Stars (Cher album)

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Stars
Studio album by Cher
Released April 19, 1975
Recorded 1974-1975
Sunset Sound Recorders
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Pop rock
Length 40:11
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jimmy Webb
Cher chronology
Greatest Hits
(1974)
Stars
(1975)
I'd Rather Believe in You
(1976)
Singles from Stars
  1. "These Days"
    Released: 1975
  2. "Geronimo's Cadillac"
    Released: 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favorable)}[2]

Stars is the 12th studio album by American singer Cher, released in 1975 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was one in a string of commercial flops for Cher in the 1970s and failed to chart within the top 100. The album is by-and-large a covers album.

Album information[edit]

Stars was released April 19, 1975. It was the first record for Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Jimmy Webb. The album was also her very first without Sonny's influence as it followed Cher's divorce with Sonny and the dissolution of her relationship with David Geffen. The album reviews were good, but sales were below expectations despite promotion.[3] [2]

Two singles, "These Days" and "Geronimo's Cadillac", were released to promote the album's release. Both songs did not enter the charts. To help sales, Cher performed material from the album on the The Carol Burnett Show and The Flip Wilson Show. The songs performed were "Love Hurts", "Just This One Time" and "Geronimo's Cadillac".[3]

In early 1975, Cher began recording with Phil Spector. These sessions beget the songs "A Woman's Story," and the previously recorded song by The Ronettes, "Baby, I Love You." However, due to Spector's expensive use of studio time, the album was eventually shelved. These songs were released as singles but were unsuccessful; these releases are now considered hard-to-find rarities. Cher then turned to Jimmy Webb to record this album.

The album has never been released on CD or iTunes. According to Billboard, Cher owned this album's master right and Warner had no right to reissue.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Enough"   Tim Moore 3:05
2. "Bell Bottom Blues"   Eric Clapton 4:04
3. "These Days"   Jackson Browne 4:07
4. "Mr. Soul"   Neil Young 3:03
5. "Just This One Time"   Jimmy Webb 4:42
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Geronimo's Cadillac"   Michael Martin Murphey, Quarta 2:58
2. "The Harder They Come, The Harder They Fall"   Jimmy Cliff 3:17
3. "Love Hurts"   Boudleaux Bryant 4:46
4. "Rock and Roll Doctor"   Lowell George, Fred Martin 3:05
5. "Stars"   Janis Ian 5:11

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 100
United States Billboard 200 153[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cher-Stars : Allmusic Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". www.allmusic.com. 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Billboard Review - Cher's Stars (1975)". www.billboard.com. April 19, 1975. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Dr. Billy Ingram (2012). "Cher's Lost Records". www.tvparty.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ask Billboard: Sharing Cher On CD". Billboard. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Cher: Awards and peak positions (Allmusic)". www.allmusic.com. 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2013.