'The Chic Organisation' had been to the 70s what 'Stock Aitken and Waterman' would be to the 80s - though the group 'Chic' having had a successful run of hits themselves first off, before turning to producing hits for others - including the likes of Diana Ross and Sister Sledge. Here it had been 'Sheila B. Devotion'.
The singer had already had a top twenty hit back in 1978 with the most unusual cover: 'Singin' In The Rain', which surprised everyone when it reached as high as number eleven - pretty remarkable, when this would turn out to be the year that recorded a higher volume of record sales of the 7" format than ever before, and so against any other year, had probably been a top five smash!!
After a two year break from the charts, she returned with 'Spacer', which despite its only having reached number eighteen at the beginning of 1980, is far more fondly remembered and more popular than her former hit - even to this day. It was just one of many disco hits produced by 'The Chic Organisation'. They also penned most of this album, which despite never having charted at the time, has been re-mastered and issued on CD - such is the demand all these years on!
'Chic' were noted for delivering pieces that were 'catchy', yet mainly only based around one simple hook that was repeated over and over - and the formula was a trick that worked well!
Eight great tracks here - including the said classic!