Way Out West (Mae West album)

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Way Out West
Studio album by Mae West
Released 1966
Genre Garage Rock, Rock & Roll
Label Tower
Producer David Mallet
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Way Out West was a 1966 rock n' roll studio album by legendary film star Mae West. The album consisted mainly of West singing covers of popular rock songs of the day. Teen rock band Somebody's Chyldren provided instrumental accompaniment.

The album was a surprise best seller, peaking at #116 on the Billboard Hot 200 LP chart although there were no original hit singles from the collection. West was 72 at the time, making her the oldest woman to ever have a solo album on the Billboard Hot 200 chart, a long-held record broken in 2011 by Wanda Jackson, then 73, with her The Party Ain't Over release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Treat Him Right"   Roy Head, Smilie, Rivers 2:11
2. "When a Man Loves a Woman"   Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright 2:30
3. "You Turn Me On"   Ian Whitcomb 2:56
4. "Shakin' All Over"   Johnny Kidd 3:00
5. "If You Gotta Go"   Bob Dylan 2:50
6. "Lover, Please Don't Go"   Allen Terry 2:10
7. "Day Tripper"   Lennon–McCartney 2:39
8. "Nervous"   Ian Whitcomb 2:25
9. "Twist and Shout"   Phil Medley, Bert Berns 2:35
10. "Boom Boom"   John Hooker 3:20
11. "Mae Day"   Quinn 1:36

Source:[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 116

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