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Music / Two the Hard Way

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"We gonna make it, I know we will."

Peter Griffin: Gregg Allman, how did you handle it when life got you down?
Gregg Allman: Me? I did a lot of drugs and married some broad named Cher; I wouldn't recommend either one of them.

Two the Hard Way is the side project from Cher and Gregg Allman. The album is half covers and half original songs, all but two of them are duets.

Most people seem to agree in hindsight the album was a mistake, with many sighting Gregg's Southern Rock and Cher's idiosyncratic, personality-driven pop not going well. The album is considered an Old Shame and Cher and Gregg Allman would break up shortly after its release.



Side One
  1. "Move Me"
  2. "I Found You Love"
  3. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
  4. "We're Going to Make it"
  5. "Do What You Gotta Do"

Side Two

  1. "In For the Night"
  2. "Shadow Dream Song" (lead vocals by Gregg Allman)
  3. "Island" (lead vocals by Cher)
  4. "I Love Makin' Love to You"
  5. "Love Me"

Two the Hard Way provides examples of:

  • Cover Version: Half of the album is filled with covers.
  • One-Book Author: The album is credited to "Allman and Woman", and is the only full record they recorded together.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Their cover of Jimmy Webb's "Do What You Gotta Do" is most likely this, considering their failing marriage.
  • Silly Love Songs: Many songs are really cheesy song about love. Considering that the album was made by a married couple of musicians, this is a given.
  • Step Up to the Microphone: Both Gregg and Cher have one track where they use lead vocals. ("Shadow Dream Song" and "Island" respectively)