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.
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.
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".
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.