Cocker

Cocker

by Joe Cocker
     
 

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Just a few years after "Up Where We Belong" topped the charts, Joe Cocker found himself struggling to earn the attention of the audience he had just regained. It wasn't that he was recording uncommercial material. If anything, it was because he was trying too hard, as 1986's Cocker proves. He works with a variety of producers on the

Overview

Just a few years after "Up Where We Belong" topped the charts, Joe Cocker found himself struggling to earn the attention of the audience he had just regained. It wasn't that he was recording uncommercial material. If anything, it was because he was trying too hard, as 1986's Cocker proves. He works with a variety of producers on the album, yet they all arrive at the same slick, mildly synthesized, vaguely soulful adult contemporary sound. There are some good moments on Cocker that do justice to his still-robust voice -- "Shelter Me" is a reasonably entertaining new effort, and Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" was a good cover choice, as was Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," even if Richie Zito's production on the latter is a little too slick. Cocker winds up being another uneven effort from a talented singer.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1995
Label:
Emi Special Products
UPC:
0724381982525
catalogNumber:
19825

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Cocker   Primary Artist,Vocals
Neal Schon   Guitar
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards
Bernard Edwards   Bass
Albert Hammond   Background Vocals
Larry Marshall   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards
Michael Baird   Drums
Arthur Barrow   Synthesizer,Bass
Michael Boddicker   Keyboards
Jeff Bova   Keyboards
Mel Collins   Saxophone
Anton Fig   Drums
Cliff Goodwin   Guitar
Maxine Green   Background Vocals
Howard Hersh   Piano,Keyboards
Dann Huff   Guitar
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Andrew Love   Saxophone
Steve Madaio   Horn
Carl Marsh   fairlight
Eddie Martinez   Guitar
Mike Moran   Bass,Keyboards
Eric Parker   Drums
Joel Peskin   Horn
Vito San Filippo   Bass
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Leslie Smith   Background Vocals
Joe Turano   Background Vocals
Diane Warren   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Elesecia Wright   Background Vocals
Richie Zito   Guitar
Dick Hyde   Horn
Randy Jackson   Bass

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Albert Hammond   Producer
Terry Manning   Producer,Engineer
Josh Abbey   Engineer
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
Bob Ezrin   Arranger
Andrew Love   Contributor
Ron Nevison   Producer,Engineer
Brian Reeves   Engineer
Guy Roche   Engineer
Guy Rochi   Engineer
Diane Warren   Producer
Richie Zito   Producer
Pat Robinson   Songwriter
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Billy Aerts   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
Doug James   Composer

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