Following the recent reissue of Cher's It's a Man's World, the superstar is once again revisiting her back catalogue - this time, with a deluxe edition of 1998's Believe. A 25th anniversary of the quadruple platinum seller arrives November 3 from Warner Records on 2 CDs, 3 LPs, or digitally. That's just a couple of weeks after her very first yuletide album, Christmas, hits stores on October 20.
Cher professed to have no interest in a dance-oriented album when the Warner brass approached her about recording the album that became Believe. She was won over, though, and began work in London with producers Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling in the spring of 1998. Taylor and co-writer Paul Barry supplied a number of the songs for the project including contributions to the title track, an eventual Grammy winner. Ultimately, seven writers (including Cher) were credited with "Believe," but seven was a lucky number, indeed, as the song became one of the best-selling singles ever - not to mention anchoring what became Cher's best-selling album of all time.
A chart-topper in over 20 countries including the U.S. and the U.K. (where it was recognized as the biggest-selling single ever by a female artist), "Believe" immediately grabbed attention with its then-novel use of AutoTune and irresistible chorus. The second single off Believe, Taylor and Barry's "Strong Enough," reached the top of the U.S. Dance chart and has since become another Cher signature anthem. "All or Nothing" and "Dov'è l'amore" fared well internationally, solidifying Believe as one of the high watermarks of Cher's extraordinary career. Featuring other highlights including Diane Warren's "Takin' Back My Heart" and a remix of Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora's "We All Sleep Alone," Believe went platinum or multi-platinum in eighteen countries, and launched the successful Do You Believe tour - which, in turn, set the stage for the record-breaking Living Proof: The Farewell Tour.
Typical for a dance album, Believe yielded numerous remixes. The Deluxe Edition includes the original album plus 13 of those remixes, all newly remastered. The leopard-printed vinyl package includes LPs pressed on sea blue, light blue, and clear vinyl, along with an exclusive numbered lithograph of Cher. All versions include two commercially unreleased remixes of "Dov'e L'amore": Tee's Radio One Instrumental and Ray Roc's Latin Soul Instrumental.
Look for Believe in all formats on November 3. You'll find the track listing and pre-order links below!
Cher, Believe: Deluxe Edition (Warner Bros. 9 47121-2, 1998 - reissued Warner Records, 2023)
- The Power
- All Or Nothing
- Strong Enough
- Dov'e l'amore
- Takin' Back My Heart
- Taxi Taxi
- Love Is The Groove
- We All Sleep Alone
- Believe (Almighty Definitive Mix) (included on Warner Bros. maxi-single 9 44576-2, 1998)
- Believe (Club 69 Future Anthem Mix) (included on Warner Bros. maxi-single 9 44576-2, 1998)
- Believe (Phat 'n' Phunky Club Mix) (included on Warner Bros. maxi-single 9 44576-2, 1998)
- Strong Enough (Club 69 Phunk Mix) (included on Warner Bros. maxi-single 9 44644-2, 1999)
- Strong Enough (Male Version) (included on Warner Bros. maxi-single 9 44644-2, 1999)
- Strong Enough (Pumpin' Dolls Radio Edit) (included on Warner Bros. maxi-single 9 44644-2, 1999)
- All Or Nothing (Almighty Radio Edit) (included on Warner Bros. (Germany) maxi-single 3984 28127 2, 1999)
- All Or Nothing (Austrian Version Metro Mix) (possibly included on WEA single 3984 28120 2, 1999)
- All Or Nothing (Danny Tenaglia Inchermental Mix) (included on Warner Bros. promo single, no cat. no., 1999)
- Dov'e L'amore (Emilio Estefan Jr. Extended Mix) (included on WEA promotional 12-inch single SAM 00194, 1999)
- Dov'e L'amore (Tony Moran's Anthem 7" Mix) (included on Warner Bros. maxi-single 9 44774-2, 1999)
- Dov'e L'amore (Tee's Radio One Instrumental) (*)
- Dov'e L'amore (Ray Roc's Latin Soul Instrumental) (*)
(*) previously unreleased in commercial format