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|Released||August 11, 1977|
|Studio||Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA|
|Singles from Cherished|
Cherished is the 14th studio album by American singer-actress Cher released in September 1977 as Cher's final studio album released by Warner Bros. Records. This album, like several other predecessors, was a commercial failure and failed to chart. The album was promoted by the release of the lead single, Pirate, and a second single, War Paint and Soft Feathers both of which also failed to chart.
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". 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.
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 follow-up 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. However, in August 20, 2021, Cher released all 11 tracks, "restored and remastered", on her YouTube channel.
|2.||"He Was Beautiful"||2:51|
|3.||"War Paint and Soft Feathers"||3:03|
|4.||"Love the Devil Out of Ya"||2:15|
|5.||"She Loves to Hear the Music"||3:10|
|4.||"Send the Man Over"||3:47|
- 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