Take It Off (album)

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Take It Off
Studio album by Chic
Released November 16, 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Post-disco, quiet storm, contemporary R&B
Label Atlantic
Producer Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards
Chic chronology
Real People
(1980)
Take It Off
(1981)
Soup for One
(1982)
Singles from Take It Off
  1. "Stage Fright"
    Released: 1981

Take It Off is the fifth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in late 1981. It includes the single "Stage Fright", which reached #35 on the US R&B chart, but was the first Chic single failing to enter the US Pop charts, and this album only proved to be moderately successful as well, stalling at #124 on the US albums chart and #36 on the R&B chart.

Take It Off was one of three albums written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers in 1981, the other two being Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry's debut solo album Koo Koo and Johnny Mathis' I Love My Lady, which remains unreleased.

Take It Off was transferred to CD and re-released by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991. It was digitally remastered and reissued by Wounded Bird Records in 2006.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

Side A[edit]

  1. "Stage Fright" - 3:55 About this sound Listen 
  2. "Burn Hard" - 5:12
  3. "So Fine" - 4:10
  4. "Flash Back" - 4:28
  5. "Telling Lies" - 2:28

Side B[edit]

  1. "Your Love Is Cancelled" - 4:12
  2. "Would You Be My Baby" - 3:34
  3. "Take It Off" - 5:12
  4. "Just Out of Reach" - 3:45 About this sound Listen 
  5. "Baby Doll" - 3:10

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Bernard Edwards - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Nile Rodgers - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
  • Bill Scheniman - sound engineer
  • Jason Corsaro - sound engineer
  • Dennis King - mastering
  • Recorded and mixed at Power Station, NYC.
  • Mastered at Atlantic Studios, NYC.