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Cher – Take Me Home (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 14th, 2013


Side 1

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!


Originally I posted this one in September, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Take Me Home” is the name of a song written by producers Bob Esty and Michele Aller. The song was originally recorded by Cher.

“Take Me Home” was originally recorded by American singer and actress, Cher. The song was released as a single in 1979 and became Cher’s first top ten single in the United States in five years, since “Dark Lady” in 1974. It would be her last for almost another decade, until “I Found Someone” in late 1987. “Take Me Home” hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and #2 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The single also charted in Canada and Norway, peaking at #10 and #9 respectively. In 1979, the RIAA awarded Cher with a Gold certification for the album for sales of over 500,000, and a Gold certification for the single for sales of over 1,000,000.

The b-side “Wasn’t It Good” was released as the second single from Cher’s 1979 album Take Me Home. Wasn’t It Good was officially released in the United States, but in places such as the United Kingdom and Canada the song was only released a promo. The song did enter the Billboard Hot 100, however it was not as successful as its predecessor. The song became a minor hit peaking at number forty-nine.

Take Me Home 7:23

Wasn’t It Good 7:01

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Company Sleeve)


Year Single Chart Position
1979 Take Me Home U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1979 Take Me Home U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #2
1979 Take Me Home U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #21
1979 Wasn’t It Good U.S. Hot 100 #49


Label: Casablanca Records – NBD 20168 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Bob Esty

Side A track time incorrect actual time 7:22
Promotional copy not for sale
From the Casablanca LP “TAKE ME HOME” NBLP 7133

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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13 Responses to “Cher – Take Me Home (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Conner Says:

    Oh. so. AWESOME! and timely! BTW: just ordered a couple of the SHM Olivia cd’s (Totally Hot, Good Thing Better and Soul Kiss). Physical is expensive. Is the sound quality worth it?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah they sound good for remasters. her entire catalog was release in SHM format included in a box set in Japan. Some of the albums include unreleased bonus tracks including “Totally Hot” which has the mega rare “Extended Version” of “Totally Hot” originally only released on 12″ in Mexico (1978).


  2. Stefano Says:

    Whát? Another re-rip? Can’t believe it, just awesome Paul. Keep on re-ripping them! Did I already tell you that I am very happy when you re-rip older posts 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes you have Stefano 🙂


    Stefano Reply:

    I did?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah several times you have mentioned liking the re-rips. Not sure if anyone is as happy about it as you but that’s ok 🙂


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  3. Jonathan Says:

    Take Me Home is best known in the UK as a hit for Sophie Ellis-Bexter. It reached number 2 here in 2001.


    ric Reply:

    I love that Sophie cover! But I love this Cher original too!
    Both are discolicious!
    Thanks Paul for a re-rip of one of my favourites!
    Happy weekend!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. Happy weekend!


  4. Erwin Says:

    Thanks Paul, very spooky since I was just looking at your old post of this yesterday and tried to download it – and failed – and here you are with a repost! THANKS


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Erwin 🙂


  5. antbee Says:

    Thank you, Paul, for the re-rip!


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