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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Released in 1978, just as disco began to peak, C'est Chic and its pair of dancefloor anthems, "Le Freak" and "I Want Your Love," put Chic at the top of that dizzying peak. The right album at the right time, C'est Chic is essentially a rehash of Chic, the group's so-so self-titled debut from a year earlier. That first album also boasted a pair of floor-filling anthems, "Dance Dance Dance" and "Everybody Dance," and, like C'est Chic, it filled itself out with a mix of disco and ballads. So, essentially, C'est Chic does everything its predecessor did, except it does so masterfully: each side similarly gets its timeless floor-filler "Le Freak," "I Want Your Love", quiet ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Released in 1978, just as disco began to peak, C'est Chic and its pair of dancefloor anthems, "Le Freak" and "I Want Your Love," put Chic at the top of that dizzying peak. The right album at the right time, C'est Chic is essentially a rehash of Chic, the group's so-so self-titled debut from a year earlier. That first album also boasted a pair of floor-filling anthems, "Dance Dance Dance" and "Everybody Dance," and, like C'est Chic, it filled itself out with a mix of disco and ballads. So, essentially, C'est Chic does everything its predecessor did, except it does so masterfully: each side similarly gets its timeless floor-filler "Le Freak," "I Want Your Love", quiet storm come-down "Savoir Faire," "At Last I Am Free", feel-good album track "Happy Man," "Sometimes You Win", and moody album capper "Chic Cheer," "[Funny] Bone". Producers Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were quite a savvy pair and knew that disco was as much a formula as anything. As evidenced here, they definitely had their fingers on the pulse of the moment, and used their perceptive touch to craft one of the few truly great disco albums. In fact, you could even argue that C'est Chic very well may be the definitive disco album. After all, countless artists scored dancefloor hits, but few could deliver an album this solid, and nearly as few could deliver one this epochal as well. 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 balladry, and Edwards and Rodgers are anything but whimsical with their disco-ballad-disco album sequencing and pseudo-jet-set Euro poshness. Chic would follow C'est Chic with "Good Times," the group's crowning achievement, but never again would Edwards and Rodgers assemble an album as perfectly calculated as C'est Chic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1992
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678155222
  • Catalog Number: 81552

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chic Cheer (4:42)
  2. 2 Le Freak (5:23)
  3. 3 Savoir Faire (5:01)
  4. 4 Happy Man (4:17)
  5. 5 I Want Your Love (6:45)
  6. 6 At Last I Am Free (7:08)
  7. 7 Sometimes You Win (4:26)
  8. 8 (Funny) Bone (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chic Primary Artist
Luther Vandross Vocals
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Horn
David Lasley Vocals
Alex Foster Horn, Saxophone
Bernard Edwards Bass, Conductor, Keyboards, Vocals
Nile Rodgers Guitar, Conductor
Alfa Anderson Barfield Vocals
Marianne Carroll Strings, Violin
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Jeanie Fineberg Horn, Saxophone
Diva Gray Vocals
Cheryl Hong Strings, Violin
Luci Martin Vocals
Karen Milne Strings, Violin
Gene Orloff Concert Master
Barry Rogers Trombone
Jose Rossy Percussion
Robert Sabino Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Clavinet
Ellen Seeling Trumpet, Horn
Alfa Anderson Vocals
Andrew Barrett Keyboards
Tony Thompson Drums
Raymond Jones Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bernard Edwards Arranger, Producer
Nile Rodgers Arranger, Producer
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Burt Szerlip Engineer
Dennis King Mastering
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Chic Strings Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is my album!

    I was born in 1978 when disco ruled the world and i'm very proud cuz Chic guys made danceable funk groove music which you can't find in the boring 70's. C'est Chic is a pure rock 'n' roll as the first Van Halen album alsou made in 1978. Just enjoy!

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