I'd Rather Believe in You

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I'd Rather Believe in You
Cher - I'd Rather Believe in You.jpg
Studio album by Cher
Released October 1976
Recorded 1976–July 9, 1976
Genre Pop
Length 33:09
Label Warner Bros.
Cher chronology
I'd Rather Believe in You
Singles from I'd Rather Believe in You
  1. "Long Distance Love Affair"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

I'd Rather Believe in You is the 13th studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 1976 by Warner Bros. Records. This album, like other several predecessors, was a commercial failure[2] and failed to chart.

Album information[edit]

Because Stars was such an abysmal financial failure, Cher was put back with narrative pop songs on her next album. The album did not chart, and the public did not pay attention to it. The album's producer Michael Omartian said it was "a lack of promotion".

Cher recorded this album while she was pregnant with Elijah Blue Allman, her second child. She wrote a dedication to him on the back-sleeve of the album: And a special thanks to Elijah for waiting until the day after I finished my album. Cher.

Only one single from the album was released – it's the song "Long Distance Love Affair" (with the song Borrowed Time na the b side). It was two times performed on her TV show, but it failed to chart everywhere. "I'd Rather Believe In You" was planned as the second single from the album, but it was cancelled due to failure of the first single and the album.

In 1976, Cher recorded two other songs: the first is the duet with Harry Nilsson "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knockin' Everyday)," while the second is the song "Pirate" (from her album Cherished which was released a year later) was released as a bonus track on some edition of the "I'd Rather Believe In You" album, being track number one.

The album has never been released on CD, and the only CDs in circulation aren't official. According to Billboard, Cher owned this album's master rights and Warner had no right to reissue.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Long Distance Love Affair" Michael Price, Dan Walsh 2:45
2. "I'd Rather Believe in You" Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian 3:45
3. "I Know (You Don't Love Me)" Barbara George 2:54
4. "Silver Wings & Golden Rings" Gloria Sklerov, Molly Ann Leikin 3:20
5. "Flashback" Artie Wayne, Alan O'Day 3:53
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's a Cryin' Shame" Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter 2:49
2. "Early Morning Strangers" Barry Manilow, Hal David 3:43
3. "Knock on Wood" Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper 3:30
4. "Spring" John Tipton 4:23
5. "Borrowed Time" John M. Hill, William Soden, Joe Weber, Spencer Michlin 2:57




  1. ^ I'd Rather Believe in You at AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  2. ^ "I'd Rather Believe in You Review". TvParty.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Ask Billboard: Sharing Cher On CD". Billboard. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 

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