Live (Double Vinyl)
Released on vinyl in Australia for the very first time, the album contains some career best recordings of most of the Classic Cocker songs including ‘Feelin’ Alright’, ‘Shelter Me’, The Letter’ and ‘Hitchcock Railway’ thru to the interpretive hits like ‘She Came In Through The Bathroom Window’ and ‘With A Little Help With My Friends’ and the relatively more contemporary smash hits ‘Up Where We Belong’, ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ and ‘When The Night Comes’. The live recordings were mixed by the legendary Chris Lord-Alge at the Hit Factory in New York and the minimalist black and white images of the great man on the front and back covers were captured by none other than Herb Ritts.
It also includes two additional studio recordings in ‘What Are You Doing With A Fool Like Me’ (written for Joe by Diane Warren) and ‘Living In The Promiseland’ .
I couldn’t recommend this recording more highly, and would also draw the attention of devotees to the recently released Netflix documentary ‘Mad Dog with Soul’ which captures for the very first time the turbulent life of the incredible soul and blues singer, the late Joe Cocker. A former gas fitter from Sheffield , catapulted to world stardom in 1969 at Woodstock with his legendary performance (of the Beatles song) "A Little Help from My Friends” yet by the early 1970s, Joe Cocker's inner demons nearly killed him. Overcoming his struggles with alcohol and drugs, he rebuilt his reputation as "one of the great primal rock and roll vocalists of all time" (Billy Joel's description). The film mixes Joe Cocker's own words, with rare archive. His family, friends and the legendary songwriters and musicians he collaborated with, tell Joe Cocker's story. The film has raw, electric performance footage throughout.
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4.Up Where We Belong
6.You Can Leave Your Hat On
7.When The Night Comes
8.Unchain My Heart
9.With A Little Help From My Friends
10.You Are So Beautiful
12.She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
13.High Time We Went
14.What Are You Doing With A Fool Like Me
15.Living In The Promiseland