Inner Views

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Inner Views
Studio album by Sonny Bono
Released November 1967
October 1999 (re-released)
Recorded 1967
Genre Pop rock, Psychedelic/Pop, Folk
Length 33:19
Label Atco
Producer Sonny Bono
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Inner Views is the only album by American singer Sonny Bono as a solo artist, released in November 1967 by Atco Records.

Album history[edit]

Following the success of Sonny and Cher, Bono released his first and only solo album, Inner Views, in 1967. Inner Views consists of five tracks and has a limited running time of 33 minutes.

Unlike his then-wife Cher, Bono's attempt as a solo artist was unsuccessful (at the time of the release of Inner Views, Cher had released three successful albums and was simultaneously releasing her fourth album, With Love, Cher). Although Bono had some mild success with his 1965 single "Laugh At Me", Inner Views did not chart on Billboard.

Inner Views does have a historical note, having a one-page ad in the first Rolling Stone magazine on November 9, 1967.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Just Sit There" (S. Bono) 12:41
  2. "I Told My Girl to Go Away" (S. Bono) 4:18
  3. "I Would Marry You Today" (S. Bono) 4:24
  4. "My Best Friend's Girl Is Out of Sight" (S. Bono) 4:11
  5. "Pammie's on a Bummer" (S. Bono) 7:45

CD release[edit]

In 1999, Rhino HandMade released Inner Views on a limited 1500 series which included 11 supplementary tracks. The limited-edition CD gathered all of Bono's recordings on Atco during the 1960s. In 2005, Collectors' Choice Music released the original five-track pressing without any bonus tracks.

1999 bonus tracks[edit]

  • "Laugh At Me (Single Version)"
  • "Tony (Instrumental)"
  • "The Revolution Kind"
  • "Georgia And John Quetzal (Instrumental)"
  • "Misty Roses"
  • "Cheryl's Goin' Home"
  • "I Told My Girl To Go Away (Single Version)"
  • "Pammie's On A Bummer (Single Version)"
  • "My Best Friend's Girl Is Out Of Sight (Single)"
  • "Laugh At Me (Original Backing Tracks Takes 9 + 10)"
  • "Laugh At Me (Album Version)"

Personnel[edit]

  • Sonny Bono - Producer, Main performer
  • Bob Fisher - Mastering
  • Donald Peake - Arranger
  • Stan Ross - Engineer
  • Barry Prager - Cover Design
  • Gordon Anderson - Executive Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inner Views Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 

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