This is one of my favorite Cher albums, and what I believe to be one of her more underrated ones too. If you are going to buy this album, I recommend buying the UK version (the one I'm reviewing) because it is a lot better than the US version. The US version is very R&B slanted, whereas this one has a more euro feel to it and as a result the songs sound better. Not to mention there are an additional 3 tracks that were not on the US version that are included in this package.
This is an interesting album of standards that Cher does with justice. This should have been the comeback that BELIEVE was. Not that BELIEVE is a bad album, quite the contrary, but I can't understand why people slept on this one. The album is full of steamy, torchy ballads, Western-themed epics, and R&B influences, the album finds the singer sounding vocally relaxed and self-assured.
"One By One" is an instant favorite, a song by Cher that has a theme that is united in many of her songs about acceptance and love. The song did not reach the top 40 but it was a club hit. She does a good version of Don Henley's hit "Not Enough Love In The World", and a fine rendition of Marc Cohn's "Walking In Memphis". "The Gunman" is an excellent, steamy ballad that is an epic. The album closes with a excellent version of James Brown's song "It's A Man's Man's Man's World".
There's other great songs here including "Angels Running", "I'm Blowing Away", "The Same Mistake", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", "What About Moonlight" and "Paradise Is Here". Do yourself a favor and get this album, it's definitely Cher's best in my opinion.