Chér (1966 album)

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Chér
Studio album by Cher
Released October 1966
Recorded 1966 at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop, folk
Length 33:45
Label Imperial, Liberty, EMI, BGO
Producer Sonny Bono
Cher chronology
The Sonny Side of Chér
(1966)
Chér
(1966)
With Love, Chér
(1967)
Singles from Chér
  1. "Alfie"
    Released: 1966
  2. "I Feel Something in The Air"
    Released: 1966
  3. "Sunny"
    Released: 1966
  4. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
    Released: 1972

Chér is the third studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 1966 by Imperial. Cher collaborates again with Sonny Bono, with Harold Battiste and with Stan Ross. The album is by-and-large a covers album and contains only one song written by Bono. This album was a commercial success, charted #59 on the Billboard Chart.

Album information[edit]

Chér was released in 1966, produced by Sonny Bono and issued by the Liberty Records subsidiary, Imperial Records.

The album again follows the same formula of the two previous albums, with rearranged covers and new songs written by Bono exclusively for her. There's more French influence[1] in the record and more folk. The only hit in Europe generated from this album was her version of Burt Bacharach's "Alfie" from the Michael Caine movie. Although her version was on the film's soundtrack, it didn't fare nearly as well as the Dionne Warwick version—now considered definitive.[1]

Despite the lack of impact it had on the market there were three singles released: the ballad "Alfie", "I Feel Something in the Air" and "Sunny".[1] In this year Cher recorded also three other songs: "She's No Better Than Me" released on the b-side of the "Alfie" single, "Ma Piano (Per Non Svegliarmi)" and "Nel Mio Cielo Ci Sei Tu", an Italian version of "I Feel Something in the Air" released on the b-side of "Ma Piano (Per Non Svegliarmi)".[2] Though not as successful as the two records preceding it, Chér did manage to score a European top ten hit with "Sunny". "Alfie" and "I Feel Like Something's In The Air" also charted, but only peaked at #26 in Canada, #32 in U.S.; and 43 in United Kingdom respectively.

In December 2005, this album and Cher's next album With Love, Chér were reissued on one CD called Chér/With Love which featured all the tracks from both.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (not rated) link

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sunny"   Bobby Hebb 3:06
2. "Twelfth of Never"   Jerry Livingston, Paul Francis Webster 2:14
3. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"   Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini 2:45
4. "I Feel Something in the Air (Magic in the Air)"   Sonny Bono 3:38
5. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"   Gerry Goffin, Carole King 2:55
6. "Until It's Time for You to Go"   Buffy Sainte-Marie 2:45
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cruel War"   Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow 3:40
2. "Catch the Wind"   Donovan 2:13
3. "The Pied Piper"   Steve Duboff, Artie Kornfield 2:24
4. "Homeward Bound"   Paul Simon 2:24
5. "I Want You"   Bob Dylan 2:53
6. "Alfie"   Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:48

Credits[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
United States Billboard 200 59
Swedish Albums Chart 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chèr Review". CherScholar.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Fansite about Italian songs". Sonny&Cher.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05. [dead link]