Ben Harper – By My Side (2012)

FrontCover1.jpgBenjamin Chase Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae, and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances, and activism.[3] He has released twelve regular studio albums, mostly through Virgin Records and has toured internationally.

Harper is a three-time Grammy Award winner and seven-time nominee, with awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album in 2004 and Best Blues Album in 2013.

At the 40th Blues Music Awards ceremony, Harper’s joint composition with Charlie Musselwhite, “No Mercy In This Land”, was named as ‘Song of the Year’ (by wikipedia)

By My Side is a twelve song retrospective of unforgettable ballads by genre-bending, Grammy®-winning musician and songwriter, Ben Harper. Featuring songs personally selected by Harper, By My Side includes classics like Forever, Diamonds On The Inside and Waiting On An Angel. By My Side also introduces a brand new recording called Crazy Amazing as well as a never-before-released studio version of Not Fire Not Ice. This is Ben Harper s first-ever career-spanning compilation. (Press release)

BenHarper02.jpgThis features some of Ben’s thoughtful and laid back selections from various releases through his career, excellent choices every one, a very nice collection. He is an amazing talent, and this album reflects much of his genius as a songwriter, singer and musician. (by zoeman)

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Ben Harper (vocals, guitar)
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various line-ups

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Tracklist:
01. Forever 3.25
02. By My Side 3.36
03. Gold To Me 4.59
04. Diamonds On The Inside 4.25
05. In The Colors 3.01
06. Beloved One 3.59
07. Not Fire Not Ice 3.40
08. Morning Yearning 4.04
09. Feel Love 3.44
10. Happy Everafter In Your Eyes 2.25
11. Waiting On An Angel 3.54
12. Crazy Amazing 3.59

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