The Very Best of Cher [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Since it's a cross-licensed, 21-track collection, it stands to reason that Warner Strategic Marketing's 2003 The Very Best of Cher is finally the Cher collection that gets it right, presenting a fully rounded portrait of her long, winding, multi-label career. It's not, but it's closer than any previous collection, eclipsing Hip-O's 2001 The Ultimate Collection by containing hits from every aspect of her career, from Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" to her 1999 comeback, "Believe" and beyond, to the new Rodney Jerkins-produced "A Different Kind of Love Song" yes, it does feature heavy vocoder work. Where other collections emphasized her '70s hits, this focuses...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Since it's a cross-licensed, 21-track collection, it stands to reason that Warner Strategic Marketing's 2003 The Very Best of Cher is finally the Cher collection that gets it right, presenting a fully rounded portrait of her long, winding, multi-label career. It's not, but it's closer than any previous collection, eclipsing Hip-O's 2001 The Ultimate Collection by containing hits from every aspect of her career, from Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" to her 1999 comeback, "Believe" and beyond, to the new Rodney Jerkins-produced "A Different Kind of Love Song" yes, it does feature heavy vocoder work. Where other collections emphasized her '70s hits, this focuses on the Geffen work, which may be appropriate since they rarely appeared on hits compilations before this, along with her late-'90s comeback on Warner. This is all pushed toward the front, taking up the first 11 songs, which, frankly, is infuriating sequencing, especially since it bounces between the Geffen album rock and the post-house, neo-disco of the Warner years. Also, there is simply too much Warner material, given that apart from "Believe" it was entirely too generic and also there weren't any big hits. They nearly knock the collection off track by providing a dead stretch in the middle of the record before it regains momentum with 1979's "Take Me Home" and then more or less works its way back to her beginning. This is a bewildering choice in sequencing, and it hurts the general listenablity of the record; even if all periods are represented and all the big hits are here, the lack of logic leads to a herky-jerky sequencing that is tiring on the ear. That said, this does have all the big hits -- "Believe," "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Just Like Jesse James," "After All," "I Found Someone," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "All I Really Want to Do," "Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down," "Half-Breed," and "Gypsies Tramps & Thieves" among them. And even if the presentation leaves a lot to be desired, it's still nice to have all these in one place. [This edition contains bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Wea Int'l
  • UPC: 825646086450
  • Catalog Number: 460864
  • Sales rank: 43,918

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Believe (3:59)
  2. 2 Strong Enough (3:41)
  3. 3 If I Could Turn Back Time (4:00)
  4. 4 I Found Someone (3:42)
  5. 5 Song for the Lonely (3:21)
  6. 6 Walking in Memphis (3:56)
  7. 7 Just Like Jesse James (4:06)
  8. 8 One by One (5:03)
  9. 9 Live and Understanding (4:41)
  10. 10 Save Up All Your Tears (4:00)
  11. 11 Piu Che Puoi (4:09)
  12. 12 Love Can Build a Bridge (4:14)
  13. 13 Take Me Home (3:26)
  14. 14 Rudy (3:49)
  15. 15 Bad Love (5:25)
  16. 16 When the Money's Gone (4:38)
  17. 17 All or Nothing (3:56)
  18. 18 Alive Again (4:19)
  19. 19 A Diffrent Kind of Love Song (3:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) (2:50)
  2. 2 Heart of Stone (4:11)
  3. 3 Dov'è l'Amore (3:44)
  4. 4 The Music's No Good Without You (4:41)
  5. 5 Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves (2:36)
  6. 6 Half-Breed (2:43)
  7. 7 Dark Lady (3:26)
  8. 8 I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher (3:07)
  9. 9 The Beat Goes On - Sonny & Cher (3:28)
  10. 10 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (2:44)
  11. 11 The Way of Love (2:31)
  12. 12 All I Really Want to Do (2:57)
  13. 13 Train of Thought (2:35)
  14. 14 A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done - Sonny & Cher (3:17)
  15. 15 We All Sleep Alone (3:51)
  16. 16 Love Hurts (4:15)
  17. 17 Not Enough Love in the World (4:21)
  18. 18 Born With the Hunger (4:02)
  19. 19 After All (4:05)
  20. 20 All I Ever Need Is You - Sonny & Cher (2:39)
  21. 21 Baby Don't Go - Sonny & Cher (3:08)
  22. 22 Dead Ringer for Love (4:25)
  23. 23 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cher Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Michael Bolton Producer
Cher Composer
Richie Sambora Producer
Desmond Child Producer
Bruce Roberts Producer
Giorgio Moroder Producer
Peter Asher Producer
Sonny Bono Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Lawrence Dermer Programming, Remixing
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett Producer
J.J. Holiday Composer
Danny Kortchmar Composer
M. Lewis Composer
Steve Lipson Producer
Christopher Neil Producer
Rick Nowels Producer
Steve Popovich Producer
Brian Rawling Producer
Guy Roche Producer
Bob Rock Producer
Mark Taylor Composer, Producer
James "Son" Thomas Producer
D. Warren Composer
Diane Warren Producer
David Wolfert Producer
Richie Zito Producer
Kurt Loder Liner Notes
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Chicane Composer
Nigel Butler Producer
Brian Higgins Composer
Warren Rigg Producer
Steve Torch Composer
Nick Bracegirdle Composer
A. Griffiths Composer
J.K. Hunter Composer
Sam Lederman Producer
Timothy Powell Composer
A. Hill Composer
Paul Barry Composer
Jeff Taylor Producer
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