1984 Joe Cocker – Civilized Man

Civilized Man is the ninth studio album by the British artist Joe Cocker, released in May 1984, his first on Capitol label. It includes a cover of the 1981 Squeeze hit “Tempted”, as well as “There Goes My Baby”, a 1959 hit single from The Drifters.

Songs for the album were recorded at two different sessions. Side “A”, recorded at Village Recorders in Los Angeles, was produced by Gary Katz and features as a backing band the core of the then current group Toto (Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro and David Paich), whereas side “B”, recorded in Nashville, was produced by Stewart Levine, and features Music City stalwarts (David Briggs, Reggie Young, Larrie Londin and David Hungate). The album also features an appearance by Joe Cocker’s former bandmate Jim Keltner (on “Long Drag Off A Cigarette”).

Civilized Man, along with its predecessor Sheffield Steel, marked the beginning of a new era of Joe Cocker albums, giving way to a much fuller style of production and taking more advantage of technology to experiment to produce more contemporary sounding music. Civilized Man expanded on the success of his previous album, selling well in Europe.

Tracks

1  Civilized Man (Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson) 3:55
2  There Goes My Baby (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, George Treadwell, Lover Patterson, Benjamin Nelson) 3:47
3  Come On In (Bob Telson) 3:49
4  Tempted (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) 4:15
5  Long Drag Off A Cigarette (Larry John McNally) 2:35
6  I Love The Night (Troy Seals, Michael Reid) 3:48
7  Crazy In Love (Randy McCormick, Even Stevens) 3:52
8  A Girl Like You (Troy Seals, Will Jennings) 3:09
9  Hold On (I Feel Our Love Is Changing) (Joe Sample, Will Jennings) 3:41
10  Even A Fool Would Let Go (Tom Snow, Kerry Chater) 3:53

Media

Musicians

1 Civilized Man

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerStarz Vanderlockett
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsMary Davis
Background VocalsDeirdre Tuck Corley


2 There Goes My Baby

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDomenic Troiano
PianoRob Mounsey
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerBob Telson
PercussionStarz Vanderlockett
Background VocalsBobbie Butler
Background VocalsSam Butler
Background VocalsJames Carter


3 Come On In

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDomenic Troiano
OrganBob Telson
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PianoRob Mounsey
SynthesizerBob Telson
Background VocalsBobbie Butler
Background VocalsFrank Floyd
Background VocalsJames Carter
Background VocalsSam Butler
Background VocalsZack Sanders


4 Tempted

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
OrganDavid Paich
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SaxDave Tofani
TromboneDave Bargeron
TrumpetRandy Brecker
PercussionStarz Vanderlockett
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsDeirdre Tuck Corley
Background VocalsMary Davis


5 Long Drag Off A Cigarette

BassNathan East
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLarry John McNally
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
Background VocalsFrank Floyd
Background VocalsZack Sanders


6 I Love The Night

BassBob Wray
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarJon Goin
GuitarReggie Young
KeyboardsDavid Briggs
SynthesizerShane Keister
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 Crazy In Love

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarPete Bordonali
Fender RhodesRandy McCormick
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 A Girl Like You

BassBob Wray
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarJon Goin
GuitarReggie Young
PianoDavid Briggs
SynthesizerShane Keister
SaxJim Horn
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


9 Hold On (I Feel Our Love Is Changing)

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPete Bordonali
KeyboardsDavid Briggs
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


10 Even A Fool Would Let Go

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJon Goin
KeyboardsDavid Briggs
SynthesizerShane Keister

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Katz (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Producer – Gary Katz Stewart Levine (Tracks 6, 7 ,8 , 9, 10)
Arranged By (Horns) – Bob Telson (Tracks 4)
Engineer – Daniel Lazerus (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Engineer – Lynn Peterzell (Tracks 6, 7 ,8 , 9, 10)
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Daniel Lazerus (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Design – John O’Brien
Photography By – Richard Avedon

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Marketed By – EMI
Manufactured By – EMI
Distributed By – EMI
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – Soundworks, New York
Recorded At – House of David
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – Masterdisk