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, the same year that Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers wrote and produced Sister Sledge's massively successful We Are Family.

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 R&B and was followed by the release of the band's first greatest hits compilation Les Plus Grands Succès De Chic: Chic's Greatest Hits in late 1979.

"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 transferred to compact disc and re-released 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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