Living Proof

Living Proof

by CherCher


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She may be pop's most notorious chameleon behind David Bowie, but not even Cher can ignore the Grammy-winning success of her previous foray into the world of Euro-disco, 1998's international phenomenon Believe. So Cher sensibly reunites with the U.K. production team of Mark Taylor and Brian Rowling (a.k.a. Metro Crew) for another infectious journey onto the dance floor. The album is jump-started by "Song for the Lonely," which expands the inspirational theme of "Believe" to include not just your average jilted lover but an entire nation of wounded hearts -- it's dedicated "to the courageous people of New York following the terror attacks of September 11th." The similarities are not just thematic on songs such as "A Different Kind of Love Song" and the relentless "Real Love," which pump Cher's smoky alto through a compressor for the de riguer computerized effect that has been the most lasting legacy of Believe's success. Of course, the effect dovetails so well with the swooshing synths and juiced-up beats swirling around the vocals that it's hard to fault Cher or her production team. Why mess with success? Other highlights include the trance-disco manna of "The Music's No Good Without You" and a stellar cover of Amber's house smash "Love One Another." After each comeback, critics have been left wondering, "Can anything hold Cher back?" This collection is living proof to the contrary.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2002
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624761921
catalogNumber: 47619
Rank: 29673

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cher   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Tracie Ackerman   Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson   Acoustic Guitar
Anders Hansson   Keyboards
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Rick Nowels   Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar
Bernd Schoenhart   Guitar
Elisabeth Withers   Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Adam Phillips   Guitar
Pop Rox   Percussion
Ziggy   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Johan Åberg   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Hallgeir Rustan   Multi Instruments
Clark Anderson   Background Vocals
Paul Barry   Guitar
Mark Taylor   Multi Instruments

Technical Credits

Bruce Roberts   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Anders Hansson   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tony Moran   Producer
Rick Nowels   Producer,Vocal Producer
Alex Rodriguez   Vocal Engineer
Chris Cox   Programming,Producer
Rob Dickins   Executive Producer
Randy Wine   Engineer
Wallis   Producer
Chapman   Producer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Nigel Butler   Producer
Barrie Goshko   Art Direction
Stuart Brawley   Arranger,Programming,Engineer
Warren Rigg   Programming
Stargate   Producer
Neil Tucker   Vocal Engineer
David Ashton   Studio Consultant
Ziggy   Programming
Johan Åberg   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Wayne Rodrigues   Programming,Producer
Eric Thorenburg   Engineer
Mark Taylor   Producer,Vocal Producer

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