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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."
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

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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."
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227395322
  • Catalog Number: 73953
  • Sales rank: 23,348

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
The Edge Composer
Michele Aller Composer
Bono Composer
Sonny Bono Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Al Capps Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Roger Davies Executive Producer
Jacques Diéval Composer
Johnny Durrill Composer
Bob Esty Composer
Andy Hill Composer
Bill Inglot Mastering
Mark Mangold Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Dean Pitchford Composer
Lindsay Scott Executive Producer
Peter Sinfield Composer
Al 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
Daniel Hersch Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER CHER?

    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!

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