is the fourth studio album by American Real People R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1980. It includes the singles " Rebels Are We" (US R&B #10, Pop #61) and " Real People" (#51 R&B, #79 Pop).
The album was one of four written and produced by
Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers in 1980, the other three being Sister Sledge's , Love Somebody Today Sheila and B. Devotion's , and King of the World Diana Ross' multi-platinum selling album . Diana
The album peaked at #30 on the US Albums chart and #8 on the US R&B chart, a modest commercial success in comparison both to the Diana Ross project and their previous albums, most likely due to the so-called "
anti-disco backlash". Though in spite of the backlash, all of the album cuts peaked at #29 on the American dance charts. [1 ]
Real People was released on CD by Atlantic Records/ Warner Music in 1991. It was digitally remastered and reissued by Wounded Bird Records in 2003.
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks written by
Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.
"Open Up" - 3:52
Real People" - 5:20 Listen ( · help ) info "I Loved You More" - 3:06
"I Got Protection" - 6:22
Rebels Are We" - 4:53 Listen ( · help ) info "Chip Off the Old Block" - 4:56
"26" - 3:57
Listen ( · help ) info "You Can't Do It Alone" - 4:39
Personnel [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
Bernard Edwards -
producer for Chic Organization Ltd. Nile Rodgers - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
Bob Clearmountain - engineer Lucy Laurie - assistant engineer
Jeff Hendrickson - assistant engineer
Garry Rindfuss - assistant engineer
Dennis King -
mastering All songs
recorded and mixed at Power Station, New York. Mastered at Atlantic Studios, NY.
References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 57.
^ Hillier, Bev. "Albums". (July 24 – August 6 1980): 29. Smash Hits
Produced by Chic