20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Vol. 2

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Vol. 2

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Vol. 2 collects 12 tracks from her second coming as a power ballad-blasting metal babe in the '80s as well as songs from her remarkable comeback as a dancefloor diva in the late '90s. The disc kicks off with the

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Vol. 2 collects 12 tracks from her second coming as a power ballad-blasting metal babe in the '80s as well as songs from her remarkable comeback as a dancefloor diva in the late '90s. The disc kicks off with the startlingly good "Believe," a novelty-flavored dance track (that vocoder!) that somehow works both as a floor filler and as a powerful statement of romance. The other two songs from her dance-diva records are not quite as good but are certainly no embarrassment. The rest of the disc consists of cuts from her Geffen albums: two from 1987's Cher, four from 1989's Heart of Stone (one of the four is a weak remix of the title track that first appeared on If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits) including the awesome "If I Could Turn Back Time," two from 1991's Love Hurts including the Def Leppard meets, well, Cher rocker "Save Up All Your Tears," and her fun version of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" from the soundtrack to Mermaids. This isn't important music by any means, but if you check your preconceptions it is fine pop music. The only problem with this disc is that it duplicates ten songs from 2003's career-spanning Very Best of Cher on Rhino. The only tracks that are here that aren't there are the less than vital "Love and Understanding" and "We All Sleep Alone." Unless you are only a fan of the post-'70s Cher, that is the disc to get.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2004
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0044003912427
catalogNumber:
000051402
Rank:
36379

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cher   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Composer,Producer
Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer,Producer
Tom Snow   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer
Andy Hill   Composer
Stephen Lipson   Producer
Mark Mangold   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Brian Rawling   Producer
Guy Roche   Producer
Bob Rock   Producer
Peter Sinfield   Composer
Mark Taylor   Composer,Producer
Diane Warren   Composer,Producer
Richie Zito   Producer
Anthony Griffiths   Composer
Junior Vasquez   Post Production Mix
Vartan   Art Direction
Rudy Clark   Composer
Brian Higgins   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Robyn Flans   Liner Notes
Timothy Powell   Composer
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Paul Barry   Composer

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Vol. 2 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Cher has had at least one Top-Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while in her Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Fourtys and Fifties. Cher has charted at least two Top-Ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's and 1990's Cher has achieved this as a solo artist. Working with her husband, Sonny Bono, as Sonny & Cher, Cher charted at least 2 songs in the Top-Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in her Teens and Twenties and in the 1960's and 1970's -they divorced in 1975, when Cher was in her 20's. Cher was born May 20th 1946. *** TEENS Bang Bang (my baby shot me down) #2 (1966) age 19 -I Got You Babe #1 for 3 weeks Sonny & Cher (1965) age 19 -Baby Don't Go #8 Sonny & Cher (1965) age 19 *** TWENTIES You Better Sit Down Kids #9 (1967) age 21 Gypsies Tramps and Thieves #1 for 2 weeks (1971) age 25 The Way Of Love #7 (1972) age 25 Half Breed #1 for 2 weeks (1973) age 27 Dark Lady #1 (1974) age 27 -The Beat Goes On #6 Sonny & Cher (1967) age 20 -All I Ever Need Is You #7 Sonny & Cher (1971) age 25 -A Cowboys Work Is Never Done #8 Sonny & Cher (1972) age 25 *** THIRTIES Take Me Home #8 (1979) age 32 *** FOURTYS I Found Someone #10 (1988) age 41 After All #6 (1989) duet with Peter Cetera -age 42, turned age 43 If I Could Turn Back Time #3 (1989) age 43 Just Like Jesse James #8 (1989/90) age 43 ***this song gave Cher a Top-10 Hot 100 Hit in 4 decades -Dec 16,1989 #10, Dec 23,1989 #8, Dec 30,1989 #8, Jan 6,1990 #8, Jan 13,1990 #8 *** FIFTIES Believe #1 for 4 weeks (1999) age 52 ***This song gave Cher the longest span of #1 hits as a Solo Artist or as part of Sonny & Cher: 27 years and 5 months -Gypsies,Tramps and Thieves 11-6-1971 to 4-3-1999 Believe 33 years,7 months and 3 weeks -I Got You Babe 8-14-1965 to 4-3-1999 Believe. *** Nielsen Soundscan - U.S. album sales information: Believe -3.6 million copies sold Living Proof -500,000 copies sold The Very Beat of Cher -2.5 million copies sold *** $194,683,927 million "Cher:Living Proof - The Farewell Tour" for 280 North American shows ("Cher played 325 (global) dates grossing well over $200 million" -Ray Waddell Billboard Magazine 5-28-2005) *** Nielsen Media Research: 16.6 million viewers "Cher:The Farewell Tour" -4-8-2003 *** From August 1-1971 to August 31-1977 Cher had network Variety shows that ended when their TV contract was up and Sonny and Cher choose not to renew the contract (according to CBS-TV President Robert Wussler in April 1977