Hymn for My Soul

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Hymn for My Soul
Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released 26 March 2007
Genre Rock, blues
Length 37:22
Label EMI
Producer Ethan Johns
Joe Cocker chronology
Gold
(2006)
Hymn for My Soul
(2007)
Hard Knocks
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Hymn for My Soul is the twentieth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 2007. It was produced by Ethan Johns. Musicians on these special sessions included Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench, legendary drummer Jim Keltner, Mike Finnigan, ace guitarist Albert Lee, Dave Palmer, Greg Leisz, James Gadson, Bob Babbitt and Johns. The songs include Cocker's signatures on George Harrison's "Beware of Darkness", Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells", John Fogerty's "Long As I Can See The Light" and Stevie Wonder's "You Haven't Done Nothin'".

The album reached No. 9 on Billboard's Christian albums chart.[2]

Track list[edit]

  1. "You Haven't Done Nothin'" – 3:50 (Stevie Wonder)
  2. "One Word (Peace)" – 2:49 (John Magnie, Tommy Malone)
  3. "Love Is For Me" – 4:05 (Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr.)
  4. "Don't Give Up on Me" – 4:05 (Hoy Lindsey, Dan Penn, Carson Whitsett)
  5. "Long as I Can See the Light" – 3:34 (John Fogerty)
  6. "Beware of Darkness" – 3:51 (George Harrison)
  7. "Just Pass It On" – 4:39 (Daniel Moore)
  8. "Rivers Invitation" – 3:31 (Percy Mayfield)
  9. "Ring Them Bells" – 3:04 (Bob Dylan)
  10. "Hymn 4 My Soul" – 3:54 (Andy Fairweather-Low)
  11. "Come Together" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:25 – US edition bonus track
  12. "Hymn 4 My Soul" (instrumental) – 3:54 (Andy Fairweather-Low) – Single B side

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Cocker – vocals
  • Ethan Johns – guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonium, hurdy gurdy, backing vocals, producer, string arrangements, mixing, engineer
  • Albert Lee – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – guitar, steel guitar, mandolin
  • Bob Babbitt – bass
  • Dave Palmer – piano, keyboards, Wurlitzer, pipe organ
  • Benmont Tench – piano
  • Mike Finnigan – Hammond organ
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Greg Adams – trumpet
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet
  • David Low – cello
  • Julie Gigante – violin
  • Phillipe Levy – violin
  • Brian Denbow – viola
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Don Heffington – conga, vibraslap, triangle
  • Merry Clayton – backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap – backing vocals
  • Benjamin Ochieng – backing vocals
  • Julianna Raye – backing vocals
  • Tata Vega – backing vocals
  • Julia Waters – backing vocals
  • Oren Waters – backing vocals
  • Billy Mims – assistant engineer
  • Neil Comber – mixing assistant
  • Dan Porter – mixing assistant
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Ryan Corey – art direction, design
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction, design
  • Jennifer Johns – photography
  • Andrew McPherson – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 9
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 22
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[6] 16
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 38
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 29
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 8
Greek Albums (IFPI)[10] 16
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 76
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[12] 41
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[13] 75
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Russia (NFPF)[16] Gold 10,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[17] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Hymn for My Soul at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Hymn for My Soul – Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 200715 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Top 50 Ξένων Aλμπουμ". IFPI Greece (in Greek). Archived from the original on 6 May 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Classifiche". FIMI. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  15. ^ May 2007 "26 May 2007 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Russian album certifications – Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF). Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Joe Cocker; 'Hymn for My Soul')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Joe Cocker – Hymn for My Soul". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 February 2013.  Enter Hymn for My Soul in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go