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Year of Release: 1998
All Or Nothing
Takin' Back My Heart
Love Is The Groove
We All Sleep Alone
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Things have been good for Cher throughout the years... She had a very
successful solo singing career after her divorce from Sonny Bono, she won an
academy award for Moonstruck, but recently, the tragic accidental
skiing death of Sonny Bono, a gray cloud had come over Cher. Enter Cher's
release "Believe," and it would become a comeback for Cher, musically,
since we hadn't heard anything from her musically, since her 1991 release
The title track became Cher's biggest hit ever, as it reached #1 for 4
weeks in 1998, and is truly a great song. "The Power" has power, yet
not as powerful as the title track. "Runaway" has the same musical style
as "Believe," likewise "All Or Nothing," as it has a sound that
was popular in the 1970s, Disco, as heard songs produced by Giorgio Moroder.
"Strong Enough" was the follow-up to "Believe," and just like
its predecessor, it's another great disco-influenced dance song. "Dové
L'Amore" can easily be compared to a song recorded by Enrique Iglesias,
having the now-famous Latin sound. "Takin' Back My Heart" has a cool
funky Disco beat, likewise "Taxi Taxi." "Love Is The Groove" and
"We All Sleep Alone" both have the Disco-dance sound, which pretty much
sums up this entire album.
The Disco-pulsing beat of the 1970s is heard numerously through out Cher's
"Believe," as it meets the sound of the late-1990s. It's a great dance
album, and with the tragedy of her ex-husband Sonny Bono, the question remained
if success would return after such a tragedy. The answer is "YES" for Cher,
and I'm sure somewhere in Rock and Roll Heaven, Sonny Bono made sure of that.
As the line goes in "Believe" : Do you believe in life after love? we
can ask Do you believe in life after Sonny? The answer to both
questions is "YES".
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