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1969 - With A Little Help From My Friends
(1990 Reissue) [EAC FLAC]
Joe Cocker in 1969
John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.
Cocker's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and at the Party at the Palace concert for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002. His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful" reached number five in the US. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one "Up Where We Belong", a duet with Jennifer Warnes.
In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.
With A Little Help From My Friends
Artist: Joe Cocker
Title: With A Little Help From My Friends
Producer: Denny Cordell
Release Date: April 23, 1969, (Oct, 25, 1990 )
Recorded: Early 1968 at Olympic Studios and Trident Studios, London
Label: A&M Records
Catalog: CD 3106
Barcode: 0 7502-13106-2 9
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soul
With a Little Help from My Friends is the debut album by singer Joe Cocker, released in 1969. It was certified gold in the US and peaked at number 35 on the Billboard 200. In the UK, the album charted in May 1972 at number 29 when it was re-released as a double pack with Cocker's second LP Joe Cocker!.
The title track was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and originally performed by the Beatles on the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; it has been inducted into both the Grammy Award Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cocker's version was the theme song to the television series The Wonder Years during the 1980s and 1990s.
In 2015, the Audio Fidelity company released a limited reissue of the album in hybrid SACD format as a tribute to Cocker.
AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder:
Joe Cocker's debut album holds up extraordinarily well across four decades, the singer's performance bolstered by some very sharp playing, not only by his established sideman/collaborator Chris Stainton, but also some top-notch session musicians, among them drummer Clem Cattini, Steve Winwood on organ, and guitarists Jimmy Page and Albert Lee, all sitting in. It's Cocker's voice, a soulful rasp of an instrument backed up by Madeline Bell, Sunny Weetman and Rossetta Hightower that carries this album and makes "Change in Louise," "Feeling Alright," "Just Like a Woman," "I Shall Be Released," and even "Bye Bye Blackbird" into profound listening experiences. But the surprises in the arrangements, tempo, and approaches taken help make this an exceptional album. Tracks like "Just Like a Woman," with its soaring gospel organ above a lean textured acoustic and light electric accompaniment, and the guitar-dominated rendition of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" -- the formal debut of the Grease Band on record -- all help make this an exceptional listening experience. The 1999 A&M reissue not only includes new notes and audiophile-quality sound, but also a pair of bonus tracks, the previously unanthologized B-sides "The New Age of Lily" and "Something Coming On," deserved better than the obscurity in which they previously dwelt.
01. Feeling Alright (4:21)
02. Bye Bye Blackbird (3:29)
03. Change In Louise (3:26)
04. Marjorine (2:42)
05. Just Like A Woman (5:18)
06. Do I Still Figure In Your Life (4:02)
07. Sandpaper Cadillac (3:21)
08. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (4:46)
09. With A Little Help From My Friends (5:14)
10. I Shall Be Released (4:35)
Joe Cocker: vocals
David Cohen: guitar (track 1)
Tony Visconti: guitar (track 2)
Jimmy Page: guitar (tracks 2, 4, 5, 7 & 9)
Henry McCullough: guitar (tracks 3, 6, 8 & 10)
Albert Lee: guitar (track 4)
Chris Stainton: piano (tracks 2, 3, 4 & 7), organ (tracks 2 & 7), bass guitar (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 10)
Tommy Eyre: piano (track 5), organ (tracks 8 & 9)
Artie Butler: piano (track 1)
Matthew Fisher: organ (track 5)
Stevie Winwood: organ (tracks 6 & 10)
Carol Kaye: bass guitar (track 1)
Paul Humphrey: drums (track 1)
Clem Cattini: drums (tracks 2, 4 & 7)
Mike Kellie: drums (tracks 3, 6 & 10)
B.J. Wilson: drums (tracks 5 & 9)
Kenny: drums (track 8)
Laudir: tumba, maracas (track 1)
Brenda Holloway: backing vocals (track 1)
Patrice Holloway: backing vocals (track 1)
Merry Clayton: backing vocals (track 1)
Madeline Bell: backing vocals (tracks 2, 6 & 9)
Rosetta Hightower: backing vocals (tracks 2 & 9)
Sue Wheetman: backing vocals (tracks 3, 6, 9 & 10)
Sunny Wheetman: Backing Vocals (Tracks 3, 6, 9 & 10)
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