Mad Dogs & Englishmen [Remastered] Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Live
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, October 5, 1999
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It helps to set the scene for the 1970 tour. Two years earlier Cocker had hit the top of the charts in the U.K. with his cover of the Beatles' "A Little Help From My Friends," and when he sang the song at Woodstock he made a name for himself in the colonies. Leon Russell became Cocker's musical director and provided a second hit in England with "Delta Lady." Two albums came out in 1969, "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Joe Cocker!", both of which went gold. What makes this live album so amazing is that Cocker only sings one song form his first album (and it is not even the title cut but "Feelin' Alright") and only three cuts from the second: "Bird on a Wire," "Delta Lady" and another in a series of classic Beatles coves, "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.Read more ›
[25 April 2014]
Mad Dogs has been released numerous times on CD. What follows is a substantial re-write of my original review, because the versions that were current when I first wrote this are long gone, and have been replaced with a couple of others...
There are a few things to guide your purchase: Completeness, Sound Quality, and Price.
The winner for both Completeness and Sound Quality is the 6-disc set released by HIP-O Select. This release included all four shows (each day's matinee and evening show), complete and in their original order. There were only 2,500 sets. The set is no longer available.
Hip-O followed up the 6-disc set with a pair of 3-disc sets (one set for each day). The sound quality is the same as the 6-disc sets and includes all the same material, sequence, etc. with 5,000 of each 3-disc sets being released. The sets are no longer available.
A complete track list for the 6-disc set can be had by going to: www.hip-oselect.com. Click on the Rock / Pop / Country category in the right-hand column, then scroll down in the main window to get to the link for the listing.
To get any of the above, you will spend hundreds of dollars. Assuming you are not ready to spend that much, I would go with the 2-disc set from 2005 (the year after they did the limited releases mentioned above). It will be in a plastic sleeve with "Deluxe Edition" on the front, lower right.Read more ›
A case in point is this utterly enjoyable album by Joe Cocker, a document of a brief but memorable tour with a band that featured about 10 singers, 3 drummers, 2 horn players, and a great piano-organ-guitar-bass section featuring Leon Russell, Chris Stainton and Carl Radle. There were a lot of musicians on stage, making a stew of music that combined tambourine-shaking white and black gospel, sophisticated Ray Charles-type blues, and British rock. Very quickly, this style went out of style. Leon Russell's time in the limelight was short, as was Delaney and Bonnie's and they were the primary exponents of this sound. In truth, Joe Cocker was probably a strange choice to front a band like this--it's more of a Leon Russell production in many ways. But the combination works magically on this album. Cuts like "Honky Tonk Woman," and "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" rock out, while the middle section of the album featuring a couple of Ray Charles classics, "Drown in My Own Tears" and "Let's Go Get Stoned," and other R&B songs seem very close to Cocker's heart. Russell gives us the great "Delta Lady" and "Superstar" (sung by Rita Coolidge), and his piano dominates the album's biggest hits, "The Letter" and "Cry Me a River," in which he proves that almost any pop song can be sanctified.Read more ›
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Too many songs left out - including, remarkably, the title track.Published 15 days ago by susan barnett
Oh Joe, we miss you so! Wonderful CD for the Joe Cocker appreciator. Well done, and full of memories.Published 4 months ago by Karen S. Lyddane
what a power house of an album
Leon Russell on piano Joe on vocals does'nt get much better
This album takes me back and reminds me of why I've always loved Joe Cocker and Leon RussellPublished 5 months ago by cathy edwards