Spin - p.112
"[They] hid their shattered romanticism and snide digs at the trite nightlife inside the boldest grooves of the era."
Chic: Bernard Edwards (vocals, bass); Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin (vocals); Nile Rodgers (guitar); Tony Thompson (drums).
Additional personnel: Fonzi Thornton, Michele Cobbs, Ullanda McCullough (vocals); Raymond Jones, Robert Sabino, Andy Schwartz (keyboards); Sammy Figueroa (percussion); Fayard Nicholas, Eugene Jackson, Sammy Warren (tap dance).
The Chic Strings: Gene Orloff, Karen Milne, Cheryl Hong, Karen Karlsrud, Valerie Haywood.
Recorded at The Power Station and Electric Lady, New York, New York.
Personnel: Bernard Edwards (vocals, keyboards); David Lasley, Diva Gray, Fonzi Thornton, Ullanda McCullough, Luci Martin, Alfa Anderson Barfield, Luther Vandross, Alfa Anderson, Michelle Cobbs (vocals); Nile Rodgers (guitar); Karen Karlsrud, Cheryl Hong, Karen Milne (strings); Barry Rogers (trombone); Jeanie Fineberg, Ellen Seeling, Jon Faddis, Alex Foster (horns); Andrew Barrett , Raymond Jones , Robert Sabino (keyboards); Tony Thompson (drums); Jose Rossy, Sammy Figueroa (percussion).
Recording information: Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA; Power Station Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Ken Ambrose.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Chic Strings; Jackson Schwartz.
Arrangers: Nile Rodgers ; Bernard Edwards.
They made two great albums, yet for some reason this one comes out on top over C'est Chic. They represented the pinnacle of late 70s disco music, with a brand of slick soul that was made for the dance floor. Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards were the Babyfaces of their day. Their compositions, record production and sparing musicianship (guitar and bass, respectively) made Chic such a classy unit. Hard to imagine listening to this in a normal home environment as the fantasy of white suits and exotic cocktails is just too much to bear. 90s urban R&B owes everything to Chic.