13 Songs, 55 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings
no me ,

A Must Have Album

Even for those who don't like Joe Cocker, this album is a must have that will change your mind about his talent. The renditions of 'I Keep Forgetting, 'Everybody Hurts' and 'Chain of Fools are incredible. Soulful, R & B tinged arrangements with deeply felt vocals. It's very powerful music that never fails to lift my spirits.

mr.reallybig ,

Joe Cocker Heart and Soul

Joe Cocker was born to sing these songs. His voice is still great, , the arrangements and production perfect. Everybody Hurts and Whats Going On are courageous and compelling.Even Maybe I'm Amazed is.. amazing.A must have download

Marilu M ,

Wonderful work

Joe Cocker's hypnotizing vocals bring a new soul twist to these covers. His renditions of U2's "One" and REM's "Everybody Hurts" are breathtaking. Words are not enough to describe this album. There is a reason it is called "Heart & Soul", that is what he delivers,his heart and his soul.Everyone should have this album!

About Joe Cocker

After starting out as an unsuccessful pop singer (working under the name Vance Arnold), Joe Cocker found his niche singing rock and soul in the pubs of England with his superb backing group, the Grease Band. He hit number one in the U.K. in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' "A Little Help from My Friends." His career really took off after he sang that song at Woodstock in August 1969. A second British hit came with a version of Leon Russell's "Delta Lady" in the fall of 1969 (by then, Russell was Cocker's musical director) and both of his albums, With a Little Help from My Friends (April 1969) and Joe Cocker! (November 1969), went gold in America. In 1970, his cover of the Box Tops hit "The Letter" became his first U.S. Top Ten. Cocker's first peak of success came when Russell organized the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour of 1970, featuring Cocker and over 40 others and resulting in a third gold album and a concert film. Subsequent efforts were less popular, and problems with alcohol (both on- and off-stage) reduced Cocker's once-powerful voice to a croaking rasp.

Cocker returned to the U.S. Top Ten in 1975, with the romantic ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and topped the charts in 1982 via a duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where We Belong" (the theme from the film An Officer and a Gentleman). He still charted during the '90s, albeit with less frequency than he did in the '70s and '80s. Across from Midnight arrived in 1997, followed by No Ordinary World two years later. Respect Yourself appeared in 2002, and the covers album Heart & Soul followed in 2004. The European release Hymn for My Soul, which featured cover versions of songs by Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and John Fogerty, was issued on Parlophone in 2007. His complete Live at Woodstock performance was released in 2009. In 2010, Hard Knocks -- his first studio album in three years -- appeared in Europe. Cocker's 23rd studio album, Fire It Up, was issued in November 2012 on Sony. It was produced by Matt Serletic, known for his work with Collective Soul, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, and numerous others. Slightly over two years later, however, on December 22, 2014, Cocker succumbed to lung cancer. ~ Cub Koda & William Ruhlmann

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
May 20, 1944




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