This album is the first ever by Cher comprised of songs she wrote herself! The material is very personal and its sounds harken back to '70s singer/songwriter styles. Cher has been quoted as saying the album is very 'dark,' yet very 'Cher' if you know her personally. The album was actually recorded in 1994 after she attended a songwriter's workshop hosted by Miles Copeland, founder of IRS Records. T, she met and collaborated with reputable songwriters, Bruce Roberts and Pat MacDonald and came out with ten songs in five days! Shortly tafter, she enlisted members from the David Letterman Late Show band and recorded these gems in one week plus two others, including a Sonny Bono penned song protesting the Vietnam War. This is definitely a project from Cher's heart, doing it for herself without the restrictions of a record label and without regard to critics opinions. 'Not Commercial' is just that!
2) Sisters Of Mercy
4) Born With The Hunger
5) The Fall (Kurt's Blues)
6) With or Without you
7) Fit to fly
8) Disaster Cake
9) Our Lady of San Francisco
10) Classified 1A (bonus track)
In Cher's words "...in the spring of '94 I was invited to a writers' retreat outside of Bordeaux, France. Even before my trip I would wake up in the middle of the night and write...and write...and write. I was like the girl with the red shoes, I couldn't stop writing! I Flew to Paris, caught the commuter to Bordeaux, drove 2 hours down a long country driveway and t it was, 'the castle.' It was scary and thrilling at the same time (my favorite combination). In the morning I got up and ran to breakfast (I was late of course...I run on something called 'Taurus Time') in the 'great banquet hall.' T were knights in armor and beautiful queens painted on the walls and a huge long table w everyone was laughing and talking and eating. I walked in and they all came over to hug me. It was wonderful. We ate and then it was time to work. I was so scared. How would it work, would all these new friendly artists think I was untalented, stupid, "Cher" (oh God I wanted to go to the bathroom, get a glass of water, I wanted my mother). But never mind all that. I did what I always do: pretend I can do something and let God take care of the rest! Then it all just happened.
Enjoy it. I hope it speaks to your heart. -Love" Cher
THIS RARE CD IS USED BUT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!!!