Chic’s ‘Risqué’ is their third studio album featuring Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers and released on July 30, 1979 by Atlantic.
Track listing : . 1.Good Times (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 08:08 . 2.A Warm Summer Night (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 06:10 . 3.My Feet Keep Dancing (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 06:38 . 4.My Forbidden Lover (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 04:39 . 5.Can’t Stand to Love You (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 02:56 . 6.Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song) (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 04:06 . 7.What About Me? (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 04:09 .
Musicians : Bernard Edwards – vocals, bass guitar . Nile Rodgers – guitar, vocals . Alfa Anderson – Lead vocals . Luci Martin – Lead vocals . Tony Thompson – drums . Fonzi Thornton – vocals . Michelle Cobbs – vocals . Ulland McCullough – vocals . Robert Sabino – keyboards . Andy Schwartz – keyboards . Raymond Jones – keyboards . Sammy Figueroa – percussion . Gene Orloff – concert master . Karen Karlsrud (The Chic Strings) – strings . Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings . Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings . Valerie Haywood (The Chic strings) – strings . Jon Faddis – trumpet . Ellen Seeling – trumpet . Alex Foster – saxophone . Jean Fineberg – saxophone . Barry Rodgers – trombone .
Production Produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers for Chic Organization Ltd. . Bob Clearmountain – sound engineer . Jackson Schwartz – engineer . Jeff Hendrickson – engineer . Jim Galante – engineer . Peter Robbins – engineer . Ray Willard – engineer . Dennis King – mastering . All songs recorded and mixed .
Packaging : Ken Ambrose Photography . Carin Goldberg Art Direction .
Recorded in 1979 at Power Station in New York. Mastered at Atlantic Studios, N.Y. .
Released on July 30, 1979 by Atlantic.
he disco album as rock classic.Chic’s third album, Risqué, is one of the greatest exhibits in the case for disco’s defence. Released in the summer of 1979, it was as integral to the Atlantic label as any of the great rock albums that had taken the imprint out of Black America and into the world in the late 60s. With a budget of $160,000, it was a widescreen record with widescreen ambitions […]
It was their anonymity – they even called themselves the Chic Organisation – that I liked. It meant I could project my own emotions on to the music. Part of the R&B continuum of behind-the-scenes professionals, Rodgers and Edwards were the Timbaland and Pharrell Williams of their day. […]
When I reviewed C’est Chic, I said that it was one of their best albums. Now that I’ve reacquainted myself with Risque, I can confidently say that this was the best album the released, with C’est Chic coming a close second. […]