Fire It Up (Joe Cocker album)

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Fire It Up
Fire It Up (Joe Cocker album cover).jpg
Studio album by
Released6 November 2012
StudioEmblem Studios, Calabasas, California
GenreRock, blues
LabelColumbia (Europe)
ProducerMatt Serletic
Joe Cocker chronology
Icon
(2011)
Fire It Up
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Fire It Up is the twenty-second and final studio album by Joe Cocker, released on 6 November 2012 by Sony/Columbia in Europe. It was recorded at Emblem Studios Calabasas, California and like Cocker's previous album, Hard Knocks, it was produced by Matt Serletic. The album was released as a regular jewel case edition as well as a premium edition with additional DVD.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fire It Up" (Alan Frew, Johnny Reid, Marty Dodson)
  2. "I'll Be Your Doctor" (Jeff Trott, Victoria Horn, Steve McMorran)
  3. "You Love Me Back" (Steve Diamond, Stephanie Bentley, Dennis Matkosky)
  4. "I Come in Peace" (Rick Brewster, Ross Wilson)
  5. "You Don't Need a Million Dollars" (Rob Giles)
  6. "Eye on the Prize" (Marc Broussard, Courtlan Clement, Chad Gilmore, De Marco Johnson, Jamie Kenney, Calvin Turner)
  7. "Younger" (Gary Burr)
  8. "You Don't Know What You're Doing to Me" (Tyler Hilton, Wayne Kirkpatrick)
  9. "The Letting Go" (Charlie Evans, Joss Stone, Graham Lyle)
  10. "I'll Walk in the Sunshine Again" (Keith Urban)
  11. "Weight of the World" (Kevin Bowe, Joe Stark)
  12. "The Last Road" (Matt Serletic, Aimée Proal, Dave Katz, Sam Hollander) – Premium edition bonus track
  13. "Walk Through the World with Me" (Marc Cohn, John Leventhal) – Premium edition bonus track
  14. "Let Love Decide" (bonus track) – iTunes bonus track

Premium edition DVD (Directed by Cole Walliser and filmed in Los Angeles, Sept 2012)

  1. "Fire It Up" (Alan Frew, Johnny Reid, Marty Dodson)
  2. "I'll Be Your Doctor" (Jeff Trott, Victoria Horn, Steve McMorran)
  3. "You Love Me Back" (Steve Diamond, Stephanie Bentley, Dennis Matkosky)
  4. "Eye on the Prize" (Marc Broussard, Courtlan Clement, Chad Gilmore, De Marco Johnson, Jamie Kenney, Calvin Turner)
  5. "I Come in Peace" (Rick Brewster, Ross Wilson)
  6. "You Don't Need a Million Dollars" (Rob Giles)
Line-up: Joe Cocker – vocals, Nick Milo, Steve Grove – keyboards, Jack Bruno – drums, Gene Black – guitar, Oneida James-Rebeccu – bass, Nikki Tillman, Kara Britz – backing vocals

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Cocker - lead vocals
  • Ray Parker Jr., Joel Shearer, Tim Pierce, Tom Bukovac - guitar
  • Chris Chaney - bass guitar
  • Dorian Crozier - drums, percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac - keyboards
  • Mike Finnigan - Hammond organ B3, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Matt Serletic - keyboards, programming
  • Jeff Babko - trombone
  • George Shelby, Cleto Escobedo III - saxophone
  • Jamie Hovorka, John Daversa - trumpet
  • Sherree Brown, Mabvuto Carpenter, Ayana Williams, Kara Britz, Michael Finnigan, Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, and RDVZ A Capella Group: Anh Nguyen, Melinda Porto, Nicholas Tubbs, Melanie Fernandez, Richie Ferris, Jeremy Hitch - backing vocals
  • Julie Gigante, Roger Wilkie - violin
  • Brian Dembow - viola
  • Steve Erdody - cello

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Swiss Albums Chart 5
German Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 9
UK Albums Chart 17
Dutch Albums Chart 32
French Album Charts 128
Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart 9
German Albums Chart 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[2] Platinum 200,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Fire It Up at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Bundesverband Musikindustrie: Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Musikindustrie.de. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2014.