Let's face it, whether you like Cher or not, you cannot deny her strength and staying power. Just when you've written her off as a has-been and assumed she has disappeared up her own backside, she comes back in style and relishes every minute of it.
Take her phenomenally successful comeback single Believe for example. Although questions of why this trashy dance tune was such a hit could be raised by most music fans, it still sparked some copycats such as Tina Turner's hit When The Heartache Is Over.
Regardless of her admirable traits, the prospect of having to watch fifteen of her music videos ia enough to cause a feeling of heightened nausea. Running at just under one hour and with no extras to speak of, even her most robust fans would hesitate purchasing a copy of this DVD.
The central problem is the way the videos are complied, being haphazardly thrown together in a way that shows a complete lack of care. Perhaps a chronological approach would be more appropriate when presenting the prosperous and versatile career of such a famous singer.
Although Cher is not gifted with the same vocal power and stage presence as the aforementioned Tina Turner, she has, at least, made a few good songs on her road to fame, as well as many painfully kitsch and dated videos which this collection celebrates.
Beginning the events with Believe - a video full of miniskirts, strobe lights and mutilated colours – it makes you wonder whether Cher prefers the use of her videos as a sort of costume party rather than for promoting her songs. Other videos include the dangerously camp If I Could Turn Back Time, and the cheesy Save Up All Your Tears, which warrants my point about her excessive costume changes.
While clichéd-sounding disco tracks like Strong Enough make an appearance, her cover of Marc Cohn's Walking in Memphis is at least a decent enough attempt. a The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) too is still surprisingly catchy and fun to watch.
Like most music video collections, this greatest hits package is only for ardent fans of the eccentric diva.
It smells of corporate greed as an attempt to capitalise on the huge success of her 'Farewell Tour' which has already passed through the UK. Everybody else should avoid it - or at least approach with extreme caution.