Ben Harper’s ‘Diamonds On the Inside ‘ is an album (the first without the Innocent Criminals) released on March 11, 2003 by Virgin.
Track Listing : 1.With My Own Two Hands (Ben Harper) – 04:35 . 2.When It’S Good (Ben Harper) – 03:03 . 3.Diamonds On The Inside (Ben Harper) – 04:27 . 4.Touch From Your Lust (Ben Harper) – 04:28 . 5.When She Believes (Ben Harper) – 05:20 . 6.Brown Eyed Blues (Ben Harper, Juan Nelson) – 05:42 . 7.Bring The Funk (Oliver Charles, Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin, Leon Mobley , Juan Nelson) – 04:07 . 8.Everything (Ben Harper) – 03:04 . 9.Amen Omen (Ben Harper) – 05:51 . 10.Temporary Remedy (Ben Harper) – 03:11 . 11.So High So Low (Ben Harper) – 03:44 . 12.Blessed To Be A Witness (Ben Harper) – 04:11 . 13.Picture Of Jesus (Ben Harper) – 05:49 . 14.She’S Only Happy In The Sun (Dean Butterworth, Ben Harper) – 03:57
Musicians : Ben Harper – Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Synthesiser Bass, Tongue Drum . Greg Kurstin – Synthesizer, Piano, Celeste, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Mellotron . Nicky Panicci – Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar . Al Yasha Anderson – Guitar Solo On (1) . Ron Blake – Trumpet . Leo Chelyapov – Clarinet . Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Vocals . Greg Leisz – Pedal Steel . Timothy Loo – Cello . Leon Mobley – Percussion, Sound Effects, Background Vocals . Juan Nelson – Bass, Background Vocals . David Ralicke – Trombone . Darrel Sims – Viola . Amy Wilkins – Harp . Rebecca Yeh – Cello . Josef Zimmerman – Upright Bass . Carla Benson – Background Vocals . John Ingram – Background Vocals . Misty Love – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Ben Harper . Todd Burke – Engineer, Mixing . Kevin Dean – Assistant Engineer . Gavin Lurssen – Mastering . June Murakawa – Assistant Engineer . Rick “Soldier” Will – Engineer
Package : Warren Darius Aftahi – Photography . Blue Sky – Photography . Mike King – Design . Jon Shapiro – Photography
Released On March 11, 2003 By Virgin.
He blows up like an inheritor and improves upon his influences with a few jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll. […]
It’s onstage that Harper excels, his humble grace and organic porch singing somehow capable of tugging sunburned college students away from the falafel tent and back to the main stage; live, his scattered influences are far less distracting and his playing takes on a more even and consistent edge. […]
So to conclude, this album takes a while to digestand will be dismissed by many listeners due to its slow start. However, dig beneath the surface and you will find a lot to enjoy here. Ben Harper is not held in such high regard for no reasonand this album, (for the most part) does justice to his talent. […]