Stars (Cher album)
|Studio album by Cher|
|Released||April 19, 1975|
Sunset Sound Recorders
|Singles from Stars|
Stars is the 12th studio album by American singer Cher, released in 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. The album reviews were good, but sales were below expectations despite promotion.
Two singles, "These Days" and "Geronimo's Cadillac", were released to promote the album's release. Both songs did not enter the charts. To help sales, Cher performed material from the album on the The Carol Burnett Show and The Flip Wilson Show. The songs performed were "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 the previously recorded song by 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; these releases are now considered hard-to-find rarities. Cher then turned to Jimmy Webb to record this album.
|1.||"Love Enough"||Tim Moore||3:05|
|2.||"Bell Bottom Blues"||Eric Clapton||4:04|
|3.||"These Days"||Jackson Browne||4:07|
|4.||"Mr. Soul"||Neil Young||3:03|
|5.||"Just This One Time"||Jimmy Webb||4:42|
|1.||"Geronimo's Cadillac"||Michael Martin Murphey, Quarta||2:58|
|2.||"The Bigger They Come, The Harder They Fall"||Jimmy Cliff||3:17|
|3.||"Love Hurts"||Boudleaux Bryant||4:46|
|4.||"Rock and Roll Doctor"||Lowell George, Fred Martin||3:05|
- Cher - lead vocals
- Jimmy Webb - record producer, musical arranger, conducted
- John Haeny - recorded and mixed
- Gary Webb - arrangement assistance
- Bill King - photography cover
- Norman Seeff - photography back
- Jesse Ed Davis - electric guitar
|Australian Albums Chart||100|
|US Billboard 200||153|
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