Stars (Cher album)

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Stars
Cherstars.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 19, 1975
Recorded1974–1975
StudioSunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
GenreBlues rock
Length40:11
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerJimmy Webb
Cher chronology
Greatest Hits
(1974)
Stars
(1975)
I'd Rather Believe in You
(1976)
Singles from Stars
  1. "Geronimo's Cadillac"
    Released: 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Billboard(favorable)[2]

Stars is the 12th studio album by American singer Cher, released in April 19, 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. Another novelty was the lack of the acute accent ( ´ ) on the e in Cher's name, which was always present on past albums. Despite good reviews and some promotional efforts, sales were below expectations.[2][3]

Only one (non-charting) single was released from the album, "Geronimo's Cadillac" (with the song "These Days" on the B-side). In an attempt to boost sales, Cher appeared on The Carol Burnett Show and The Flip Wilson Show, performing "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 a cover of 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, and are now considered rarities. Cher then turned to Webb to record this album.

The album has never been released on CD or iTunes. 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."Love Enough"Tim Moore3:05
2."Bell Bottom Blues"4:04
3."These Days"Jackson Browne4:07
4."Mr. Soul"Neil Young3:03
5."Just This One Time"Jimmy Webb4:42
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Geronimo's Cadillac"2:58
2."The Bigger They Come, The Harder They Fall"Jimmy Cliff3:17
3."Love Hurts"Boudleaux Bryant4:46
4."Rock and Roll Doctor"
3:05
5."Stars"Janis Ian5:11

Personnel[edit]

Technical

Charts[edit]

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

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. Archived from the original on October 25, 2009. 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. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard magazine. May 31, 1975. Retrieved December 11, 2016.