Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul

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by Joe Cocker
     
 

Joe Cocker has had an ace up his sleeve ever since he exploded into international prominence in 1969. Possessing a gloriously gritty voice and passionate performance style, this perennial blue-eyed soulster has also always displayed unerring taste in the repertoire he records. Heart and Soul is not only no exception to the rule, it may well be the best example…  See more details below

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Joe Cocker has had an ace up his sleeve ever since he exploded into international prominence in 1969. Possessing a gloriously gritty voice and passionate performance style, this perennial blue-eyed soulster has also always displayed unerring taste in the repertoire he records. Heart and Soul is not only no exception to the rule, it may well be the best example of Cocker’s second-nature discernment when it comes to a just-right song. Here Cocker returns to the mother’s milk of his art: timeless R&B classics and well-crafted pop-rock ballads. Cocker digs deep into a song’s tissue, finding himself in the words and music of others. He visits the turf of Aretha Franklin (“Chain of Fools”), Paul McCartney (“Maybe I’m Amazed”), and John Lennon (“Jealous Guy”); pays tribute to two recently deceased legends, fellow Anglo belter Robert Palmer (“Every Kind of People”) and Nina Simone (“I Put a Spell on You”); and brings his inimitable magic to contemporary favorites like U2’s “One” and R.E.M.'s “Everybody Hurts.” It’s obvious that all these songs, whatever their vintage, are personal favorites. Assisting the ageless singer in this most heartfelt of projects are two other Brit-rock giants: guitarists Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724386640123
catalogNumber:
866401

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Cocker   Primary Artist
Bruce Gaitsch   Acoustic Guitar
Ray Neapolitan   Bass
Lee Sklar   Bass
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston   Bass,Keyboards
Gene Black   Guitar
Shane Fontayne   Guitar
Michael Landau   Guitar
Dean Parks   Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Nick Lane   Trombone
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Chris Tedesco   Trumpet
Bill Churchville   Trumpet
Jerry Goodman   Violin,Soloist
Shelly Berg   Conductor
Ray Brinker   Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Jeff Beck   Electric Guitar
Jeff Baxter   Electric Guitar
Eric Clapton   Electric Guitar
Steve Lukather   Electric Guitar
Bruce Eskovitz   Saxophone
C.C. White   Background Vocals
Bernie Barlow   Background Vocals
Terry Dexter   Background Vocals
Alexander Adhami   Santoor
Michael Thompson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Marc DeSisto   Engineer
Greg Ladanyi   Engineer
Joe Cocker   Executive Producer
Roger Davies   Executive Producer
Ray Neopolitan   Executive Producer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Dave Carlock   Pro-Tools
Kevin Harp   Pro-Tools

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Heart & Soul 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At last an albumn which showcases Cocker's voice to best effect! As often Cocker has attracted some of the best musicians around to accompany him. The arrangements allow him to work his magic on old standards such as "I Put a Spell on You"( with Eric Clapton) and "I Who Have Nothing".Pure gold Cocker! Suggestion to anyone who could make it possible - collaborative albumn with Joss Stone -two of the most original voices to emerge from England in the last 50 years!