Organic (Joe Cocker album)

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Organic
Organic.jpg
Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released 29 October 1996
Genre Rock
Length 52:21
Label 550 Music
Producer Don Was
Joe Cocker chronology
The Long Voyage Home
(1995)
Organic
(1996)
Across from Midnight
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Organic is the fifteenth studio album by Joe Cocker, released on October 14th, 1996 (see 1996 in music) in the UK.

The album sees Cocker return to his musical roots with a remarkable collection of new recordings of some of his own classics, including "You Are So Beautiful", "Delta Lady" and "Many Rivers To Cross" coupled with fresh interpretations of Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic", Bob Dylan's "Dignity" and Stevie Wonder's "You And I".

The Organic sessions were guided by producer Don Was and include performances from such legendary musicians as Jim Keltner, Billy Preston, Chris Stainton, Dean Parks and Randy Newman.

The album was showcased in Europe throughout October 1996, culminating in three special performances at Shepherd's Bush Empire on October 30th, 31st and November 1st.


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Into the Mystic" – 3:31 (Van Morrison)
  2. "Bye Bye Blackbird" – 3:31 (Morton Dixon, Ray Henderson)
  3. "Delta Lady" – 3:16 (Leon Russell)
  4. "Heart Full of Rain" – 4:48 (Michael Dan Ehmig, Tony Joe White)
  5. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" – 3:52 (Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus)
  6. "Many Rivers to Cross" – 4:23 (Jimmy Cliff)
  7. "High Lonesome Blue" – 4:10 (Cocker/White)
  8. "Sail Away" – 3:00 (Randy Newman)
  9. "You and I" – 4:35 (Stevie Wonder)
  10. "Darling Be Home Soon" – 4:11 (John Sebastian)
  11. "Dignity" – 3:13 (Bob Dylan)
  12. "You Can Leave Your Hat On" – 3:46 (Newman)
  13. "You Are So Beautiful" – 2:43 (Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston)
  14. "Can't Find My Way Home" – 3:53 (Steve Winwood)
  15. "Human Touch" – 3:46 (Bruce Springsteen)
  16. "Anybody Seen My Girl" – 3:02 (Kevin Moore)
  17. "Something" – 3:18 (George Harrison)

Tracks 15–17 are bonus tracks released only on a single "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood".

Singles[edit]

  1. "Into the Mystic" / "Have a Little Faith in Me" / "Unchain My Heart" (90's vsn) / "Highway Highway" (France, 1996)
  2. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" / "Human Touch" / "Anybody Seen My Girl" / "You Can Leave Your Hat On" (France, 1996)
  3. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" / "Human Touch" / "Anybody Seen My Girl" (UK, 1996)
  4. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" / "Something" / "High Lonesome Blue" (UK, 1996)

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[2] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[3] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[4] Gold 25,000^

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

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