Live: The Farewell Tour

Live: The Farewell Tour

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by Cher
     
 
This limited-edition CD features live recordings from Cher's top-rated Living Proof Farewell Tour special, which aired on NBC in April, 2002. Recorded live in Miami in November 2002, the concert features Cher in 18 highly energized performances, all remixed by Chris Lord-Alge. Highlights include a medley of the vintage Cher hits "Half Breed," "Gypsies, Tramps

Overview

This limited-edition CD features live recordings from Cher's top-rated Living Proof Farewell Tour special, which aired on NBC in April, 2002. Recorded live in Miami in November 2002, the concert features Cher in 18 highly energized performances, all remixed by Chris Lord-Alge. Highlights include a medley of the vintage Cher hits "Half Breed," "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves," and "Dark Lady."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Recorded live in Miami in November 8, 2002 during her 2002 "Living Proof -- The Farewell Tour," this is an audio document of Cher in all her extravagant diva-ness. No doubt it was exciting for those in the audience, who sound not just like they can't get enough, but that they've been waiting for this event as eagerly as some zealots await the Messiah. As a record, though, it's not such hot stuff as the several costumes she's pictured in within the inner sleeve. She churns out many of her most popular numbers with adequate stadium-strength accompaniment, concentrating more on her late 1980s-early 2000s hits than her early smashes. Indeed, she sounds more comfortable with the more recent club-dance percolators than the oldies from the 1960s and 1970s, most of which she dispenses with a standard, rushed-through, show biz medley. Her voice doesn't always sit comfortably in the mix, the backing band bombast and audience noise at times threatening to submerge her a little. Periodically the songs are broken up by her wise-ass comic patter, and to complete the variety-show-like ambience, she unnecessarily declares in the middle of "All I Really Want to Do," "In the summer of 1965, this was my first hit record!" So musically it's not among Cher's finest moments, but it should keep the faithful happy until her next farewell gig. (That's not an entirely facetious remark; when this CD came out in August 2003, the farewell tour had been extended, with new dates, until at least September 2003.) This music, incidentally, is taken from her Living Proof Farewell Tour Television Special, which is available on DVD as The Farewell Tour on Image Entertainment. Considering that much of the appeal of Cher live rests with the visuals, and that it contains identical music to the Warner Brothers CD, the DVD's a preferable investment for those who want a souvenir of the Cher experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227395322
catalogNumber:
73953
Rank:
59699

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cher   Primary Artist
David Barry   Guitar,Vocals
Stacy Campbell   Vocals
Paul Mirkovich   Keyboards,Vocals,Musical Direction
Mark Schulman   Drums
Bill Sharpe   Bass,Vocals
Ollie Marland   Keyboards,Vocals
Pattie Darcy Jones   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Composer
Cher   Executive Producer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer
Bob Stone   Composer
Edge   Composer
Michele Aller   Composer
Bono   Composer
Sonny Bono   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Capps   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Roger Davies   Executive Producer
Jacques Diéval   Composer
Johnny Durrill   Composer
Bob Esty   Composer
Andy Hill   Composer
Mark Mangold   Composer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Lindsay Scott   Executive Producer
Peter Sinfield   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Robert Stone   Composer
Mark Taylor   Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Vocal Assistance
Diane Warren   Composer
Dave Zeller   Engineering
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Paul Sandweiss   Engineering
Rudy Clark   Composer
Brian Higgins   Composer
Steve Torch   Composer
Mary Dean   Composer
Timothy Powell   Composer
Paul Barry   Composer
Morgane Bernhard   Wig Designer
John Ciasulli   Guitar Techician
Gray Grimm   Drum Technician

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Live: The Farewell Tour 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No? As well you shouldn't....she's been here forever, and she isn't leaving anytime soon! Finally, a rockin' Cd that shows America's Cherokee Queen in all her glory....live! If you missed her farewell tour, this will bring to you all the laughs and tears we, the die-hard fans, experienced firsthand....Truly a "Fabulous" way to end her touring career....but have we seen the last of Ms. Sarkisian LaPierre Bono Allman....? Oh, I doubt it!