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Chic: Live At The Budokan
Chic live at the budokan 1999 simon le bon edited
live album
Released 23 February 1999
Recorded 17 April 1996
Genre Pop, Disco, Funk
Length 20 tracks (Japanese edition)
Label Sumthing Else / Videoarts Music
Producer Nile Rodgers
featuring Simon Le Bon

Chic: Live At The Budokan is a live Chic album featuring Simon Le Bon, released by Sumthing Else / Videoarts Music on 23 February 1999.

About the album[]

The album is a recording of Chic live at the Budokan in Tokyo (Japan), on April 17 1996. This was the very last performance by fellow Chic member and Power Station producer Bernard Edwards, who died later that night. The concert was a celebration of the Chic legacy and featured an all-star line-up with guest appearances by Simon Le Bon, Sister Sledge, Slash from Guns N' Roses and Steve Winwood.

The recording was released three years after the concert and includes spoken introductions by both Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. The Japanese edition of the album includes Chic and Simon Le Bon's performing "Notorious", which was edited from other country versions. Chic: Live At The Budokan also includes "Le Freak" with guitarist Slash, a song Duran Duran later covered during the band's Summer Tour in 2009.

Track listing[]


  1. Bernard Edwards Introduction
  2. Band Introduction
  3. "Le Freak" (performed by Chic and Slash)
  4. "Dance Dance Dance" (Intro)
  5. "Dance Dance Dance"
  6. "I Want Your Love"
  7. Sister Sledge (Intro)
  8. "He's The Greatest Dancer" (performed by Chic and Sister Sledge)
  9. "We Are Family" (Intro)
  10. "We Are Family"
  11. "Do That Dance"
  12. "Good Times" (Intro)
  13. "Good Times"
  14. "Stone Free" (Intro)
  15. "Sone Free" (performed by Chic and Steve Winwood)
  16. "Notorious" (Intro)
  17. "Notorious" (performed by Chic and Simon Le Bon)
  18. "Chic Cheer"
  19. Backstage
  20. Bernard Edwards


Chic are:

  • Nile Rodgers - Vocals, guitar
  • Bernard Edwards - Vocals, bass
  • Sylver Logan Sharp - Vocals
  • Jill Jones - Vocals
  • Christopher Max - Vocals
  • Bill Holloman - Saxophone
  • Mac Gollehon - Trumpet
  • Philippe Saisse - Keyboards
  • Richard Hilton - Keyboards
  • Omar Hakim - Drums
  • Gerardo Velez - Percussion

Sister Sledge are:

  • Kim Sledge - Vocals
  • Degra De Bruine-Sledge - Vocals
  • Joan Sledge - Vocals


  • Simon Le Bon - Vocals
  • Steve Winwood - Vocals, organ
  • Slash - Guitar


  • Producer - Nile Rodgers
  • Recorded by, Mixed by - Gary Tole
  • Recorded live at the Budokan and mixed at Wonder Station Studios, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
  • Mastered by - George Marino