The Very Best of Cher

~ Release by Cher (see all versions of this release, 11 available)

Tracklist

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CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Believe
producer:
Brian Rawling and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
mixer:
Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Warner Music UK Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1998)
produced for:
Metro (production company) and Rive Droite Music Productions
recorded at and mixed at:
Dreamhouse Studios in London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom
part of:
Grammy Award: Best Dance/Electronic Recording nominees (number: 2000 winner) and The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 337)
recording of:
Believe
lyricist:
Brian Higgins (British producer and song writer) and Matt Gray (UK techno DJ/producer, former video game composer)
composer:
Brian Higgins (British producer and song writer) (in 1998), Matt Gray (UK techno DJ/producer, former video game composer) (in 1998), Stuart McLennan (in 1998), Paul Michael Barry (songwriter/musician) (in 1998), Tim Powell (Songwriter and producer, ex-Xenomania) (in 1998) and Steve Torch (in 1998)
publisher:
Rive Droite Music and Warner Chappell
Cher3.74:00
2Strong Enough
programming and mixer:
Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
producer:
Brian Rawling and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
bass:
Winston Blissett
guitar [guitars]:
Adam Phillips (British guitarist and singer)
keyboard [keyboards]:
Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
background vocals [backing vocals]:
Paul Barry (songwriter/musician), Hamish Stewart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) and Sylvia Mason James (British singer)
strings [Laughs And Lager Jeff "Duo" Taylor string] arranger:
Robin Smith (songwriter/pianist/conductor/producer) and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Warner Music UK Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1998)
produced for:
Metro (production company) and Rive Droite Music Productions
recorded at and mixed at:
Dreamhouse Studios in London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom
later releases:
Strong Enough by Cher
recording of:
Strong Enough
writer:
Paul Michael Barry (songwriter/musician) and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
publisher:
Rive Droite Music
Cher43:41
3If I Could Turn Back Time
recording engineer and mixer:
Frank Wolf (engineer at Skyline Recording)
additional engineer:
Guy Roche
assistant engineer:
Ken Allardyce, Mario Luccy, Craig Porteils (producer, engineer) and Duane Seykora
producer:
Guy Roche and Diane Warren (US songwriter)
additional guitar:
Gene Black and Glenn Sciurba
bass guitar:
John Pierce (US session bassist)
drums (drum set) and tambourine:
Mark T. Williams
guitar:
Steve Lukather
keyboard:
Alan Pasqua and Guy Roche
background vocals:
Michael Anthony (US bassist, formerly of Van Halen), Robin Beck, Desmond Child, Jimmy Demers, Jean McClain and Maria Vidal (American singer-songwriter)
lead vocals:
Cher
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
The David Geffen Company (legal rights relating to Geffen Records) (in 1989)
recorded at:
Bill Schnee Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States and Criterion Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
The Complex Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
If I Could Turn Back Time
lyricist and composer:
Diane Warren (US songwriter)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) and Realsongs (in 1989)
Cher3.654:01
4I Found Someone
producer:
Michael Bolton
bass:
Will Lee (US jazz/rock bassist)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Chris Parker (American drummer)
guitar:
Steve Lukather and John McCurry
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MBO Productions, Inc.
cover recording of:
I Found Someone
writer:
Michael Bolton and Mark Mangold
Cher3.253:43
5Song for the Lonely
Cher3:22
6Walking in Memphis
mixer:
Heff Moraes
cover recording of:
Walking in Memphis
lyricist and composer:
Marc Cohn
Cher33:56
7Just Like Jesse James
recording engineer:
Sir Arthur Payson
additional engineer:
Bruce Robb
assistant engineer:
George Cowan (US engineer), Bridget Daly, Debbie Johnson (engineer), Jay Lean, Richard McKernan, Craig Porteils (producer, engineer) and Duane Seykora
producer:
Desmond Child
mixer:
Mick Guzauski
acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
John Putnam
bass guitar:
Hugh McDonald (bassist)
drums (drum set):
Bobby Chouinard
guitar:
John McCurry
keyboard:
Alan St. Jon
background vocals:
Desmond Child, Brenda Russell (US singer-songwriter & keyboardist) and Diane Warren (US songwriter)
lead vocals:
Cher
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
The David Geffen Company (legal rights relating to Geffen Records) (in 1989)
recorded at:
Bearsville Studios in Bearsville, New York, United States, Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, United States and The Complex Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Just Like Jesse James
writer:
Desmond Child and Diane Warren (US songwriter)
publisher:
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998), SBK April Music Inc. (from 1989 to ????), Desmobile Inc. (from 1989 to present) and Realsongs (from 1989 to present)
Cher3.654:06
8One by One
mixer:
Heff Moraes
cover recording of:
One by One
writer:
Cher and Anthony Griffiths
Cher3.255:03
9Love and Understanding
producer:
Guy Roche and Diane Warren (US songwriter)
recording of:
Love and Understanding
lyricist and composer:
Diane Warren (US songwriter)
Cher44:42
10Save Up All Your Tears
producer:
Bob Rock and Richie Zito
bass:
Hugh McDonald (bassist)
guitar family:
Keith Scott (Canadian guitarist)
keyboard:
John Webster (Canadian keyboardist)
membranophone:
Mickey Curry
percussion:
Jim McGillveray
background vocals:
Marc LaFrance
lead vocals:
Cher
cover recording of:
Save Up All Your Tears
writer:
Desmond Child and Diane Warren (US songwriter)
Cher44:00
11Più che puoi
performer:
Cher and Eros Ramazzotti
recording of:
Più che puoi
Cher feat. Eros Ramazzotti4:09
12Love Can Build a Bridge
assistant engineer:
Gareth Ashton, Kirsten Cowie, Bill Kinsley, Doug Michael and Ruadhri Coshnan
engineer:
Adrian Bushby, Steve Price (UK recording engineer/producer/orchestrator/arranger) and Frank Wolf (engineer at Skyline Recording)
producer:
Peter Asher
mixer:
Frank Wolf (engineer at Skyline Recording)
guitar:
Eric Clapton
vocals:
Cher, Neneh Cherry and Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders)
arranger:
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
London Records (in 1995)
cover recording of:
Love Can Build a Bridge
writer:
John Barlow Jarvis, Naomi Judd and Paul Overstreet
publisher:
Leosong (publisher) and Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing)
Cher feat. Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry2.94:15
13Take Me Home
bass:
Eddie N. Watkins Jr.
electric piano [Fender Rhodes electric piano]:
Alan Lindgren
guitar:
Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson
membranophone:
Ed Greene (drummer)
percussion:
Victor Feldman (jazz musician)
piano:
Jai Winding
background vocals:
Bob Esty (disco songwriter - producer from Massachusetts), Jon Joyce (vocalist) and David Lasley
lead vocals:
Cher
concertmaster:
Sid Sharp
recording of:
Take Me Home
writer:
Michelle Aller and Bob Esty (disco songwriter - producer from Massachusetts)
publisher:
Rick S. Music (publishing company associated with Casablanca)
Cher53:27
14Rudy
Cher3:50
15Bad Love (from the film 'Foxes')Cher5:26
16When the Money's Gone
cover recording of:
When the Money's Gone
writer:
Bruce Roberts (American singer-songwriter) and Donna Weiss
Cher4:39
17All or Nothing
programming and mixer:
Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
producer:
Brian Rawling and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
guitar [guitars]:
Adam Phillips (British guitarist and singer) and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
keyboard [keyboards]:
Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
background vocals [backing vocals]:
Tracy Ackerman
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Warner Music UK Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1998)
produced for:
Metro (production company) and Rive Droite Music Productions
recorded at and mixed at:
Dreamhouse Studios in London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom
recording of:
All or Nothing (Cher song)
writer:
Paul Barry (songwriter/musician) and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
publisher:
Rive Droite Music
Cher3.53:56
18Alive Again
Cher4:19
19Different Kind of Love Song
Cher3.53:50
CD 2
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)
producer:
Peter Asher
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Geffen Records (in 1990)
cover recording of:
It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
lyricist and composer:
Rudy Clark (songwriter)
publisher:
By the Bay Music, TM Music Ltd. and Trio Music Company
Cher3.352:50
2Heart of Stone
recording of:
Heart of Stone
writer:
Andy Hill (English producer & songwriter) and Peter Sinfield
publisher:
BMG VM Music Ltd., Universal Music – Z Tunes LLC, Virgin Music, Inc. (The American arm of Virgin's publishing company) (from 1988 to ????), Pillarview B.V. (from 1988 to present) and Red Admiral Music Inc. (publisher) (from 1988 to present)
Cher44:11
3Dov'è l'amore (Emilio Estefan Jr. extended mix)
additional programming:
Lawrence Dermer and Emilio Estefan, Jr.
mixer:
Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
remixer:
Lawrence Dermer and Emilio Estefan, Jr.
remix of:
Dov’è l’amore by Cher
recording of:
Dov’è l’amore
writer:
Paul Barry (songwriter/musician) and Mark Taylor (UK producer & songwriter aka Q & Groove Brothers member)
publisher:
Rive Droite Music
Cher4.253:45
4The Music's No Good Without You
recording of:
The Music's No Good Without You
additional lyricist:
Cher
Cher2.54:41
5Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
engineer:
Lenny Roberts (producer/engineer)
producer:
Snuff Garrett (aka.Tommy Garrett, singer, songwriter, producer and disc jockey)
arranger:
Al Capps (American record producer, arranger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist; Born: Allan Alfonzo Capps)
produced for:
Garrett Music Enterprises (company owned by Tommy Garrett)
recording of:
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
lyricist and composer:
Bob Stone (engineer, studio technician, producer, songwriter)
publisher:
Peso Music (publisher) (in 1971)
Cher4.252:37
6Half-Breed
producer:
Snuff Garrett (aka.Tommy Garrett, singer, songwriter, producer and disc jockey)
recording of:
Half-Breed
writer:
Al Capps (American record producer, arranger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist; Born: Allan Alfonzo Capps) and Mary Dean
Cher2:44
7Dark Lady
recording of:
Dark Lady
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Durrill (Singer/songwriter)
Cher3:27
8I Got You Babe
vocals:
Sonny Bono (in 1965) and Cher (in 1965)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (in 1965)
part of:
Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 444)
recording of:
I Got You Babe (in 1965)
lyricist and composer:
Sonny Bono
publisher:
Carlin Music, Chris Marc Music and Cotillion Music (BMI)
Sonny & Cher4.353:07
9The Beat Goes On
engineer:
Stan Ross (Recording engineer)
producer:
Sonny Bono
conductor:
Harold Battiste
engineered at:
Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
The Beat Goes On (in 1967)
lyricist and composer:
Sonny Bono
publisher:
Chris Marc Music, Cotillion, Cotillion Music, Inc. (BMI) and Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
Sonny & Cher4.653:28
10Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (original version)
recording of:
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (original version, first recorded by Cher)
lyricist and composer:
Sonny Bono
publisher:
April Music (private press label?), Chris Marc Music, Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI), ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
Cher32:44
11The Way of Love
producer:
Snuff Garrett (aka.Tommy Garrett, singer, songwriter, producer and disc jockey)
cover recording of:
The Way of Love
lyricist:
Al Stillman
composer:
Jack Diéval
version of:
J'ai le mal de toi
Cher2:31
12All I Really Want to Do
cover recording of:
All I Really Want to Do
lyricist and composer:
Bob Dylan (in 1964)
publisher:
M. Witmark & Sons, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC (1995-2020), Special Rider Music and Warner Brothers Music Ltd. (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23)
Cher3.852:57
13Train of Thought
producer:
Snuff Garrett (aka.Tommy Garrett, singer, songwriter, producer and disc jockey)
recording of:
Train of Thought
writer:
Alan O’Day
Cher2:35
14A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done
performer:
Sonny Bono
recording of:
A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done
lyricist and composer:
Sonny Bono
Sonny & Cher43:18
15We All Sleep AloneCher3:51
16Love Hurts
producer:
Richie Zito
cover recording of:
Love Hurts
lyricist and composer:
Boudleaux Bryant
publisher:
Acuff-Rose Music Limited (UK), House of Bryant Publications (publisher; do NOT use as release label), Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG (- 2017), Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (tradename of Sony/ATV Songs LLC), ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部 and Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. (BMI) (on 1960-08-30)
Cher34:15
17Not Enough Love in the World
cover recording of:
Not Enough Love in the World
lyricist and composer:
Ben Tench, Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar
Cher4:22
18Born With the Hunger
Cher4:02
19After All
recording engineer and mixer:
Frank Wolf (engineer at Skyline Recording)
assistant engineer:
Stacy Baird, Charlie Brocco, Charley Pollard, Clark Germaine, Jeff DeMorris, Ryan Dorn, Paula “Max” Garcia, Debbie Johnson (engineer), Robin Laine, Richard McKernan, Craig Porteils (producer, engineer), Rob Hart (engineer) and Duane Seykora
associate producer:
Frank Wolf (engineer at Skyline Recording)
producer:
Peter Asher
bass guitar:
Leland Sklar
drums (drum set):
Carlos Vega
guitar:
Michael Landau and Waddy Wachtel
keyboard:
Robbie Buchanan and Jon Gilutin
lead vocals:
Peter Cetera and Cher
conductor:
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger)
performer:
Peter Cetera and Cher
strings arranger:
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
The David Geffen Company (legal rights relating to Geffen Records) (in 1989)
recorded at:
Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, Hop Recording in Los Angeles, California, United States, Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, Summa Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States, The Complex Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States and The Village (aka The Village Recorder) in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
After All (Love Theme From “Chances Are”)
writer:
Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow (US keyboardist/songwriter)
publisher:
EMI Intertrax Music Inc., Pitchford Music (from 1988 to present), Snow Music (from 1988 to present) and Triple Star Music, Inc. (from 1988 to present)
Cher with Peter Cetera4:05
20All I Ever Need Is You
cover recording of:
All I Ever Need Is You
writer:
Jimmy Holiday (American singer, songwriter, producer) and Eddie Reeves
publisher:
EMI U Catalog Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label), フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 and ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label)
Sonny & Cher52:40
21Baby Don't Go
recording of:
Baby Don't Go
lyricist and composer:
Sonny Bono
Sonny & Cher3:09
22Dead Ringer for Love
bass guitar:
Steve Buslowe
drums (drum set):
Liberty DeVitto (US drummer)
guitar [guitars]:
Davey Johnstone
horn:
Alan Rubin, Lou Delgatto, Lou Marani and Tom Malone (US trombonist)
percussion:
Jimmy Maelen (Percussion)
piano:
Roy Bittan
slit drum [African logs]:
Neleam Ymmij
background vocals:
Allan Nicholls (Canadian musician), Rhonda Coullet, Rory Dodd, Ted Neeley and Eric Troyer
vocals:
Cher
performer:
Cher and Meat Loaf
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004, operated worldwide except in JP; normally not a release label) (in 1981)
recording of:
Dead Ringer for Love
lyricist and composer:
Jim Steinman
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation, Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (in 1981), Neverland Music Publishing Company (in 1981) and Peg Music Company (in 1981)
Meat Loaf & Cher3.854:25
23Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Cher3:45