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Risqué

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Chic was very much in its prime when it recorded its third album, Risqué, which contained hits that ranged from "My Feet Keep Dancing" and "My Forbidden Lover" to the influential "Good Times." That feel-good manifesto is one of the first songs that comes to mind when one thinks of the disco era and the Jimmy Carter years, but Chic's popularity certainly wasn't limited to the disco crowd. The fact that "Good Times" became the foundation for both the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" tells you a lot -- it underscores the fact that Chic was influencing everyone from early rappers to art rockers. A group that many rock critics were ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Chic was very much in its prime when it recorded its third album, Risqué, which contained hits that ranged from "My Feet Keep Dancing" and "My Forbidden Lover" to the influential "Good Times." That feel-good manifesto is one of the first songs that comes to mind when one thinks of the disco era and the Jimmy Carter years, but Chic's popularity certainly wasn't limited to the disco crowd. The fact that "Good Times" became the foundation for both the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" tells you a lot -- it underscores the fact that Chic was influencing everyone from early rappers to art rockers. A group that many rock critics were so quick to dismiss was having an impact in many different areas. From hip-hoppers to new wavers in London and Manchester, Risqué was considered primary listening. And Risqué is impressive not only because of its up-tempo cuts, but also because of slow material that includes the lush "A Warm Summer Night" and the dramatic ballad "Will You Cry When You Hear This Song." Risqué is definitely among Chic's essential albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1992
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678040627
  • Catalog Number: 80406

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chic Primary Artist
Luther Vandross Vocals
Jon Faddis Horn
David Lasley Vocals
Alex Foster Horn
Bernard Edwards Bass, Conductor, Keyboards, Vocals
Nile Rodgers Guitar, Conductor
Alfa Anderson Barfield Vocals
Michelle Cobbs Vocals
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Jeanie Fineberg Horn
Diva Gray Vocals
Cheryl Hong Strings
Karen Karlsrud Strings
Luci Martin Vocals
Ullanda McCullough Vocals
Karen Milne Strings
Gene Orloff Concert Master
Barry Rogers Trombone
Jose Rossy Percussion
Robert Sabino Keyboards
Ellen Seeling Horn
Fonzi Thornton Vocals
Sam Warren Tap Dance
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
Jackson Schwartz Contributor
Dennis King Mastering
Carin Goldberg Art Direction
Chic Strings Contributor
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