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Cher - Take Me Home

Take Me Home was Cher's first album of 1979, and also her first released by Casablanca Records. It was produced by Bob Esty and Ron Dante, and most of the songs were written by Michele Aller and Bob Esty. This marked the beginning of her brief venture into disco music. Much to Cher's chagrin, she was pressured into recording an album of this genre. From the album came a major comeback hit, "Take Me Home".[4] She contributed a lyrically self-penned song about her failed marriage to Gregg Allman on the closing ballad, "My Song (Too Far Gone)". This album is dedicated to "Butterfly".

The success of the title track boosted sales of the album and the album is also known for its alluring cover photograph of a scantily-clad Cher in a gold, Bob Mackie designed Viking outfit which received a lot of attention at the time. Take Me Home was also the first album to have three tracks mixed: "Take Me Home" (12" Mix), "Wasn't It Good" (12" Mix) and "Git Down (Guitar Groupie)" (12" Mix) available on the "Hell on Wheels" single. Gene Simmons, her boyfriend at the time, received a credit on the album owing to his presence on the track "Git Down (Guitar Groupie)".

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by Anonymousreply 1302/21/2021

I'm so gay I remember buying the 12" single of this song in 1979 at a Musicland store.

Although I wasn't a DJ, I had a lot of 12" singles.

Ahh...1978 and 1979...

by Anonymousreply 102/18/2021

i remember the giant posters of this in the NYC subway

by Anonymousreply 202/18/2021

I have it. And Cher lived at discos in the 70s, so her reluctance was to say the least, hypocritical. Same for when it came time to record Believe.

Then there’s all the lounge-lizard tinged songs of that she recorded during her Vegas/Variety years (The Way Of Love, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves) that became huge hits. She always pre-dismisses them just in case her rock fans disapprove, but the truth is they were all very calculated career moves.

Our girl is shrewd, if sometimes miscalculating (Mermaids, Burlesque).

by Anonymousreply 302/18/2021

R3 "Mermaids" is my most often-watched Cher film. I love absolutely everything about that movie. I should read the book sometime.

Friends who were in gay clubs and bars at the time, and for years after, have told me that this was always the final song of the night, in their establishments. How appropriate.

by Anonymousreply 402/18/2021

I guess Last Dance would have been too obvious, r4? Honestly I remember that Donna Summer classic played more as the last song of the evening than TMH, if only because it has a solid ending as CNN opposed to a fade-out.

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2021

I'm sure that was popular as well, R5. I myself have heard both (late 90s), but the comments I received specifically concerned "Take Me Home". The best route in my opinion would be "Take Me Home" followed by "Last Dance".

by Anonymousreply 602/18/2021

I originally bought it on 8 track in ‘79! Cher had a creative but weird run on Casablanca: she followed this one up in the same year (October, ‘79) with “Prisoner” which should’ve been much better than it was because she threw away the original concept idea for the album and was left with mediocre songs and poor sequencing of the tracks. She ended her Casablanca run with the hard rock album “Black Rose”, which after all these years seems to me the best of the 3.

by Anonymousreply 702/18/2021

It’s a bit too much disco-by-numbers for my taste.

by Anonymousreply 802/18/2021

I prefer her flop 1982 single “I Paralyze” from her one Columbia album.

by Anonymousreply 902/18/2021

I love Take Me Home. Disco at its most fabulous.

And I love Hell on Wheels. Disco at its campiest. And it's a great opener for the camp classic, Roller Boogie!

by Anonymousreply 1002/21/2021

I found, "Take Me Home" to be delicious disco.

by Anonymousreply 1102/21/2021

Yes, take her home. Take her to visit with your family. Dressed like that.

by Anonymousreply 1202/21/2021

I've only heard the Sophie EB cover in an amateur gloryhole porn video.

by Anonymousreply 1302/21/2021
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