Cher – Closer To The Truth (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Cher – Closer To The Truth (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 53:52 minutes | 665 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Records

Closer to the Truth is the twenty-sixth solo studio album by American singer-actress, Cher. Released in September 2013, it is her first record since Living Proof nearly 12 years earlier. This marks the longest gap in Cher’s six-decade album release history. The first single from Closer to the Truth, “Woman’s World” was released in the US and Canada on June 18, 2013. Closer to the Truth includes songwriting from Timbaland and P!nk, plus performances by the latter as well as the Scissor Sisters and Jake Shears.

After half a century in the music industry, it’s amazing that Cher is still making records in 2013. That Closer to the Truth is any good at all is even more shocking. With the help of her longtime producer Mark Taylor, plus Billy Mann and Paul Oakenfold, the album has a fully modern sound, a large portion of the songs (written by the usual cast of many who include P!nk and Cher herself) are hooky and fun, and her voice, aided by technology or not, still carries a lot of weight and power. The album is split down the middle with the first half made up of shimmering, supercharged dance tracks that have disco and house influences and seem destined to fire up clubgoers with their soaring choruses. The empowerment jam “Woman’s World” has the most impact, but the whole batch of songs packs a big, glittery punch. Cher sounds absolutely in her element with these songs and her thundering vocals fit perfectly in the mix. After a campy, banjo-led romp that sounds like someone tried to fuse Mumford & Sons with the Scissor Sisters (“I Walk Alone”), the second half heads deep into some heavy adult contemporary sounds. The final four songs are stripped down a little, built on acoustic guitars and strings, and played for maximum drama with Cher emoting for all she’s worth, only a little more quietly. These songs aren’t as successful, thanks to the somewhat syrupy melodies and clichéd lyrics, but also because Cher’s vocals sound a little worn and frayed around the edges. It’s not terrible by any stretch, but the first half of the album is so much fun that the second half suffers in comparison. An entire album of disco ball-shattering dance songs may have been too much and worn out its welcome. Too bad Cher and her team didn’t give it a shot, though. Maybe sometime in the next 50 years…. –Tim Sendra

Tracklist:
01. Cher – Woman’s World (03:41)
02. Cher – Take It Like A Man (04:10)
03. Cher – My Love (03:31)
04. Cher – Dressed To Kill (02:51)
05. Cher – Red (03:06)
06. Cher – Lovers Forever (04:01)
07. Cher – I Walk Alone (03:23)
08. Cher – Sirens (05:03)
09. Cher – Favorite Scars (04:25)
10. Cher – I Hope You Find It (03:46)
11. Cher – Lie To Me (03:18)
12. Cher – I Don’t Have To Sleep To Dream (Bonus Track) (04:41)
13. Cher – Pride (Bonus Track) (04:17)
14. Cher – You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me (Original Version) [Bonus Track] (03:33)

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