The album is a collection of music from the critically-acclaimed BBC TV series, based on Adam Kay’s award-winning, multi-million selling memoir and starring Ben Whishaw.
The vinyl LP will be released on October 21 and £1 from every sale will benefit NHS charities.
“It’s our love song to the NHS,” said Cocker of the record, which includes songs called Difficult C Section, Visiting Hours and Just Another One of Those Days. In 2020, Cocker has picked out his ‘Covid heroes’ for a special edition of The Big Issue, which he guest edited.
This is Going to Hurt tells the story of life on an NHS labour ward, and reveals the emotional effects of working in a stressful environment while also showing the humour that gets staff through the day.
Each episode features at least one song with lyrics by Cocker, who had access to the scripts (adapted by Adam Kay from his own book) from an early stage in the production process.