As Cher prepares to offer Living Proof that her late-'90s comeback was no fluke, she's trying many of the same tactics that worked so well last time around.
The pop diva recorded the album's first single, "The Music's No Good Without You," with Mark Taylor and Brian Rawlings, who produced her 1998 dance smash "Believe" from the album of the same name. Nigel Dick, director of her "Believe" video, will again be behind the camera for the new clip, to be shot Sunday in Los Angeles.
Recalling the release strategy used for the disc's predecessor, the new single was sent to U.K. radio first and will make its U.S. debut later this fall. The album is scheduled to drop in the U.K. on November 19, and it's penciled in for an early 2002 release Stateside, according to Cher's management.
Living Proof also features tracks produced by Rick Knowles (Madonna, Celine Dion), British musician/producer Chicane and Norwegian team Stargate (see "Cher Returns To Dance Floor On Believe Follow-Up"). It features a cover of Amber's "Love One Another" and songs penned by Bruce Roberts (Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack) and Diane Warren (Toni Braxton, Aerosmith).