Ben Harper

Man, I'm diggin this Cat (sorry for my lame attempt to be cool). A while back I bought the cd by Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama, which is outstanding. I recently picked up his new one, "Lifeline" which I'm tapping my toe to as I type this. Any other Ben Harper fans out there? What other recordings should I be on the lookout for?
Love both Ben Harper and Blind Boys of Alabama. I haven't heard the recording with both. I'll have to look that one up. Thanks.
It's called I See The Light and it's absolutely amazing blues/gospel. Great songs, great voices, amazing musicianship. Everyone should have this album.
get fight for your mind and welcome to the cruel world. without a doubt the best stuff he's done. Both sides of the gun was also great, I recommend you pick up the entire catalog. If you get a chance, go see him play live. This guy will blow you away!
I don't know if your into Torrents but I would scour the net and try to find some soundboards. The majority of shows I've downloaded were soundboard/FM Radio feeds. Most FM feeds from Europe. Sound is phenomenal in most cases. I get the impression that he is very particular about his gear setup and mixing. I've mostly recordings from mid 90's - very raw and mesmerizing at times - sick guitar work. I'm not big on his pop stuff (Steal my kisses), but hey the guy deserves to earn a buck. Once you get a taste of some of these boots, that 'Lifeline' disc will be collecting dust.

Get a hold of "Welcome to the Cruel World" and give a listen to the cut 'Whipping Boy' on a good system. Oh yeah, and what Proghead says.
As a Ben Harper fan you'll enjoy his contribution to the heartfelt movie "Standing in the Shadows of Motown."

He tears up,,,,,, no I shouldn't tell you.
I have seen Ben Harper now five times. Took my 2 daughters 3 times. Very gracious person, my daughters have photos taken with Ben..they were overwhelmed. He sounds in concert like he does on disc..only that much better live. Lyrics of his own are incredible, players are marevelous! Covers of Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Star Spangled Banner and of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War"... that was the most compelling for sure. All of these recordings are on a varied and diifferent musical level, and insight.never the same.

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals can actually play real instruments in a live forum! Tom
"fight for your mind" is one of my all time favorite recordings. other than that i have only liked a few songs here and there like the live version of "blessed to be a witness", a couple of songs with the blind boys, and a lovely slow song off of the gun cd. and i agree the song he did on motown recording was great.
Big Fan here, he just keeps getting better!
Ben Harper will be performing on HDNET this Sunday Dec. 16th at 8:30 pm. Tom
Bump for Ben's new offering and new band - 'Ben Harper & Relentless7 - White Lies For Dark Times'

Just got it, had a listen and enjoyed it very much. Compared to his last couple of releases, this is much more raw, down and dirty. Good sound, great guitar work and good pace. A refreshing departure from his more pop-tinged sound, for me anyways. Good rock release for anyone who's been looking for one lately.
Very talented musician.
1) Fight For You Mind
2) Diamonds On The Inside
3) Live From Mars
4) There Will Be Light
5) Lifeline
6) Both Sides Of The Gun
All enjoyable. Just listened to Lifeline again the other night. Good stuff.
while not "audiophile quality", his shows are quite active in jam-band music trading circles so its easy to pick up a few to hear the live stuff beyond the live from mars album, which is I double the recommendation for. I've seen him many times and will continue to chase him around new england when he tours here.

also - he contributes teh guitar on Beth Orton's "stolen car" from central reservation, which is a great classic/rth lp.