"Love Hurts" – An Album More Focused On Regular Issues That Everyone Can Relate To Than It Is About Her Personal Life.
Cher had enjoyed a fairly successful career since she released her debut album in the late 60’s. although the years that followed after her debut were quite pleasant, she has had her fair share of struggles in her musical career. As a result of that, her sound has been re-engineered several times over. "Love Hurts" is the twentieth studio album by the American songstress Cher and it does not sound like the Cher the world enjoyed in the 60’s. The album which was released in 1991 was the last album she recorded with Geffen Records. At the time of the recording, her relationship with guitarist Bon Jovi was barely up to a year so the love was still quite strong. Consequently, she dedicated the album to him and every man that made her shed tears in the past. The latter probably referred to her failed relationships. Despite the level of fame that she had acquired, the artist still had a lot of admiration for other musicians. She expressed those feelings on this album, four of the tracks were covers of songs that were sung by other artists, years before. Cher released different versions of the album in different countries. Probably, that was an effort to meet the musical appeal of the different countries. To an extent the strategy was quite successful as she sold thousands and rose to the top three in multiple countries but this made her fans conclude that she had been fully sold out. She was ready to imitate anything as long as that kept the bags rolling in. As a result, the album received mixed reviews, some immediately fell in love with the new and improved Cher while others described the album as being a waste of time. Personally, I have listened to most of the albums by the pop diva and this album is a very much a welcome development. The rock n roll theme she picked for this album is extremely suited to her vocals which made the songs really natural, unlike a few of her previous records where her sound was second best.