Chaka Khan ‎– I Feel For You

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-25162, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 25162-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Allied Pressing

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A1 This Is My Night
Arranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programmed By [Dmx], Written-By – David FrankDrums – Steve FerroneEdited By, Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Michael O'ReillyEdited By, Mixed By, Recorded By – Lew HahnEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Joe Arnold (2), Maureen Thompson, Rick KerrGuitar – Paul PescoProducer, Edited By – Arif MardinSynthesizer [Additional Synthesizers] – Philippe SaisseWritten-By, Backing Vocals – Mic Murphy
A2 Stronger Than Before
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – J.R. Robinson*Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Alex Gordon (2), Bill Dooley, Michael PannoneEngineer [Recording Engineer] – Gary Skardina, Jeremy Smith (2), Michael O'ReillyGuitar – Dan Huff*Mixed By – Lew HahnProducer [Coordinator] – Frank DeCaroProducer, Arranged By – Arif MardinProducer, Arranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Robbie BuchananProgrammed By [Fairlight] – Craig SiegelWritten-By – Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager
A3 My Love Is Alive
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Joe Arnold (2)Producer – Arif MardinProducer [Coordinator] – Christine FlemmingProducer, Arranged By, Edited By, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programmed By, Mixed By – John RobieRecorded By – Rod HuiWritten-By – Gary Wright
A4 Eye To Eye
Backing Vocals, Programmed By [Dmx] – Cruz SembelloDrums [Additional] – Steve FerroneEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Michael Allaire*, Phil WagnerEngineer [Recording Engineer] – Ed Rack, Wayne YurgelinExecutive-Producer – Arif MardinKeyboards [Synclavier Keyboards] – Rob MounseyMixed By – Elliot ScheinerProducer – Russ TitelmanProducer [Coordinator] – Mary MeliaProgrammed By [Synclavier] – David Nictern*Recorded By – Thom WilsonRhythm Guitar – Tony MaidenWritten-By – John SembelloWritten-By, Backing Vocals, Programmed By [Dmx], Guitar [Solo], Rhythm Guitar – Michael SembelloWritten-By, Keyboards, Programmed By [Dmx], Synthesizer – Dan Sembello*Written-By, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Don Freeman
A5 La Flamme
Arranged By [Rhythm], Keyboards, Music By, Programmed By [Linn, Drumulator], Synthesizer [Emulator, Memory Moog] – Philippe SaisseBacking Vocals – Hamish Stuart, Mark StevensEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Andy Heermans, Bobby Warner, John Davenport (2), Mike TheodoreEngineer [Recording Engineer] – Michael O'ReillyLyrics By – Chaka Khan, Rhoda RobertsProducer – Arif MardinRecorded By, Mixed By – Lew Hahn
B1 I Feel For You
Drums – Steve FerroneEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Bill Dooley, Gene Curtis, Jan Dalehaug, Jay Rifkin, Jon Inglesby*, Kenny Florendo, Michael Allaire*Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Gary Skardina, Jeremy Smith (2), Michael O'ReillyHarmonica – Stevie WonderKeyboards, Arranged By, Bass [Fills], Guitar, Synthesizer, Programmed By – Reggie GriffinKeyboards, Synthesizer, Programmed By – David Frank, Philippe Saisse, Robbie BuchananProducer, Arranged By, Edited By – Arif MardinRap – Grandmaster Melle MelRecorded By, Mixed By – Lew HahnWritten-By – Prince
B2 Hold Her
Drums – John Robinson (2)Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Dan Garcia, Rick Kerr, Tom FouceEngineer [Recording Engineer] – Michael O'ReillyEngineer [Recording Engineer], Mixed By – Lew HahnGuitar – Steve LukatherKeyboards, Synthesizer – Steve PorcaroProducer – Arif MardinProducer [Coordinator] – Ivy SkoffProducer, Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Written-By – David "Hawk" WolinskiProducer, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Written-By – James Newton HowardRecorded By – John "Aruba" Arrias*
B3 Through The Fire
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – J.R. Robinson*Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Bob Shames, Laura Livingston, Rick Kerr, Tom FouceEngineer [Recording Engineer] – Bill Dooley, Lew Hahn, Michael O'ReillyGuitar – Michael LandauLyrics By – Cynthia WeilMusic By – Tom KeaneProducer [Coordinator] – Debbie CaponettaProducer, Arranged By, Keyboards, Music By, Synthesizer – David FosterProducer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Humberto GaticaProgrammed By – Marcus RyleRecorded By [Lead Vocals], Executive Producer – Arif Mardin
B4 Caught In The Act
Backing Vocals [Additional], Written-By – Alec MilsteinEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Gene CurtisEngineer [Recording Engineer] – Julie LastEngineer [Recording Engineer], Mixed By – Michael O'ReillyGuitar – Neil Johnson (3), Vadim Zilbershtein*Keyboards – John SepellaKeyboards, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Keith Barnhart*Mixed By – Bill DooleyProducer – Arif MardinProducer, Arranged By, Drums, Mixed By, Programmed By [Synthesizer], Written-By – Joe MardinRecorded By – Phil Bulla
B5 Chinatown
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Andy Heermans, Mike TheodoreEngineer [Recording Engineer] – Michael O'ReillyLyrics By – Chaka Khan, Rhoda RobertsMusic By, Arranged By, Programmed By [Linn, Drumulator], Keyboards, Synthesizer [Emulator, Memory Moog, Prophet V] – Philippe SaisseProducer – Arif MardinRecorded By, Mixed By – Lew Hahn

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Allied Record Company pressing denoted by "ɑ" stamp in runouts.

Catalog number on label: 1-25162
Catalog number on spine: 9 25162-1

Issued with custom printed Inner-Sleeve.

Originally mastered at Sterling Sound. "SLM △" in the runout etching indicates that the lacquer disc was processed at, and the metal parts used to manufacture the record were made at Sheffield Lab Matrix.

Track B1 was previously covered by The Pointer Sisters on their "So Excited!" album in 1982.

Track A1
Recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, N.Y. - Additional Recording at Atlantic Studios & Greene Street Recorders, N.Y.
[Published by] CBS Songs/Science Lab Music ASCAP

Track A2
Recorded at Music Grinders Studios, L.A. - Additional Recording at Atlantic Studios, First Choice Studios, N.Y. & A&M Studios, L.A.
[Published by] Unichappell Music Inc./Begonia Melodies, Inc./Fedora Music BMI/New Hidden Valley Music Inc. ASCAP

Track A3
Recorded at Greene Street Recorders, N.Y.
[Published by] High Wave Music, Inc. Adm. by WB Music ASCAP

Track A4
Recorded at Bossa Nova Hotel, L.A. - Additional Recording at Soundworks Digital/Audio Video Studios, Ltd. and Clinton Recording Studios
[Published by] WB Music Corp./Gravity Raincoat Music/Unicity Music Inc./No Pain No Gain Music/Johdan Music ASCAP/Haymaker Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. BMI

Track A5
Recorded at Daily Planet Studio, Atlantic Studios & Chelsea Sound, N.Y.
[Published by] No Hassle Music Inc. ASCAP

Track B1
Recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, N.Y. - Additional Recording at Atlantic Studios, Chelsea Sound Studios, N.Y. & Music Grinders Studio, L.A.
[Published by] Controversy Music ASCAP

Track B2
Recorded at Fool On The Hill Studio, Bill Schnee Studio & Lion Share, L.A. & Daily Planet Studio, N.Y.
Mixed at Atlantic Studios, N.Y.
[Published by] Overdue Music ASCAP/Newton House Music BMI

Track B3
Recorded at Lighthouse Recorders, Lion Share Recording Studios & Capitol Studios, L.A.
Mixed at Sunset Sound Studios, L.A.
Lead Vocal Recorded at Daily Planet Studios & Atlantic Studios, N.Y.
[Published by] Dyad Music Ltd./Foster Frees, Inc. Music/Japusa Music/TomJohn Music BMI

Track B4
Recorded at Chelsea Sound Studios, N.Y.
Additional Recording at Atlantic Studios, N.Y.
[Published by] Deniz Publishing BMI

Track B5
Recorded at Daily Planet Studio & Atlantic Studios, N.Y.
[Published by] No Hassle Music Inc. ASCAP

Stevie Wonder courtesy of Motown Records Corp.
Grandmaster Melle Mel courtesy of Sugar Hill Records.
Steve Lukather and Steve Porcaro courtesy of CBS Records.
David Frank and Mic Murphy courtest of Mirage Records.

©1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Made in U.S.A.

Note: Some covers are gold stamped as promotional.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-25162-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992516211
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Etched): 1-25162-A-SH4 B-19671-SH4 SLM∆ 7338 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Etched): 1-25162-B-SH5 B-19672-SH5 SLM ∆7338-X 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 & 2 Stamped): STERLING ɑ
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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32XD-317, 9 25162-2 Chaka Khan I Feel For You(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 32XD-317, 9 25162-2 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
92 51621 Chaka Khan I Feel For You(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 51621 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
LWB-6320 Chaka Khan I Feel For You(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records LWB-6320 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
9 25162-2 Chaka Khan I Feel For You(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25162-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
925 162-1 Chaka Khan I Feel For You(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 162-1 Greece 1984 Sell This Version


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December 11, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Interestingly, for all the fanfare this LP (deservedly) gets for being groundbreaking on so many levels, the most interesting thing about (I think anyway) is that the most traditional, downtempo R&B ballad on the album - "Through The Fire" - ended up setting a record on Billboard's top 100 chart by spending an incredible 43 weeks on the chart but never breaking the top 40! It peaked at #42 (on three separate occassions, even) and even went gold but never made it into the top 40. How? Back in the mid eighties, Billboard (and rivals Radio & Records and Cashbox for that matter) was still relying on playlists from radio stations being called in or faxed in and on sales figures that were estimated by record store managers and given to Billboard over the phone. While fairly accurate, the method was lacking in a lot of areas, including timeliness of reporting and calculation of data - something which produced anomales like "Through The Fire." What sustained the record for so long was the continued interest in the song that allowed it to slowly build over time, unlike a albums and singles released today under the Soundscan system, where they can sell 1.4 million copies in one week and then never be on the chart again. Ultimately time did work for Chaka with "Fire" because although it never broke the top 40 in any one week, it ended up being certified gold by the RIAA and ended up being the 23rd biggest hit of that year in the year end top 100.


December 10, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Fantastic 2nd solo album from Chaka. Prooving she was more than capable of staying up to date with the then trend of involving more drum machines/synths into r+b this album still sounds fresh today. Arif Mardens producing qualities play a big part and some of the intro/outro sections where they go wild with the editing are fantastic and sheer testament to the amount of time and skill it would have taken those involved to do those sorts of edits/programming in that period. Samples had only just been introduced so the extensive use of Sampling on this album is historically significant.