Backstage - Chic - Live At The Budokan (CD, Album)

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Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Chic was more than just a "disco band"; it was an assemblage of gifted musicians, headed by Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards. The interpretations of the band's greatest hits take those songs to another level, permitting longer and jazzier extensions of these familiar chart-toppers.

Rodgers and Edwards knew the pulse of the times and produced numerous hits for themselves, as well as others. Also, Steve Winwood adds his distinctive vocals to this monumental concert.

Fans of the band or not will enjoy this live release that is definitely kicking! Good concert. Some classic Chic. Believe it or not, Slash sounds great with the band on a few cuts. Worth every cent to hear Tony and Bernard before their untimely departures.

I was surprised it was sooo good! I like this cd. First, let's get the list of shortcomings out of the way from this performance. I was hoping for more of their hits and less interludes or tracks with interviews. Secondly, one of the reasons I purchased this performance was to hear the soulful vocals of ex-Prince protogee singer Jill Jones hailed by music critics as the best female singer to come out of the Paisley one's camp ;She is faint and lost in the backup somewhere.

Female lead vocalist Sylver Logan Sharp is right on the money but her vocals are too deep to be reminiscent of anything original singers Norma Jean and Alfa Anderson offered with the original lineup. Jean and Anderson would co-harmonize smoothly; it was not a contest to see who could outperform who!

Therefore, Sharp overpowers Jone's silky and soulful vocals! Vocals by Sister Sledge seem to falter a little bit in contrast to their awesome vocal work back in the late 70's. Finally, if you are going to record a concert album with all tracks, then include all the tracks. The catch is that you have to fork over some bucks no matter who sells it because it is a Japanese only import Now the good stuff! Didn't you want to head to your nearest disco right then and there? These songs and other Chic classics are performed on this album.

I literally grew from young man to man while grooving to Bernard Edwards' sound. I can't believe he's gone. I really miss him. Bernard, you were The Best! Play your funky bass, Boy. In Heaven. Chic's grooves were always slick and laid back - the vocals soft and breezy. But with this live recording and new vocalists, the Chic sound is made up-to-date, funky, and high-energy! Nowhere is this more evident than on my favorite cut "I Want Your Love. I love the fact that she takes these old standards and makes them her own rather than trying to rehash the past.

In an email discussion with the living genius behind Chic himself, I made a comparison between Ms. Logan-Sharp and a real old-school singer who shall remain nameless because of the grit in her vocal delivery. But I don't think it was appreciated the way it was intended. Sylver's interpretative abilities seem to propel the band to a higher plane level.

These cats play as though they truly live and breathe for the music, yet all of the elements that made Chic the band it was are still there on this set: Bernard providing the foundation that Nile playfully underscores; the drummer pounding it out playing the role of!

Here they are replaced by horns and, to a lesser extent, synthesizers. The jazzy keyboard solo highlights one of the more underrated strengths of this band. The keys were always tastefully arranged without being overdone.

Here the keyboardist runs free! And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, here comes Chic with "Good Times" to keep the party rollin'! The inclusion of a taste of "Rapper's Delight" shows that Chic's influence reached far beyond disco. And for a live performance, they sound great to me! The music here is equally phenomenal - especially the musical break on " Funky, fresh, FUN! It just goes to show you that Chic's music has the most important quality that a band could ever strive for Chic, Live at the Budokan, is an absolutley incredible party album, if you are into the disco era, and love funky, 70's music.

Listen to "Dance, dance, dance I like this cd. First, let's get the list of shortcomings out of the way from this performance. I was hoping for more of their hits and less interludes or tracks with interviews.

Secondly, one of the reasons I purchased this performance was to hear the soulful vocals of ex-Prince protogee singer Jill Jones hailed by music critics as the best female singer to come out of the Paisley one's camp ;She is faint and lost in the backup somewhere.

Female lead vocalist Sylver Logan Sharp is right on the money but her vocals are too deep to be reminiscent of anything original singers Norma Jean and Alfa Anderson offered with the original lineup. Jean and Anderson would co-harmonize smoothly; it was not a contest to see who could outperform who! Therefore, Sharp overpowers Jone's silky and soulful vocals! Vocals by Sister Sledge seem to falter a little bit in contrast to their awesome vocal work back in the late 70's.

Finally, if you are going to record a concert album with all tracks, then include all the tracks. The catch is that you have to fork over some bucks no matter who sells it because it is a Japanese only import Now the good stuff! It's truly a magnificent historical performance unpolished by post studio electronic trickery or contrived production ; What you hear is what you get. The music is more rock-funk than outdated disco. Some of the songs are fitted with a firmer, tighter, more solid up to date edge with great guitar licks by Slash and blue eyed soulful vocals by Steve Winwood.

This is where the young and curious can get their basic fundamentals in discovering where the basis of hip hop and other dance music came from. Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards were musical survivors long after the death or "mutation" of disco.

All this is evident in the writing and producing they did in the 80's for mega stars David Bowie, Madonna, Duran,Duran, One of the best albums they produced for any artist or artists were labelmates Sister Sledge's We Are Family album;that is another review for another time, though. Despite, the cons I listed in the beginning of this review it is the more solid and positive aspects of this recording that allows me to grant this recording 4 stars!! I remember reading about Bernard Edwards passing away in a copy of Jet Magazine.

I was stunned and just about in shock. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.

Chic Live at Budokan is a very good concert, they do all there greatest hits, the sound is great and the color is very good you won't go wrong with this one, They did Diana Ross biggest selling album Diana, upside down, and I'm coming out,I love this group, it was nice to see Barnard Edwards, who is no longer with us, but this consert show him at his best, you will love this dvd, Reviews:

8 thoughts on “Backstage - Chic - Live At The Budokan (CD, Album)

  1. Recorded live in April by Gary Tole at The Budokan and mixed by Gary Tole at Wonder Station Studios, Tokyo, Japan. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York/5(3).
  2. "Chic: Live at the Budokan" captures the verve and wizardry of the concert in Japan. Chic was more than just a "disco band"; it was an assemblage of gifted musicians, headed by Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards/5(26).
  3. Chic - Live at Budokan - poetiafintakinrods.soikmarvictivabcogebbaresagalvie.co Music. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime /5(15).
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Live At The Budokan on Discogs.5/5.
  5. Jul 20,  · This performance was recorded live at the Budokan and mixed at Wonder Station Studios, Tokyo, Japan. Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York. Tracks 16,17 are Bonus Tracks for Japan only. Barcode and Other Identifiers3/5(1).
  6. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Live at the Budokan [DVD/CD] - Chic on AllMusic -
  7. The other was Live at the Budokan, a gem that was recorded in Tokyo, Japan in April for the JT Super Producers series. Sadly, this concert would be Edwards' last live appearance before his death, and for that reason, Budokan would be historically important even if Chic had given a mediocre performance that night. But this CD is far from 6/
  8. Chic Featuring Slash (3) & Sister Sledge: Chic Featuring Slash (3) & Sister Sledge - Live At The Budokan ‎ (DVD-V, Multichannel, PAL + CD, Album) 4/5(27).

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