Cherished

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Cherished
Cherished.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1977
Recorded1976–1977
StudioLarrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA
GenrePop
Length29:19
LabelWarner Bros.
Producer
Cher chronology
I'd Rather Believe in You
(1976)
Cherished
(1977)
Two the Hard Way
(1977)
Singles from Cherished
  1. " Pirate"
    Released: 1977
  2. "War Paint and Soft Feathers"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Cherished is the 14th studio album by American singer-actress Cher released in September 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. This album, like several other predecessors, was a commercial failure and failed to chart.

Album information[edit]

Released in 1977, Cherished was the last Cher album produced by Snuff Garrett. Although The Cher Show was a top 10 ratings hit, the 1975-77 period was unsuccessful for her, and Cherished did no better than its predecessors, Stars and I'd Rather Believe in You. The album sold very little, failed in the charts and was ignored by critics and fans. Also, Cher was dissatisfied with the final results of the album, and in an interview, she said that she never enjoyed making this album and only made it because of the contract deal with Warner Bros.

The style of the record recalls past hits "Dark Lady" and "Half Breed".[2] Cherished is also Cher's first album without her name on the cover because the title of the album is a pun of the Cher name.[3]

Two unsuccessful singles were released. The first was "Pirate", which reached #93 in Billboard. This song was also the first track on some versions of I'd Rather Believe in You, and in Australia the track was retitled "Images". A followup to "Pirate", "War Paint and Soft Feathers", did not chart.

As with her other two Warner Bros. releases, Cherished has never had a legitimate reissue in any format. According to Billboard, Cher owned this album's master rights and Warner had no right to reissue.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Pirate"
  • Steve Dorff
  • Larry Herbstritt
  • Gary Harju
3:10
2."He Was Beautiful"
  • Gloria Sklerov
  • Harry Lloyd
2:51
3."War Paint and Soft Feathers"
  • Cloretta Kay Miller
  • Sandy Pinkard
  • Al Capps
3:03
4."Love the Devil Out of Ya"
2:15
5."She Loves to Hear the Music"3:10
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."L.A. Plane"
  • Harju
  • Herbstritt
3:38
2."Again"Joe Allen2:30
3."Dixie"
  • Durrill
  • Pinkard
2:26
4."Send the Man Over"
3:47
5."Thunderstorm"
  • Durrill
  • Pinkard
2:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Cher - lead vocals
  • Steve Dorff, Al Capps - arranger, conductor
  • Snuff Garrett - record producer
  • Lenny Roberts - sound engineer
  • Randy Tominaga - assistant engineer
  • Taavi Mote - assistant engineer
  • Harry Langdon - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherished at AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  2. ^ "Cherished Review". CherScholar.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  3. ^ "Cherished Review". TvParty.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  4. ^ "Ask Billboard: Sharing Cher On CD". Billboard. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2012-03-11.

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