Unchain My Heart (album)

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Unchain My Heart
Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released October 1987 (1987-10)
Recorded 1987 at Unique Recording Studios, NYC
Genre Rock
Length 42:30
Label Capitol
Producer Charlie Midnight, Dan Hartman
Joe Cocker chronology
Joe Cocker Classics Volume 4
(1987)
Unchain My Heart
(1987)
One Night of Sin
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 3/5[2]

Unchain My Heart is the eleventh studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1987. It consists of many cover songs and Cocker did not write any of the lyrics for it.

Miller Lite used Joe Cocker's "Unchain My Heart" for their Dalmatian campaign as the dog jumps from the Budweiser Clydesdale horse-drawn carriage to the Miller Lite truck.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Unchain My Heart" (Bobby Sharp, Teddy Powell) – 5:04
  2. "Two Wrongs" (Eddie Schwartz, David Bendeth) – 4:03
  3. "I Stand in Wonder" (Schwartz, David Tyson) – 4:22
  4. "The River's Rising" (Michael Lunn) – 4:10
  5. "Isolation" (John Lennon) – 3:51
  6. "All Our Tomorrows" (Schwartz, Tyson) – 4:24
  7. "A Woman Loves a Man" (Dan Hartman, Charlie Midnight) – 4:16
  8. "Trust in Me" (Francesca Beghe, Marc Swersky, Midnight) – 4:14
  9. "The One" (Tom Kimmel, Jay Joyce) – 4:37
  10. "Satisfied" (Hartman, Midnight) – 3:24

"Unchain My Heart (song)" is credited to Teddy Powell. The song was written by Bobby Sharp, who sold the rights to Powell.

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals - Joe Cocker
  • Guitars - Phil Grande, Dan Hartman
  • Bass - T.M. Stevens
  • Drums - David Beal
  • Percussion - Sammy Figueroa, Dan Hartman
  • Keyboards - Jeff Levine, Greg Johnson, Robbie Kilgore
  • Saxophones - Clarence Clemons, Crispin Cioe, Ric Cunningham, Lawrence Feldman, Arno Hecht, Robert Funk
  • Trombone - Robert Funk
  • Trumpet - Hollywood Paul Litteral
  • Background vocals - Phoebe Snow, Tawatha Agee, Vaneese Thomas, Benny Diggs, Renee Geyer, Maxine Green, Jayne Ann Lang, B.J. Nelson, Janice Singleton, Dan Hartman
  • Horn arrangements - Crispin Cioe, Arno Hecht, Robert Funk, Hollywood Paul Litteral
  • Studio - Unique Recording Studios, NYC

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 17
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 6
US Billboard 200[8] 89
Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 24
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 5
Canadian Albums (RPM)[11] 40
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 21
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 32

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[15] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[16] 3× Gold 750,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[17] Platinum 50,000x

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chrispell, James. Unchain My Heart (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ | Sputnikmusic
  3. ^ "Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Joe Cocker Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Joe Cocker. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  11. ^ "100 Albums". RPM 47 (21). 12 March 1988. ISSN 0033-7064. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "InfoDisc: Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisc (in French). Retrieved 23 February 2013.  Locate Joe COCKER on the drop-down menu and click OK.
  13. ^ "Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart". Music Canada. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "French album certifications – Cocker J. – Unchain My Heart" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 23 February 2013.  Select COCKER J. and click OK
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Joe Cocker; 'Unchain My Heart')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Joe Cocker; 'Unchain My Heart')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2013.