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Hymn for My Soul

  • 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. Rivers Invitation
    9. Ring Them Bells
    10. Hymn 4 My Soul
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 390373

  • Credits
    ProducerEthan Johns
    EngineerEthan Johns

    Personnel: Ethan Johns (guitar, acoustic guitar, hurdy-gurdy, ukulele, harmonium, background vocals); Greg Leisz (guitar, steel guitar, mandolin); Albert Lee (guitar); Julie Gigante, Phillipe Levy (violin); Brian Denbow (viola); David Low (cello); Tom Scott (saxophone); Chuck Findley, Greg Adams (trumpet); David Palmer (piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Benmont Tench (piano); Jim Keltner (drums, percussion); James Gadson (drums); Don Heffington (congas, triangle, vibraslap); Benjamin Ochieng, Jim Gilstrap, Julia Waters, Julianna Raye, Merry Clayton, Oren Waters, Tata Vega (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Ethan Johns.
    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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