Half-Breed is the tenth studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released in September, 1973 by MCA. For the production of the album Cher returned with Snuff Garrett and Al Capps. Half-Breed was her second record for MCA and was promoted on her successful The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour television show. The album was her second solo album to receive a certification by RIAA.
Label: MCA Records – MCA-2104. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Pinckneyville Pressing. Country: US. Released: 1973. Arranged By – Al Capps (tracks: A1-A6, B2-B4), David Paich (tracks: B1, B5). Design Concept – Richard Grant (6). Engineer – Lenny Roberts. Photography By – Gene Trindl. Photography By – J. Engstead. Producer – Snuff Garrett. B5: Originally entitled "Ruby Jean & Billie Lee".
Tracklist: 1. My Love, 2. Two People Clinging To A Thread, 3. Half-Breed, 4. The Greatest Song I Ever Heard, 5. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?, 6. Carousel Man, 7. David’s Song, 8. Melody, 9. The Long And Winding Road, 10. This God-Forsaken Day, 11. Chastity Su. 2. Two People Clinging To A Thread. 4. The Greatest Song I Ever Heard. 5. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?
Still, one sweet moment, scattered bits of cheesy entertainment, and a few (botched) megahits with originally great melodies do not earn Half-Breed a lot of respectability - on the whole, it's just one more generic early Seventies' LP, aimed at the target audience of the largely unfunny Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and even the fact that it temporarily put Cher back. on the charts again (album sales were much higher than for Bittersweet White Light, and ʽHalf-Breedʼ was a number one for her) does not mean much in the grand scheme of thumbs down.
Cher's 1973 album Half-Breed was her third for MCA and features the title track which shot to the top of the American charts. It is perhaps the only song here which would turn up on a greatest-hits collection, but there are plenty of other melodic, hippie-era tunes which are tailor-made for nights around the campfire. Melancholy and bittersweet from start to finish, there are enough charms to keep it lighthearted: the jingling rhythm of "Half-Breed" and "Carousel Man" hit the right marks at the right time.