Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Sonny & Cher's Final Album To Be Released On CD For The First Time!

Many Cher fans have never heard the likes of 'I Believe in You', 'Rhythm of Your Heart Beat' and 'Listen to the Music' from Sonny & Cher's final studio album 'Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer, Papa Used to Write All Her Songs' — after all, the LP peaked at just #132 on the US Billboard 200 way back in 1974 and quickly faded away.

The album contains the pair's take on 'I Can See Clearly Now' (originally by Johnny Nash) and 'Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show' (Neil Diamond), both of which the husband-and-wife team performed regularly in their live shows and on the hugely successful 'The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour'. The album also contains Cher's solo hidden gem 'By Love I Mean'.

The albums lead single, the Sonny-penned title track peaked at a lowly #77 (their last Hot 100 chart hit), and has never been released on CD before in its 9-minute entirety. Nor has album track 'You Know Darn Well'... Until now.

The full album is now available to pre-order on CD for the very first time on Amazon.

The Sonny & Cher Guide: iTunes | Google Play | Kobo

Its description states: "Presented here complete for the first time ever on CD is the fifth and final studio album by American pop duo Sonny & Cher, released in 1973 by MCA Records: Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer, Papa Used to Write All Her Songs. As said before, this was the very last studio album Sonny and Cher released as a couple, for their marital situation had been clearly deteriorating. The duo finally separated in late 1974.


"The album is largely a collection of cover songs which include titles like I Can See Clearly Now (originally by Johnny Nash), Brother Loves Traveling Salvation Show (Neil Diamond), and Listen to the Music (The Doobie Brothers). The only song written by Bono is the title track, which clocks in at over nine minutes and was edited down to under four minutes for the single. The 9 minutes album version of that tune and You Darn Well have never been reissued on CD before."

Pre-order the CD here on Amazon UK or here on Amazon.com.


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