Sheffield Steel

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Sheffield Steel
Sheffield Steel.jpg
Studio album by Joe Cocker
Released22 May 1982
RecordedCompass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
GenreBlues rock, soft rock
Length38:19
LabelIsland
ProducerChris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin
Joe Cocker chronology
Luxury You Can Afford
(1978)
Sheffield Steel
(1982)
Civilized Man
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Sheffield Steel is the eighth studio album by Joe Cocker, produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin, with Sly and Robbie, Wally Badarou, Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung and Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, a.k.a. the Compass Point Allstars, a studio band named after the legendary Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, and released in 1982. This was Cocker's first album for Island Records and followed a four-year break in recording for the singer following his previous album, Luxury You Can Afford. It was re-released in 2002 with several bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Look What You've Done" (Leo Nocentelli)
  2. "Shocked" (Ira Ingber, Gregg Sutton)
  3. "Sweet Little Woman" (Andy Fraser)
  4. "Seven Days" (Bob Dylan)
  5. "Marie" (Randy Newman)
  6. "Ruby Lee" (Bill Withers, Melvin Dunlap)
  7. "Many Rivers to Cross" (Jimmy Cliff)
  8. "So Good, So Right" (Brenda Russell)
  9. "Talking Back to the Night" (Steve Winwood, Will Jennings)
  10. "Just Like Always" (Jimmy Webb)

Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Sweet Little Woman" (Andy Fraser) [12" mix]
  2. "Look What You've Done" (Leo Nocentelli) [12" mix]
  3. "Right in the Middle (Of Falling in Love)" (Sam Dees)
  4. "Inner City Blues" (Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.)

Personnel[edit]

Technical

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1982 Norway 9
New Zealand 14
Denmark 15
Germany 46
U.S. Billboard 105

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[3] Gold 100,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheffield Steel. Rolling Stone
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r4244
  3. ^ "French album certifications – Joe Cocker – Sheffield Steel" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 19 April 2017. Select JOE COCKER and click OK.