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Sheffield Steel (Expanded Edition)

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Download links and information about Sheffield Steel (Expanded Edition) by Joe Cocker. This album was released in 1982 and it belongs to Rock, Blues Rock, Pop genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:02:14 minutes.

Artist: Joe Cocker
Release date: 1982
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Pop
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:02:14
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Look What You've Done 4:13
2. Shocked 3:17
3. Sweet Little Woman 4:02
4. Seven Days 5:21
5. Marie 2:35
6. Ruby Lee 4:25
7. Many Rivers to Cross 3:43
8. So Good, So Right 2:33
9. Talking Back to the Night 4:47
10. Just Like Always 3:27
11. Sweet Little Woman (12" Mix) 6:01
12. Look What You've Done (12" Mix) 8:42
13. Right in the Middle (Of Falling in Love) 3:48
14. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:20

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After his one-album stint at Asylum Records with Luxury You Can Afford in 1978, Joe Cocker was without a record label until 1981, when he signed to Island Records. Island head Chris Blackwell took him to the Compass Point studios in the Bahamas, where he recorded a 12-inch single, "Sweet Little Woman"/"Look What You've Done" (included here among the bonus tracks), released in May 1981, then continued working on a full-length album. When that album, Sheffield Steel, appeared a year later, listeners could be forgiven for imagining, during the instrumental portions, that they were hearing not a Joe Cocker disc, but rather a Robert Palmer record. The instrumentalists were the Compass Point All-Stars, led by drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare, and including keyboard player Wally Badarou and guitarist Barry Reynolds, and they maintained a steady tropical groove on most tracks that strongly recalled their work on Palmer's series of albums. Typically, however, Cocker made his own a group of high-quality songs from major songwriters. Bob Dylan's "Seven Days" was an obscure tune only previously heard in a 1979 recording by Ron Wood. Cocker succeeded with Randy Newman's "Marie" as he would again four years later with the songwriter's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" by singing it without any of the irony Newman's version contained. Cocker got a jump on what would be the title track to Steve Winwood's next album, "Talking Back to the Night," and he approached Jimmy Webb's "Just Like Always" with delicacy. The result was an effective album, if, once again, a one-off effort, since Cocker, his career rejuvenated by the success of the movie theme "Up Where We Belong," quickly decamped for Capitol. This reissue adds two previously unreleased songs, one of which is an impressive rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues."