1996 Joe Cocker – Organic

Organic is the fifteenth studio album by Joe Cocker, released on October 14th, 1996 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 with a band featuring Jim Keltner, Chris Stainton, Dean Parks, Greg Leisz, James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Stacy Campbell and occasionally Tony Joe White, culminating in three special performances at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 30th, 31st and November 1st.

Tracks

1  Into The Mystic (Van Morrison) 3:31
2  Bye Bye Blackbird (Morton Dixon, Ray Henderson) 3:30
3  Delta Lady (Leon Russell) 3:16
4 Heart Full Of Rain (Michael Dan Ehmig, Tony Joe White) 4:48
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus) 3:52
6  Many Rivers To Cross (Jimmy Cliff) 4:23
7 High Lonesome Blue (Joe Cocker, Tony Joe White) 4:10
8  Sail Away (Randy Newman) 3:00
9  You And I (Stevie Wonder) 4:35
10  Darlin’ Be Home Soon (John Sebastion) 4:11
11  Dignity (Bob Dylan) 3:13
12  You Can Leave Your Hat On (Randy Newman) 3:46
13  You Are So Beautiful (Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston) 2:43
14  Can’t Find My Way Home (Steve Winwood) 3:54

Media

Musicians

1 Into The Mystic

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
DobroGreg Leisz
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
WurlitzerChris Stainton
VocalsJoe Cocker


2 Bye Bye Blackbird

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
PianoChris Stainton
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
Background VocalsMaxine Sharp
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsMyrna Smith
Background VocalsPortia Griffin
VocalsJoe Cocker


3 Delta Lady

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
DobroGreg Leisz
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
PianoChris Stainton
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
VocalsJoe Cocker


4 Heart Full Of Rain

BassDarryl Jones
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarTony Joe White
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
HarmonicaTony Joe White
PianoChris Stainton
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
VocalsJoe Cocker


5 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
DobroGreg Leisz
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
PianoChris Stainton
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
Background VocalsMaxine Sharp
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsMyrna Smith
Background VocalsPortia Griffin
VocalsJoe Cocker


6 Many Rivers To Cross

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
DobroGreg Leisz
PianoChris Stainton
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
CelloRudy Stein
CelloSuzie Katayama
ViolaDenyse Buffum
ViolaEvan Wilson
ViolinPeter Kent
ViolinSid Page
VocalsJoe Cocker


7 High Lonesome Blue

BassDarryl Jones
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarTony Joe White
HarmonicaTony Joe White
VocalsJoe Cocker


8 Sail Away

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
PianoRandy Newman
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
CelloRudy Stein
CelloSuzie Katayama
ViolaDenyse Buffum
ViolaEvan Wilson
ViolinPeter Kent
ViolinSid Page
VocalsJoe Cocker


9 You And I

BassDarryl Jones
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
CelloRudy Stein
CelloSuzie Katayama
ViolaDenyse Buffum
ViolaEvan Wilson
ViolinPeter Kent
ViolinSid Page
VocalsJoe Cocker


10 Darlin’ Be Home Soon

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Hammond OrganJamie Muhoberac
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
WurlitzerChris Stainton
VocalsJoe Cocker


11 Dignity

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
DobroGreg Leisz
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
PianoChris Stainton
VocalsJoe Cocker


12 You Can Leave Your Hat On

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohnny Lee Schell
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
PercussionJoe Porcaro
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
Background VocalsMaxine Sharp
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsMyrna Smith
Background VocalsPortia Griffin
VocalsJoe Cocker


13 You Are So Beautiful

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
CelloRudy Stein
CelloSuzie Katayama
ViolaDenyse Buffum
ViolaEvan Wilson
ViolinPeter Kent
ViolinSid Page
VocalsJoe Cocker


14 Can’t Find My Way Home

BassDarryl Jones
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsKenny Aronoff
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
PianoChris Stainton
SynthesizerJamie Muhoberac
VocalsJoe Cocker

Liner Notes

Producer – Don Was
Producer (Assistant) – Jane Oppenheimer
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – David Campbell (Tracks 6, 8, 9 13)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Recorded By ( (2nd Assistant), Mixed By (2nd Assistant) – Greg Burns
Recorded By (Assistant), Mixed By (Assistant) – Jeff DeMorris, Richard Huredia
Recorded By, Mixed By – Rik Pekkonen

Artwork By (Art Direction, Design) – Norman Moore
Photography – Linda Barcojo

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