Hymn for My Soul [Bonus Track]

Hymn for My Soul [Bonus Track]

by Joe Cocker
     
 

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The very title of Joe Cocker's Hymn for My Soul suggests that this, his 2007 studio album, is a gospel affair, or at least something inspired by faith -- something that isn't true to the letter, yet there is something true about the spirit of this sentiment, for these are songs that serve as a tonic to Cocker's soul. He's pulled songs from several familiarSee more details below

Overview

The very title of Joe Cocker's Hymn for My Soul suggests that this, his 2007 studio album, is a gospel affair, or at least something inspired by faith -- something that isn't true to the letter, yet there is something true about the spirit of this sentiment, for these are songs that serve as a tonic to Cocker's soul. He's pulled songs from several familiar sources -- Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Bob Dylan -- and found other newer songs that share a similar sentiment, offering reassuring thoughts in troubled times. While nobody could ever claim that this album -- produced by Ethan Johns, son of Glyn -- has any grit, it nevertheless is warmer than recent Cocker discs, boasting a soulful heart (even if it has been polished and cleaned until it sparkles). If this isn't enough to bring long-straying Cocker fans back into the fold, it nevertheless is his best record in recent memory, and will satisfy those who have been looking for nothing more than a good, solid album from him, which this surely is. [Fantasy's 2008 edition included one bonus track, "Come Together."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2008
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0888072303980
catalogNumber:
30398

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Cocker   Primary Artist
Albert Lee   Guitar
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Mike Finnigan   Hammond B3
Tata Vega   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Percussion,Drums
Julianna Raye   Background Vocals
Bob Babbitt   Bass,Bass Guitar
Benmont Tench   Piano
T Bone Burnett   Guitar (Baritone)
Merry Clayton   Background Vocals
Charley Drayton   Drums
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
James Gadson   Drums
Julie Gigante   Violin
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Don Heffington   Conga,Triangle,Vibraslap
Ethan Johns   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonium,Ukulele,Background Vocals,Hurdy-Gurdy,Lead
Greg Leisz   Guitar,Mandolin,Steel Guitar
David Low   Cello
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Greg Adams   Trumpet
Orfeh   Background Vocals
Rick Martinez   Clavinet
Tracy Nicole Chapman   Background Vocals
T-Bone Wolk   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Brian Denbow   Viola
David Palmer   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Pipe organ,Wurlitzer
Yassmin Alers   Background Vocals
Benjamin Ochieng   Background Vocals
Phillip Levy   Violin
Mark Stewart   Guitar
Antonique Smith   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Art Neville   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer,Audio Production
Teese Gohl   Producer,Orchestration,String Arrangements
Ethan Johns   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
John Magnie   Composer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
George Porter   Composer
Carson Whitsett   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Tommy Malone   Composer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Hoy Lindsey   Composer
Ryan Corey   Art Direction

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