Average review score based on 3 user reviews
On 'Parkinson' on TV one night I heard Joe Cocker singing the nicest song I'd ever heard. I was asleep and it woke me. Therefore, I didn't know that it was a song from 'Hymn for my Soul'. I didn't know the title and 'googled' Joe Cocker, it took ages to find what I was looking for. It turned out to be 'Pass it on'. I play this particular song every day and the album almost every day. I'm not a particular fan of Joe Cocker although some of his songs I do like. This album is the best! Pass it On is the most beautiful sound I've ever heard.
"Hymn For My Soul" was not the Joe Cocker I expected to hear when listening. With time, Joe appears to have mellowed in his style and has developed more of a gospel / soul style with his own and backing vocals. Not the man who sang with Tina Turner, but more of a mellow James Brown style.
The album is excellent to listen to, and I enjoyed it but it would not be an album I would put on to listen to, it would be an album to have on in the background and simply hear. One for when you have friends around and are drinking, or a good after-hours album.
fantastic cd, saw joe livein sheffield this year and was knockd out by his performance. this cd will be a permenant reminder of a marvelous gig. Joe really rocks!!!!! He can show these young lightweights how its done.