- Audio CD
- Original Release Date: 1982
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Vibe On Records
- ASIN: B01JGXSZBC
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,654 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
I Paralyze (Expanded Edition)
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This first ever expanded edition of Cher's 1982 Columbia Records album boasts ten previously unreleased bonus tracks, consisting of two stunning vocal mixes of “Rudy” as well as instrumental versions of the David Wolfert-produced material. The booklet features a new interview with Wolfert conducted by journalist and music critic Quentin Harrison, along with previously unpublished photos from Cher’s shoot with the legendary Harry Langdon. The album has been remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York.
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Charles Koppelman was the executive producer of this project; he also was involved in the "Take Me Home" recording. As strong as this program was, it failed to make a dent in the charts which is in some ways surprising, and then not so at all. This album was a victim of its timing. "I Paralyze" was released after the disco fad petered out and Cher had yet to prove herself as an actress. Around this time, she wasn't taken seriously at all as a singer or actress and was known more for tabloid copy. And what a loss for pop music. The album contains a great commercial single, "Rudy" (co-written with Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo, the brains behind the Village People) which is as good as any of Cher's smash hit records. "Games" and "I Paralyze" are strong commercial contenders, as is "Back on the Street Again" (co-written by John Waite).
There were five Cher albums that were commercial flops which contain some of her best work. The first was "Backstage" (1968), Cher's final album for Imperial Records. The second was her subsequent 1969 Atco release "3614 Jackson Highway." Third was "Stars," her 1975 Warner Brothers debut (and her most dramatic make-over artistically). Fourth was this album and fifth was the 1996 sleeper "It's A Man's World," which showed, more than any of these other albums, her versatility as a singer.
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however the album is very god as expected