CHER

 

 

Released: October 1966

Recorded: 1966 at Gold Star Studios

Genre: Pop, folk, rock

Length: 33:45

Label: Imperial, Liberty, EMI, BGO

Producer: Sonny Bono

 

Chér is the third studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 1966 by Imperial. Cher collaborates again with Sonny Bono, with Harold Battiste and with Stan Ross. The album is by-and-large a covers album and contains only one song written by Bono. This album was a commercial success, charted #59 on the Billboard Chart. The album again follows the same formula of the two previous albums, with rearranged covers and new songs written by Bono exclusively for her. There's more French influence in the record and more folk.

 

 

                                                    

Album History

The only hit in Europe generated from this album was her version of Burt Bacharach's "Alfie" from the Michael Caine movie. Although her version was on the film's soundtrack, it didn't fare nearly as well as the Dionne Warwick version now considered definitive.
Despite the lack of impact it had on the market there were three singles released: the ballad "Alfie", "I Feel Something in the Air" and "Sunny". In this year Cher recorded also three other songs: "She's No Better Than Me" released on the "Alfie" single, "Ma Piano (Per Non Svegliarmi)" and "Nel Mio Cielo Ci Sei Tu", an Italian version of "I Feel Something in the Air". Though not as successful as the two records preceding it, Chér did manage to score a European top ten hit with "Sunny". "Alfie" and "I Feel Like Something's In The Air" also charted, but only peaked at #26 in Canada, #32 in U.S.; and 43 in United Kingdom respectively.

 

Track listing

Side One

01. "Sunny" 3:06
02. "Twelfth of Never" 2:14
03. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" 2:45
04. "I Feel Something in the Air" 3:38
05. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" 2:55
06. "Until It's Time for You to Go" 2:45

Side Two

01. "Cruel War" 3:40
02. "Catch the Wind" 2:13
03. "Pied Piper" 2:24
04. "Homeward Bound" 2:24
05. "I Want You" 2:53
06. "Alfie" 2:48

 

Singles from Cher

"Alfie"
Released: 1966
"I Feel Something in The Air"
Released: 1966
"Sunny"
Released: 1966

Charts History

Swedish 44 peak position

US Billboard 59 peak position

Photoshoot from "Cher"