Gold (Cher album)

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Gold
Greatest hits album by Cher
Released March 1, 2005
Recorded 1964/2001
Genre Pop rock, folk, house, dance-pop, disco, country
Length 114:39
Label Geffen[1]
Producer Sonny Bono, Snuff Garrett, Bob Esty, Michael Bolton, Desmond Child, Peter Asher, Guy Roche, Diane Warren, Bob Rock, Richie Zito, Stephen Lipson, Mark Taylor, Brian Bawling, Johan Aberg, Anders Hansson
Cher chronology
Live! The Farewell Tour
(2003/04)
Gold
(2005)
Burlesque
(2010)

Gold is the sixth U.S. compilation album by American singer-actress Cher, released on March 1, 2005 by Geffen Records. The album was released only two years after the multi-platinum The Very Best of Cher. As of August 2010, the album has sold 88,000 copies in the United States.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Tim Sendra of Allmusic gave the compilation four-in-a-half out of five stars and stated "...this is a disc that will certainly please the fans who want a sampling of her career and don't really want rarities or surprises."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher) Sonny Bono 3:09
2. "Baby Don't Go" (Sonny & Cher) Bono 3:12
3. "All I Really Want to Do"   Bob Dylan 2:58
4. "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"   Bono 3:45
5. "Alfie"   Burt Bacharach, Hal David 3:01
6. "The Beat Goes On" (Sonny & Cher) Bono 3:29
7. "You Better Sit Down Kids"   Bono 4:10
8. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"   Bob Stone 2:38
9. "The Way of Love"   Al Stillman, Jacques Dieval 2:34
10. "All I Ever Need Is You" (Sonny & Cher) Jimmy Holiday, Eddie Reeves 2:41
11. "Living in a House Divided"   Tom Bahler 2:59
12. "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" (Sonny & Cher) Bono 3:18
13. "Half-Breed"   Mary Dean, Al Capps 2:46
14. "Dark Lady"   Johnny Durrill 3:29
15. "Train of Thought"   Alan O'Day 2:38
16. "Take Me Home" (Extended Version) Bob Esty, Michele Aller 6:46
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Found Someone"   Michael Bolton, Mark Mangold 3:46
2. "We All Sleep Alone"   Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child, Richie Sambora 3:54
3. "After All" (Love Theme from Chances Are) (with Peter Cetera) Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford 4:07
4. "If I Could Turn Back Time"   Diane Warren 4:03
5. "Just Like Jesse James"   Warren, Child 4:07
6. "Heart of Stone†" (Remix) Andy Hill, Pete Sinfield 4:20
7. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"   Rudy Clark 2:53
8. "Love and Understanding"   Warren 4:44
9. "Save Up All Your Tears"   Warren, Child 3:56
10. "Love Hurts" (1991 version) Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant 4:18
11. "One by One" (Junior Vasquez Vocal Edit) Anthony Griffiths 4:25
12. "Believe"   Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, Timothy Powell 4:01
13. "Strong Enough"   Mark Taylor, Barry 3:43
14. "All or Nothing"   Taylor, Barry 4:00
15. "Song for the Lonely" (Edit) Taylor, Barry, Torch 3:25
16. "A Different Kind of Love Song" (Rodney Jerkins Main Mix - Faster) Johan Aberg, Michelle Lewis, Sigurd Rosnes 4:19

†The remix of "Heart of Stone" is the same one found on If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits, also released by Geffen Records.[4]

Credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Compilation Producer: Mike Ragogna
  • Mastering: Bill Inglot
  • Mastering: Dan Hersch

Design[edit]

  • Photography: Kevyn Aucoin
  • Photography: Michael Lavine

Certifications, peaks and sales[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak position
Swedish Album Chart[5] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gold (Compact Disc liner notes). Geffen Records. 2005. p. 13. B0003643-02. "© 2005 Geffen Records B0003643-02" 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121001171452/http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/week-ending-aug-15-2010-the-odd-couple.html
  3. ^ a b Sendra, Tim. "Gold - Cher". Allmusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  4. ^ Gold (Compact Disc liner notes). Geffen Records. 2005. p. 11. B0003643-02. "This mix is from the album If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits - Geffen 24509 (1999)" 
  5. ^ "Swedish Albums Chart". 

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