Details: Atco SD-33-214, stereo, tan purple & white label, gatefold cover with photos and a brief interview with Sonny & Cher from Director William Freidkin, released 1967
Condition: Vinyl VG++ (very clean!!) Jacket VG+ (light wear, seams are strong and undamaged, no writing, slick surfaced gatefold cover)
This interesting original soundtrack brings together some strange bedfellows. Not only was this the first feature length fill effort from Sonny and Cher, it was also the first feature film directed by William Freidkin - who later became famous as the director of the horror classic THE EXORCIST. Combine these facts with the presence of legendary New Orleans R&B producer Harold Batiste handling the musical arrangements, and you have one odd gumbo of 1960s pop culture!
As a bonus, on the inside of the gatefold cover is a cool interview with Sonny and Cher conducted by director William Freidkin.
From the All Music Guide:
Sonny & Cher were big stars in 1967. So they made a movie. I'll bet it's pretty funny. The music is quite nice. Sonny broadens his approach a little for the occasion. The record kicks off with a "Pet Sounds in an elevator" version of "I Got You Babe" and ends with a comic acoustic version of "I Got You Babe" wherein Cher hams up the vocals and Sonny tries some flamenco guitar stylings. Breaks a finger or two, one suspects. Lots of nice songs in between. "It's the Little Things" is three and a half minutes of pure pop, Spector-ian girl plus boy wonder. Sonny only steals from the best. Sonny. Underrated as a producer, overlooked as a songwriter, laughed at as a singer and a person -- how wrong is that? Just listen to the music. The songs are hummable and funny. The records sound great, jam-packed with hooks. And c'mon, the guy isn't that bad a singer, probably better than you. All this and Cher, too. So give the man some respect, buy the record, and laugh and love with Sonny & Cher.
The tracks are:
1. I Got You Babe [instrumental] (Bono) - 4:48
2. It's the Little Things (Bono) - 3:05
3. Good Times (Bono) - 5:18
4. Trust Me (Bono) - 4:43
5. Don't Talk to Strangers (Bono) - 2:46
6. I'm Gonna Love You (Bono) - 2:37
7. Just a Name (Bono) - 6:30
8. I Got You Babe (Bono) - 2:17
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