Backstage (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1968
June 12, 2007 (re-released)
Cher chronology
With Love, Chér
Golden Greats
Singles from Backstage
  1. "The Click Song"
    Released: January 1968[1]
  2. "Take Me for a Little While"
    Released: June 1968[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[3]

Backstage is the fifth album by American singer-actress Cher, released in July 1968 by Imperial Records. This album was her first commercial failure, failing to chart. The album is by-and-large a covers album.

Album information[]

Backstage was released in 1968, was produced once again by Sonny Bono with Denis Pregnolato and Harold R. Battiste Jr. and was Cher's last album on the Liberty Records subsidiary, Imperial Records.

The album was not a success and was her first to produce no hit singles.[4] "The Click Song" and "Take Me For A Little While" were released as singles, but they did not chart. Ten of the 12 tracks were also issued in 1970 as an LP on Sunset Records (Liberty Records' budget subsidiary) as This Is Cher (the songs "A House is Not a Home" and "Song Called Children" were not included).

In this year Cher recorded also others two songs: "Yours Until Tomorrow" and "The Thought Of Loving You". "Yours Until Tomorrow" was released as a single with "The Thought Of Loving You".

The album was re-issued on CD in 2007 along with the greatest hits release Golden Greats.

In 2016, the song "It All Adds Up Now" was used in the NatWest Advertisement campaign, with the title of the song being used as the company's slogan. This was following the success of Amazon TV ad using Sonny & Cher's hit "Little man"; evoking public's interest in Cher's early 1960s work.

Track listing[]

Side one
1."Go Now"
3."It All Adds Up Now"Doug Sahm2:57
4."Reason to Believe"Tim Hardin2:26
5."Masters of War"Bob Dylan4:09
6."Do You Believe in Magic"John Sebastian2:36
Side two
1."I Wasn't Ready"
2."A House Is Not a Home"2:14
3."Take Me for a Little While"Trade Martin2:46
4."Click Song"Miriam Makeba2:53
5."The Impossible Dream"2:26
6."Song Called Children"Bob West3:35


  • Cher – lead vocals


  • Sonny Bono – record producer
  • Harold R. Battiste, Jr. – record producer
  • Denis Pregnolato – record producer
  • Stan Ross – sound engineer


  • Sonny Bono – photography
  • Woody Woodward – art direction


  1. ^ "Cher - The Click Song Number One". Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Cher - Take Me For A Little While". Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. ^ Backstage at AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  4. ^

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