Dance Classics of Chaka Khan

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Dance Classics of Chaka Khan
Greatest hits album by Chaka Khan
Released February 24, 1999
Genre Rhythm and blues
Label Warner Bros., Japan
Chaka Khan chronology
Come 2 My House
(1998)
Dance Classics of Chaka Khan
(1999)
ClassiKhan
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Dance Classics of Chaka Khan is a compilation album of recordings by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan released on the Warner Bros. Records label in Japan in 1999.

As the title suggests the compilation mainly focuses on the dancefloor friendly part of Khan's repertoire from the late 70s to mid 80s, including classic single cuts like "I'm Every Woman", "Fate", "Eye To Eye", "Clouds", "I Feel for You" as well as album tracks like "Pass It On (Sure Thing)" and "A Woman in a Man's World".

Dance Classics is however mainly notable for the inclusion of two rarities: the original 12" Long Vocal Mix and 12" Instrumental Version of the 1982 hit single "Tearin' It Up", both mixed by legendary D.J. Larry Levan and as yet only available on this compilation. The original version of "Tearin' It Up" appears on the eponymous Chaka Khan album which incidentally also remains unreleased on CD in both the United States and Europe.

The Dance Classics of Chaka Khan set also features both the original 1978 version and the 1989 remix of "I'm Every Woman" (from Life is a Dance - The Remix Project) and concludes with the 1984 ballad "Through the Fire"

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Tearin' It Up" (Long Vocal Mix) (Lumibao, Sigler) - 7:23
    • Original version appears on 1982 album Chaka Khan
  2. "I'm Every Woman" (Ashford, Simpson) - 4:06
  3. "Pass It On (A Sure Thing)" (Maiden, Washburn) - 5:03
    • Original version appears on 1982 album Chaka Khan
  4. "Clouds" (Ashford, Simpson) 4:26
  5. "Fate" (Bugatti, Musker) - 3:15
  6. "Eye to Eye" (Freeman, Sembello, Sembello, Sembello) - 4:39
  7. "I Feel for You" Prince 5:45
  8. "A Woman in a Man's World" (Kastner, McNally) - 3:58
  9. "What Cha' Gonna Do for Me" (Doheny, Stuart) - 3:53
  10. "I Know You, I Live You" (Khan, Mardin) - 4:29
  11. "I'm Every Woman" (Remix Version By Dancin' Danny D.) (Ashford, Simpson) - 8:21
  12. "Tearin' It Up" (Instrumental) (Lumibao, Sigler) - 8:08
    • Original version appears on 1982 album Chaka Khan
  13. "Through the Fire" (Foster, Keane, Weil) - 4:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Michel Comte – Photography
  • David Foster – Producer
  • Larry Levan – Remixing
  • Arif Mardin – Producer
  • Russ Titelman – Producer
  • Glenn Wexler – Cover Photo