Artist: Joe Cocker Title Of Album: Respect Yourself Year Of Release: July 16, 2002 Label: Red Int / Red Ink Genre: Blues, Soul, Pop, Rock Quality: MP3 Bitrate: CBR 256 kbps, 44.1 kHz, Stereo Total Time: 48:19 min Total Size: 88 Mb
01. You Can't Have My Heart 04:02 02. Love Not War 04:01 03. You Took It So Hard 04:29 04. Never Tear Us Apart 04:04 05. This Is Your Life 04:36 06. Respect Yourself 05:15 07. I'm Listening Now 05:02 08. Leave a Light On 04:34 09. It's Only Love 03:56 10. Every Time It Rains 03:35 11. Midnight Without You 05:07
Joe Cocker rocks on "Respect Yourself," an excellent and consistently strong set. "You Can't Have My Heart" is a soulful midtempo track that oozes commercial potential. One of my favorite obscure writer/performers, Tom Snow, cowrote "Love Not War" which jolts forward toward a buoyant chorus, "Do you even know what you're fighting for, baby 'cause I can't take it any more, let's make love not war." "You Took It So Hard" is a romantic slow crooner. Patrick Warren's dramatic strings polish Michael Hutchence's diamond "Never Tear Us Apart." "This Is Your Life" a pleasant John Shanks track complete with John Shanks' guitar. The title tune is the second diamond on the CD, pulsing with Paul Bushnell's soulful bass. "I'm Listening Now" is an adequate song passionately sung by Joe with his soulful growl. "Leave A Light On" works its way to a firestorm chorus, "I believe there's a reason why it's meant to be; I believe there's a way that we can love & still be free." "It's Only Love" is another positive midtempo rocker. The CD slows for Randy Newman's "Every Time It Rains" that Joe milks for every drop of lonely emotion. The CD concludes with a jazz-inflected track cowritten by Chris Boti. "Respect Yourself" is great set from this classic rocker, fairly consistent with good quality material, making the most of Cocker's strengths. Enjoy!