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Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization*Box Set Vol. 1 / "Savoir Faire"

Label:Warner Music France – 5249827895, Rhino Records (2) – 5249827895
Format:
4 x CD, Compilation
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk, Disco

Tracklist

1-1ChicEverybody Dance (12" Mix)8:27
1-2Norma Jean*Saturday (Dimitri From Paris Remix)9:51
1-3ChicDance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) (12" Mix)8:20
1-4ChicEst-Ce Que C'Est Chic3:52
1-5Norma Jean*Sorcerer (12" Mix)7:18
1-6ChicChic Cheer4:44
1-7ChicLe Freak5:31
1-8ChicSavoir Faire5:04
1-9ChicHappy Man4:26
1-10ChicAt Last I Am Free7:12
1-11ChicFunny Bone (Previously Unreleased Outtake)3:25
2-1ChicI Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Remix)8:34
2-2Sister SledgeHe's The Greatest Dancer6:16
2-3Sister SledgeWe Are Family8:22
2-4Sister SledgeLost In Music (Dimitri From Paris Remix)7:53
2-5Sister SledgeThinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Remix)6:36
2-6ChicGood Times8:11
2-7ChicMy Feet Keep Dancing6:40
2-8ChicMy Forbidden Lover (12" Mix)6:26
2-9Sheila & B. DevotionSpacer5:56
2-10Norma Jean*Hold Me Lonely Boy (Previously Unreleased Long Version)5:16
2-11Sheila & B. DevotionYour Love Is Good (Previously Unreleased Outtake)2:41
3-1Norma Jean*High Society (12" Version)6:14
3-2Sister SledgeGot To Love Somebody6:53
3-3Sister SledgeReach Your Peak (12" Mix)5:28
3-4ChicRebels Are We4:54
3-5ChicChip Off The Old Block5:00
3-6Diana RossUpside Down (Original Chic Mix)4:17
3-7Diana RossI'm Coming Out (Original Chic Mix)6:02
3-8ChicStage Fright3:56
3-9ChicBurn Hard5:00
3-10Debbie Harry*Backfired (12" Version)6:20
3-11Fonzi ThorntonI Work For A Living (Nile Rodgers Long Version)7:02
3-12ChicWhat About Me (Previously Unreleased Outtake)2:45
4-1Carly SimonWhy (12" Mix)8:12
4-2Teddy PendergrassDream Girl (Previously Unreleased Nile Rodgers Remix)
RemixNile Rodgers
4:21
4-3ChicSoup For One (12" Mix)7:57
4-4Fonzi Thornton Featuring ChicI'll Change My Game (Previously Unreleased)6:18
4-5ChicHangin'5:13
4-6ChicI Feel Your Love Comin' On (Dimitri From Paris Remix)8:16
4-7ChicYou Are Beautiful4:35
4-8Johnny MathisI Want To Fall In Love (Previously Unreleased)5:57
4-9Johnny MathisIt's Alright To Love Me (Previously Unreleased)4:16
4-10Johnny MathisSomething To Sing About (Previously Unreleased)4:12
4-11ChicJust Call Me (Previously Unreleased)4:52
4-12ChicWill You Cry (Previously Unreleased Outtake)7:50
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Notes

Compilation produced by Rhino France, a division of Warner Music France.
1-1: From Atlantic 12" promo single DSKO 109, 1978. Original version from "Chic" (Atlantic, 1977).
1-2: Original version from "Norma Jean" (Bearsville, 1978).
1-3: From "Chic" (Atlantic, 1977).
1-4: From "Chic" (Atlantic, 1977).
1-5: From Bearsville 12" single BSSD 0339, 1978. Original version from "Norma Jean" (Bearsville, 1978).
1-6: From "C'Est Chic" (Atlantic, 1978).
1-7: From "C'Est Chic" (Atlantic, 1978).
1-8: From "C'Est Chic" (Atlantic, 1978).
1-9: From "C'Est Chic" (Atlantic, 1978).
1-10: From "C'Est Chic" (Atlantic, 1978).
1-11: Original version from "C'Est Chic" (Atlantic, 1978).
2-1: Original version from "C'Est Chic" (Atlantic, 1978).
2-2: From "We Are Family" (Cotillion, 1979).
2-3: From "We Are Family" (Cotillion, 1979).
2-4: Original version from "We Are Family" (Cotillion, 1979).
2-5: Original version from "We Are Family" (Cotillion, 1979).
2-6: From "Risqué" (Atlantic, 1979).
2-7: From "Risqué" (Atlantic, 1979).
2-8: From Atlantic 12" promo single DSKO 207, 1979. Original version from "Risqué" (Atlantic, 1979).
2-9: From "King Of The World" (Carrere, 1980).
2-10: Original version from Bearsville 12" single DBSS 8898, 1979.
2-11: Original version from "King Of The World" (Carrere, 1980).
3-1: From Bearsville 12" single DBSS 8898, 1979.
3-2: From "Love Somebody Today" (Cotillion, 1980).
3-3: From Cotillion 12" promo single DMD 229, 1980. Original version from "Love Somebody Today" (Cotillion, 1980).
3-4: From "Real People" (Atlantic, 1980).
3-5: From "Real People" (Atlantic, 1980).
3-6: Original version from "Diana" (Motown, 1980). Previously released on the deluxe edition of "Diana" (Motown, 2003).
3-7: Original version from "Diana" (Motown, 1980). Previously released on the deluxe edition of "Diana" (Motown, 2003).
3-8: From "Take It Off" (Atlantic, 1981).
3-9: From "Take It Off" (Atlantic, 1981).
3-10: From Chrysalis 12" single CDS 2547, 1981. Original version from "Koo Koo" (Chrysalis, 1981).
3-11: Original version from "Soup For One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Mirage, 1982).
3-12: Original version from "Risqué" (Atlantic, 1979).
4-1: From Mirage single DM 4831, 1982. Original version from "Soup For One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Mirage, 1982).
4-2: Original version from "Soup For One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Mirage, 1982).
4-3: From Mirage single DM 4827, 1982. Original version from "Soup For One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Mirage, 1982).
4-4: From the unreleased album "Frostbite" (1981).
4-5: From "Tongue In Chic" (Atlantic, 1982).
4-6: Original version from "Tongue In Chic" (Atlantic, 1982).
4-7: From "Believer" (Atlantic, 1983).
4-8: From the unreleased album "I Love My Lady" (Columbia, 1981).
4-9: From the unreleased album "I Love My Lady" (Columbia, 1981).
4-10: From the unreleased album "I Love My Lady" (Columbia, 1981).
4-11: Unreleased track from the "Believer" sessions 1983.
4-12: Original version from "Risqué" (Atlantic, 1979).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 052498 278954

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Box Set Vol. 1 / "Savoir Faire" (4×CD, Compilation, Box Set, )Warner Music France, Rhino Records (2)WQCP-948-51, 5249827895Japan2010
New Submission
Box Set Vol. 1 / "Savoir Faire" (2×CDr, Compilation, Copy Protected, Promo, Sampler)Warner Music France, Rhino Records (2)Numero 17France2010

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Reviews

  • REENO's avatar
    REENO
    Edited one year ago
    Excellent CHIC retrospect, but as others have noted, the mastering on this was a bit heavy handed, and lots of great tracks are not here....Norma Jean's "Sorcerer" being one of them.

    However, both 1982 Fonzi Thornton tracks are fantastic, and very welcome. (A shame a full album was not realized)

    Also not included anywhere else is "Just Call Me" from the 1983 "Believer" sessions.

    And agreed, the original version of "I want your Love" should have been included, as it's the only Dimitri remix that missed the mark IMO--His work on Norma's "Saturday" & Sister Sledge's "Thinking of you" is fantastic.

    Be sure to check out Dimitri's dedicated CHIC remix cd/vinyl.
    • therealsabe's avatar
      therealsabe
      Lost in music Dimitri from Paris remix, how the heck he managed to pull that off, genius
      • pueblofunky's avatar
        pueblofunky
        Edited 9 years ago
        Crying a track is included or not does not help because the mastering of the CD is so bad. Bad EQ, less dynamic (most DR values between 8 and 10 partially 11). Disco tracks must have at least a dynamic range value DR 14. Sorry, no box to collect (again).
        • cabeefLA's avatar
          cabeefLA
          Edited 8 years ago
          Not perfect, but a very nice box set deluxe CD package for true Chic lovers/collectors out there. Buy it for the rare 12"/long versions and outtakes, but most importantly, for the unreleased tracks from Fonzi Thorton and Johnny Mathis. While it would be nice to have the full albums by Fonzi and Johnny issued on CD, but for now, this is better than zero - one wonders how Mathis' career trajectory might have changed forever had CBS had the balls to release his full Chic-helmed "I Love My Lady" 1981 CD - about the LP title, talk about irony? When Johnny holds that note for nearly 30 seconds (!) on "I Want to Fall in Love," it's heart-stopping. Nearly all the classic Chic singles and artist productions are here - save for puzzling omissions like my personal Norma Jean fave, "I Like Love" - but I own the OOP Sequel UK CD of her solo LP plus bonus tracks, so...ok by me.

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