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Fire It Up
     

Fire It Up

by Joe Cocker
 

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Teaming up once again with producer Matt Serletic, the Matchbox 20 and Collective Soul producer who helmed the 2010 album Hard Knocks, Joe Cocker winds up branching out in slightly different directions on 2012's Fire It Up. Where Hard Knocks wound up as a clean, polished, blue-eyed soul

Overview

Teaming up once again with producer Matt Serletic, the Matchbox 20 and Collective Soul producer who helmed the 2010 album Hard Knocks, Joe Cocker winds up branching out in slightly different directions on 2012's Fire It Up. Where Hard Knocks wound up as a clean, polished, blue-eyed soul album, Fire It Up sounds closer to Serletic's work with Matchbox 20 -- an adult pop album where the R&B is buried beneath gleaming, pulsating rock. Cocker has often mined this crossover vein and he's done so with engaging results going as far back as 1989's "When the Night Comes," and he sounds appealing enough here, particularly on the sprightlier numbers. When things start to slow down, Cocker sounds a little more vulnerable, a little older, and while there's charm to that raggedness, Serletic's production is too precise to be a good match. Nevertheless, this is an assured, professionally crafted piece of contemporary adult pop.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2012
Label:
Sony Import
UPC:
0886919255027
catalogNumber:
1925502
Rank:
120416

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Cocker   Primary Artist
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Ray Parker   Guitar
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Joel Shearer   Guitar
Jeff Babko   Trombone
Matt Serletic   Keyboards
George Shelby   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dorian Crozier   Percussion,Drums
Chris Chaney   Bass
Tom Bukovac   Guitar
Jamie Hovorka   Trumpet
John Daversa   Trumpet
Mabvuto Carpenter   Background Vocals
Julie Waters   Background Vocals
Ayana Williams   Background Vocals
Maxine Waters   Background Vocals
Kara Britz   Background Vocals
Michael Finnigan   Background Vocals,Hammond B3
Sherree Brown   Background Vocals
Cleto Escobedo   Baritone Saxophone
Richie Ferris   Background Vocals
RDVZ A Cappella Group   Background Vocals
Nicholas Tubbs   Background Vocals
Melinda Porto   Background Vocals
Melanie Fernandez   Background Vocals
Jeremy Hitch   Background Vocals
Anh Nguyen   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gary Burr   Composer
Stephanie Bentley   Composer
Rick Brewster   Composer
Steve Diamond   Composer
Alan Frew   Composer
DeMarco Johnson   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
Graham Lyle   Composer
Dennis Matkosky   Composer
Jeff Trott   Composer
Ross Wilson   Composer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Kevin Bowe   Composer
Doug Trantow   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Matt Serletic   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Alex Arias   Programming
Ryan Hewitt   Engineer
Keith Urban   Composer
Tyler Hilton   Composer
Joe Stark   Composer
Marc Broussard   Composer
Joss Stone   Composer
Calvin Turner   Composer
Jamie Kenney   Composer
Victoria Horn   Composer
Chad Gilmore   Composer
Johnny Reid   Composer
Rob Giles   Composer
Steve McMorran   Composer
James Brown   Engineer
Courtlan Clement   Composer
Charlie Evans   Composer
Marty Dodson   Composer
Albert Mendonca   Photo Stylist

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