Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone

by Cher


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The lady can rock. There is no question about that, and this album is one of several from her catalog that serve as a testament to that fact. Even the opening single, "If I Could Turn Back Time," has a crunchy texture to it, albeit in a poppy, '80s Starship sort of arrangement. Cher recruited some heavy-hitters for this release, including Steve Lukather (Toto), Desmond Child, and Andrew Gold. Not all of the album is hard-edged rockers -- witness the effective ballad "Just Like Jesse James" -- but all of it has an honesty and gritty edge that separates it from some of the more modern Cher material. When you hear the strength of the vocal performance here, it makes you wonder why the producers choose to tinker with her voice in the late '90s and early 2000s. She certainly doesn't need any help holding a tune. This one seems a bit dated in retrospect, with the sound certainly tied to pop
ock of the late '80s, but the performance and musical integrity, not to mention strong songwriting, really set the album apart as one of Cher's strongest.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/1989
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642423929
catalogNumber: 24239
Rank: 5505

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cher   Primary Artist,Vocals
Michael Bolton   Vocals
Brenda Russell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Blues Saraceno   Guitar
Bonnie Tyler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robin Beck   Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Blakeley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Desmond Child   Vocals,Background Vocals
Andrew Gold   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Vicki Sue Robinson   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Maria Vidal   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Anthony   Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Asher   Percussion
Phillip Ashley   Keyboards
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Suzie Benson   Background Vocals
Gene Black   Guitar
Robbie Buchanan   Keyboards
Peter Cetera   Track Performer
Bobby Chouinard   Drums
Patricia Darcy   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Demers   Vocals,Background Vocals
Debra Dobkin   Percussion
John Fiore   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Wendy Fraser   Background Vocals
John Gilutin   Keyboards
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Alan St. Jon   Keyboards
John Keane   Drums
Michael Landau   Guitar
Jim Lang   Synthesizer
Jon Lind   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Ronnie Mancuso   Guitar
Wendy Matthews   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
John McCurry   Guitar
Hugh McDonald   Bass
Louis Merlino   Vocals
Gene Miller   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alan Pasqua   Keyboards
Tom Perme   Drums
John Pierce   Bass
John Putnam   Guitar
Eric Rehl   Synthesizer
Guy Roche   Keyboards
Jason Scheff   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Andrew Shreiner   Synthesizer,Piano
Glenn Sciurba   Guitar
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals
Allan St. John   Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Myriam Naomi Valle   Vocals,Background Vocals
Carlos Vega   Drums
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Diane Warren   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Schreiner   Synthesizer,Piano
John Putman   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
Pauline Frechette   Background Vocals
Kyle Gordon   Background Vocals
Mark Williams   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Composer,Producer
Desmond Child   Producer
Peter Asher   Producer
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
John Kalodner   Producer
Jon Lind   Producer
Arthur Payson   Engineer
Guy Roche   Producer
Diane Warren   Composer,Producer
Frank Wolf   Engineer

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Heart of Stone 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
through all ups and downs in and arounds cher has stood out has, still, and always be the best, A 5 star artist that will NEVER lose her touch
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna is way better!!