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This apparent camp classic came and went in 1982 without so much as one week on the Billboard charts. Cher fans who dig her late-'80s power-ballad phase might like I Paralyze, an early stab at the genre (never mind the cov... more »
This apparent camp classic came and went in 1982 without so much as one week on the Billboard charts. Cher fans who dig her late-'80s power-ballad phase might like I Paralyze, an early stab at the genre (never mind the cover's new wave styling). Silly love songs from the pens of Desmond Child, John Waite, and Jacques Morali are, um, highlights, as is the way Cher's vocal, er, prowess is buried deep in the title track's mix. --Rickey Wright
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Failure? Hell No!
Dennis | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was looking online and saw that When Cher made this Cd It was one on the worst cd's she ever made! It was to be totally forgotten. Well There are only 3 songs on here that don't have a good beat but the rest of them are GREAT! If you are collecting Cher cd's this one needs to be in your collection!"
One of Cher's sleeper albums
Charles - Music Lover | Phoenix, AZ, USA | 06/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""I Paralyze" was a one-shot deal for Columbia Records in 1982. The album didn't sell and this was Cher's last album for five years. Released after her stint with Casablanca Records, where Cher had a career resurgence with the disco hit "Take Me Home" in 1979, this album combined the power pop influences heard in her "Prisoner" album with the slightly harder-rock edge from the "Black Rose" collaboration.
Charles Koppelman was the executive producer of this project; he also was involved in the "Take Me Home" recording. As strong as this program was, it failed to make a dent in the charts which is in some ways surprising, and then not so at all. This album was a victim of its timing. "I Paralyze" was released after the disco fad petered out and Cher had yet to prove herself as an actress. Around this time, she wasn't taken seriously at all as a singer or actress and was known more for tabloid copy. And what a loss for pop music. The album contains a great commercial single, "Rudy" (co-written with Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo, the brains behind the Village People) which is as good as any of Cher's smash hit records. "Games" and "I Paralyze" are strong commercial contenders, as is "Back on the Street Again" (co-written by John Waite).
There were five Cher albums that were commercial flops which contain some of her best work. The first was "Backstage" (1968), Cher's final album for Imperial Records. The second was her subsequent 1969 Atco release "3614 Jackson Highway." Third was "Stars," her 1975 Warner Brothers debut (and her most dramatic make-over artistically). Fourth was this album and fifth was the 1996 sleeper "It's A Man's World," which showed, more than any of these other albums, her versatility as a singer."
I PARALYZE - A Forgotton Treasure!!!!
F. Harris | 03/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cher's eighteenth studio album is another one of a kind in my opinion. It of course came along at a time when she was not making big hits (with the exception of TAKE ME HOME 1979) but this album is essential for Cher fans. Standout songs and my favs are 'Rudy' 'I Paralyze' 'Back on the Street Again' and "Games' is also great! I wish Cher would rerecord the title track as she has expressed interest in because its such a fresh, exciting, and catchy song! I find it interesting that she took a 5 year break from music after this album and focused on acting but I guess with a string of commercially unsuccessful albums she thought a revival of her career was needed. I guess one should be thankful for all the GREAT movies she made during that period of time! I think the 3 albums she released in the 80's were enough anyway before she made another of her famous comebacks in the 90's! Overall the album is far from her best but I think its great and I love finding rare music by my fav artist's! Love it!!!"