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.

Album information[edit]

The album was released in 1971 and reached #35 on the Billboard album charts and was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling 500,000 units.

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" (Cher, Sonny Bono) - 9:00
  3. "Once In A Lifetime" (Newley/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" (S. Bono) - 2:46
  3. "Something" (George Harrison) - 4:00
  4. "Hey Jude" (Lennon–McCartney) - 7:30
  5. "I Got You Babe" (Cher, S. Bono) - 3:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 35

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]