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Ben Harper - The Will To Live (1997/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Ben Harper - The Will To Live (1997/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ben Harper
Title: The Will To Live
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock
Label: © Virgin Records America
Release Date: 1997/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Pono
Duration: 54:02
Recorded: Grandmaster Recorders

Ben Harper's third release, 1997's The Will To Live, broadens his sound from the folk-inflected songs of his earlier work to include elements of funk, blues, reggae and rock, a recipe Harper would return to over the years. While not a major success in the US at the time, the album garnered good reviews and includes Harper's first UK charted single, Faded.

On his third album, Will to Live, Ben Harper strengthens his populist folk with a grittier groove, which even borders on funk, that makes his music more immediate. Harper still has a tendency to preach, yet his melodies are catchier than before, and he has a better sense of rhythm, helping his bluesy songs catch hold. --AllMusic Review by Leo Stanley

"... embraces electrified rock more than ever before ... finds Harper's acoustic strum doing battle with Zeppelin-esque bombast: a decidedly healthy tension ... Harper's most sonically varied release ... Harper's voice remains an amazing instrument, a raspy burr that dances in the chasm between Cat Stevens and Al Green." --Rolling Stone

1. Faded 04:51
2. Homeless Child 03:53
3. Number Three 01:53
4. Roses From My Friends 06:30
5. Jah Work 04:58
6. I Want To Be Ready 04:06
7. The Will To Live 04:58
8. Ashes 03:56
9. Widow Of A Living Man 04:13
10. Glory And Consequence 05:43
11. Mama's Trippin' 03:47
12. I Shall Not Walk Alone 05:14

Ben Harper, guitar, saz, vocals, weissenborn
Louis Allen, bass
Alan Anderson, guitar
Agnes Baddoo, background vocals
Brett Banduci, viola
Patrick Brayer, fiddle
Dean Butterworth, drums
Danielle Charles, violin
Juan Nelson, bass, background vocals
Eric Person, saxophone
Amy Piatt, background vocals
Emily Wright, cello

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