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