Living Proof [Japan Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Kerry L. Smith
Cher returns to the dancefloor on Living Proof, churning out a dozen electronic, beat-heavy tracks about heartbreak, loneliness, and survival. Songs about strength and perseverance are no anomaly coming from a woman who has managed to sustain a career that has lasted four decades, and it's no mystery that Cher would be the first to be right there when you fall, telling you to get up on your feet, dust yourself off, and get out on that dancefloor. And get up you will, with this peppy dance album that spouts warm sentiments and reverberating sounds to keep you going all night long. But the power of the album's punch loses its luster each time the auto-tuner kicks in, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kerry L. Smith
Cher returns to the dancefloor on Living Proof, churning out a dozen electronic, beat-heavy tracks about heartbreak, loneliness, and survival. Songs about strength and perseverance are no anomaly coming from a woman who has managed to sustain a career that has lasted four decades, and it's no mystery that Cher would be the first to be right there when you fall, telling you to get up on your feet, dust yourself off, and get out on that dancefloor. And get up you will, with this peppy dance album that spouts warm sentiments and reverberating sounds to keep you going all night long. But the power of the album's punch loses its luster each time the auto-tuner kicks in, contorting Cher's deep, sexy voice into some kind of canned electronic robot dialect. It's not until halfway through the album that listeners get a glimmer of Cher's husky vocals on the dressed-down track, "Rain, Rain." Cher takes a brief break from her inquisitiveness about love to dedicate the bold, heartfelt opening track, "Song for the Lonely" to "the courageous people of New York, especially the firefighters, police, Mayor Guiliani, Governor Pataki", in honor of the September 11th tragedy. You can bet the club kids and long-term Cher fans will appreciate the energy and attitude of the Spanish-influenced tune "Body to Body, Heart to Heart" and the rapid-fire drumbeats on the airy track "When the Money's Gone," which is likely to keep them dancing until dawn. Cher has long-time producer Rob Dickins the man who launched Enya's career to thank for the sheer energy on this album. But still, the lingering sense of loss and longing echoing through on tracks like "The Music's No Good Without You" suggests that maybe Cher isn't the only one left still waiting for something truly magical to happen on this record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Wea International
  • EAN: 4943674028559
  • Catalog Number: 10923
  • Sales rank: 207,163

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cher Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Nicki Richards Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell Background Vocals
Tracie Ackerman Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson Acoustic Guitar
Anders Hansson Keyboards
Mike Lorello Keyboards
Sylvia Mason Background Vocals
Cynthia Mizelle Background Vocals
Rick Nowels Keyboards
Tim Pierce Acoustic Guitar
Bernd Schoenhart Guitar
John Thirkell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Elisabeth Withers Background Vocals
Steve Lee Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall Guitar
Adam Phillips Guitar
Pop Rox Percussion
Ziggy Keyboards, Background Vocals
Johan Åberg Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Clark Anderson Background Vocals
Paul Barry Guitar, Background Vocals
Tor Erik Hermanson Multi Instruments
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bruce Roberts Arranger, Programming, Producer
Rob Dickens Executive Producer
Anders Hansson Programming, Producer
Mike Lorello Programming
Tony Moran Producer
Rick Nowels Producer, Vocal Producer
Brian Rawling Producer
Alex Rodriguez Vocal Engineer
Mark Taylor Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
James "Son" Thomas Producer, Instrumentation
Chris Cox Programming, Producer
Ian Cooper Mastering
Randy Wine Engineer
Wallis Producer
Chapman Producer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Chicane Producer, Engineer
Nigel Butler Producer
Barrie Goshko Art Direction
Stuart Brawley Arranger, Programming, Engineer
Miles Showell Mastering
Brian Higgins Producer
Warren Rigg Arranger, Programming, Producer
Stargate Producer
Nick Bracegirdle Producer, Engineer
Neil Tucker Engineer, Vocal Engineer
David Ashton Studio Consultant
Ziggy Programming
Johan Åberg Programming, Producer, Engineer
Hallgeir Rustan Instrumentation
Wayne Rodrigues Programming, Producer
Mikkel SE Instrumentation
Eric Thorenburg Engineer
Jeff Taylor Producer
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