The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (album)

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The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
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Studio album by The Walker Brothers
Released 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre Pop, baroque pop, blue-eyed soul
Label Smash
Producer John Franz
The Walker Brothers chronology
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Singles from The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
  1. "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"
    Released: March 1966
  2. "(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me"
    Released: July 1966

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore is the second North-American album release by the Walker Brothers. Released in 1966, the album was the group's fourth overall.

Portrait was not released in the United States or Canada. In its place Smash Records compiled The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore as the group's second American album.[1] This alternate album shifted around the running order even more so than Introducing the Walker Brothers altered the group's début and substituted the majority of the album's tracks, leaving only "Just For a Thrill", "Old Folks", "People Get Ready" and "Take It Like a Man". The rest of the album was filled out with A-sides, B-sides and tracks from their first EP, I Need You. The final track, "Don't Fight It", was never released anywhere else.


The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore received good to mixed reviews from the majority of critics.[citation needed]


Richie Unterberger, in a retrospective review for AllMusic, feels that it is "a haphazard assortment" of "a few of their better songs" but mostly "their lesser recordings", which he feels "makes this LP of limited interest".[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio3:17
2."After the Lights Go Out"John Stewart4:01
3."People Get Ready"Curtis Mayfield2:40
4."Everything's Gonna Be Alright"Willie Mitchell2:16
5."Old Folks"Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill3:13
6."Take It Like a Man"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller2:31
Side two
7."(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me"Pete Antell2:28
8."I Need You"Carole King, Gerry Goffin3:10
9."My Love Is Growing"John Stewart, Robbie van Leeuwen2:22
10."Young Man Cried"Scott Engel, John Franz2:33
11."Just for a Thrill"Lil Armstrong, Don Raye3:36
12."Don't Fight It"Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett1:55



  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie (2012). "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - The Walker Brothers | AllMusic". Retrieved 18 October 2012.