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|Studio album by Cher|
|Recorded||April 1977 in the "Larrabee Sound Studio", North Hollywood, CA|
|Producer||Snuff Garrett, Al Capps|
|Singles from Cherished|
Cherished is the 14th studio album by American singer-actress Cher released in September 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. This album, like several other predecessors, was a commercial failure and failed to chart.
Cherished was released in the 1977 and was the last album produced by Snuff Garrett. The years 1975, 1976 and 1977 were very unsuccessful for her, despite the huge success of her TV show. The Cher Show was a top-10 rated show but the album wasn't much publicized. As a result, it sold very little, failed in the charts and was ignored by critics and fans. Also Cher was dissatisfied with the final results of the album, and in an interview she said that she never enjoyed making this album and only made it because of the contract deal with Warner Bros.
The style of the record recalls her old hits like "Dark Lady" and "Half Breed".2 "Cherished" is also Cher's first album without her name on the cover because the title of the album is a pun of the Cher name.3
The first single released was "Pirate", which reached #93 in Billboard. This song was also used as a bonus track on some editions of the "I'd Rather Believe in You" album, being track number one in the Australian version, retitled "Images". "Pirate" was a small hit and was released as a second single, "War Paint and Soft Feathers", but it did not chart.
The album has never been released on CD. The only CDs in circulation are bootlegs with no official information as to a legitimate release. According to Billboard, Cher owned this album's master rights and Warner had no right to reissue.4
|1.||"Pirate"||Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt, Gary Harju||3:06|
|2.||"He Was Beautiful"||Gloria Sklerov, Harry Lloyd||2:51|
|3.||"War Paint and Soft Feathers"||Cloretta Kay Miller, Sandy Pinkard, Al Capps||3:01|
|4.||"Love the Devil Out of Ya"||Johnny Durrill, Doc Pomus||2:15|
|5.||"She Loves to Hear the Music"||Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager||3:10|
|1.||"L.A. Plane"||Gary Harju, Larry Herbstritt||3:38|
|3.||"Dixie"||Johnny Durrill, Sandy Pinkard||2:26|
|4.||"Send the Man Over"||Cliff Crofford, Snuff Garrett||3:47|
|5.||"Thunderstorm"||Johnny Durrill, Sandy Pinkard||2:35|
- Cher - lead vocals
- Snuff Garrett - record producer
- Lenny Roberts - sound engineer
- Randy Tominaga - assistant engineer
- Tavi Mote - assistant engineer
- Cherished at AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
- "Cherished Review". CherScholar.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
- "Cherished Review". TvParty.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
- "Ask Billboard: Sharing Cher On CD". Billboard. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2012-03-11.