09.24.02 Bonnaroo and Motown releases... Live Acoustic tees
Check the racks at your local record store today for two new releases featuring Ben Harper!
The long-awaited soundtrack from "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" includes "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" with Ben on lead vocals, and stars legendary Motown session band The Funk Brothers on all tracks. The film is set to hit North American theaters on November 15th.
Head down the aisle to the Various Artists section, where you'll find the "Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002" double CD. The nearly 2-1/2 hour live collection includes "Burn One Down / With My Own Two Hands" with special guest Leon Mobley on percussion. The album also comes with a 40-page full color booklet with exclusive photos as well as liner notes, and features enhanced video footage from the festival as a preview for the DVD release. Go to our On The Road section for a brand new 9-photo set of the performance from photographer Greg Vinson.
Finally, if you missed your chance to buy a "Live Acoustic" t-shirt at Ben's summer acoustic shows, you're in luck! Visit our official store at www.benharper.biz for all styles and colors. You don't want to miss out on these!!
09.03.02 Ben Harper to appear on "Live at Bonnaroo" double CD
A track from Ben Harper's performance at Bonnaroo will be included on the upcoming "Live at Bonnaroo" double CD. "Burn One Down / With My Own Two Hands" featuring Leon Mobley will be released on an album that boasts over 140 minutes of music, as well as a beautiful 40-page full color booklet with pages of exclusive photos from Danny Clinch, Taylor Crothers and others as well as original liner notes. The album, due to hit stores September 24th, will also feature enhanced video footage from the festival as a preview for the DVD release. For track listing and preorder details please visit www.bonnaroo.com.
08.27.02 The Blind Boys Of Alabama Reach "Higher Ground" On New Album
For More Than 60 Years, The Blind Boys Of Alabama Have Been Making Soulful And Inspired Gospel Music. Backed By Robert Randolph And The Family Band And Featuring Special Guests Ben Harper And Leon Mobley, "Higher Ground" Hits Stores Today With A Collection Of Songs "that Is At Times Traditional And Respectful, At Others Contemporary And Playful, But Always Soulful And Inspired."
Picking Up Where They Left Off With "Give A Man A Home" From "Spirit Of The Century", The Blind Boys Belt Out An Immaculate Version Of "I Shall Not Walk Alone" On "Higher Ground". Yet This Time They Invited The Author To Play Guitar And Sing On Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready", Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" And "Freedom Road". Innocent Criminal Leon Mobley Adds Percussion To The Previous Tracks Plus Funkadelic's "You And Your Folks" And "I May Not Can See".
Now Run To Your Local Record Store Or Visit The Official Ben Harper Store To Purchase The CD Plus Listen To Audio Clips!