The release of Cher's new album 'Closer To The Truth' is just over a month away, and in that time, we'll get to see its album cover! For now, let's count down the album covers from her back-catalogue that you fans voted for as your all-time favorites!
You Cher fans were asked on 'Cher News', Twitter, Facebook and 'The Official Cher Community' to vote for your top five all-time favorite Cher album covers, in order, and to submit them to 'Cher News'. The results came, and were counted for this count down!
We've already seen numbers 10-6 here on 'Cher News' (and those who follow the 'Cher News' Facebook page will have seen numbers 15-11) but its time to see the ones that you voted as your top bunch - including that all-important number one position! Let's go...
The cover of Cher's 1974 moderately-successful studio album 'Dark Lady' sees Cher as - fittingly - a dark lady in a sexy tight-fitting jet-black dress. The poster-worthy cover of the album - which contains the U.S. number one title-track - has Cher in a statue-like pose accesorised with a black cat. "Dark Lady" is the sole piece of color on the cover - being dark red. The idea of a red title on an otherwise black-and-white cover was re-used for her 1976 non-hit studio album 'I'd Rather Believe In You' (#9 in this count down).
Another early-1970's hit studio album containing a U.S. number one title-track is your fourth favorite album cover. Going all out on the Native American idea, the cover sees Cher on a horse in an outdoor setting fit for a western movie. Cher's long straight black hair may just be a happy coincidence but the rest of the cover - even the style of her name - is in fitting with the album title.
Yet another 1970's studio album with a hit title-track is getting the bronze medal in your countdown. Cher's 1979 Gold-certified album 'Take Me Home' showcases an air-brushed - to nearly animated status - photo of Cher in a gold Viking-style outfit. Of course, Vikings didn't come this sexy! The shiny barely-there outfit - equipped with a matching cloak/cape - is in the running for the title of Cher's most-risque album cover but her next one, late-1979's 'Prisoner' (#7 in this count down) arguably comes out on top by just a tad.
The silver medal goes to Cher's latest studio album 'Living Proof'. It's quite a simple one - the most complex thing on it is the webbed design of Cher's top. The cover sees Cher in a black leather outfit, sporting long blonde hair (with a knot on one side) in a faux-outdoor setting. The Michael lavine-shot cover was the first album of Cher's to have her in blonde hair on the cover.
Getting gold... This one is one that casual fans may not know! Released in 1975, this studio album only reached #153 on the Billboard 200 chart. Its dull performance on the chart contrasts with the colourful album cover - which some say is similar to the cover of Cher's new single 'Woman's World'. It features a head-shot of Cher surrounded by strings of colored lights, including one that reads 'Cher' and one that reads 'Stars'. The under-performing album is one that is cherished by die-hard Cher fans worldwide - one of the reasons that it's scored the number one position in your count down! - Plus the fact that it's a great cover!