This 1982 album is absolutely classic Joe Cocker - possibly not what you might have expected from his career to date at that time- but brilliantly laid back with the voice at the very zenith of its power. Recorded in Nassau with a luminary band (Sly & Robbie lead the charge) this covers all the bases as far as styles are concerned. The material is a mixture of stuff you might know (Steve Winwood,Bob Dylan,Andy Fraser,Bill Withers and Randy Newman all contribute songs) together with nuggets like" Look what you done" (Leo Nacentelli) and "Shocked" (Ira Ingher and Gregg Sutton). My absolute favourite is the take on Brenda Russell's "So Good so right" but Bill Withers and Melvin Dulop's "Ruby Lee" comes a pretty close second. Not only is the choice of songs excellent, but the musicians deserve special mention with Wally Badarou on keyboards and Mikey Chung on guitar providing a never less than empathetic back up. I can't think that he ever made a more cohesive album, but it does remain in the pantheon of his output "the odd one out".
If you're looking for laid back grooves for lying about to, this could be the album that you need!