Pleasure And Pain

Ben Harper & Tom Freund

Total runtime: 48:29

Recorded with musician Tom Freund, this was Ben's first release before signing to Virgin Records.

"Deepest thanks to all of our family and friends for their support and encouragements. Special thanks to Jim "The Mayor" Smith, Taj Mahal, David Lindley, Chris Darrow, Sal Salvador, Bruce Bishop, Alleghaney Meadows and the Folk Music Center."

"Pleasure And Pain" written in loving memory of Jack F. Knapp (1/4/29 - 1/30/92).

Produced and recorded by George Cardas in one take on March 15, 1992 in Upland, California using a Cardas Differential Microphone -> Cardas Hexlink Golden 5-C Cable -> Studer A-80 Tape Recorder.

Vinyl-only release. CD copies are bootlegs!


marsstarr32446's picture

Pleasure and Pain

Very Nice!

nicode70's picture

I just got one out of eBay!

I just got one out of eBay! Can't wait to play it!!!

A re-issue would be a nice gesture. Maybe one day...'s picture

Release it as MP3s on Itunes and Amazon.

At least release the mp3s like the Live EPs.
Then maybe a re-release of the vinyl for record store day next year! :)

pumaaarob's picture

for sale

Hi, willing to sell my copy.

epsilion's picture


please :)

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Re: Re-issue

i completely agree! i have been searching for this one for a long time. those that have them will not let them go.