ChicC'est Chic

Label:Atlantic – SD 19209
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, MO - Monarch Pressing
Genre:Funk / Soul


A1Chic Cheer4:42
A2Le Freak5:23
A3Savoir Faire5:01
A4Happy Man4:17
B1I Want Your Love6:45
B2At Last I Am Free
Clavinet, Piano [Acoustic], Electric PianoAndy Schwartz
B3Sometimes You Win
EngineerBurt Szerlip
B4(Funny) Bone3:41

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"MO" in label matrix and (MR) stamp in runouts denote a Monarch Record Mfg. Co. pressing.
"(PR)" in runouts indicates Presswell made metal parts for Monarch to press.

Produced for The Chic Organization Ltd. In association with MK Productions
All songs mixed and recorded at Power Station Studios in New York (A lovely bunch of coconuts)
Mastered at Atlantic Studios, New York City.
All selections published by Chic Music, Inc./Cotillion Music, BMI.
Luther Vandross appears courtesy of Ceilidh Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID (Text in label matrix): MR
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts): (MR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): ST-A-784169-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): ST-A-784170-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A variant 1): ST-A-784169-B B ➀ (MR) △23868 ➆ (PR) ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B variant 1): ST-A-784170-B B ➀ (MR) ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K. △23868-x-➇ (PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A variant 2): ST-A-784169-A A ➀ (MR) △23868 ④ (PR) ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B variant 2): ST-A-784170-B B ST-A-784170 (MR) ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K. △23868-x-② (PR)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
C'est Chic (LP, Album, Stereo)AtlanticATL 50 549Netherlands1978
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C'est Chic (LP, Album)Atlantic30.091Brazil1978
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C'est Chic (LP, Album, Stereo)AtlanticATL 50 565Germany1978
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C'est Chic (LP, Album)Atlantic, AtlanticK 50565, MS/MT 5049UK1978
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C'est Chic (LP, Album, Stereo)AtlanticSD 19209Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1978



  • jheath79's avatar
    My copy plays at an inconsistent speed on SIde B. Ruined an otherwise phenomenal sounding experience. I decided to go with the Presswell pressing.
    • PsychicDriver's avatar
      Revisiting the LP this week, and surely one of the finest albums of all time. A perfect execution of 'Chic' as a concept, and aside from the obvious dance floor power, here 'At Last I Am Free' is a sublime piece of art.
      • ljrafalko's avatar
        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's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          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. :)
          • sue2who's avatar
            this LP seem to find a spot in my brain playing over and over again
            • cutjules's avatar
              What a blast, this album is so groovy ! Guitar and bass are awesome. Every track is excellent.
              • Vareja's avatar
                Edited 5 years ago
                Awesome and historic album from the fantastic band. Nile and Bernard superb conduction. Essential.
                • tbelte's avatar
                  For me the greatest Chic album. I would say that though, it has I Want Your Love on it which for me is a Desert Island Disc. The arrangement on that record never fails to not impress me and I still hear new elements every now and again. Also, At Last Im Free is worth mentioning too - a melody and lullaby of new beginnings and out with the old and in with the new ideals. Essential.


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