Jim Farber
July 19, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

It's a Man's World

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Cher

We gave it a C

Is the world ready for a subtle Cher record? After 30 years of booming overstatement, Cher turns sultry in this collection of male-identified ballads — from Don Henley’s ”Not Enough Love in the World” to Eric Katz’s weepy ”I’m Blowin’ Away.” Shorn of her braying vibrato, the songs on It’s a Man’s World lack some of Cher’s old camp — though luckily not all of it. Her version of ”Walkin’ in Memphis” still must be heard to be believed. C

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