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The Anthology

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A&M's double-disc Anthology may be too much for casual fans that just want the hits, but anyone else will find this exhaustive 37-track chronicle of Joe Cocker's prime years definitive. The first disc concentrates on his first three albums, buttressed by a rare 1964 single of the Beatles' "I'll Cry Instead" and his 1970 non-LP single "The Letter"/"Space Captain." Disc two features highlights of all the albums he recorded between 1972 and 1982, selecting not only hits, but key album tracks. The end result is a collection that is concise and definitive. It may be missing such latter day hits as "When the Night Comes" and doesn't cover as much ground as the box...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A&M's double-disc Anthology may be too much for casual fans that just want the hits, but anyone else will find this exhaustive 37-track chronicle of Joe Cocker's prime years definitive. The first disc concentrates on his first three albums, buttressed by a rare 1964 single of the Beatles' "I'll Cry Instead" and his 1970 non-LP single "The Letter"/"Space Captain." Disc two features highlights of all the albums he recorded between 1972 and 1982, selecting not only hits, but key album tracks. The end result is a collection that is concise and definitive. It may be missing such latter day hits as "When the Night Comes" and doesn't cover as much ground as the box set Long Voyage Home, but anyone looking for a comprehensive collection of Cocker's classic recordings will be satisfied by Anthology.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/1999
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 606949039028
  • Catalog Number: 490390
  • Sales rank: 52,743

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Cocker Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Clarence White Guitar
Wally Badarou Keyboards
Jimmy Cliff Vocals
Adrian Belew Guitar
Rita Coolidge Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Albert Lee Guitar
Jimmy Page Guitar, Soloist
Leon Russell Organ, Guitar, Piano
Jennifer Warnes Track Performer
Steve Winwood Organ
Marcus Belgrave Trumpet
Hank Crawford Alto Saxophone
Sam Rivers Soprano Saxophone, Soloist
Joe Sample Keyboards
Chuck Rainey Bass
Bonnie Bramlett Background Vocals
The Grease Band Track Performer
Nickey Barclay Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Madeline Bell Background Vocals
Matthew Fisher Organ
Nicky Hopkins Piano
Clydie King Vocals, Background Vocals
Henry McCullough Guitar
Pamela Polland Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jim Price Trumpet
Jim Sullivan Guitar
Viola Wills Background Vocals
Barry Reynolds Guitar
Gary Brown Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Jim Keltner Drums
Jim Gordon Drums
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Guitar
Virginia Ayers Background Vocals
Barry Beckett Piano, Clavinet
Ben Benay Guitar
Chuck Blackwell Percussion, Drums
Stewart Blumberg Trumpet
Ollie E. Brown Drums
Artie Butler Piano
Clem Cattini Drums
Mitch Chakour Guitar
Mikey Chung Guitar
Merry Clayton Background Vocals
David Cohen Guitar
Leroy Cooper Baritone Saxophone
Joe Correro Drums
Cornell Dupree Guitar, Soloist
Sly Dunbar Drums
Gordon Edwards Bass
Tommy Eyre Organ, Piano
Wilton Felder Saxophone
Venetta Fields Vocals
Steve Gadd Percussion, Drums
Eric Gale Guitar, Soloist
Beverley Gardner Background Vocals
Cliff Goodwin Guitar
Jay Graydon Guitar
Philip Guilbeau Trumpet
Patrice Holloway Background Vocals
Ralph Hammer Guitar
Howard Hersh Bass
Rosetta Hightower Background Vocals
Milt Holland Percussion
Brenda Holloway Background Vocals
Stix Hooper Drums
Jim Horn Alto Saxophone
Neil Hubbard Guitar
Carol Kaye Bass
Bobby Keys Tenor Saxophone
Sanford Konikoff Percussion
Ann Lang Background Vocals
Trevor Lawrence Tenor Saxophone
Steve Madaio Trumpet
Daniel Moore Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Matthew Moore Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone
David Paich Piano
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Don Preston Rhythm Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Carl Radle Bass
John Riley Drums
Bruce Rowland Drums
Peggy Sandvig Piano
Dan Sawyer Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare Bass, Vocals
Sid Sharp Strings
Kenny Slade Drums
Alan Spenner Bass
Chris Stainton Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano
Richard Tee Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Mayo Tiana Trombone
Bobby Torres Conga
Tony Visconti Guitar
Donna Washburn Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Donna Weiss Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
B.J. Wilson Drums
Monalisa Young Background Vocals
Flaco Conga
Paul Humphries Drums
Claudia Linnear Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Dave McDaniel Bass
The Ivy League Background Vocals
Bobby Lee Jones Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Mike Kellie Drums
David Bennett Cohen Guitar
Mike Holland Percussion
Sunny Weetman Background Vocals
The Shelter People Track Performer
Sherlie Matthews Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Buffy Sainte-Marie Composer
Joe Cocker Composer
Leon Russell Arranger, Producer
Joe Sample Producer
The Grease Band Arranger
Jack Nitzsche Composer
Mike Leander Producer
Benji Armbrister Engineer
Baker Bigsby Engineer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Denny Cordell Producer
Wilton Felder Producer
Rob Fraboni Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Eric Gale Arranger
Glyn Johns Remixing, Mastering
Stix Hooper Producer
Brian Ingoldsby Engineer
Will Jennings Composer
Eddie Kramer Engineer
Stewart Levine Producer
Henry Lewy Engineer
Alex Sadkin Producer, Engineer
Peggy Sandvig Orchestration
Chris Stainton Arranger, Composer
Richard Tee Arranger
Allen Toussaint Producer
Frank Myles Composer
Suha Gur Mastering
Neil Case Engineer
Sol Marcus Composer
Theresa Malham Mastering
J.P Bean Essay
Tom Rattigan Composer
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