All I Ever Need: The Kapp/MCA Anthology

All I Ever Need: The Kapp/MCA Anthology

by Sonny & Cher



It's difficult to complain about the contents of this double-disc set, including 38 songs drawn from Sonny & Cher's second era of success (1971-1974 on Kapp Records), nicely remastered and assembled in impeccably logical fashion. The duo's (and Cher's solo) studio cuts make up the first disc, while the second is comprised of songs from the duo's two live recordings done two years apart in Las Vegas. It shows off the various facets of their appeal, even if what they were doing during the '70s was more mainstream music than anything near the cutting edge of even pop music -- no more Dylan songs, or any songs by would-be Dylan successors carried to the top of the charts, but lots of sales, and the live albums' sections not only include covers of the most obvious of the duo's early songs ("The Beat Goes On," "I Got You Babe," etc.) but also titles like "You Better Sit Down Kids," as well as their humor and marital sparring. Granted, a single collection of the dozen or so key tracks will probably be preferable to all but the biggest fans. What's more, even this set, which starts with the first failed Kapp singles ("Classified 1A," etc.) is missing five cuts available on the Cher greatest-hits package, as well as three Sonny Bono solo tracks, and the long version of "Mama Was a Rock 'n Roll Singer."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/1995
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811130022
catalogNumber: 11300

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny & Cher   Primary Artist
Cher   Track Performer
Matt Betton   Percussion
Sonny Bono   Track Performer
Dan Ferguson   Guitar
David Hungate   Guitar
David Paich   Conductor,Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Michel Rubini   Piano
Dave McDaniel   Bass
Pellegrini Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Sonny Bono   Producer
Capps   Arranger
Glen D. Hardin   Arranger
Todd Everett   Liner Notes
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett   Producer
David Paich   Arranger
Michel Rubini   Arranger,Producer
Denis Pregnolato   Producer
Jimmie Hodges   Composer

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