Ultimate Collection 1968-2003

The Ultimate Collection 1968-2003

by Joe Cocker
     
 
Calling something "The Ultimate Collection" is fraught with problems -- usually of omission. Certainly over these two discs -- containing a total of 30 tracks -- there are plenty of fine moments from some of Joe Cocker's earliest material, such as "The Letter," "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Delta Lady," "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window," etc.

Overview

Calling something "The Ultimate Collection" is fraught with problems -- usually of omission. Certainly over these two discs -- containing a total of 30 tracks -- there are plenty of fine moments from some of Joe Cocker's earliest material, such as "The Letter," "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Delta Lady," "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window," etc. Also present are virtually all of his later hits and some that should have been: "Up Where We Belong," "You Are So Beautiful," "Many Rivers to Cross," "Leave Your Hat On," etc. But there's just too much that isn't here. Where are "Bird on a Wire" and "Hitchcock Railway," for starters? Nonetheless, given the length of Cocker's career, this is not an unusual complaint. One thing that is unique about this set -- other than the fine sound -- is the sequencing that crisscrosses over the breadth and chronology of Cocker's discography. There are also a couple of rarities, which would have been OK to leave off in order to include some of the more classic titles. But this is quibbling; Cocker fans will have a good time with this, but it's a safe bet they won't be selling off their original albums/CDs to replace them with this.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2003
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0724359642420
catalogNumber:
596424
Rank:
27291

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Unchain My Heart
  2. Feelin' Alright
  3. Summer in the City
  4. You Can Leave Your Hat On
  5. Up Where We Belong
  6. You Are So Beautiful
  7. With a Little Help from My Friends
  8. Cry Me a River
  9. The Letter
  10. Delta Lady
  11. Many Rivers to Cross
  12. When the Night Comes
  13. Night Calls
  14. Don't You Love Me Anymore
  15. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

Disc 2

  1. Could You Be Loved
  2. Civilized Man
  3. First We Take Manhattan
  4. The Simple Things
  5. N'Oubliez Jamais
  6. That's All I Need to Know
  7. Have a Little Faith in Me
  8. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  9. Now That the Magic Has Gone
  10. Sweet Lil' Woman
  11. (All I Know) Feels Like Forever
  12. My Father's Son
  13. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  14. Never Tear Us Apart
  15. Ruby Lee

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Cocker   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Joe Cocker   Executive Producer
Dan Hartman   Executive Producer
John Hiatt   Composer
Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Composer,Producer
Dave Mason   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer,Producer
John Sebastian   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Eros Ramazzotti   Composer,Producer
Andy Fraser   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
John Miles   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Chris Lord-Alge   Producer,Engineer
Steve Boone   Composer
Denny Cordell   Producer
Jim Cregan   Composer
Roger Davies   Producer,Executive Producer
Richard Dodd   Producer
Melvin Dunlap   Composer
Andrew Farriss   Composer
Richard Feldman   Composer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Michael Hutchence   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Gary Katz   Producer
Russ Kunkel   Composer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Graham Lyle   Composer
Charlie Midnight   Producer
Rick Neigher   Composer
Rik Pekkonen   Engineer
John Rollo   Engineer
Phil Roy   Composer
Alex Sadkin   Producer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
David Tickle   Producer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer,Producer
Don Was   Producer
Pat Robinson   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Vladi Tosetto   Composer
John Shanks   Composer
Mike Kahsnitz   Engineer
Maurizio Maggi   Engineer
Conner Reeves   Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Bobby Sharp   Composer

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