(2013) The 12" Singles Collection

Chic

... read moreA 2013 release from Rhino, The 12" Singles Collection was released on vinyl and as a digital download. The vinyl edition consisted of five pieces of 180-gram vinyl. The sleeve design doesn't replicate the original releases, but it's sharp. Selection-wise, only the fifth piece is suspect, with 1982's...

01:07′:14″ 10 Songs

1
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) [12" Version] [2006 Remaster] (12" Version; 2006 Remaster)
Chic
8:21
2
Everybody Dance (12" Mix)
Chic
8:27
3
Le Freak (2006 Remaster)
Chic
5:30
4
I Want Your Love
Chic
6:45
5
Chic Cheer (2006 Remaster)
Chic
4:43
6
Good Times (Original 12" Mix) [2006 Remaster] (Original 12" Mix; 2006 Remaster)
Chic
8:15
7
My Forbidden Lover
Chic
6:29
8
My Feet Keep Dancing (2006 Remaster)
Chic
6:40
9
Hangin'
Chic
5:12
10
Chic Mystique (12" Remix Extended Version)
Chic
6:52
Released 27 August 2013, 2013 Rhino Entertainment, Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

Review

A 2013 release from Rhino, The 12" Singles Collection was released on vinyl and as a digital download. The vinyl edition consisted of five pieces of 180-gram vinyl. The sleeve design doesn't replicate the original releases, but it's sharp. Selection-wise, only the fifth piece is suspect, with 1982's "Hangin'" -- which didn't even register on the U.S. club chart -- and 1992's retro-contemporary "Chic Mystique" given the nod instead of, say, "Rebels Are We" and "Real People." The physical product is a nice collector's item and certainly helpful for purist DJs. For downloaders who are casual fans, several preferable and more representative options -- including The Best of Chic, Vol. 1, The Best of Chic, Vol. 2, and The Very Best of Chic -- were in circulation when this was released. ~ Andy Kellman