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is the fifth and final studio album by Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer, Papa Used to Write All Her Songs American pop duo Sonny & Cher, released in 1974 by MCA Records. In 2018 it was released on CD.
Album information [ edit ]
The album was released in 1973 and reached #132 on the
album chart. The title track was the only single from the album to enter the US charts, reaching #77 (in a much shorter form) on the Billboard .
Billboard Hot 100
The album is largely a collection of cover songs which include songs like "
I Can See Clearly Now" (originally by Johnny Nash), " Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" ( Neil Diamond), and " Listen to the Music" ( The Doobie Brothers).
The only song written by Bono is the title track; it clocks in at over nine minutes on the album version, and was edited down to under four minutes for the single.
Track listing [ edit ]
It Never Rains in Southern California" ( Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) – 3:49 "I Believe in You" (Dennis Pregnolato, Michel Rubini, Don Dunne) – 2:59
I Can See Clearly Now" ( Johnny Nash) – 3:38 "Rhythm of Your Heart Beat" (
Tony Macaulay, Geoff Stephens) – 3:32 "Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer" (Sonny Bono) – 9:37
"By Love I Mean" (
Hal David, William Jacobs, M. A. Trujillo) – 4:24 "
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" ( Neil Diamond) – 3:16 "You Know Darn Well" (Tony Macaulay) – 3:20
"The Greatest Show on Earth" (Bob Stone) – 3:50
" Listen to the Music" ( Tom Johnston) – 3:53
Credits [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Main vocals: Cher
Main vocals: Sonny Bono
Production [ edit ]
Sonny Bono Producer: Denis Pregnolato
Producer: Michel Rubini
References [ edit ]