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
Label Polydor
Producer Steve Buckingham (for The Lowery Group)
Alicia Bridges chronology
Alicia Bridges
(1978)
Play It as It Lays
(1979)Play It as It Lays1979
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