Backstage (album)

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Studio album by Cher
Released July 1968
June 12, 2007 (Re-released)
Recorded 1967/68
Genre Pop, folk
Length 36:17
Label Liberty/Imperial
Producer Sonny Bono, Harold R. Battiste Jr. and Denis Pregnolato
Cher chronology
With Love, Chér
Golden Greats
Singles from Backstage
  1. "The Click Song"
    Released: 1968
  2. "Take Me for a Little While"
    Released: 1968
  3. "Do You Believe in Magic"
    Released: 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Backstage is the fifth album by American singer-actress Cher, released in July 1968 by Imperial Records. This album was her first commercial failure, failed to chart. The album is by-and-large a covers album.

Album information[edit]

Backstage was released in 1968, was produced once again by Sonny Bono with Denis Pregnolato and Harold R. Battiste Jr. and was Cher's last album on the Liberty Records subsidiary, Imperial Records.

The album was not a success and was her first to produce no hit singles.[2] "The Click Song" and "Take Me For A Little While" were released as singles, but they did not chart. Ten of the 12 tracks were also issued in 1970 as an LP on Sunset Records (Liberty Records' budget subsidiary) as This Is Cher (the songs "A House is Not a Home" and "Song Called Children" were not included).

In this year Cher recorded also others two songs: "Yours Until Tomorrow" and "The Thought Of Loving You". "Yours Until Tomorrow" was released as a single with "The Thought Of Loving You".

The album was re-issued on CD in 2007 along with the greatest hits release Golden Greats.

In 2016, the song "It All Adds Up Now" was used in the NatWest Advertisement campaign, with the title of the song being used as the company's slogan. This was following the success of Amazon TV ad using Sonny & Cher's hit "Little man"; evoking public's interest in Cher's early 1960's work.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Go Now" Larry Banks, Milton Bennett 3:56
2. "Carnival" Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria 3:26
3. "It All Adds Up Now" Doug Sahm 2:57
4. "Take Me for a Little While" Trade Martin 2:40
5. "Reason to Believe" Tim Hardin 2:26
6. "Masters of War" Bob Dylan 4:09
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do You Believe in Magic" John Sebastian 2:36
2. "I Wasn't Ready" Dr. John Creaux, Jessie Hill 2:59
3. "A House Is Not a Home" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:14
4. "Click Song" Miriam Makeba 2:53
5. "The Impossible Dream" Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh 2:26
6. "Song Called Children" Bob West 3:35



  • Sonny Bono – record producer
  • Harold R. Battiste, Jr. – record producer
  • Denis Pregnolato – record producer
  • Stan Ross – sound engineer


  • Sonny Bono – photography
  • Woody Woodward – art direction


  1. ^ Backstage at AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  2. ^

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