I PARALYZE

 

 

Released: May 28, 1982

Recorded: 1982

Genre: Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, New Wave music

Length: 33:50

Label: Columbia

Producer: Michael Bolton, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child, Peter Asher, Jon LindI

Paralyze is the eighteenth album by American singer-actress Cher, released on May 28, 1982 by Columbia Records. This album, like other several predecessors, was a commercial failure, failed to chart. Following the record's release, Cher took a five year hiatus from music to focus on a film career. The album was released in 1982 and was the first and last for Columbia Records. The record was produced by John Farrar and David Wolpert and it is the first collaboration with the composer and producer Desmond Child.

 

                                                    

 

Album History

The album was promoted only on American Bandstand and Solid Gold, because of a lack of promotion it was largely ignored by critics and failed to chart. Though one reviewer mistaken called the album I'm Paralyzed.
The album contains various musical styles, the rock style of Black Rose such as "Walk With Me", "The Book of Love" and Rudy, a slight country sound, "I Paralyze" and some ballads such as "When the Love is Gone" and "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?"; "Back On the Street Again" and "Games" have both a great "old 80's" style. "Rudy" and "I Paralyze" were released as singles to promote the album, but they were both unsuccessful. Rudy was covered by French singer Dalida. In 1981 Cher registered a song with Meat Loaf called "Dead Ringer for Love"; the song was a hit in UK, but it didn't appear in the final cut of the album.

 

Track listing

 

01."I Found Someone" 3:42
02."We All Sleep Alone" 3:53
03."Bang-Bang" (1987 version) 3:51
04."Main Man" 3:48
05."Give Our Love a Fightin' Chance" 4:06
06."Perfection" (featuring Bonnie Tyler & Darlene Love) 4:28
07."Dangerous Times" 3:01
08."Skin Deep" 4:16
09."Working Girl" 3:57
10. "Hard Enough Getting Over You" 3:48

 

Singles from I Paralyze


"Rudy"
Released: May 6, 1982
"I Paralyze"
Released: 1982

 

Photoshoot from "I Paralyze"