In 2003, Cher had still been on her LIVING PROOF: THE FAREWELL TOUR. But Cher had generously released a live album from one of the concerts from the tour. The album does not contain all twenty songs from the tour's setlist, but the album is just unbelievable and it proves that Cher can really kick major a** in concert. Read on.
I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
Cher included this song to open up each concert on this tour. Actually, Cher had already included this as the concert opener on her previous tour, THE DO YOU BELIEVE TOUR. This song was originally recorded by the band U2, but Cher knew better to make the song sound better than the way U2 did it.
SONG FOR THE LONELY
From the album LIVING PROOF (2001). The album version was amazing as it is, but the way Cher performs it here is just beyond incredible. You gotta love her.
ALL OR NOTHING
From the album BELIEVE (1998). Performed excellently. Couldn't have done any better than this.
I FOUND SOMEONE
From the album CHER (1987). Just perfect.
BANG BANG (MY BABY SHOT ME DOWN) (1987 Version)
From the album CHER (1987). As much as I love the original recording, the 87 version is much better and Cher rocks it out right here.
All I REALLY WANT TO DO (Medley Part 1)
From the album ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO (1965). Cher decided to put her first hit record on the setlist. But she only performs two minutes of it, making it a medley with three of Cher's other hit songs.
HALF-BREED (Medley Part 2)
From the album HALF-BREED (1973). After singing two minutes of "All I REALLY WANT TO DO", Cher slips right into "Half-Breed", where she only performs 1 minute & 33 seconds of it. Great job here.
GYPSYS, TRAMPS & THIEVES (Medley Part 3)
From the album GYPSYS, TRAMPS & THIEVES (1971). After singing a minute and a half of "Half-Breed", Cher slips into the third part of this medley, with "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", where she sings only 1 minute & 31 seconds of it.
DARK LADY (Medley Part 4)
From the albums HALF-BREED (1973) & DARK LADY (1974). After singing a minute & a half of "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", Cher finishes out this medley with singing 1 minute & 9 seconds of "Dark Lady", which includes the first verse and first chorus.
TAKE ME HOME
From the album TAKE ME HOME (1979). This was the only performance I saw from the concert while watching it on VH1. Cher was wearing a long red open sequenced vest, where most of her stomach was shown, a long red sequenced skirt, with her thighs revealed, as her dancers, both male and female, dressed in red outfits, dancing in erotic, orgasmic, and risque ways.
THE WAY OF LOVE
From the album GYPSYS, TRAMPS & THIEVES (1971). She did this just as great as the original album version.
From the original motion picture CHANCES ARE (1989). From the album HEART OF STONE (1989). This song is still beautiful after all these years. Remember, do not do this song on karaoke, unless you are an extremely talented vocalist. Singing Peter Cetera's part on this tour was Cher's keyboardist Paul Mirkovich.
JUST LIKE JESSE JAMES
From the album HEART OF STONE (1989). She does this song just perfectly. I still can't believe that Cher has hated this song "After All" these years.
HEART OF STONE
From the album HEART OF STONE (1989). Perfectly sung.
THE SHOOP SHOOP SONG (IT'S IN HIS KISS)
From the original motion picture & motion picture soundtrack MERMAIDS (1990). Both Cher's studio recording and this live performance are just pure excellence.
From the album BELIEVE (1998). The song was outstanding then and it is outstanding today. Cher sweeps through this song as if she recorded it yesterday.
IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME
From the album HEART OF STONE (1989). Still a classic for me. I love this song and Cher has performed it intelligently.
From the album BELIEVE (1998). What a song to officially close your show. She performs this one amazingly.
I have never seen the whole show. I am considering buying the DVD of this concert, so I'll have to find out how visual it was, but the sound of it was just incredible, and if you haven't seen Cher on this tour, buy this album and DVD and you'll be able to experience it right in your living rooms DVD players and stereos. Below is the whole tour's setlist.
CHER: Living Proof-The Farewell Tour 2002-2005: Tour's Setlist
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Song For The Lonely
A Different Kind Of Love Song
DANCERS INTERLUDE: Gayatri Mantra
All Or Nothing
We All Sleep Alone
I Found Someone
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
VIDEO INTERLUDE: Sonny & Cher Medley (The Beat Goes On/Baby
Don't Go/I Got You Babe)
MEDLEY: All I Really Want To Do/Half-Breed/Gypsies, Tramps &
VIDEO INTERLUDE: Clips from THE CHER SHOW
Take Me Home
The Way Of Love
VIDEO INTERLUDE: Cher's Movie Medley (Come Back To The Five And
Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean/Silkwood/Mask/Tea With Mussolini/
The Witches Of Eastwick/Suspect/Mermaids/Moonstruck
Just Like Jesse James
Heart Of Stone
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
Save Up All Your Tears
If I Could Turn Back Time