- Released: February 26, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Rolling Stone - 3/28/02, p.683 stars out of 5
- "...Unlike house muisc or modern R&B, Cher's 21st-century disco is built on fully fleshed songs and detailed arrangments, and the studio wizardry is even grander than before..."
Entertainment Weekly - 3/15/02, p.76
"...Turns back time to the disco era, and ratchets up the vocal tricks....she still has feeling..." - Rating: B+
- 1.Song For The Lonely
- 2.A Different Kind Of Love Song
- 3.Alive Again
- 4.The Music's No Good Without You
- 5.Rain, Rain
- 6.Real Love
- 7.Love So High
- 8.Body To Body, Heart To Heart
- 9.Love Is A Lonely Place Without You
- 10.Love One Another
- 11.When You Walk Away
- 12.When The Money's Gone
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel includes: Cher (vocals); Mark Taylor, James Thomas (various instruments); Adam Phillips, Paul Barry, Esbjorn Ohrwall (guitar); Dennis B., Ziggy (keyboards, programming); Peter Gunnarsson, J. Aberg (bass); Tracey Ackerman (background vocals).
Producers include: Mark Taylor, J. Aberg, A. Hansson, Ray Hedges, Bruce Roberts.
"Love One Another" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
Personnel: Cher (background vocals); Johan ?berg (guitar, keyboards, programming); Esbj”rn ™hrwall, Paul Barry, Bernd Schoenhart, Adam Phillips (guitar); Rusty Anderson, Tim Pierce (acoustic guitar); Ziggy (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Anders Hansson (keyboards, programming); Rick Nowels (keyboards); Pop Rox (percussion); Chris Cox, Stuart Brawley, Warren Rigg, Wayne Rodrigues, Bruce Roberts (programming); Mike Lorello (keyboard programming); Clark Anderson, Elisabeth Withers, Cynthia Mizelle, Nicki Richards, Sue Ann Carwell, Tracie Ackerman (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Johan ?berg; Bj”rn Engelmann; Dave Reitzas; Dave Saronson; Mark Taylor ; Stuart Brawley; Tony Moran; Anders Hansson.
Recording information: 143 Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Eclectic, Stockholm, Sweden; Fredonia International Studios; Los Angeles, CA; Metrophonic Studios, England; Modena One Studios, England; Sound Barrier Studios, NY; Stargate Studios, Norway.
Photographer: Michael Lavine.
Arrangers: Stuart Brawley; Bruce Roberts.
In the mercurial world of pop music, there are precious few artists who can truly be labeled survivors; performers who successfully weather changes in times and tastes while managing to reinvent themselves for new generations of fans. From her days with Sonny in the '60s to her divahood at the end of the '90s, Cher is undeniably a survivor. The first single off LIVING PROOF, "Song for the Lonely," attempts to pick up where her mega-hit "Believe" left off, as a simultaneously anthemic and danceable pop confection with an emotional, reach-out message. Similarly, "A Different Kind of Love Song" makes use of the quirky vocal effects that made "Believe" so popular. But amid all the dance material, there's the sorrowful R&B balladry of "Rain, Rain" and the Latin pop flavor of "Body to Body, Heart to Heart" ensuring that LIVING PROOF never becomes monochromatic. With chart success and fond fans a given, it's clear that Cher has come out on top yet again with this solidly radio-ready offering.