Alicia Bridges (album)

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Alicia Bridges
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Studio album by Alicia Bridges
Released July 1978
Recorded 1977–1978, Studio One in Doraville, Georgia & The Sound Pit in Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Disco, Pop
Label Polydor
Producer Steve Buckingham (for The Lowery Group)
Alicia Bridges chronology
- Alicia Bridges
(1978)
Play It as It Lays
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 5/10[2]

Alicia Bridges is the eponymous debut album from disco singer-songwriter Alicia Bridges, released in 1978 on Polydor Records. The album featured the smash hit single, "I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)", which, when released as a 12" single (as remixed by producer Jim Burgess, reached a peak of number 5 on the Billboard, Cash Box & Record World charts in 1978 (quickly becoming an RIAA-certified gold record for sales of over one million copies; it would now be seen as a platinum record).[3]

Bridges released a second single shortly thereafter; the rock-inflected "Body Heat", which had the same strong backbeat as her big hit, but also featured more prominent rhythm guitar. The song became a minor hit, but it was the success of the first single that drove the album, which climbed the charts quickly and remained there for a total of 35 weeks. Bridges would be nominated for a Grammy and performed the hit single as an opening act.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By Alicia Bridges & Susan Hutcheson, except where noted.
  1. "Body Heat" – 3:02
  2. "Break Away" – 3:27
  3. "High Altitudes" – 5:01
  4. "We Are One" – 4:20
  5. "City Rhythm" – 3:38
  6. "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" – 5:37
  7. "In the Name of Love" (Bridges) – 4:07
  8. "Self Applause" – 3:22
  9. "Diamond in the Rough" – 3:28
  10. "Broken Woman" (Bridges) – 4:20

Personnel[4][edit]

  • Alicia Bridges: Lead & Backing Vocal
  • Bernardine Mitchell, Keith "Doc" Samuels, Vinni O'Neal: Backing Vocals
  • Steve Buckingham, Ken Bell: Guitars
  • John Fristoe: Guitars, Backing Vocal
  • Randy McCormick: Organ, Piano, Synthesizers, Clavinet, Melodica
  • Alan Feingold, Steve McRay: Organ
  • Tom Robb: Bass
  • Roy Yeager: Drums
  • Mickey Buckins: Percussion

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Seve Buckingham for The Lowery Group
  • Engineered by Milan Bogdan, Pete Turbiville, Rodney Mills & Tad Bush
  • Mix & re-mixed By Rodney Mills
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/alicia-bridges-r31488
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 22 - March 7 1979): 25. 
  3. ^ RIAA Certification riaa.com Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Alicia Bridges" at discogs