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on 20 May 2017
GREAT ALBUM BRINGS BACK HAPPY MEMORIES
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on 24 February 2015
My favourite groups
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on 1 May 2017
A good album of disco where you can really appreciate the musicians work.
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on 21 August 2014
I love it
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on 4 July 2013
This album has been a long time coming. Put simply, what we have here is most of the best CHIC Organization productions collected in their best mix and sounding the best they ever have on CD. For the casual fan, or any of the uninitiated who have learnt of CHIC due to Nile Rodgers' amazing work with Daft Punk, you have the most perfect collection to satisfy your needs. For the long standing fan there is more here for you than meets the eye.

Many of the Chic Organization tracks were pitched up when released on vinyl in the classic 1977-82 period covered here. But when they began to appear on CD in the early nineties, they were mastered at a slower speed and therefore did not sound the way that we had enjoyed them on vinyl. I had hoped that this would finally be rectified for the release of Savoire Faire - The Chic Organization Boxset but this was not to be. Many have remarked that this set is an edited version of that box but to my mind it is clearly an improvement upon it in some ways.

Disc 1:
01) Chic "Le Freak" (5:18)
This is how the track appeared on the original C'est Chic LP and 12" Single. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower.

02) Sister Sledge "He's The Greatest Dancer" (6:02)
This is how the track appeared on the original We Are Family LP and 12" Single. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower.

03) Diana Ross "Upside Down" (4:02)
This is the original hit mix that appeared on the original Diana LP and 12" Single. The less familiar CHIC mix was featured on the boxset instead.

04) Chic "Everybody Dance" (8:19)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single. The version on all previous CD's since the early nineties is much slower.

05) Sister Sledge "We Are Family" (8:07)
This is how the track appeared on the original We Are Family LP and 12" Single. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower.

06) Sheila & B. Devotion "Spacer" (6:14)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single. It has never been on CD in this version.

07) Chic "I Want Your Love" (6:48)
This is how the track appeared on the original C'est Chic LP and 12" Single. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower and flatter. INFERIOR DIMITRI FROM PARIS REMIX FEATURED ON THE CHIC BOXSET.

08) Sister Sledge "Lost In Music" (4:41)
This is how the track appeared on the original We Are Family LP. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower. INFERIOR DIMITRI FROM PARIS REMIX FEATURED ON THE CHIC BOXSET.

09) Norma Jean "Saturday" (6:03)
This is how the track appeared on the original Norma Jean LP and 12" Single. INFERIOR DIMITRI FROM PARIS REMIX FEATURED ON THE CHIC BOXSET.

10) Chic "Dance Dance Dance" (8:19)
This is how the track appeared on the original CHIC LP and 12" Single.

11) Sister Sledge "Got To Love Somebody" (6:48)
This is how the track appeared on the original Love Somebody Today LP and 12" Single.

12) Chic "My Feet Keep Dancing" (6:36)
This is how the track appeared on the original Risque LP and 12" Single. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower.

Disc 2: (76:53)
01) Chic "Good Times" (8:05)
This is how the track appeared on the original Risque LP and 12" Single. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower.

02) Diana Ross "I'm Coming Out" (5:19)
This is the original hit mix that appeared on the original Diana LP and 12" Single. The less familiar CHIC mix was featured on the boxset instead.

03) Carly Simon "Why" (8:08)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single.

04) Chic "My Forbidden Lover" (6:23)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single. It sounds much better than on the boxset.

05) Sister Sledge "Thinking Of You" (4:20)
This is how the track appeared on the original We Are Family LP. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is much slower. INFERIOR DIMITRI FROM PARIS REMIX FEATURED ON THE CHIC BOXSET.

06) Johnny Mathis "I Love My Lady" (5:19)
From an unreleased Johnny Mathis album CHIC produced in 1981. The track is the album's highlight and makes it's first appearance on a CHIC project here. NOT FEATURED ON THE CHIC BOXSET.

07) Debbie Harry "Backfired" (6:19)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single.

08) Chic "Soup For One" (7:55)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single.

09) Norma Jean "High Society" (6:05)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single.

10) Sister Sledge "Reach Your Peak" (5:24)
This is how the track appeared on the original 12" Single.

11) Sheila & B. Devotion "Your Love Is Good" (4:45)
This is how the track appeared on the original US promo 12" Single. The sound quality is far improved than earlier CD masters.

12) Diana Ross "My Old Piano" (3:53)
This is the original hit mix that appeared on the original Diana LP and Single. NOT FEATURED ON THE CHIC BOXSET.

13) Chic "Chic Cheer" (4:40)
This is how the track appeared on the original C'est Chic LP and 12" Single. The version on most CD's since the early nineties is slower.

Quite simply, this set sounds better than any previous Chic CD release. The CHIC ORGANIZATION produced the classiest dance music in their heyday and it is collected here to enjoy like never before.

Simply ESSENTIAL! Buy now!
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on 7 August 2013
'The Chic Organisation', an album long overdue in my opinion as I've waited years for a collection of hits produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards to be assembled in one compilation and in their original format as opposed to being spoiled by re-mixing.

The Chic hits of 'Le Freak', 'I Want Your Love', 'Good Times', 'My Forbidden Lover' etc are all contained here (perhaps would have been nice to see some lesser known tracks such as 'Happy Man' and 'Sometines You Win' also included but you can't have everything I suppose.)

The work carried out by Rodgers and Edwards on behalf of Sister Sledge ranks among some of the best classy disco records of the late seventies and they're all here in their full glory - 'We Are Family', 'He's The Greatest Dancer', 'Lost In Music', 'Thinking Of You', 'Got To Love Somebody'. The only omission being 'Easy Street'.

'Spacer' by Sheila B Devotion, sampled so poorly by many an artist, takes up its rightful stance along side its sister hits as well as Diana Ross's contributions of 'Upside Down' and 'I'm Coming Out'.

A couple of earlier productions for Norma Jean and a newly released track by Johnny Mathis also appear.

This album certainly carries the feel good factor and scores a ten out of ten for me.
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on 16 July 2013
Without wishing to comment on the merits of brief gaps, I just wanted to mention that there IS indeed a clear gap between the tracks - it's not one of those horrid 'sequenced' releases that spoil the tracks for DJs, iPod rippers, or anyone who likes to re-burn their own selections onto CDRs for the car. A marvellous release, also it's mastered not too loud either so you can really use the volume controls to get the best out of it.
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on 7 March 2017
A marvellous release, also it's mastered not too loud either so you can really use the volume controls to get the best out of it.
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on 4 November 2013
Be informed! ORANGE sleeve v RED sleeve.

Fabulous music from Nile Rodgers and his Chic organisation. This album gives you the best of Chic along with many other tracks that Nile has worked his magic on with other artists, writing the track and producing it as an active guitar playing producer in the studio.

This original version of this Up All Night Greatest Hits compilation (the orange sleeve) only came out earlier in 2013 following Nile's success with Daft Punk's Get Lucky which sadly isn't included. The new version (Red Sleeve, 'Disco edition') is out in time for Christmas, and just changes 5 of the tracks, the other 20 are the same.

IN comes: Like A Virgin (Madonna), Frankie (Sister Sledge), The Reflex (Duran Duran), Chic minimix (Megamix) and a fabulous live medley recorded at Glastonbury 2013 (which actually would be better if it was a DVD). If you want these buy the RED one.

OUT goes: Got To Love Somebody (Sister Sledge), Backfired (Debbie Harry), Soup For One (Chic), High Society (Norma Jean Wright), Reach Your Peak (Sister Sledge). If you want these buy the ORANGE one.

I vote RED!
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on 26 April 2016
Chic themselves are the definitive of urban cool and the only 'disco' act that managed to achieve widespread respectability. At the heart of it are Nile Rogers' distinctive guitar, Bernard Edwards' iconic bass playing and Tony Thompson's crisp and tight drum work. The 8 classic Chic tunes and 4 Sister Sledge cuts are the highlights here along with the excellent Why with Carly Simon and Spacer. On a slight downside are the other tracks. The tunes, musicianship and production are faultless. My beef is with the vocals. I've never liked Diana Ross's voice and consider her the most overrated (former) Motown singer. Upside Down is almost a great tune but with a better singer it would've been a classic. Debbie Harry was fine with Blondie where her vocals suited the music but away from that band her limitations are exposed. I also find Johnny Mathis the epitome of dull easy listening and so find his contribution easily skippable. If Nile n Nard had kept these tunes for themselves or SS I'd have given this compilation 5 stars.
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