Ben Harper’s ‘Diamonds On the Inside ‘

Ben Harper’s ‘Diamonds On the Inside ‘ is an album (the first without the Innocent Criminals) released on March 11, 2003 by Virgin.

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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

Recorded 2002.

Released On March 11, 2003 By Virgin.

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Rolling Stone
He blows up like an inheritor and improves upon his influences with a few jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll. […]

Pitchfork
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. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
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. […]

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