Album of the Day
LOOK AT US
“I Got You Babe” was one of the biggest hits of 1965 and when its success afforded Sonny and Cher the chance to cut an LP, they made the most of it. LOOK AT US was produced by Sonny Bono, whose experience working with Phil Spector is reflected in wall-of-sound influenced arrangements, the presence of several Wrecking Crew instrumentalists and such songs as “Then He Kissed Me.” Covers predominate but they're well chosen and joined by such fine Bono originals as “Just You” and “It's Gonna Rain” (which had nearly been picked over “...Babe” as the single A-side). For her part, Cher's lead and harmony vocals are wonderful; the chemistry between these two is plain to hear. If you have any interest in mid-1960s folk-rock, take a careful look at LOOK AT US.