Sonny & Cher Live

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Sonny & Cher Live
Live album by Sonny & Cher
Released 1971
Recorded 1971 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Genre Pop rock
Length 45:32
Label Kapp/MCA
Producer Denis Pregnolato
Sonny & Cher chronology
Sonny & Cher's Greatest Hits
(1968)
Sonny & Cher Live
(1971)
All I Ever Need Is You
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Sonny & Cher Live is the first live album by American pop duo Sonny & Cher, released in 1971 by Kapp/MCA Records. The album reached #35 on the Billboard chart and was certified Gold for the sales of 500,000 copies.[2]

Album information[edit]

In 1971 the couple returned to the charts with the album "Sonny & Cher Live", on the label MCA Records in the US and Kapp Records in the UK. The album is largely a collection of cover songs including "More Today Than Yesterday" (originally by The Spiral Starecase) and "Danny Boy"). This album also contained three songs by The Beatles: "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Hey Jude", and "Something".

One single was issued from this album, that being "I Got You Babe", backed with an edited version of "Danny Boy". The song "Laugh At Me" was performed by Bono as solo while "Danny Boy" was performed only by Cher. A portion of this album was re-released on the Cher and Sonny & Cher Kapp/MCA Anthology All I Ever Need, and on the 1990 compilation album All I Ever Need Is You.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "What Now My Love" (Carl Sigman, Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë) - 2:52
  2. "The Beat Goes On" (Sonny Bono) - 9:00
  3. "Once in a Lifetime" (Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse) - 2:08
  4. "More Today Than Yesterday" (Pat Upton) - 2:32
  5. "Got to Get You into My Life" (Lennon–McCartney) - 1:25
  6. "Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)" (Jimmie Hodges) - 4:00
Side B
  1. "Danny Boy" (Frederick Weatherly) - 5:53
  2. "Laugh at Me" (Sonny Bono) - 2:46
  3. "Something" (George Harrison) - 4:00
  4. "Hey Jude" (Lennon–McCartney) - 7:30
  5. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny Bono) - 3:26

Charts and certifications[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Main vocals: Cher
  • Main vocals: Sonny Bono
  • Piano: Mike Rubini
  • Orchestra: Al Pelligrini
  • Guitar: Dean Parks (credited as Dean Parker)
  • Drums: Matt Betton
  • Organ: Bert Fanette
  • Guitar: David Hungate
  • Percussion: Dahrell Noris

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Denis Pregnolato
  • Engineer: Angel Balestier
  • Assistant engineer: Nye Morton

References[edit]

  1. ^ AMG Review
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Sonny and Cher – Sonny & Cher Live". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ "Canadian album Chart:April 20, 1972". RPM Canada. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Sonny and Cher – Sonny & Cher Live". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH