Across from Midnight

Across from Midnight is the sixteenth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music).

Across from Midnight
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Studio album by
Released1997
GenreRock
LabelCMC International
ProducerRoger Davies, Chris Lord-Alge, Peter Smith, Bob Thiele
Joe Cocker chronology
Organic
(1996)
Across from Midnight
(1997)
Greatest Hits
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Tonight" – 4:49 (Max Carl, Greg Sutton)
  2. "Could You Be Loved" – 5:47 (Bob Marley)
  3. "That's All I Need to Know" – 4:05 (Graham Lyle, Eros Ramazzotti, Vladi Tosetto)
  4. "N'Oubliez Jamais" – 4:43 (Jim Cregan, Russ Kunkel)
  5. "What Do I Tell My Heart?" – 5:00 (Rick Neigher, John Shanks)
  6. "Wayward Soul" – 4:16 (Brenda Russell, Mark Cawley)
  7. "Loving You Tonight" – 4:38 (Christopher Difford, Glenn Tilbrook)
  8. "Across from Midnight" – 4:57 (Leann White, Tony Joe White)
  9. "What Do You Say?" – 4:42 (Dean Grakal, Greg Sutton)
  10. "The Last One to Know" – 3:30 (Bob Thiele, Greg Sutton)
  11. "That's the Way Her Love Is" – 2:44 (Stephen Allen Davis)
  12. "Need Your Love So Bad" – 5:19 (Mertis John Jr.)[2]

PersonnelEdit

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Chris Stainton – acoustic piano (1, 2, 5, 8, 11, 12), Fender Rhodes (1, 3, 6-9), Hammond B3 organ (3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
  • C. J. Vanston – synthesizer (1, 5, 8, 11), Fender Rhodes (1, 4, 8), Hammond B3 organ (2, 11), string arrangements (2), acoustic piano (4), accordion (4), synth strings (11)
  • Steve Pigott – additional keyboards (3, 6, 7), keyboards (9)
  • Garry Hughes – synthesizer (7), synth strings (7), keyboards (9, 10)
  • Michael Landau – guitar (1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
  • Dean Parks – guitar (1, 5, 8), 12 string guitar, wah wah guitar (2), acoustic guitar (4, 5),
  • Tim Pierce – guitar (1, 4, 5)
  • Graham Lyle – acoustic guitar (3)
  • Tim Renwick – guitar (3, 6, 12)
  • Ronnie Johnson – guitar (7, 9)
  • Glenn Tilbrook – guitar (7), backing vocals (7)
  • Matt Backer – guitar (10)
  • Nigel Spennywin – guitar (10)
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass guitar (1, 5, 8)
  • James "Hutch" Hutchinson – bass guitar (2, 4)
  • Phil Spalding – bass guitar (3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12), backing vocals (3, 6, 7, 9)
  • John Robinson – drums (1, 5, 8)
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums (2, 4)
  • Geoff Dunn – drums (3, 6, 7, 9, 12)
  • Rafael Padilla – percussion (1, 4, 5, 8)
  • Luis Conte – percussion (2)
  • Miles Bould – percussion (7, 9)
  • Dick Marx – horn arrangements (2)
  • Dan Higgins – saxophone (1)
  • Jamie Talbot – saxophone (7, 9)
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (1)
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone (7)
  • Gary Grant – trumpet (1)
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet (1)
  • Steve Sidwell – trumpet (7)
  • Mark Feltham – harmonica (10)
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements (3)
  • Joey Diggs – backing vocals (1, 5)
  • Lamont VanHook – backing vocals (1, 5)
  • Fred White – backing vocals (1, 5)
  • Alexandra Brown – backing vocals (2, 4, 8)
  • Mortonette Jenkins – backing vocals (2, 4, 8)
  • Marlena Jeter – backing vocals (2, 4, 8)
  • Pete Smith – backing vocals (3, 6, 7, 9)
  • Claudia Fontaine – backing vocals (6)
  • Chris Difford – backing vocals (7)
  • Tessa Niles – backing vocals (7)
  • Juliet Roberts – backing vocals (10)

ProductionEdit

  • Joe Cocker – executive producer (all tracks)
  • Roger Davies – producer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 11), executive producer (3, 6, 7, 9, 10 & 12), management.
  • Chris Lord-Alge – producer, recording and overdub engineer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 11).
  • C. J. Vanston – producer (track 2)
  • Pete Smith – producer (tracks 3, 6, 7, 9 & 12), mixing (track 10).
  • Garry Hughes – producer (track 10)
  • Bob Thiele – producer (track 10)
  • Andy Baker – engineer (track 10)
  • Dave Burnham – engineer (track 10)
  • Matt Howe – engineer and mixing (tracks 3, 6, 7, 9 & 12)
  • Martin Dutasta – assistant engineer (tracks 3, 6, 7, 9 & 12)
  • Lee Phillips – mix assistant (tracks 3, 6, 7, 9 & 12)
  • Mike Dy – assistant engineer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 11)
  • A. Mixdorf – assistant engineer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 11)
  • Tony Cousins – mastering
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Greg Gorman – photography
  • Michael Owens – tray photography

ChartsEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 2
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 3
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[9] 27
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[10] 7
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 37
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 4

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1997) Position
German Albums Chart[13] 27
Chart (1998) Position
German Albums Chart[14] 49

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[15] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[16] Platinum 50,000*
France (SNEP)[17] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[18] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[19] Platinum 100,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[20] Gold 25,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[21] Platinum 50,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[22] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Widely credited to Little Willie John, but in fact written by his brother Mertis.
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  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Ultratop 50 Albums Vlaanderen & Wallonie 1998". Ultratop. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  17. ^ "French album certifications – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  18. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Joe Cocker; 'Across from Midnight')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Joe Cocker – Across from Midnight" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 12 April 2019. Enter Across from Midnight in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  20. ^ "Trofeer". IFPI Norsk. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  21. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Joe Cocker; 'Across from Midnight')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  22. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1998". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 April 2017.