Heart_of_Stone_(Cher_album)

Heart of Stone (Cher album)

Heart of Stone is an album released in 1989 by Cher for Geffen Records. It is Cher's 26th studio album and her 20th as a solo artist.

Album information

Heart of Stone was released on June 19, 1989 and was the second for Geffen Records. Like on her previous album, Cher, Peter Asher, Jon Bon Jovi, Diane Warren, Guy Roche and Desmond Child performed songwriting and/or producing duties, Bonnie Tyler did backing vocals with Michael Bolton in Emotional Fire.

The album was recorded in late 1988/early 1989, during the third year of Cher's relationship to Rob Camilletti. She dedicated the album to him. The record is still regarded by many fans as one of her best.

The album was originally released with cover artwork featuring Cher sitting in front of a heart made of stone, creating the illusion of a skull (see picture below). The artwork was changed shortly after its release, making copies with the original artwork collector's items.

Heart of Stone became her biggest selling album at that time peaking at #7 in UK and #10 in U.S. having sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

Cher recorded two other songs for the album "Don't Come Cryin' to Me" and "Some Guys" but neither made the final cut. A remixed version of "Don't Come Cryin' to Me" was included on the Geffen compilation album If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits. The reissue of the album, however, does not include the song. A demo version of "Some Guys" was included on the "If I Could Turn Back Time" 7 and 12 inch single.

"Heart of Stone" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" were both slightly remixed and included those versions on the single. The "Heart of Stone" remix is available on CD on the compilation If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits issued by Geffen Records.

Track listing

# Song Composers Duration
1 If I Could Turn Back Time Diane Warren 3:57
2 Just Like Jesse James Desmond Child; Warren 4:06
3 You Wouldn't Know Love Michael Bolton; Warren 3:30
4 Heart of Stone Andy Hill; Pete Sinfield 4:21
5 Still in Love With You Bolton; Halligan, Jr. 3:08
6 Love on a Rooftop Child; Warren 4:22
7 Emotional Fire Child; Warren; Bolton 3:53
8 All Because of You Lind; Schifrin 3:30
9 Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore? Jon Bon Jovi; RichieSambora; Child; Warren 4:12
10 Starting Over Bolton; Cain 4:09
11 Kiss to Kiss Lind; D'Astugues; Goldstein 4:23
12 After All 1 2 Tom Snow; Dean Pitchford 4:07

Footnotes

1 Love theme from Chances Are.
2 Duet with Peter Cetera.

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Sales
U.S.
Hot100
U.S.
Sales
U.S.
AC
CAN UK GER NOR SWE IRE POL AUS
1989 "After All" 1 6 4 1 1 84 - - - 24 - - 1.50m
1989 "If I Could Turn Back Time" 3 2 1 5 6 16 1 1 6 3 1 4.00m
1990 "Just Like Jesse James" 8 6 9 - 11 8 - - 1 1 2 1.50m
1990 "Heart of Stone" 20 2 3 2 43 3 - - 14 8 - 1.00m
1990 "You Wouldn't Know Love" 2 - - - - 55 - - - 29 16 - 0.30m

Footnotes

1 Released in North America only.
2 Released in the UK and Ireland only.

Production

  • Produced By Dianne Warren, Peter Asher, Jon Lind, Guy Roche, Michael Bolton & John Kalodner
  • Mixed & Engineered By Mick Guzauski, Sir Arthur Payson & Frank Wolf

Personnel

Charts

Chart positions

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 10
Austrian Albums Chart 15
German Albums Chart 19
Swedish Albums Chart 19
Norwegian Albums Chart 11
UK Albums Chart 7
Australian Chart 1
world wide sales 10,800.000

Certifications

Country Providers Certification Sales
UK BPI Platinum 300.000+
United States RIAA 4xPlatinum 4,000,000+
Canada CRIA 4xPlatinum 400,000+

References

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