Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* ‎– Ask Rufus

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Tracklist

At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up) 4:20
Close The Door 3:25
Medley
Slow Screw Against The Wall 2:17
A Flat Fry 0:18
Earth Song 5:05
Everlasting Love 4:46
Hollywood 4:10
Magic In Your Eyes 3:51
Better Days 4:14
Egyptian Song 5:10

Versions (34)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AB 975, AB-975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Ter) ABC Records, ABC Records AB 975, AB-975 US 1977 Sell This Version
8020-AB 975 H, AB 975 H Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(8-Trk) ABC Records, ABC Records 8020-AB 975 H, AB 975 H US 1977 Sell This Version
CAB 5203 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(Cass, Album) ABC Records CAB 5203 US 1977 Sell This Version
6-26-404-058 Rufus & Chaka Khan Ask Rufus(LP) Phonodisc 6-26-404-058 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
AB-975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records AB-975 Israel 1977 Sell This Version
0062.741 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) MCA Records 0062.741 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ABCL 5203 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records ABCL 5203 UK 1977 Sell This Version
AB-7034 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records AB-7034 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
MHK-7127 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) Pop MHK-7127 Taiwan 1977 Sell This Version
ABC 463 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records ABC 463 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
AB-975, AB975, AB 975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records, ABC Records AB-975, AB975, AB 975 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB - 975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records AB - 975 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
AB-975, AB975, # AB 975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records, ABC Records AB-975, AB975, # AB 975 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB 975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records AB 975 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
28 194 XOT Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records 28 194 XOT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
9022-975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records 9022-975 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
171172/7 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 171172/7 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
YX-8060-AB Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records YX-8060-AB Japan 1977 Sell This Version
28 561 XOT Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 28 561 XOT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
AB-975, ABCL 52503, AB 975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, ABC Records, ABC Records AB-975, ABCL 52503, AB 975 UK 1977 Sell This Version
AB 975, AB-975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Mon) ABC Records, ABC Records AB 975, AB-975 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB-975, AB975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, PRC) ABC Records, ABC Records AB-975, AB975 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB 975, AB-975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Pit) ABC Records, ABC Records AB 975, AB-975 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB975, AB-975 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, San) ABC Records, ABC Records AB975, AB-975 US 1977 Sell This Version
VIM-4081 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, Promo, RE) MCA Records VIM-4081 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
VIM-4081 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records VIM-4081 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
MCAD-10449, MCD-10449 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCAD-10449, MCD-10449 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
MCAD-10449 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-10449 US 1992 Sell This Version
MVCM-439 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MVCM-439 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
UICY-9407 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM, Pa) Geffen Records UICY-9407 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
UICY-9407 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pa) Geffen Records UICY-9407 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
UICY-77165 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Ask Rufus(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Geffen Records UICY-77165 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
MCAD-10449 Rufus (Featuring Chaka Khan)* Ask Rufus(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-10449 US Unknown Sell This Version
0000975.0 Rufus & Chaka Khan Ask Rufus(LP, Album) ABC Records 0000975.0 Peru Unknown Sell This Version

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brandosoul

brandosoul

October 29, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Ask Rufus, LP, Album, AB-975, AB975, AB 975
This stands as one of the pinnacles of Chaka's career (with Rufus or solo wise). She's even cited this as a personal favorite in her entire canon. It's very much a cohesive mood piece that embodies the melancholy and decadence of the L.A. scene in the late '70s, but there's a succulent sensuality that comes through this classic that's hard to resist. Clare Fischer's masterful arrangements are key elements of this album, as Fischer creates a dramatic grandiosity to these songs, which also adds to their musical texture as well. The band never sounded more sophisticated and mature before either. It's been well reported that Chaka and the band were in dire straits during the recording of this album, but you'd never know from listening to this masterpiece.

My 1977 US original ABC Records pressing is pretty solid for the most part. Although this wasn't necessarily a well-engineered recording (some albums that were recorded or mixed at Kendun Recorders has some thin, dry-sounding top-end), it really smokes. There is some weird speed variation on the final two songs on its second side. In the digital era, Japan really delivered the goods when its Universal branch remastered this album on CD (along with the rest of Rufus' 1973-1981 ABC & MCA catalog) in 2004. Not only did they correct many engineering errors that plagued the vinyl and early CD reissues, but they restored the full fidelity of the album. As a bonus, Universal Japan reissued it in mini-LP format, with a replica of the original album jackets and memorabilia.
The_Unknown_Artist

The_Unknown_Artist

June 24, 2018
referencing Ask Rufus, LP, Album, Ter, AB 975, AB-975
I don't have the album sadly but I do own the poster
willbarry91

willbarry91

January 2, 2017
referencing Ask Rufus, LP, Album, ABCL 5203

Not the best pressing of this - sounds a bit thin but that seems to be the case with a lot of ABC...!
goldenhind

goldenhind

July 4, 2016
referencing Ask Rufus, LP, Album, ABCL 5203

Record Library copy but in extremely good condition, cover excellent
isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

January 11, 2015
referencing Ask Rufus, LP, Album, Ter, AB 975, AB-975
After that great self titled album, this album peaked them to the top of their musical form. This album right here is the bomb....period!!! Even though it did not give them the Pop attention they were used to, it didn't matter. The album sold, crazy sold. With songs like "At Midnight", "Better Days" and the stunning songs "Hollywood" and "Everlasting Love", it's no wonder that after this they would never reached this level of creativity again. I think also Andre Fischer (Drummer and one of the founders of the band) leaving had a profound affect on the band and not in a good ways.