By Scott Schinder
Updated January 31, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

The gravel-throated Brit delivers like the old pro he is on this set of well-chosen pop and soul covers. But the dainty arrangements torpedo such potential highlights as Cocker’s sensitive readings of U2’s ”One” and R.E.M.’s ”Everybody Hurts.” While the R&B tunes at least manage serviceable barband grooves, Heart & Soul represents a missed opportunity for a performer who deserves better.

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