1976 Cher – I’d Rather In Believe In You

I’d Rather Believe in You is the 13th studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 1976 by Warner Bros. Records.

Cher recorded this album while she was pregnant with Elijah Blue Allman, her second child. She wrote a dedication to him on the back-sleeve of the album: And a special thanks to Elijah for waiting until the day after I finished my album. Cher.

In 1976, Cher recorded two other songs: the first is the duet with Harry Nilsson “A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knockin’ Everyday),” while the second is the song “Pirate” (from her album Cherished which was released a year later) was released as a bonus track on some edition of the “I’d Rather Believe In You” album, being track number one.

The album has never been released on CD, and the only CDs in circulation aren’t official. According to Billboard, Cher owned this album’s master rights and Warner had no right to reissue

Tracks

1  Long Distance Love Affair (Michael Price, Dan Walsh) 2:46
2  I’d Rather Believe In You (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 3:48
3  I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) (Barbara George) 2:58
4  Silver Wings And Golden Rings (Gloria Sklerov, Molly Ann Leikin) 3:24
5  Flashback (Artie Wayne, Alan O’Day) 3:56
6  It’s A Cryin’ Shame (Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter) 2:52
7  Early Morning Strangers (Barry Manilow, Hal David) 3:42
8  Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper) 3:30
9  Spring (John Tipton) 4:28
10  Borrowed Time (John M Hill, William Soden, Joe Weber, Spencer Michlin) 2:58

Media

Musicians

BassDavid Hungate
BassScott Edwards
BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarBen Benay
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TromboneLew McCreary
SaxNino Tempo
SaxSteve Douglas
HarmonicaBen Benay
PercussionSteve Barri
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsStephanie Spring
Background VocalsMichael Omartian
Background VocalsDan Walsh
Background VocalsGene Nelson
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMichael Price

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Omartian, Steve Barri
Conductor – Michael Omartian
Coordinator (Album) – Karen White
Engineer – Howard Gale, Phil Kaye

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Photography By – Norman Seeff

Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios