Two the Hard Way
|Two the Hard Way|
|Studio album by Allman and Woman|
|Producer||Gregg Allman, Johnny Sandlin and John Haeny|
|Gregg Allman chronology|
|Singles from Two the Hard Way|
Two the Hard Way is a studio album by American singer-actress Cher and the fourth studio album by American rock singer Gregg Allman released in November 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. The album, billed to "Allman and Woman", was a critical and commercial failure and has sold less than 550,000 copies worldwide.
The product of the two singers' unlikely and turbulent relationship and marriage, it attempted an even more unlikely musical melding of Allman's Southern rock with Cher's idiosyncratic, personality-driven pop. The uncharacteristically airblown cover notwithstanding, Allman's musical ideas and singing generally took the lead.
The album was not well-received; the 1979 Rolling Stone Record Guide said "It's hard to imagine a more inappropriate combination ... It's the bottom of the barrel after a long fall for Gregg, and more of the same for Cher," and rated the album "Worthless". Two the Hard Way was not a commercial success either; by the time the 1983 edition of the same guide had come out, the album was out of print. The album has never been released on CD or iTunes. According to Billboard, Cher had ownership of the album's master tapes and Warner would be unable to reissue without her consent or participation.
To promote the release of the album Cher and Allman did a mini tour called Two the Hard Way Tour.
The title of the album is possibly a reference to the 1969 biker film Five The Hard Way.
|1.||"Move Me"||Fred Beckmeier, Cameron||2:58|
|2.||"I Found You Love"||Alan Gordon||3:58|
|3.||"Can You Fool"||Michael Smotherman||3:21|
|4.||"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"||Smokey Robinson||3:18|
|5.||"We're Gonna Make It"||Billy Davis, Carl Smith, Raynard Miner, Gene Barge||3:15|
|6.||"Do What You Gotta Do"||Jimmy Webb||3:26|
|1.||"In For the Night"||Ed Sanford, Johnny Townsend||3:34|
|2.||"Shadow Dream Song" (Gregg Allman solo)||Jackson Browne||3:43|
|3.||"Island" (Cher solo)||Allman, Colton, Nell, Trotter, Cher||4:25|
|4.||"I Love Makin' Love to You"||Benjamin Weisman, Evie Sands, Richard Germinero||3:49|
|5.||"Love Me"||Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller||2:48|
- Cher - lead vocals
- Gregg Allman - lead vocals
- Gregg Allman - record producer
- Johnny Sandlin - record producer
- John Haeny - record producer
- Tom Flye - engineer
- David Pinkston - assistant engineer
- Gregg Allman, Neil Larsen - keyboards
- Ricky Hirsch, John Leslie Hug, Fred Tackett, Scott Boyer - guitar
- Randall Bramblett, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades - saxophone
- Harrison Calloway, Jim Horn - horn
- Ben Cauley - trumpet
- Dennis Good - trombone
- Mickey Raphael - harmonica
- Bobbye Hall - percussion
- Willie Weeks - bass
- Bill Stewart - drums