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Cher - 1982 I Paralyze



ARTIST: Cher
ALBUM: I Paralyze
LABEL: Columbia/CBS
SERIAL: FC 38096
YEAR: 1982
CD REISSUE: Reissue List

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Refer Wikipedia Link below

TRACK LISTING:? 01 Rudy * 02 Games * 03 I Paralyze * 04 When The Love Is Gone * 05 Say What's On Your Mind * 06 Back On The Street Again * 07 Walk With Me * 08 The Book Of Love * 09 Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?

WEBLINKS: www.cher.com | FB Page | Wikipedia Page


Background
The early 80's era of singer/actress Cher is one that deserves rediscovery. I think most GDM'ers are aware of the lady's history during the 60's and 70's alongside husband Sonny Bono, and a decorated solo career when signed to MCA, Warner Bros and Casablanca. She also was a member of Black Rose alongside Les Dudek, and it's no surprise that this album is very close in style to that 1980 effort.


The Songs
Let's take a listen to this 1982 beauty. From an era where singer/actresses were releasing solo albums all over, 'I Paralyze' is a forgotten gem that deservedly gets a reappraisal here. If you like L.A studio-hound west coast/pop rock, then 'I Paralyze' should be up your street. The album is resplendent with rhodes keyboard work, and the songs are pitched in such a way, that will excite readers into early 80's era chauntese's like Sharon O'Neill and Patty Weaver. Both ladies are reviewed here. The highlight here is the west coast classic 'Games', while the pulsing synth of 'Back On The Street Again' (made popular by The Babys albeit with a different title) are standouts. The opener 'Rudy' is pretty good too, with it's tippy-tap piano work, while there a couple of ballads too which changes the pace of the album, as in 'When The Love Is Gone' and 'Do I Ever Cross Your Mind'.


In Summary
This album wasn't very successful, though it does contain some good matrial regardless. It was her only album for Columbia/CBS, unitl her mid-late 80's return (Geffen Records), where she moved into arena rock, appearing with hardly any clothing at times. She also won an Oscar and starred in a couple of other excellent movies too. The 2016 Expanded version of this album features an extra 10 tracks; including alternate mixes and instrumentals. This is the version to get if you want to reinvestigate this album.



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#1 | gdazegod on November 20 2017 07:52:54
Cher - 1982 Games
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#2 | gdazegod on November 20 2017 08:05:35
Cher - 1982 Rudy
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#3 | reyno-roxx on November 20 2017 22:11:09
Rudy was co-written by Fergie Fredriksen, Howie Epstein (later bassist with Tom Petty) and Village People's producers/managers who also guided the David London phase of his career. Possibly a David London cast-off.
 
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