Luxury You Can Afford

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Luxury You Can Afford
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Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released August 1978
Genre Blues-rock, soft rock, pop-rock
Label Asylum
Producer Allen Toussaint
Joe Cocker chronology
Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits
(1977)Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits1977
Luxury You Can Afford
Sheffield Steel
(1982)Sheffield Steel1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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