Norma Jean* ‎– Norma Jean

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Promo copies exist with gold-striped "Promotional Copy - Not for Sale"-stamp on front sleeve. No promo-indication on labels.

MK Productions
Recorded at Power Station
Mastered at Atlantic Studios
A1, B1, B2, B4: Chic Music, Inc.
A2: Kags Music
A3: Chic Music, Inc./Jervert Music
B3: Kreimers Music
All compositions published by BMI
℗ 1978 Bearsville Records
© 1978 Bearsville Records
Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. Records Inc. Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side I runout etching/stamp variation 1): BRK-1-6983 W W 1 #2 ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side II runout etching/stamp variation 1): BRK 2-6983 W W 1 #3 ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I runout etching/stamp variation 2): BRK-1-6983 -JW2 #1 ()ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side II runout etching/stamp variation 2): BRK-2-6983 JW1 #4 ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K. ()
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BEA 55 525 Norma Jean* Norma Jean(LP, Album) Bearsville BEA 55 525 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
RISLP 14065 Norma Jean* Norma Jean(LP, Album) Bearsville RISLP 14065 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
NEMCD 394 Norma Jean* Norma Jean(CD, Album, RE) Sequel Records NEMCD 394 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BRK 6983 Norma Jean* Norma Jean(LP, Album) Bearsville, Warner Bros. Records BRK 6983 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
BRK 6983 Norma Jean* Norma Jean(LP, Album) Bearsville, Edigsa BRK 6983 Spain 1979 Sell This Version

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REENO

REENO

January 18, 2018
Very solid CHIC album in all but name. Standouts are "Saturday", "Sorcerer", "I like love" and the ballad "I believe in you".
Both "Saturday" & "Sorcerer" were released as singles, but should have been much bigger hits.
Be sure to check out Dimitri From Paris' 9 min + EPIC remix of "Saturday"--much better than the original LP mix.
BarnyardOrbit

BarnyardOrbit

September 18, 2016

Classic Niles Rodgers Disco Funk! Contains Saturday Night and rare groove Sorcerer
shooms

shooms

July 15, 2009

Norma Jean Wright (born in Elyria, Ohio) was the lead vocalist of the soul, R&B and disco group Chic, from 1977 to 1978.

She left Chic in 1978 to begin a solo career, billed as "Norma Jean" & this album was produced &, in the main, written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers as a goodbye & thankyou.

This album has the classic Edwards / Rodgers stamp all over it; rock solid groovy b lines & funky as hell whacka whacka guitar riffage... layered on top of this foundation are some classy soaring string & brass orchestration & of course Norma's sweet soulful voice.

To me the stand-out track on this album is 'I like love' which is 5.42 of pure goose-pimple inducing disco funk soul gloriousness...

Opening with a simple Rodgers guitar riff, layering on an Edwards bassline & suddenly giving way to a full on orchestration & vocals which builds & builds until it suddenly drops away at 3.03 where we are treated to a jaw-droppingly glorious 2 minutes worth of midsection breakdown with Rodgers riffing his heart out building with incremental layers of Edwards bassline, strings & Norma Jean vocals until kicking back in at 4.04 with a full on crescendo & outro...

This is utterly utterly smile-inducing & it's such a crying shame this tune wasn't pressed to 12" as it is crying out for a full phatt pressing.