Luxury You Can Afford

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Luxury You Can Afford
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Studio album by
Joe Cocker
ReleasedAugust 1978
GenreBlues-rock, soft rock, pop-rock
ProducerAllen Toussaint
Joe Cocker chronology
Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits
Luxury You Can Afford
Sheffield Steel
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]

Luxury You Can Afford is the seventh studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1978 on Asylum Records, his only release for that label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fun Time" (Allen Toussaint) – 2:39
  2. "Watching the River Flow" (Bob Dylan) – 3:16
  3. "Boogie Baby" (Phil Driscoll) – 3:51
  4. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) – 5:27
  5. "I Can't Say No" (John Bettis, Daniel Moore) – 2:51
  6. "Southern Lady" (Phil Driscoll) – 3:16
  7. "I Know (You Don't Want Me No More)" (Barbara George) – 3:08
  8. "What Did You Do to Me Last Night" (Bettye Crutcher) – 3:28
  9. "Lady Put the Light Out" (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett) – 4:46
  10. "Wasted Years" (Phil Driscoll) – 4:49
  11. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) – 4:29


Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Allen Toussaint
  • Michael Lang - Executive producer
  • Alex Sadkin, Bill Gazecki, Gregg Hamm, Jerry Masters, Skip Godwin, Steve Melton - engineer
  • Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida; Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana; and Muscle Shoals Sound, Sheffield, Alabama
  • Gary Heery - photography

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 New Zealand 25
Netherlands 47
US Billboard 76


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. Luxury You Can Afford at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via