Chic-Ism

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All Music Guide - Kelvin Hayes
"Doin' That Thing to Me" contains a reference to the mythological wizard Merlin in its lyrics. By some strange twist of nature, mythology was certainly at work when those reviewing Chic-Ism on its release in 1992 dismissed it purely because Chic were old hats. In actuality, the worst thing about it is the cover. Chic-Ism certainly isn't likely to make album of the century listings, but as Chic albums go, it's fine if a tad '80s, which is to be expected as it was recorded only two years into the '90s. What were critics expecting of Chic -- synthesizers à la Kraftwerk? Kicking in with the infectious "Chic Mystique," a little too long at six and a half minutes, it's pretty ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kelvin Hayes
"Doin' That Thing to Me" contains a reference to the mythological wizard Merlin in its lyrics. By some strange twist of nature, mythology was certainly at work when those reviewing Chic-Ism on its release in 1992 dismissed it purely because Chic were old hats. In actuality, the worst thing about it is the cover. Chic-Ism certainly isn't likely to make album of the century listings, but as Chic albums go, it's fine if a tad '80s, which is to be expected as it was recorded only two years into the '90s. What were critics expecting of Chic -- synthesizers à la Kraftwerk? Kicking in with the infectious "Chic Mystique," a little too long at six and a half minutes, it's pretty much business as usual. This leads into "Your Love" and "Jusagroove," both keeping pace before slowing down for "One and Only One." "In It to Win It" is a perfect update of their New York disco-funk style, a recipe that bands like the Brand New Heavies emulated in later years. The last stretch of the album includes "High," a beauty that is close enough a slowed down "Good Times." "MMFTCF Make My Funk the Chic Funk" and a better edited reprise of "Mystique" conclude.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/5/2006
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140639423
  • Catalog Number: 6394
  • Sales rank: 125,828

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chic Mystique (6:39)
  2. 2 Your Love (5:56)
  3. 3 Jusagroove (3:42)
  4. 4 Something You Can Feel (4:36)
  5. 5 One And Only One (4:29)
  6. 6 Doin' That Thing To Me (4:07)
  7. 7 Chicism (4:07)
  8. 8 In It To Win It (5:30)
  9. 9 My Love's For Real (4:52)
  10. 10 Take My Love (5:36)
  11. 11 High (4:29)
  12. 12 M.M.F.T.C.F. (4:37)
  13. 13 Chic Mystique (Reprise) (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chic Primary Artist
Al Brown Strings
Bernard Edwards Bass, Conductor, Vocals, Group Member
Nile Rodgers Guitar, Conductor, Vocals, Group Member
Tawatha Agee Vocals, Background Vocals
Julien Barber Strings
Elena Barere Strings
Briz Background Vocals
Sterling Campbell Drums
Michelle Cobbs Vocals, Background Vocals
Max Ellen Strings
Steve Elson Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Emory Drums
Winterton Garvey Strings
Gerald Tarack Strings
Mac Gollehon Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet
Juliet Haffner Strings
Stan Harrison Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Hilton Keyboards
Regis Iandiorio Strings
Brenda King Vocals
Brenda White-King Vocals
Richard Locker Strings
Gene Orloff Concert Master
Matthew Raimondi Strings
Richard Sortomme Strings
Marti Sweet Strings
Mitsue Takayama Strings
Fonzi Thornton Vocals, Background Vocals
Gerardo Velez Percussion
Frederick Zlotkin Strings
Sylver Logan Sharp Vocals, Group Member
Geraldo Velez Percussion
Oscar James Strings
Al Brown & His Tunetoppers Strings
Jenn Thomas Vocals, Group Member
Princessa Rap
Dennis Collins Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bernard Edwards Arranger, Producer
Nile Rodgers Arranger, Producer
Steve Boyer Engineer
Patrick Dillett Engineer
Tom Durack Engineer
Jon Goldberger Engineer
Richard Hilton Programming, Engineer
Andres Levin Programming
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Dave O'Donnell Engineer
Art Smith Drum Technician
Princesa Composer
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