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Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Known for his crazy man gyrations, sandpaper and gravel voice, and a destructive alcoholism that imbued his songs with a desperate edge, Joe Cocker set forth with a British blues sound nearly impossible to beat. This colle... more »
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Known for his crazy man gyrations, sandpaper and gravel voice, and a destructive alcoholism that imbued his songs with a desperate edge, Joe Cocker set forth with a British blues sound nearly impossible to beat. This collection features his later work. The demons controlled, he's transformed himself into an adult-contemporary singer who can deliver the pathos on cue. The simple elegance of his duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong," catapulted him back into the spotlight and his work since has been a graceful bow to that accomplishment. He's restrained these days but he still delivers that sad, lonely tune as only someone who's been there can. --Rob O'Connor
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Keri R. from GROSSE ILE, MI
Reviewed on 12/16/2008...
This disc is still in it's original plastice wrapper. I opted for the 2cd set collection of hits, a much better compilation.
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Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 11/3/2007...
How can you not love Cocker? The only CD of his you need!
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Steven R. Seim | Beaver Dam, WI United States | 07/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album isn't really the best of Joe Cocker - it's the best of slick, adult contemporary, 1980s Joe Cocker. That said, it's not without some great songs ("You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Night Calls"). But if you want classic Joe Cocker, try the "Greatest Hits," "A&M Classics," or "20th Century Masters.""
Rich May | Birmingham, AL | 09/19/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Having been a Joe Cocker fan in the late 60s and the 70s, I recently realized that I had no Joe on CD (only on vinyl). After picking up his greatest album ever ("Joe Cocker!") on CD, I ordered "The Best of Joe Cocker" to bring me up to speed. One of the main reasons for getting this CD was that it contained the LIVE VERSION of "Help from My Friends." However, after receiving the CD and listening to the first few notes of "My Friends," I realized that this was NOT the live version we all know and love. The classic live version of this song done at Woodstock (as well as the studio version on his 1st LP) makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck (the way the lead to "Stairway to Heaven" always does). This version is OK, but BUYER BEWARE - it is WAY less powerful than the Woodstock version. The rest of the album is OK, but all these songs are so overproduced compared those songs exhibiting the raw energy that his earlier work had. This was a disappointing buy."