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Bang Bang: The Early Years


Download links and information about Bang Bang: The Early Years by Cher. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 54:01 minutes.

Artist: Cher
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 18
Duration: 54:01
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No. Title Length
1. Dream Baby 2:54
2. All I Really Want to Do 2:59
3. I Go to Sleep 2:39
4. Come and Stay With Me 2:42
5. Where Do You Go 3:17
6. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me 2:48
7. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) 2:46
8. Needles and Pins 2:39
9. Elusive Butterfly 2:30
10. Alfie 2:51
11. Sunny 3:11
12. Behind the Door 3:45
13. Magic In the Air (I Feel Something In the Air) 3:50
14. Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies) 3:26
15. Hey Joe 3:28
16. You Better Sit Down Kids 3:43
17. The Girl from Ipanema 2:15
18. It's Not Unusual 2:18



Released in the spring of 1999, Bang Bang: The Early Years arrived at the perfect time. After years in exile — she hadn't had a hit single or movie in over five years — Cher returned to the spotlight in early 1998 under tragic circumstances, delivering a moving eulogy at Sonny Bono's funeral. It served as a reminder to a mass audience that she was alive and well, and within a year, she had a huge hit single with "Believe" and a hit movie with Tea with Mussolini. All in all, it was the perfect opportunity for a collection that spotlighted her recordings for Imperial from the mid-'60s. There had been many compilations focusing on her duets with Sonny, but Bang Bang was the first in many years to focus directly on her solo recordings, and at a generous 18 tracks, it ranks among the best of its kind ever assembled. All seven of her charting singles for Imperial — "All I Really Want to Do," "Where Do You Go," "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)," "Alfie," "Behind the Door," "Hey Joe," "You Better Sit Down Kids" — are here, along with most of the B-sides and selected album tracks. There may be a personal favorite or two missing, but overall this is as close as it comes to a definitive collection of Cher's early solo recordings. Overall, the songs aren't quite as strong as those she recorded with Sonny, but it's still very good indeed.