The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny & Cher

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The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny & Cher
Greatest hits album by Sonny & Cher
Released November 5, 1991
May 27, 1993
2004
Recorded 1965/67
Genre Pop rock
Length 66:34
Label Atco/Atlantic
Producer Bill Inglot
Sonny & Cher chronology
All I Ever Need Is You
(1990)
The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny & Cher
(1991)
The Definitive Pop Collection
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny & Cher is the sixth compilation album by American pop rock duo Sonny & Cher, released in 1991 by Atco/Atlantic Records.

Album information[edit]

It was released in 1991 and did not enter the album charts.

The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny & Cher is a collection of Sonny and Cher's classic Atco era; the compilation covers a lot of ground for a single-disc anthology.

Besides the duo's hits, it includes some Bono solo singles, most notably the 45 edit of "My Best Friend's Girl is Out of Sight," from his 1967 solo album Inner Views. None of Cher's solo material is here, which lends a slightly lopsided view of the duo's history.

A handful of their songs, such as "Baby Don't Go" and their breakout "I Got You Babe", represent the peak of a certain style of commercial folk-pop that was one of the defining sounds of the 1960s. It also includes lesser-known tracks, like the full-on Phil Spector tribute "It's the Little Things," the waltz-time "A Beautiful Story," and a spoken-word b-side called "Hello,".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Baby Don't Go" (Sonny Bono) – 3:09
  2. "Just You" (S. Bono) – 3:36
  3. "Sing C'est La Vie" (S. Bono, Green, Stone) – 3:39
  4. "I Got You Babe" (S. Bono) – 3:11
  5. "Why Don't They Let Us Fall in Love" (P. Spector, E. Greenwich, J. Barry) – 2:29
  6. "Laugh At Me" (S. Bono) - 2:50
  7. "But You're Mine" (S. Bono) - 3:02
  8. "The Revolution Kind" (S. Bono) - 3:25
  9. "What Now My Love" (Carl Sigman, Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë) - 3:28
  10. "Have I Stayed Too Long" (S. Bono) - 3:42
  11. "Leave Me Be" (Chris White) - 2:03
  12. "Little Man" (S. Bono) - 3:20
  13. "Living For You" (S. Bono) - 3:30
  14. "Love Don't Come" (S. Bono) - 3:05
  15. "The Beat Goes On" (S. Bono) - 3:27
  16. "A Beautiful Story" (S. Bono) - 2:52
  17. "It's the Little Things" (S. Bono) - 3:05
  18. "My Best Friend's Girl Is Out of Sight" (S. Bono) 4:13
  19. "Good Combination" (Barkan) 2:57
  20. "I Got You Babe (Good Times Soundtrack Version)" (S. Bono) - 2:17
  21. "Hello" (S. Bono, Green, Stone) – 3:12

Credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Main Vocals: Cher
  • Main Vocals: Sonny Bono

Production[edit]

  • Liner notes: Ken Barnes
  • Remastering Series Director: Yves Beauvais
  • Art direction: Carol Bobolts
  • Art direction: Bob Defrin
  • Mastering: Dan Hersch
  • Mastering, compilation producer: Bill Inglot

References[edit]

  1. ^ AMG Review