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.
Cherished was released in 1977 and was the last album produced by Snuff Garrett. The years 1975, 1976 and 1977 were very unsuccessful for her, despite the huge success of her TV show. The Cher Show was a top-10 rated show but the album wasn't much publicized. As a result, it 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 her old hits like "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.
The first single released was "Pirate", which reached #93 in Billboard. This song was also used as a bonus track on some editions of the "I'd Rather Believe in You" album, being track number one in the Australian version, retitled "Images". "Pirate" was a small hit, but a second single, "War Paint and Soft Feathers", did not chart.
The album has never been released on CD. The only CDs in circulation are bootlegs with no official information as to a legitimate release. According to Billboard, Cher owned this album's master rights and Warner had no right to reissue.