Joe Cocker’s ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’

Joe Cocker’s ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ is his first album produced by Denny Cordel and released on April 23, 1969 by Regal Zonophone.

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Track Listing : 1.Feeling Alright (Dave Mason) – 04:10 . 2.Bye Bye Blackbird (Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon) – 03:27 . 3.Change In Louise (Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton) – 03:22 . 4.Marjorine (Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton) – 02:38 . 5.Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan) – 05:17 . 6.Do I Still Figure In Your Life? (Pete Dello) – 03:59 . 7.Sandpaper Cadillac (Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton) – 03:16 . 8.Don’T Let Me Be Misunderstood (Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin) – 04:41 . 9.With A Little Help From My Friends (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – 05:11 . 10.I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan) – 04:35 . 11.The New Age Of Lily (Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton) – 02:15 . 12.Something’S Coming On (Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton) – 02:15

Musicians : Joe Cocker – Vocals . David Cohen – Guitar On (1) . Tony Visconti – Guitar On (2) . Jimmy Page – Guitar On (2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 9) . Henry Mccullough – Guitar On (3 – 6 – 8 – 10) . Albert Lee – Guitar On (4) . Chris Stainton – Piano On (2 – 3 – 4 – 7), Organ On (2 – 7), Bass On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 – 10) . Tommy Eyre – Piano On (5), Organ On (8 – 9) . Artie Butler – Piano On (1) . Matthew Fisher – Organ On (5) . Stevie Winwood – Organ On (6 – 10) . Carol Kaye – Bass Guitar On (1) . Paul Humphrey – Drums On (1) . Clem Cattini – Drums On (2 – 4 – 7) . Mike Kellie – Drums On (3 – 6 – 10) . B.J. Wilson – Drums On (5 – 9) . Kenny – Drums On (8) . Laudir – Tumba, Maracas On (1) . Brenda Holloway – Backing Vocals On (1) . Patrice Holloway – Backing Vocals On (1) . Merry Clayton – Backing Vocals On (1) . Madeline Bell – Backing Vocals On (2 – 6) . Sunny Hightower – Backing Vocals On (2) . Rosetta Hightower – Backing Vocals On (2 – 9) . Sunny Wheetman – Backing Vocals On (3 – 6 – 9 – 10)

Production : Produced By Denny Cordell . Tony Visconti – Mixing Engineer

Package : Tom Wilkes – Album Design . Martin Keeley – Front Cover Shot . Eric Hays – Back Cover Shot . Herb Greene – Back Cover Shot

Recorded Early 1968 At Olympic Studios And Trident Studios, London.

Released On April 23, 1969 By Regal Zonophone.

Joe Cocker

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allmusic
It’s Cocker’s voice, a soulful rasp of an instrument that carries this album and makes the songs into profound listening experiences. But the surprises in the arrangements, tempoand approaches taken help make this an exceptional album. […]

Discogs
Joe Cocker‘s version was a radical re-arrangement of the original, in a slower, 6/8 meter, using different chords in the middle eightand a lengthy instrumental introduction (featuring drums by Procol Harum’s B.J. Wilson, guitar lines from Jimmy Pageand organ by Tommy Eyre). […]

Rolling Stone
Ranked number 2 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The Best Vocal Performances in Rock History. Countless artists covered the Beatles in the 1960s, but few people took a sledgehammer to one of their tunes quite like Cocker did. Almost nothing from the original remains besides the words; he also poured every ounce of himself into the vocals, transforming the track into a jaw-dropping blues number. […]

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