Sheffield Steel

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Sheffield Steel
Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released 22 May 1982
Recorded Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
Genre Blues rock, soft rock
Length 38:19
Label Island
Producer Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin
Joe Cocker chronology
Luxury You Can Afford
(1979)
Sheffield Steel
(1982)
Civilized Man
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Sheffield Steel is the eighth studio album by Joe Cocker, produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin, with Sly and Robbie, Wally Badarou, Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung and Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, aka the Compass Point Allstars, a studio band named after the legendary Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, and released in 1982. It was re-released in 2002 with several bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Look What You've Done" (Leo Nocentelli)
  2. "Shocked" (Ira Ingber, Greg Sutton)
  3. "Sweet Little Woman" (Andy Fraser)
  4. "Seven Days" (Bob Dylan)
  5. "Marie" (Randy Newman)
  6. "Ruby Lee" (Bill Withers, Melvin Dunlap)
  7. "Many Rivers to Cross" (Jimmy Cliff)
  8. "So Good, So Right" (Brenda Russell)
  9. "Talking Back to the Night" (Steve Winwood, Will Jennings)
  10. "Just Like Always" (Jimmy Webb)

Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Sweet Little Woman" (Andy Fraser) [12" mix]
  2. "Look What You've Done" (Leo Nocentelli) [12" mix]
  3. "Right in the Middle (Of Falling in Love)" (Sam Dees)
  4. "Inner City Blues" (Marvin Gaye, James Nyx, Jr.)

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Wally Badarou – keyboards
  • Robert Palmer – vocals
  • Jimmy Cliff – vocals
  • Adrian Bellew – guitar
  • Barry Reynolds – guitar, vocals
  • Mikey Chung – guitar
  • Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Uziah "Sticky" Thompson – percussion
  • Anton Corbijn – photography
  • Paul Wexler – Assistant Producer

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1982 Norwegian Albums Chart 9
1982 New Zealand Albums Chart 14
1982 Dutch Albums Chart 15
1982 German Albums Chart 46
1982 US Albums Chart 105


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