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Thread started 09/30/18 8:28pm

SoulAlive

new Chic album 'It's About Time' has finally been released

listening to it on Spotify now......what do you guys think of it? hmmm

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Reply #1 posted 09/30/18 8:31pm

SoulAlive

I think the first track "Til The World Falls Down" is OK....probably the best thing on the album

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Reply #2 posted 09/30/18 8:32pm

SoulAlive

the remake of "I Want Your Love" with Lady Gaga is absolutely terrible barf barf please keep her far away from any classic disco song! SMH

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Reply #3 posted 09/30/18 8:44pm

SoulAlive

As a longtime Chic (and Nile Rodgers) fan,I had been eagerly awaiting this album.Unfortunately,it's not exactly what I expected confused these tunes are fun for a few listens but it all wears thin very quickly.And who are all these weak vocalists? eek disbelief In these crazy times,I'm all for a fun dance album but most of these songs simply don't ignite.Rodgers' guitar-playing,of course,is lively but it's not enough to save these interchangeable songs.

I do like "Til The World Falls Down" and there's a very nice mellow track "State Of Mind (It's About Time").

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Reply #4 posted 09/30/18 9:46pm

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Kinda disappointed in this album. It seems to be missing something.
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Reply #5 posted 10/01/18 2:39am

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SoulAlive said:

the remake of "I Want Your Love" with Lady Gaga is absolutely terrible barf barf please keep her far away from any classic disco song! SMH

I rather like it. I wanted it when I first heard it, but at the time, it was not available. Stumbled upon it on iTunes this weekend when I was browsing new releases.

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Reply #6 posted 10/01/18 5:52am

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Who are the two folks on the cover? ... they new to the band? ...

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Reply #7 posted 10/01/18 9:36am

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DaveT said:

Who are the two folks on the cover? ... they new to the band? ...



The two folks on the cover are not in the band. They are models Duckie Thot and Jazzelle Zanaughtti. It's supposed to be a modern-day reimagining of Chic's 1977 dedut album cover which also featured two female models...blowing whistles. I suppose Nile was, at lease visually, trying to recapture that same vibe.
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Reply #8 posted 10/01/18 9:58am

NorthC

SoulAlive said:

I think the first track "Til The World Falls Down" is OK....probably the best thing on the album




Sounds like time stood still. Not sure if that's a good thing. If this is the best track of the album, I don't need to hear the rest. I really do like the photo, though.
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Reply #9 posted 10/01/18 11:20am

SoulAlive

lool said:

DaveT said:

Who are the two folks on the cover? ... they new to the band? ...

The two folks on the cover are not in the band. They are models Duckie Thot and Jazzelle Zanaughtti. It's supposed to be a modern-day reimagining of Chic's 1977 dedut album cover which also featured two female models...blowing whistles. I suppose Nile was, at lease visually, trying to recapture that same vibe.

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Reply #10 posted 10/01/18 11:20am

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The album is very in keeping with the kind of mainstream contemporary dance music that dominates the radio here in the UK. It's not to my taste but, to be fair, that is the musical community that has shown Nile Rodgers the most love in the last few years so it makes sense he would embrace that sound. 'Boogie All Night' is the best track for me, mainly because I think Nao (guest vocalist on the track) is terrifc.

Putting the album aside, I saw the band live on Saturday and it's still one of the best live shows you'll see. Very funky, Rodgers guitar playing remains a pure joy!
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Reply #11 posted 10/01/18 11:22am

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Listened to it on the way to a house party, and then played the whole thing start to finish at that house.

It was a great listen. smile

My only issue is it seems to be mastered too loudly, even compared to other current day releases (ie. Cher's ABBum). It gets a bit roaring at times trying to be as loud as possible.

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Reply #12 posted 10/01/18 1:40pm

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SoulAlive said:

listening to it on Spotify now.....what do you guys think of it? hmmm




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I love Nile Rodgers and I can't wait to listen to this.
So yeah I'll let you know when I get a chance to listen to it.
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Reply #13 posted 10/04/18 1:30am

SoulAlive

funkypixie said:

Putting the album aside, I saw the band live on Saturday and it's still one of the best live shows you'll see. Very funky, Rodgers guitar playing remains a pure joy!

I hope they play some US dates.I'd love to go see them.

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Reply #14 posted 10/05/18 4:46am

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okay, I've listened to it 3 or 4 times by now and it's a slowly growing. not bad, not bad at all.

and yes, the wall of sound is a bit too much confused

hey, maybe someone did a remix without Nile's approval in the dead of night like on the Diana album in 1980? hmmm smile

only that instrumental track feels a little more breezy, this is my fave track so far

sure Tony and especially Bernard ar missing all over the place, but anyway, still a fine album not to be missed

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Reply #15 posted 10/06/18 12:53pm

SoulAlive

what do you folks think of the track with Elton John?

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Reply #16 posted 10/06/18 12:57pm

SoulAlive

I wish that Nile had brought in the original ladies of Chic (Alfa Anderson,Luci Martin and Norma Jean Wright).The three of them still perform these days,as a trio.Also would have been nice to hear a new track with Sister Sledge.The vocalists on the new album are not very good,imo.

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Reply #17 posted 10/06/18 1:38pm

lool

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what do you folks think of the track with Elton John?





I thought it was creepy.
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Reply #18 posted 10/06/18 1:47pm

lool

SoulAlive said:

I wish that Nile had brought in the original ladies of Chic (Alfa Anderson,Luci Martin and Norma Jean Wright).The three of them still perform these days,as a trio.Also would have been nice to hear a new track with Sister Sledge.The vocalists on the new album are not very good,imo.

Not holding my breath but maybe they'll make an appearance on 'Executive Realness'. Alfa's solo album has some great moments. Have you heard it?

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Reply #19 posted 10/06/18 2:07pm

lool

Someone attempted to fix this...

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Reply #20 posted 10/06/18 2:13pm

lool

This interview gave me some insight on why the album sounds like it does...

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/nile-rodgers-interview-warner-music-universal-chic-album-1202959480/

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Reply #21 posted 10/06/18 5:58pm

SoulAlive

lool said:

SoulAlive said:

I wish that Nile had brought in the original ladies of Chic (Alfa Anderson,Luci Martin and Norma Jean Wright).The three of them still perform these days,as a trio.Also would have been nice to hear a new track with Sister Sledge.The vocalists on the new album are not very good,imo.

Not holding my breath but maybe they'll make an appearance on 'Executive Realness'. Alfa's solo album has some great moments. Have you heard it?

what is 'Executive Realness'? Haven't heard Alfa's solo album.I'll check it out.

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Reply #22 posted 10/06/18 7:30pm

lool

'Executive Realness' is the next Nile Rodgers & Chic album set for release in May 2019. He says he recorded enough songs to fill a 2 or 3-disc album.
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Reply #23 posted 10/06/18 7:38pm

lool

I love this one. Alfa reunited with Karen Milne of the Chic Strings...

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Reply #24 posted 10/07/18 5:13am

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SoulAlive said:

lool said:

DaveT said: The two folks on the cover are not in the band. They are models Duckie Thot and Jazzelle Zanaughtti. It's supposed to be a modern-day reimagining of Chic's 1977 dedut album cover which also featured two female models...blowing whistles. I suppose Nile was, at lease visually, trying to recapture that same vibe.

nod

Image result for chic it's about time album cover


Ahhhh ... that's pretty cool! biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 10/07/18 10:10am

SoulAlive

lool said:

'Executive Realness' is the next Nile Rodgers & Chic album set for release in May 2019. He says he recorded enough songs to fill a 2 or 3-disc album.

Wow! Thanks for the info

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Reply #26 posted 10/09/18 3:04pm

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SoulAlive said:

funkypixie said:

Putting the album aside, I saw the band live on Saturday and it's still one of the best live shows you'll see. Very funky, Rodgers guitar playing remains a pure joy!

I hope they play some US dates.I'd love to go see them.

They will be touring with Cher

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Reply #27 posted 10/13/18 4:15am

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I wonder why "I'll Be There" and "Back In The Old School" (the tracks released a few years ago) didn't appear on this? They'd have been two of the best on the album...

Like others, I'm not massively into the new album, but the instrumental track's good. Probably the most 'old-school Chic' sounding. I always felt the Chic sound suited more understated-sounding singers than Nile's seemed to consistently go with since 1983, though.

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Reply #28 posted 10/13/18 10:05am

SoulAlive

I agree! I think those two songs are better than anything else on the new album.

ChickenMcNuggets said:

I wonder why "I'll Be There" and "Back In The Old School" (the tracks released a few years ago) didn't appear on this? They'd have been two of the best on the album...

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Reply #29 posted 10/13/18 10:50am

lool

If y'all read or listened to some of Nile's recent interviews conerning the album, all your questions would be anwered. Here's another one...

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/podcasts/8475896/pop-shop-podcast-nile-rodgers-chic-its-about-time-self-indulgent-project

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