Having bought all Joe's material since 1973, it is hard to believe that he continues to come up with album after album of such high quality material - duff releases there have been, but they are few and far between and certainly none in the last decade. This album is no exception.It is simply outstanding. It has a slightly different feel to Joe's last few releases, but the songs just keep growing on you more and more. Accepted, it was perhaps a mistake to record the Jennifer Warnes song 'Manhattan'- no-one(not even the master of interpretation himself)will match the original. The same is true of the Roachford track 'naked without you'. Although these are done very well, I feel the production was not quite good enough to do the vocals justice - unusual, because production always ranks very highly on Joe's material. Still, those who have not heard the original versions will be very happy.I defy anyone with a soul not to be moved by 'where would I be now', 'On my way home' and 'she believes in me'. If you are a fan of Joe, don't hesitate to buy - you won't be disappointed. If you've ever thought of buying a Joe Cocker album but wasn't sure what to go for, this album will give you a much better feel for the real artist than a lot of the compilations released. I Can't recommend this release too highly and the amazing thing is, it's not even Joe's best LP!