Heart of Stone

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All Music Guide - Gary Hill
The lady can rock. There is no question about that, and this album is one of several from her catalog that serve as a testament to that fact. Even the opening single, "If I Could Turn Back Time," has a crunchy texture to it, albeit in a poppy, '80s Starship sort of arrangement. Cher recruited some heavy-hitters for this release, including Steve Lukather (Toto), Desmond Child, and Andrew Gold. Not all of the album is hard-edged rockers -- witness the effective ballad "Just Like Jesse James" -- but all of it has an honesty and gritty edge that separates it from some of the more modern Cher material. When you hear the strength of the vocal performance here, it makes you wonder ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gary Hill
The lady can rock. There is no question about that, and this album is one of several from her catalog that serve as a testament to that fact. Even the opening single, "If I Could Turn Back Time," has a crunchy texture to it, albeit in a poppy, '80s Starship sort of arrangement. Cher recruited some heavy-hitters for this release, including Steve Lukather (Toto), Desmond Child, and Andrew Gold. Not all of the album is hard-edged rockers -- witness the effective ballad "Just Like Jesse James" -- but all of it has an honesty and gritty edge that separates it from some of the more modern Cher material. When you hear the strength of the vocal performance here, it makes you wonder why the producers choose to tinker with her voice in the late '90s and early 2000s. She certainly doesn't need any help holding a tune. This one seems a bit dated in retrospect, with the sound certainly tied to pop
ock of the late '80s, but the performance and musical integrity, not to mention strong songwriting, really set the album apart as one of Cher's strongest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/1989
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642423929
  • Catalog Number: 24239
  • Sales rank: 9,497

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cher Primary Artist, Vocals
Michael Bolton Vocals
Brenda Russell Vocals, Background Vocals
Blues Saraceno Guitar
Bonnie Tyler Vocals, Background Vocals
Robin Beck Vocals, Background Vocals
Peter Blakeley Vocals, Background Vocals
Desmond Child Vocals, Background Vocals
Andrew Gold Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Vicki Sue Robinson Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Maria Vidal Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Anthony Vocals, Background Vocals
Peter Asher Percussion
Phillip Ashley Keyboards
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Suzie Benson Background Vocals
Gene Black Guitar
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Peter Cetera Track Performer
Bobby Chouinard Drums
Patricia Darcy Vocals, Background Vocals
Jimmy Demers Vocals, Background Vocals
Debra Dobkin Percussion
John Fiore Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Fisher Percussion
Wendy Fraser Background Vocals
John Gilutin Keyboards
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Alan St. Jon Keyboards
John Keane Drums
Michael Landau Guitar
Jim Lang Synthesizer
Jon Lind Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar
Ronnie Mancuso Guitar
Wendy Matthews Vocals, Background Vocals
Jean McClain Background Vocals
John McCurry Guitar
Hugh McDonald Bass
Louis Merlino Vocals
Gene Miller Vocals, Background Vocals
Alan Pasqua Keyboards
Tom Perme Drums
John Pierce Bass
John Putnam Guitar
Eric Rehl Synthesizer
Guy Roche Keyboards
Jason Scheff Vocals, Background Vocals
John Andrew Shreiner Synthesizer, Piano
Glenn Sciurba Guitar
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Allan St. John Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Myriam Naomi Valle Vocals, Background Vocals
Carlos Vega Drums
Richard Wachtel Guitar, Guitar
Diane Warren Vocals, Background Vocals
John Schreiner Synthesizer, Piano
John Putman Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar Bass
Pauline Frechette Background Vocals
Kyle Gordon Background Vocals
Mark Williams Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Technical Credits
Michael Bolton Composer, Producer
Desmond Child Producer
Peter Asher Producer
Mick Guzauski Engineer
John Kalodner Producer
Jon Lind Producer
Sir Arthur Payson Engineer
Guy Roche Producer
Diane Warren Composer, Producer
Frank Wolf Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Please....

    Madonna is way better!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    never another

    through all ups and downs in and arounds cher has stood out has, still, and always be the best, A 5 star artist that will NEVER lose her touch

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