Cher/With Love, Cher

Cher/With Love, Cher

by Cher
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Cher/With Love, Cher

Beat Goes On goes to one of its inspirations here, packaging two Imperial albums by Cher, from 1966 and 1968 respectively. Both were produced by Sonny Bono, her husband at the time, but things were looking rocky at this point, as evidenced by the first song on the latter album, the single "You Better Sit Down Kids" written by Bono. The first set -- Cher's solo debut -- features a ton of hits by the great songwriters of the day, from Goffin & King ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"), Paul Simon ("Homeward Bound"), Donovan ("Catch the Wind"), Bob Dylan ("I Want You") and from the latter album's closer, "The Times They Are A Changin'," Bobby Hebb ("Sunny"), and more. Another fascinating thing about these records are some of the session players involved with them: guitarist Mac Rebbenack (Dr. John), arranger Harold Battiste (also from the Crescent City), guitarist Mike Post ("Hill Street Blues Theme"), Steppenwolf's organist, pianist and producer Gabriel Meckler, percussionist Gene Estes, and others. Musically this is what Cher does now and did then. She has only one voice and one way to use it, so if you dig that voice, over-emoted as it is, with no sense of timing -- and there is beauty in that -- you will dig this hard.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/27/2005
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261206961
catalogNumber: 696
Rank: 37237

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cher   Primary Artist
Lyle Ritz   Electric Bass
Mike Post   12-string Guitar
Harold Battiste   Conductor
David Cohen   12-string Guitar
Gene Estes   Percussion
Cliff Hills   Upright Bass
Gabriel Mekler   Piano
Donald Peake   Guitar
Michel Rubini   Harpsichord
Dr. John   Guitar

Technical Credits

Buffy Sainte-Marie   Composer
Donovan   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Graham Gouldman   Composer
Bobby Hebb   Composer
Harold Battiste   Arranger
Bono   Composer
Sonny Bono   Producer,Liner Notes
Jacques Demy   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Stan Ross   Engineer
Noel Paul Stookey   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Woody Woodward   Art Direction
John Tobler   Liner Notes
Vito Pallavicini   Composer

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Cher/With Love, Cher 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Everette_Vancouver More than 1 year ago
I received the "With Love, Cher" LP for my 12th birthday and played it until I could almost see through it. Forty years later I was pleased to find this CD set. Cher is at her best here - no vocal tricks, showmanship, or gimmicks, just intense, raw, emotional singing. The songs are well-picked, with a number of familiar covers. One sign of the times is a tendancy to over-produce the arrangements where simplicity would have been better. Imagine a whole album of "MacArtur Park"! Overall though, I loved the set.