The Wondrous World of Sonny & Cher

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The Wondrous World Of Sonny & Cher
Studio album by Sonny & Cher
Released May, 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre Pop rock
Length 32:11
Label Atlantic/Atco
Producer Sonny Bono
Sonny & Cher chronology
Look at Us
(1965)
The Wondrous World of Sonny & Cher
(1966)
In Case You're in Love
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Wondrous World Of Sonny & Cher is the third studio album by American pop duo Sonny & Cher, released in 1966 by Atco Records.

Album information[edit]

It was released in 1966 and reached #2 on the Billboard album charts.

The song "But You're Mine" was the first single released from the album, and it peaked at #5 in US and #17 in UK, becoming a big hit. The next single did slightly better, it was a cover of "What Now My Love" and it reached #2 in US and #3 in UK, becoming the only version of that song to reach the top twenty on both sides of the Atlantic. The third and final single was "Have I Stayed Too Long", that peaked at #4 in US and #2 in UK, becoming a minor hit.

The album is largely a collection of cover songs including "Summer Time" (originally by George Gershwin) and "Set Me Free" (originally by The Kinks). In 1999 the album was re-released and contained three bonus tracks, "The Revolution Kind", "Have I Stayed Too Long" and "Crying Time".

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Summer Time" (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 2:35
  2. "Tell Him" (Bert Russell) - 2:34
  3. "I'm Leaving It All Up to You" (Don Harris, Dewey Terry) - 2:18
  4. "But You're Mine" (Sonny Bono) - 3:02
  5. "Bring It On Home to Me" (Sam Cooke) - 3:04
  6. "Set Me Free" (Ray Davies) - 2:20
Side B
  1. "What Now My Love" (Carl Sigman, Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë) - 3:28
  2. "Leave Me Be" (Chris White) - 2:03
  3. "I Look For You" (Sonny Bono) - 2:40
  4. "Laugh At Me" (Sonny Bono) - 2:50
  5. "Turn Around" (Harry Belafonte, Alan Greene, Malvina Reynolds) - 2:47
  6. "So Fine" (Johnny Otis) - 2:30

Charts[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 2

Credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Main vocals: Cher
  • Main vocals: Sonny Bono

Production[edit]

  • Conductor: Harold Battiste
  • Arranger, producer: Sonny Bono
  • Mastering, mixing: Bob Irwin
  • Engineer: Stan Ross

Design[edit]

  • Package design: Rich Russell
  • Cover photo: Jerry Schatzberg
  • Original cover artwork: Haig Adishian
  • Liner notes: Jud Cost

References[edit]