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Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1971)

GP  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  28 May 1971 (Denmark)
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This classic concert from Joe Cocker was filmed at the Metropol in Berlin on October 31st 1970 with Cocker in fine voice on a strong set with many of his most famous tracks including "Delta... See full summary »

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This classic concert from Joe Cocker was filmed at the Metropol in Berlin on October 31st 1970 with Cocker in fine voice on a strong set with many of his most famous tracks including "Delta Lady", "Cry Me A River", "The Letter", "You Are So Beautiful" and his definitive take on the Lennon & McCartney classic "With A Little Help From My Friends". Also included are some rarer tracks including his versions of "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". Written by Anonymous

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Please Give Peace a Chance
Written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett
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Good music, and a nice peek at a long gone lifestyle
18 May 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Charming, messy documentary of Joe Cocker's 1970 American tour. Some really fun performances are captured here (and, gratefully songs are allowed to pay out at their full length). At the same time, we get a pretty fascinating voyeur's peek into the odd, wild commune like life of Cocker's tour; a huge number of musicians, girlfriends, wives, babies, roadies and the occasional groupie. And, perhaps funniest of all, the off-screen Cocker – who's on stage energy and almost spastic movements famously make him look like a man possessed –off-stage seems like a quiet, likable, thoughtful, even somewhat shy fellow. Not a particularly deep film, but an enjoyable two hours if you're at all interested in Cocker and his hard edged rock-blues-gospel approach to some great classic rock tunes.


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