This is the first of three albums Cher recorded for the Geffen Company and it's a clear departure from her previous music. This was released in 1987 and marked Cher's return to the music business, after investing in a very sucessful film career. She hadn't recorded any new music for six years and this album marked also the beginning of a new sound for her. Moving to the Rock area, here she performs songs from Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Diane Warren (who has been writing great songs for her ever since) and Michael Bolton. Not distinguished for writting her own material, Cher's sucess as a singer his due to her powerful renditions of compositions by others. And here she is at her best. I FOUND SOMEONE (previously performed by Laura Branningham), was the first single release, followed by the amazing WE ALL SLEEP ALONE (this was recorded as a dance version for BELIEVE). BANG-BANG was a song from the Sonny & Cher days and here it is given a very distinct approach. SKIN DEEP became a club hit and it's a rock-dance song. There are also ballads in this, MAIN MAN and the great HARD ENOUGH GETTING OVER YOU, which could have been a great single. PERFECTION, DANGEROUS TIMES, GIVE OUR LOVE A FIGHTING CHANCE and WORKING GIRL are also worth the listen. A lot of the songwritters and producers working on this album would also appear in her two next ones, HEART OF STONE and LOVE HURTS. These were her most notorious albums for the 80's and all of them contain some of her most impressive, inspired and heartfelt vocal performances. Since this one was the first, it's a classic just for that.