With the new Cher CD "Closer to the Truth" a week away, it's a good time to whet fans' appetites with a quick musical master class of the glam and music that is Cher, now in her sixth decade and her career seems to be once again flying high.
Wow...looking at Cher, you'd never know she was 67. Not only does she still look good, but she stays relevant.
I remember as a child watching her TV show. She'd start off draped in some big jacket, wrap or outfit that would cover her body completely. She'd start singing slow, then, viola, the music's tempo would increase, the jacket would fall and then Cher would sing down the apron of the stage in her Bob Mackie original and she'd turn that stage into her own runaway.
The winner of an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy, Cher is in exclusive company for having conquered all areas of entertainment, including being the only performer to have a #1 single (on various charts) in the past six decades! Not bad for a girl, literally girl, who was groomed into stardom by her ex partner (business and otherwise) Sonny Bono.
So we all know Cher and "Believe." Further, those a bit older might recall her earlier hits such as "Half-Breed" and "If I Can Turn Back Time." Some might even remember Cher from her Sonny & Cher days with "I Got You Babe." But what about the Cher we don't know? The singles that never sold or the albums that never went to CD let alone iTunes. This list is for those forgotten songs from Cher. And to learn more, or to order her latest CD, go to www.cher.com. If you get it on her own CD, you can order the fan bundle edition with extra tracks and a 12x12" lithograph.
Here are 15 songs that are hard (or impossible) to find in any format and worth
adding to any Cher collection.