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Format: CD
Sku: 60075118
UPC: 724384062026
UPC 14: 00724384062026
Release Date: 8/1/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Oppression ~ Ben Harper
2. Ground On Down ~ Ben Harper
3. Another Lonely Day ~ Ben Harper
4. Please Me Like You Want To ~ Ben Harper
5. Gold To Me ~ Ben Harper
6. Burn One Down ~ Ben Harper
7. Excuse Me Mr. ~ Ben Harper
8. People Lead ~ Ben Harper
9. Fight For Your Mind ~ Ben Harper
10. Give A Man A Home ~ Ben Harper
11. By My Side ~ Ben Harper
12. Power Of The Gospel ~ Ben Harper
13. God Fearing Man ~ Ben Harper
14. One Road To Freedom ~ Ben Harper

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Ben Harper (vocals, acoustic & Weissenborn guitars); Danielle Charles (violin); Brett Banduci (viola); Timothy Loo (cello); Ervin Pope (Hammond B-3 organ); Juan Nelson, Carey Christensen (bass); Oliver Charles (drums); Bob "Stiv" Coke (tamboura, sarod, tabla); Leon Lewis Mobley (percussion).
Muze PNote Personnel: Ben Harper (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bob "Stiv" Coke (sarod, tamboura, tabla, tambourine); Danielle Charles (violin); Brett Banducci (viola); Timothy Loo (cello); Ervin Pope (organ); Oliver Charles (drums); Leon Mobley (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Eric Sarafin; The Dub Brothers; Femi Jiya.
Muze PNote Recording information: Esplosive Studio 12; Grandmaster Recording; Mad Dog Studios, Venice, CA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Bob "Stiv" Coke; Jeff Gottlieb.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Ben Harper.

Producer: Bob "Stiv" Coke; JP Plunier; Ben Harper

Engineer: Bradley Cook

Artist Overview

Singer/songwriter Ben Harper, who hails from Pomona, CA, debuted in 1994 with WELCOME TO THE CRUEL WORLD. Harper's idiosyncratic mix of blues, folk, rock, funk, and reggae made an instant splash. His distinctive use of the dobro-like Weissenborn guitar became a key element of his sound. A few years later, Harper adopted a more turbo-charged heavy rock sound influenced in equal parts by Led Zeppelin and Seattle grunge, but his strongly lyrical songwriting and his band's famed live prowess continued to grow.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Best Blues Album In The World.
Muze Music Compilations Curious George (ost)
Muze Music Compilations House
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Henry Poole Is Here (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Balm In Gilead
Muze Music Compilations Thefearofmissingout
Muze Music Compilations Sweet Relief Viii:pennies From Heaven
Muze Music Compilations Shout
Muze Music Compilations From Here To Now To You
Muze Music Compilations Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
Muze Music Compilations World Wide Rebel Songs(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mind Control
Muze Music Compilations Bonnie Raitt & Friends (w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Rubber Soul
Muze Music Compilations Avalon Blues
Muze Music Compilations Longest Ride (Original Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations I Am Sam

Associated Artists and Works

Freund, Tom
Childhood Home [Slipcase] ~ Harper, Ellen
Relentless 7
White Lies For Dark Times [Digipak] ~ Relentless 7
White Lies for Dark Times ~ Relentless7

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/01/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1995
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CDVUS 93
Music Label Name Label : Virgin
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724384062026

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (8/11/95, p.53)
- "...Harper is rootsy and raw on his upbeat material. And when he slows down for a ballad, he displays a gift for subtle rhythms and intimate, whispered vocalizing that speaks volumes."

- Rating: B

Q (8/95, p.123)
- 3 Stars - Good - "...colours all his...themes--love, politics and religion--with unsettling guitar tones which range from suave discords to sheer noise. Harper's vocals being an impatient murmur, it's often as if Nina Simone's band had been joined by Neil Young on ARC-WELD. He's deep, powerful and original..."

Vibe (12/95-1/96, p.142)
- "...treks down the highway of social injustice, aiming to cast out the world's problems while ushering in sensitivity and understanding....merge[s] the rage of the '60s with the frustrations of the '90s. A hybrid blessed by tradition, Harper's sound has nothing to do with retroactivity..."

Option (1-2/96, p.97)
- "...Harper is a genuinely gifted young singer/songwriter/guitarist with serious ambitions in folk, blues, gospel and rock'n'roll..."

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