Risqué (album)

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Risqué
Studio album by Chic
Released July 30, 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Disco, funk, R&B, jazz, samba
Length 36:46
Label Atlantic
Producer Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards
Chic chronology
C'est Chic
(1978)
Risqué
(1979)
Les Plus Grands Succès De Chic: Chic's Greatest Hits
(1979)
Singles from Risqué
  1. "Good Times"
    Released: 1979
  2. "My Forbidden Lover"
    Released: 1979
  3. "My Feet Keep Dancing"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A-) [2]
Smash Hits 8½/10[3]

Risqué is the third studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1979.

Risqué includes three classic Chic hits; "Good Times" (#1 Pop, #1 R&B June 23, 1979, #5 UK), "My Forbidden Lover" (#33 R&B, #43 Pop October 13, 1979, #15 UK) and "My Feet Keep Dancing" (#42 R&B, #101 Pop December 8, 1979, #21 UK). Risqué reached #5 on the US albums chart and #2 on the US R&B chart. It has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales over 1 million copies. It peaked at #29 in the UK and was certified Silver by the BPI.

"Good Times" has been extensively sampled in other artists' works. "Will You Cry" was sampled in "Just a Moment" by Nas from the album Street's Disciple

Risqué was released on compact disc by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991 (catalogue number 7567-80406-2). The album was digitally remastered and re-issued by Warner Music Japan in 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers

Side A
  1. "Good Times" – 8:08 About this sound Listen 
  2. "A Warm Summer Night" – 6:10
  3. "My Feet Keep Dancing" – 6:38 About this sound Listen 
Side B
  1. "My Forbidden Lover" – 4:39 About this sound Listen 
  2. "Can't Stand to Love You" – 2:56
  3. "Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)" – 4:06
  4. "What About Me?" – 4:09

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Bernard Edwards - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Nile Rodgers - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Bob Clearmountain - sound engineer
  • Jackson Schwartz - engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson - engineer
  • Jim Galante - engineer
  • Peter Robbins - engineer
  • Ray Willard - engineer
  • Dennis King - mastering
  • All songs recorded and mixed at Power Station in New York. Mastered at Atlantic Studios, N.Y.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Risqué (album) at AllMusic Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (Sept 6–19 1979): 25. 

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