Chic ‎– C'est Chic

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Chic Cheer 4:42
Le Freak 5:23
Savoir Faire 5:01
Happy Man 4:17
I Want Your Love 6:45
At Last I Am Free 7:08
Sometimes You Win 4:26
(Funny) Bone 3:41

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SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, MO ) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
TP 19209 Chic C'est Chic(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic TP 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
TP 19209 Chic C'est Chic(8-Trk, Album, Club) Atlantic TP 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
450 549, 4-505 49 S Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 549, 4-505 49 S France 1978 Sell This Version
M5A 19209 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic M5A 19209 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
K 450565 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic K 450565 UK 1978 Sell This Version
CS-19209 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic CS-19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
CS-I9209 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic CS-I9209 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
450 549, 4-505 49 X Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 549, 4-505 49 X Germany 1978 Sell This Version
C 90.093 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic C 90.093 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
K 450565 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Bla) Atlantic K 450565 UK 1978 Sell This Version
339366 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Club) Atlantic 339366 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
CS-19209 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic CS-19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
W 450549 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic W 450549 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
CS 19209 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic CS 19209 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
450 565, 4-50 565 Z Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 565, 4-50 565 Z Germany 1978 Sell This Version
450 565, 4-50 565 Z Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 565, 4-50 565 Z Europe 1978 Sell This Version
S 542A Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print S 542A Malaysia 1978 Sell This Version
8001 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IBM (2) 8001 Saudi Arabia 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 565, MS/MT 5049 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 565, MS/MT 5049 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19209 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
S 90.093 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic S 90.093 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
W 50549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic W 50549 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
K 50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic K 50565 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 549 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
P-10628A Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic P-10628A Japan 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19209 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1978 Sell This Version
GM-200.2503, Lps 200.2503 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic GM-200.2503, Lps 200.2503 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 565 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
KSD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic KSD 19209 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 549 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 549 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic 50565 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 565 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic 50565 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
ATC 9713 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATC 9713 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
S 39-50 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic S 39-50 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19209 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
K 50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic K 50565 UK 1978 Sell This Version
K 50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic K 50565 UK 1978 Sell This Version
A 0172, 0172 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic A 0172, 0172 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
50 549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic 50 549 France 1978 Sell This Version
ATC 9713 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATC 9713 Rhodesia 1978 Sell This Version
KSD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic KSD 19209 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
K 50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic K 50565 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19209 India 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 549 Austria 1978 Sell This Version
BAN 50 549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic BAN 50 549 Israel 1978 Sell This Version
30.091 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic 30.091 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 549 France 1978 Sell This Version
LP-S-39-50 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic LP-S-39-50 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
38 367-9 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Club, RE) Atlantic, Bertelsmann Club 38 367-9 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Gol) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, MO ) Atlantic 50565 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, PR ) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Pre) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Pre) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
W 50549 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic W 50549 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, RI ) Atlantic SD 19209 US 1978 Sell This Version
LM-2939 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2939 Taiwan 1978 Sell This Version
MH 7405 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Unofficial) Pop MH 7405 Taiwan 1978 Sell This Version
P-10628A Chic C'est Chic(LP, Promo) Atlantic P-10628A Japan 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 565 Chic Tres Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 565 Europe 1978 Sell This Version
450 549, 4-505 49 S Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 549, 4-505 49 S France 1979 Sell This Version
450 549, 4-505 49 S Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 549, 4-505 49 S France 1979 Sell This Version
SD-19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic SD-19209 Ecuador 1979 Sell This Version
ALT - 0019209.2 Y Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ALT - 0019209.2 Y Peru 1979 Sell This Version
14.462 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic 14.462 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
23(7031)00103 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic 23(7031)00103 Colombia 1979 Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, MO) Atlantic SD 19209 Chile 1979 Sell This Version
GWEA-5324 Chic Es Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic GWEA-5324 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
450 565, 4-50 565 X Chic Trés Chic(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 565, 4-50 565 X Germany 1979 Sell This Version
K 50565 Chic Trés Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic K 50565 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ATL 50 565 Chic Trés Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 565 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
K 50565 Chic Trés Chic(LP, Album, Gre) Atlantic K 50565 UK 1979 Sell This Version
50565, LB 50565 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 50565, LB 50565 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
AMCY-117 Chic C'est Chic(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY-117 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
AMCY-3025 Chic C'est Chic(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY-3025 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
AMCY-2725 Chic C'est Chic(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) Atlantic AMCY-2725 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
7567-81552-2 Chic C'est Chic(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-81552-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
WPCR-75610 Chic C'est Chic(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Atlantic, Warner Music WPCR-75610 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
AFRM 211929 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Friday Music AFRM 211929 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Chic C'est Chic(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Rhino Records (2), Atlantic none 2014
603497857128 Chic C'est Chic (LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Atlantic 603497857128 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
81552-2, 7 81552-2 Chic C'est Chic(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 81552-2, 7 81552-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 81552-2, 81552-2 Chic C'est Chic(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 81552-2, 81552-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
GM-200 2503 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Atlantic GM-200 2503 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
CT 857 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) CT (2) CT 857 Asia Unknown Sell This Version
AF 559 Chic C'est Chic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) AF AF 559 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 50549, 1098 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50549, 1098 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
SD 19209 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic SD 19209 US Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 50 565, MS/MT 5049 Chic C'est Chic(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 565, MS/MT 5049 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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ljrafalko

ljrafalko

February 23, 2021
referencing C'est Chic, LP, Album, MO , SD 19209
Is there a deluxe 19 track edition of C'est Chic in existence? I don't see it listed above, but it looks like one exists on the interwebs. I just wanted to see who issued it.
flowerbed

flowerbed

February 6, 2021
referencing C'est Chic, LP, Album, K 50565

Risque is their peak of production excellence for me but obviously this is one of the greats too.
The singles are the highlights as usual but Nile's solos on the achingly lush instrumental Savoir Faire are a treat. Plus I'm a sucker for Funny (Bone), what a groove!

Incidentally, as I often found with Chic and S/S 12s too, this LP plays too fast. I wish someone would get to the bottom of how or why that happened. I'm absolutely certain would Nile would know!
Anyway, I have my Technics SL-1200 pitch adjust slider on -2 and that's the pocket for me. :)

The runouts on mine are
K 50565 A4 1 STRAWBERRY 1/3 EG- S-65
K 50565 B4 1 STRAWBERRY 1/3 EG- S-54
(what a coincidence, S-54....Studio 54!)
flowerbed

flowerbed

February 6, 2021
edited 5 months ago
referencing C'est Chic, LP, Album, MO , SD 19209

Risque is their peak of production excellence for me but obviously this is one of the greats too.
The singles are the highlights as usual but Nile's solos on the achingly lush instrumental Savoir Faire are a treat. Plus I'm a sucker for Funny (Bone), what a groove!

Incidentally, as I often found with Chic and S/S 12s too, this LP plays too fast. I wish someone would get to the bottom of how or why that happened. I'm absolutely certain would Nile would know!
Anyway, I have my Technics SL-1200 pitch adjust slider on -2 and that's the pocket for me. :)
craiglangley

craiglangley

January 1, 2021
referencing Tres Chic, LP, Album, ATL 50 565
Yeah, and the 2 extra tracks were the 12" long versions of their 1st two singles making it effectively a "greatest hits to date" and nearly an hour long.
I remember reading in the UK music trade magazine "Music Week" at the time that not only did the UK arm of Atlantic splash out money on the new artwork, but also £250k (quite a hefty amount back in those days when a 12" was 99p) on a TV advertising campaign featuring the same cover model & her neon light tube in action.. but they neglected to mention it to the U.S. arm or the band (well to-be-fair it was standard practice for a US record company to completely revise UK artists track-listings and cover art back in the 60s & 70s due to their alleged superior knowledge of their citizens sensitivities - consider all the liberties taken with the Beatles early albums - which always tended to result in less tracks for more bucks!)

Apparently the band (not surprisingly really) hated the revised anonymous artwork (after all they had gone to all the trouble of having a band photo shoot for this one, the first album just had a couple of models on the cover) and demanded it be withdrawn & revert back to the U.S. look and track order. I wonder if they realised all that wasted spend would eventually get taken out of their artists royalties like everything always eventually does!
IMHO the UK guys should have added the 2 tracks and kept the superior & classier original artwork & then they'd probably have flogged a whole lot more without any justifiable band objections, it being the bands best-selling UK album when disco was at its commercial & artistic height peaking at #2 even with just the 2 hit singles on it. File under "missed opportunity" :-)

Everyone know the story of "Le Freak" which name-checks Studio 54? According to Nile Rodgers Grace Jones had suggested they come along to a major party at the club, New Years Eve '77 I think, but when they got there the notoriously fickle/draconian door staff had no idea who they were (perhaps that was why they became so keen to appear on their own LP covers?) and they all got refused admittance regardless of their verbal invite from Ms Jones, who we can but speculate was probably knee deep in coke and as high as the chandeliers if legend and reputation of those heady hedonistic crazy nights are anything to go by. So, rejected and angry they all trooped off for a late-night jam and laid down a bitter and angry message aimed directly at those foolish 54 doorstaff with the original hook being "Awwwhhhh, F**k You!" only later being transformed into a #1 dance anthem that actually praised the 54 "Just come on down, to the 54, Find a spot out on the floor.."(presumably after they'd secured their rightful place on the 54 guestlist & probably an apology in the form of certain complimentary refreshments that Nile & Bernie became big fans of) & the hook evolved into the inoffensive "Awwwhhhhh, Freak Out!"

Hmmm.. those original demo mixes recorded that fateful night would sure make very attractive bonus tracks for a 45th Anniversary reissue in 2023 and probably launch another 100 classic re-edits to inject some fresh life into a bona fide dance classic! (Yeah I know the 54th anniversary would be even more fitting but c'mon thats a very long time to wait!)
AmaSan213

AmaSan213

September 25, 2020
referencing C'est Chic , LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 603497857128

Last track ((Funny) Bone) has a pressing issue. Looping due to a scratch problem. I changed my copy with another, same thing. Still a looping... Watch out.
Mcnico71

Mcnico71

September 22, 2020
referencing C'est Chic , LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 603497857128

Superb sound, the best I’ve heard this album. Really sterling job, every instrument clear and concise. That Bass 🔥
sue2who

sue2who

May 24, 2020
referencing C'est Chic, LP, Album, MO , SD 19209
this LP seem to find a spot in my brain playing over and over again
cutjules

cutjules

August 6, 2019
referencing C'est Chic, LP, Album, MO , SD 19209
What a blast, this album is so groovy ! Guitar and bass are awesome. Every track is excellent.
battez

battez

May 26, 2019
referencing Tres Chic, LP, Album, ATL 50 565
15000 copies only ever released. Basically Cest Chic + 2
Vareja

Vareja

November 16, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing C'est Chic, LP, Album, MO , SD 19209
Awesome and historic album from the fantastic band. Nile and Bernard superb conduction. Essential.