Released: April 1973
Genre: Pop-standard, traditional pop, soft rock
Producer: Sonny Bono
Bittersweet White Light was the ninth studio album by American singer-actress Cher. The album was released on April 1973 by MCA. It was the last solo Cher album produced by then-performing partner and husband Sonny Bono. While many fans consider the album to be her best vocal performance, Bittersweet White Light, composed mostly of covers of American pop standards, was Cher's first commercial failure of the 1970s. It was Cher's first record released only by MCA, both in the UK and the US. The title of the album was reported to be taken from the staging of such songs on her television show—which she performed in front of a torch spotlight.
to the success of Cher's solo torch spots on "The Sonny & Cher
Comedy Hour" like "My Funny Valentine" and "What a Difference a Day
Makes", Bono decided she should record an album featuring modern
arrangements of standards from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
"By Myself" 3:24
"Jolson Medley" 4:12
Bittersweet White Light was also the first of Cher's album's to feature medleys, "Jolson Medley", and with track mixed, "How Long Has This Been Going On" with "The Man I Love" and "Why Was I Born" with "The Man That Got Away". The other albums that got tracks mixed together were Take Me Home and Prisoner.
Singles from Bittersweet White Light
"Am I Blue"