Joe Cocker ‎– With A Little Help From My Friends (Audiophile)

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Super Rare Audiophile Version Still in Shrink.

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.

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Description

Cube Records ‎– INT 188.000 Stereo Vinyl LP Half Speed Audiophile 1982

Side 1.

  1. Feeling Alright
    Backing Vocals – Brenda Holloway, Merry Clayton, Patrice Holloway
    Bass – Carol Kaye
    Congas [Tumba], Maracas – David Cohen, Laudir
    Drums – Paul Humphries
    Piano – Artie Butler
    Written-By – Dave Mason

  2. Bye Bye Blackbird
    Backing Vocals – Madeline Bell, Rosetta Hightower, Sunny Weetman
    Bass, Piano, Organ – Chris Stainton
    Drums – Clem Cattini
    Guitar – Tony Visconti
    Lead Guitar [Solo] – Jimmy Page
    Written-By – Dixon, Henderson

  3. Change In Louise
    Backing Vocals – Su Weetman, Sunny Weetman
    Bass, Piano – Chris Stainton
    Drums – Mike Kellie
    Guitar – Henry McCullough
    Written-By – Chris Stainton, Joe Cocker

  4. Marjorine
    Bass, Piano – Chris Stainton
    Drums – Clem Cattini
    Guitar – Albert Lee, Jimmy Page
    Written-By – Chris Stainton, Frank Myles, Joe Cocker, Tom Rattigan

  5. Just Like A Woman
    Bass – Chris Stainton
    Drums – B.J. WIlson
    Guitar – Jimmy Page
    Organ – Matthew Fisher
    Piano – Tommy Eyre
    Written-By – Bob Dylan

Side 2.

  1. Do I Still Figure In Your Life?
    Backing Vocals – Madeline Bell, Su Weetman, Sunny Weetman
    Bass – Chris Stainton
    Drums – Mike Kellie
    Guitar – Henry McCullough
    Organ – Stevie Winwood
    Written-By – Peter Dello

  2. Sandpaper Cadillac
    Bass, Piano, Organ – Chris Stainton
    Drums – Clem Cattini
    Guitar – Jimmy Page
    Written-By – Chris Stainton, Joe Cocker

  3. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
    Bass – Chris Stainton
    Drums – Kenny Slade
    Guitar – Henry McCullough
    Organ – Tommy Eyre
    Written-By – B. Benjamin, G. Caldwell, S. Marcus

  4. With A Little Help From My Friends
    Backing Vocals – Madeline Bell, Rosetta Hightower, Sunny Weetman
    Bass – Chris Stainton
    Drums – B.J. WIlson
    Guitar – Jimmy Page
    Organ – Tommy Eyre
    Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney

  5. I Shall Be Released
    Arranged By [Strings] – Nick Harrison
    Backing Vocals – Su Weetman, Sunny Weetman
    Bass – Chris Stainton
    Drums – Mike Kelly
    Guitar – Henry McCullough
    Organ – Stevie Winwood
    Written-By – Bob Dylan

Credits:
Producer – Denny Cordell

Notes
Audiophile half speed mastering on 140g vinyl.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Cover Condition

Mint (M)

LP Condition

Mint (M)