Much like her acting ability comedy to drama, she's got it covered , her voice has something for everyone, as do her videos. Sound: The audio was presented with the usual choice of either a 5. This is a bewildering choice in sequencing, and it hurts the general listenablity of the record; even if all periods are represented and all the big hits are here, the lack of logic leads to a herky-jerky sequencing that is tiring on the ear. Extras: There were no extras included here. How many other female artists can you think of who have so successfully transcended the decades? Where other collections emphasized her '70s hits, this focuses on the Geffen work, which may be appropriate since they rarely appeared on hits compilations before this, along with the late-'90s comeback on Warner. Like Madonna, she may not have the greatest voice, but she picks material to show it off to best effect - her delivery of Walking In Memphis is stunning.
There was a few songs I had never heard before and definitely had never seen the videos before. I needed something to compare where she started with a song and how she put it into concert performance. Nice enough, but its the strength of the song which carries it. As a fan of female-led pop music, I've enjoyed such diverse acts as , , , , , and , but in terms of long lasting superstar status, Cher outshines them all. The Madonna of her generation. What a scorching video - it's outrageous - fishnets, sussies and an extremely close encounter with a Ladyshave in the nether regions.
Her range of songs varies from the personal power ballad of Half Breed, to the disco diva musings of Believe to the soulful Walking In Memphis to the romantic Shoop Shoop song and more. Her concert shows are the best! It may not be subtle, but it works. Cher shows just what real entertainment is and should be. Picture: The picture was presented mostly in the original aspect ratios of the videos, typically 1. If I Could Turn Back Time 3. One By One Dance Remix 6.
Since it's a cross-licensed, 21-track collection, it stands to reason that Warner Strategic Marketing's 2003 is finally the collection that gets it right, presenting a fully rounded portrait of her long, winding, multi-label career. And even if the presentation leaves a lot to be desired, it's still nice to have all these in one place. Just ugly Featured Artists Featured Labels get ready to rock is a division of hotdigitsnewmedia group. The quality of sound varied with the age of the source material; the newer videos sounding much better with regard to dynamic range and channel separation. Perhaps not a definitive collection, but for the most part, big budget eye candy. And she knows how to play to the camera her film experience has no doubt helped here.
But let's not forget, videos are only there to supplement the music, not to usurp it. Her showmanship and visuals are worth all the money to buy a concert performance. Its a Collection of Chers songs throughout her Career. We All Sleep Alone 12. The Shoop Shoop Song It's In His Kiss 14. Cher The Ultimate Collection That's what this dvd should be called.
Born Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPiere on May 20, 1946 in Centro California, few would have predicted the multi-media success of this mixed race gal from the boonies. There was some grain and video noise as well as a soft focus probably on purpose in most of the videos but none of the limitations would prevent me from getting this one myself my screener copy came without the box or any paper inserts if I didn't already own it. From her days with Sonny Bono to more recent times, this woman has dominated pop music, television, movies, and even the concert circuit more times than any of her peers. In future releases, I just hope someone decides to add in commentary tracks, behind the scenes footage, interviews, especially those taken from older television shows, and other rarities to make it more fitting of such a star as Cher. However if you would like to see a concert with all of these songs, I highly recomend. And so it goes on, body stockings, plunging necklines, butt shots.
It really did look and sound better than average but the content was the reason to pick this one up. The Mbps rate was pretty solid too for all those who refuse to rely on their own eyesight to tell them the picture looks good. Every opportunity is taken to flash the flesh. Final Thoughts: If you've enjoyed Cher's movies, such as Silkwood, Mermaids, Mask, Tea With Mussolini and Witches Of Eastwick being favorites of mine, you probably can't help but like her music too. Song for The Lonely Almighty Remix 10. If you're a fan, this one will be on your must have list but even casual listeners of pop music might consider this one as worthy of at least a rating of Recommended. Contains Believe, If I could turn back time, Main Man, Strong Enough, Song for the Lonely, Half-Breed and more.
The quality of the source material variety a bit but not as much as I'd have thought given the range of years between some of these videos. Save Up All Your Tears 4. . This is all pushed toward the front, taking up the first 11 songs, which, frankly, is infuriating sequencing, especially since it bounces between the Geffen album rock and the post-house, neo-disco of the Warner years. If it had some decent extras it had none or lasted more than an hour, I'd probably have elevated the rating another notch.
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