Cher's best solo album from the 80’s, Heart Of Stone is the album that catapulted her to fame again with hits like “If I Could Turn Back Time”, “Just Like Jesse James” and “Heart Of Stone.” This album goes from strength to strength on those three songs alone. With strong lyrics, strong beats and the strong vocals of Cher this album is simply a winner.
If I Could Turn Back Time” is a song imprinted in most people’s memories for the video clip, alone, of Cher straddling a cannon on a U.S war ship. The song is a favourite among most Cher fans with fantastic lyrics, but this isn’t all that surprising considering it is Cher, and is written by serial-songwriter Diane Warren. Combine Warren together with another serial-songwriter Desmond Child and you get “Just Like Jesse James”. A catchy beat combined with even catchier lyrics like “If you can give it, I can take it, cause if this heart is going to break it’s gonna take a lot to break it.” This is an anthem for all women determined to capture a man’s heart.
“You Wouldn’t Know Love” tells the tale of a woman dealing with an ex-lover trying to squeeze his way back into her life. Traditional of Cher when it comes to anti-love songs, it’s another catchy song that uses strong drum beats, and even stronger lead guitars.
Cher concentrates on even use of anti-love songs and love songs on this CD with the anti-love songs like “Heart Of Stone”, “You Wouldn’t Know Love”, “Does Anybody Fall In Love Anymore” balanced out by love songs like “All Because Of You”, “Kiss To Kiss” and “After All”.
give this album 4/5
Record Label: Geffen Records
- If I Could Turn Back Time
- Just Like Jesse James
- You Wouldn't Know Love
- Heart Of Stone
- Still In Love With You
- Love On A Rooftop
- Emotional Fire
- All Because Of You
- Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?
- Starting Over
- Kiss To Kiss
- After All (Love Theme From Chances Are)