by Chic



"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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/1992
Label: Wea International
UPC: 0075992639422
catalogNumber: 926394

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chic   Primary Artist
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
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
Art Smith   Drum Technician
Princesa   Composer
David O'Donnell   Engineer

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