – Trumpet . Barry Rodgers – Trombone . Sammy Figueroa – Percussion . Alfred Brown – Strings Contractor . Gloria Augustini – Harp

Production : Produced By Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards . Bob Clearmountain – Engineer . Bob Drake – Engineer . Michael Frondelli – Engineer . Ron Johnson – Engineer . Tom Savarese – Engineer

Package : Lynn Dreese Breslin – Design . Bob Defrin – Art Direction . Frank Laffitte – Photography

Recorded 1977 At Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York, Vocals The Power Station, New York City, New York.

Released On November 22, 1977 By Atlantic Records.

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allmusic
When Chic‘s self-titled debut album came out in 1978, many rock critics gave it very negative reviews and failed to see just how rhythmically and harmonically exciting Chic‘s blend of funk, souland Euro-disco was. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
You can probably tell from the titles that it’s a rush joband there was as little thought given to the arrangements as the lyrics: the center stage strings on “Dance Dance Dance” sound great for the first minute, but they go on for seven more without variation. […]

Chic Tribute
The first Chic album…huh? Surely one must approach it with the respect it deserves, ’cause it launched a great band’s career. I’ve wondered if people in the disco’s really noticed the distinct quality of the first Chic hits, or just thought of them as just another danceable tune? […]

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