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Sonny & Cher / Good Times O.S.T.
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Sonny & Cher were big stars in 1967. So they made a movie. I'll bet it's pretty funny. The pictures on the CD booklet look kind of silly. The music is quite nice. Sonny broadens his approach a little for the occasion. Th... more »
Sonny & Cher were big stars in 1967. So they made a movie. I'll bet it's pretty funny. The pictures on the CD booklet look kind of silly. 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. CD debut of the hit duo's soundtrack to the 1967 cult film, which they also starred in. 8 tracks. Also features the original cover art. 1999 release.
WHY DID THEY CHANGE THE ORIGINAL?
John J. Schauer | Chicago, IL USA | 10/25/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I never saw this film in the theater; I got to know the songs from the original LP soundtrack album. Unfortunately, something has happened between then and the release of this album on CD: a portion of the song "It's the Little Things" has been edited out. After the words "It's the little things that mean a lot; it's what you are, not what you've got," comes a bridge passage that is repeated three times with different lyrics:
"Call my name and I'll come runnin',
Look at me and the clouds start sunnin'.
Hold my hand and you've got me goin',
Kiss my lips and my mind starts blowin'.
"Talk to me and I hear singin',
Walk with me and a bell starts ringin;
I don't know what it is about you, but
There ain't no way I could live without you.
"We've got a thing and it won't stop cookin',
You turn me on just by lookin'
You can make me strong just by sighin'
You break my heart, baby, just by cryin'."
On the CD reissue, however, that bridge has been reduced by one-third, which spoils the musical symmetry of the piece. (For what it's worth, the same edit is made in the current DVD of the film; since I didn't see the original theatrical release, I don't know if had been made for the film at that stage or subsequently. But the fact remains, all of the music is on the original LP, so why isn't it here?)
As I (and others) have pointed out in other reviews of Sonny and Cher albums, the company Sundazed made another indefensible decision to remix most of them down to monaural from the original stereo. If you're going to go into the nostalgia business by re-releasing classic albums, please have the decency to respect the original product, or don't bother. Keep your hands off my memories!"
Good Times is fun,thoughSonny and Cher were better in stereo
Ward J. Lamb | slate hill, new york United States | 05/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though it was exciting to see this cd come out on One Way records, it was a disapointment it was in mono. The creativity of Sonny shines through with the eclectic songs for their only feature film."It's Just a Name", and "Don't Talk to Strangers" are a fitting tribute to the voice of the female half of this great team, and "Good Times" is a fun frolic in carnival-esque 60's pop. All in all this is a gem, though the reissue could have been more faithful to the original stereo Bono mixes. Sonny and Cher are great in true stereo!"
GOOD TIMES AT THEIR BEST
Rick Solimini | Edgewood, Maryland United States | 04/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So it was no "A HARD DAY"S NIGHT".Still it was a fun soundtrack,sprinkled with pop tunes of the late 60's.From the intro of an insrumental version of"I GOT YOU BABE" to aslowed down of the same.All songs are great if you listen to the message in them.ITS THE LITTLE THINGS talks about not what you've got that counts,but who you are.The bridge of them excanging their pining for one another.GOOD TIMES is a fun catchy tune.TRUST ME almost seems prophetic consider how Sonny told Cher to trust him aaaaafter their careers went into the toilet.DONT TALK TO STRANGERS is brilliant,Cher at her best.Along with IM GONNA LOVE YOU,souns like the torch songs she would sing on the variety shows.ITS JUST A NAME talks about things thatbug them about each other,but besidesthat,they still love each other.Watch the film and you'll see a pre Sonny and Cher Comedy hour unfold.Music is enjoable and holds up today."