Chic has been nominated seven times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and their vinyl efforts will be celebrated with a new collection.
With the year Nile Rodgers has had with Daft Punk it may be proof that the producer and his band (with Bernard Edwards) have influence and true staying power.
Chic’s legacy will be chronicled on August 26 with the Chic 12″ Singles Collection, five 12″ vinyl records with ten of the band’s best known songs in their original extended form.
For those that don’t remember, during the disco era, extended versions of many songs were released on 12″ singles for use in clubs. Those versions were rarely released outside of that format for fans of the artists.
Included are all of Chic’s charting singles from their first three album, including such classics as Le Freak, I Want Your Love and Good Times, along with 1982′s Hangin’ and 1992′s Chic Mystique, all housed in retro disco sleeves.
Disc 1: Dance, Dance, Dance / Everybody Dance
Disc 2: Le Freak / I Want Your Love
Disc 3: Chic Cheer / Good Times
Disc 4: My Forbidden Lover / My Feet Keep Dancing
Disc 5: Hangin’ / Chic Mystique
Nile Rodgers speaks about his collaboration with Daft Punk. The new Daft Punk album Random Access Memories is out on May 21! #GoodTimes
Super Producer Kings Nile Rodgers
and Mark Ronson
will present the All Night Dance Party Freak Out Montreux
on Friday July 13.
The festival to host some of the biggest names in the music industry… Alison Moyet, Tavares, Taylor Dayne, Ultra Nate, Mark Ronson and the biggest one of them all Nile Rodgers & Chic! One show you can’t miss!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic Freak out! Remember the words? One of the biggest songs in the history of music!…. Nile Rodgers, the Chic front man staged a marathon set for us diehard disco fans at Melbourne’s Billboards last Wednesday night. Flanked by two amazing female backup singers and a perfectly sounding band, Nile Rodgers and Co. delivered a show which now has the whole town talking! The venue, jam packed with fans, listened to one of the best disco set lists ever heard. The hits from yesteryear rolled on, the sound was spectacular – it was disco at its finest.
I had the privilege of witnessing this show, Nile sharing his past musical highlights with the audience in what seemed like an intimate performance. We heard about his dealings with Madonna, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Diana Ross…such a long list of talent, amazing history and let me tell you some classic tunes! Love your work Nile, be sure to come back soon!
Here is a very exclusive look at the Nile Rodgers performance at Melbourne’s Billboards, put together with some of TheAussieWord’s very handy video and photography skills! Ahhhhhhh FREAK OUT!
Nile Rodgers is currently in Australia headlining several shows with Chic – TheAussieWord will be in attendance! Rodgers was the mastermind behind the production of the INXS track Original Sin back in the studios of New York in 1984. Featuring Darryl Hall from Hall & Oates, the song reached number one for INXS in Australia. I have had word that Nile Rodgers will be performing Original Sin during their Australian set of shows!