Live From Mars

Live From Mars

Virgin Records
~Ben Harper

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Official Release Date Feb 24, 2009
Artist Ben Harper
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0004995008
Item Code  0724381007914

track listing

Disc 1:
1. Glory & Consequence (Live)
2. Excuse Me Mr. (Live)
3. Alone (Live)
4. Sexual Healing (Live)
5. Woman In You (Live)
6. Ground On Down (Live)

Disc 2:
1. Steal My Kisses (Live)
2. Burn One Down (Live)
3. Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now (Live)
4. Welcome To The Cruel World (Live)
5. Forgiven (Live)
6. Faded/Whole Lotta Love (Medley) (Live)

Disc 3:
1. Waiting On An Angel (Live)
2. Roses From My Friends (Live)
3. Power Of The Gospel (Live)
4. Pleasure And Pain (Live)
5. Please Bleed (Live)
6. The Drugs Don't Work (Live)
7. In The Lord's Arms (Live)

Disc 4:
1. Not Fire, Not Ice (Live)
2. Beloved One (Live)
3. Number Three (Live)
4. Walk Away (Live)
5. Another Lonely Day (Live)
6. Like A King/I'll Rise (Medley) (Live)


Ben Harper is a road dog. He and his band, the Innocent Criminals, travel around the world playing nearly 200 shows a year; therefore, it was only a matter of time before this guitar virtuoso made a live album. Live From Mars, an enigmatic two-disc set of 25 songs, celebrates the rise of Harper, his incredible live presence between 1998 and 2000, and the appreciation between him and his audience. His fragile acoustics have been thrown into a massive guitar storm on disc one, a thunderous combination of his signature folky blues-funk rock & roll. He's soulful and approachable on "Excuse Me Mr." and "Burn One Down," but he reaches for something tangible on Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing." The vibe is calm and cool while Harper's vocals scale between a sweet falsetto and a rugged twang. "Faded" exudes Harper's electric twitching, and its perfection swaggers into a riveting cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" for a near ten-minute car crash of pure rollicking. He switches from his electric to an acoustic for disc two, making his informality even more enticing. "Waiting on an Angel" is delicate, similar to the likes of Jeff Buckley, but it's the beauty of the Verve's "The Drugs Don't Work" that truly captures the standard of excellence that Harper depicts as a performer. Acoustically, he's honored and such praise is deserved. He's practically flawless. He's a modest artist, and such humility is found among his songs. He's achieved respectability with his fans that only so many artists are able to attain. Live From Mars is a proper release and certainly an inviting look into Harper and the showmanship he projects while spending time on the road.

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