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Hymn for My Soul [Bonus Track]


  • 1. You Haven't Done Nothin'
    2. One Word (Peace)
    3. Love Is for Me
    4. Don't Give Up on Me
    5. Long as I Can See the Light
    6. Beware of Darkness
    7. Just Pass It On
    8. River's Invitation
    9. Ring Them Bells
    10. Hymn 4 My Soul
    11. Come Together
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30398

  • Credits
    ProducerEthan Johns; T-Bone Burnett; Teese Gohl; T-Bone Burnett
    EngineerEthan Johns

    Personnel: Ethan Johns (guitar, acoustic guitar, hurdy-gurdy, ukulele, harmonium, background vocals); Greg Leisz (guitar, steel guitar, mandolin); T-Bone Wolk (guitar, bass guitar); Albert Lee , Mark Stewart (guitar); T-Bone Burnett (baritone guitar); Julie Gigante, Phillipe Levy (violin); Brian Denbow (viola); David Low (cello); Tom Scott (saxophone); Chuck Findley, Greg Adams (trumpet); David Palmer (piano, Wurlitzer piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Benmont Tench (piano); Rick Martinez (Clavinet); Mike Finnigan (Hammond b-3 organ); Bob Babbitt (bass guitar); Jim Keltner (drums, percussion); James Gadson, Charley Drayton (drums); Don Heffington (congas, triangle, vibraslap); Antonique Smith, Yassmin Alers, Benjamin Ochieng, Jim Gilstrap, Julia Waters, Julianna Raye, Merry Clayton, Oren Waters, Orfeh, Tata Vega, Tracy Nicole Chapman (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: Ethan Johns; Mike Piersante.
    Recording information: Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
    Photographers: Andrew McPherson ; Jennifer Johns.
    Even in his sixties, Joe Cocker is fully capable of releasing a soulful roar as powerful as that of his glory days. HYMN FOR MY SOUL finds the British belter adding a hint of gospel and a decided spiritual feeling to his trick bag without actually covering any gospel material. Ever the gifted interpreter, Cocker takes on everything from Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells" to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Long As I Can See the Light" and even the Beatles' "Come Together," his emotive rasp transforming them all into something uniquely his own. The title track, an Andy Fairweather-Low tune, combines greasy R&B with a gospel tint in a way that sums up the album's mixture of earthy emotion and upward aspirations.

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.74) - "[With] John Fogerty's 'Long As I Can See the Light.' Cocker transforms the song in his own image, and the result is possibly the highlight of the album. He brings it home, too, on George Harrison's 'Beware of Darkness'..."
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