The Collection is a compilation album by Joe Cocker, released in 1986 by Castle Communications.
After starting out as an unsuccessful pop singer (working under the name Vance Arnold), Joe Cocker found his niche singing rock and soul in the pubs of England with his superb backing group, the Grease Band. He hit number one in the U.K. in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' "A Little Help from My Friends." His career really took off after he sang that song at Woodstock in August 1969…
1987 German 18-track compilation CD album featuring his greatest songs includes three lives tracks plus two bonus tracks. Fold-out picture sleeve including family tree.
Greatest Hits features most, but not all (no "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" or "It's a Sin When You Love Somebody"), of his biggest hits from the early '70s. Nevertheless, there's plenty of fine music here, making the record a solid compilation.
UK release. This collection comprises all of Cocker's studio albums released from 1984 - 2007, including Live recordings, rarities, additional content from European deluxe discs, US Album versions and songs found in tribute albums from the likes of Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. The albums included in this box are: 1. Civilised Man (1984) 2. Cocker (1986) 3. Unchain My Heart (1987) 4. One Night Of Sin (1989) 5. Joe Cocker (Live) (1990) 6. Night Calls (1992) 7. Have A Little Faith (1994) 8. Organic (1996) 9. Across From Midnight (1997) 10. No Ordinary World (1999) 11. Respect Yourself (2002) 12. Heart & Soul (2004) 13. Hymn For My Soul (2007) 14. Related Recordings (Exclusive Bonus Disc).
Sony Music are honouring the memory of Joe Cocker with the release of ‘The Life Of A Man’, the first comprehensive double album with all the hits and highlights of his career, released in Europe on the 20th November 2015…
“Fire it Up - Live” is the sensational recording of the celebrated “Fire it Up - Live” European tour, that has delighted millions of fans since its kick off in March. This first live recording of a concert by Joe Cocker in 20 years is released in HD quality on 2 CDs, DVD and digitally. It features the highlights from his gold album “Fire It Up” as well as timeless hits like “With a Little Help of my Friends”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”, “Unchain My Heart”, “Up Where We Belong”, and “You Are So Beautiful”. Director of the concert film is Nick Wickham, known for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, and Rihanna. The complete show at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne in April and fantastic “Making Of” material not only document the special bond between Joe Cocker and his German fans but also half a century of music history.