is the ninth studio album by the British artist Civilized Man Joe Cocker, released in May 1984, his first on Capitol label. It includes a cover of the 1981 Squeeze hit " Tempted", as well as " There Goes My Baby", a 1959 hit single from The Drifters.
Songs for the album were recorded at two different sessions. Side "A", recorded at Village Recorders in Los Angeles, was produced by
Gary Katz and features as a backing band the core of the then current group Toto ( Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, and David Paich), whereas side "B", recorded in Nashville, was produced by Stewart Levine, and features Music City stalwarts ( David Briggs, Reggie Young, Larrie Londin). The album also features an appearance by Joe Cocker's former bandmate Jim Keltner (on "Long Drag Off A Cigarette").
Civilized Man, along with its predecessor Sheffield Steel, marked the beginning of a new era of Joe Cocker albums, giving way to a much fuller style of production and taking more advantage of technology to experiment to produce more contemporary sounding music. Civilized Man expanded on the success of his previous album, selling well in Europe.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Civilized Man" (Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson) – 3:55
There Goes My Baby" ( Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, George Treadwell, Lover Patterson, Benjamin Nelson) – 3:47 "Come on In" (
Bob Telson) – 3:48 "
Tempted" ( Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) – 4:16 "Long Drag off a Cigarette" (Larry John McNally) – 2:35
"I Love The Night" (
Troy Seals, Michael Reid) – 3:47 "
Crazy in Love" (Randy McCormick, Even Stevens) – 3:51 "A Girl Like You" (Seals,
Will Jennings) – 3:09 "Hold On (I Feel Our Love Is Changing)" (
Joe Sample, Will Jennings) – 3:41 "
Even a Fool Would Let Go" ( Tom Snow, Kerry Chater) – 3:54
Personnel [ edit ]
Lead vocals –
Joe Cocker Guitar –
Steve Lukather, Reggie Young, Larry John McNally, Dann Huff, Dean Parks, Domenic Troiano, Jon Goin, Pete Bordonali Bass –
Nathan East, David Hungate, Bob Wray Drums –
Jeff Porcaro, Larrie Londin, Jim Keltner, James Stroud Percussion –
Paulinho da Costa, Starz Vander Lockett Keyboards –
David Briggs, Rob Mounsey, David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Bob Telson, Shane Keister, Randy McCormick Background vocals – Mary Davis, Bobbie Butler, Sam Butler, James W. Carter,
Cissy Houston, Zachary Sanders, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Frank Floyd, Deirdre Tuck Corley Saxophones –
Lenny Pickett, Jim Horn, David Tofani Trombone – Dave Bargeron
Randy Brecker Strings – Sid Sharp
Horn arrangements – Bob Telson
String arrangements –
Production notes [ edit ]
Produced by Gary Katz (1-5) and Stewart Levine (6-10)
Recorded at Village Recorders, Los Angeles (1-5), and in Nashville (6-10)
Chart performance [ edit ]
Swiss Albums Chart
Norway Albums Chart
German Albums Chart
Dutch Albums Chart
Austrian Albums Chart
Swedish Albums Chart
New Zealand Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
US Albums Chart
Sales accomplishments [ edit ]
References [ edit ]