12.17.01 "Strawberry Fields Forever" - The Players
The upcoming release of "Strawberry Fields Forever" boasts an ensemble of ten musicians that features Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and includes members of the string sections from "Roses From My Friends" (The Will To Live) and "Power of the Gospel" (Fight For Your Mind). Check out the complete list of players and a scan of the cover art in the Discography. The song set for a January 8, 2002 release will accompany a collection of Beatles cover tunes.
12.10.01 "Strawberry Fields Forever" might be next "I Am Sam" single
In a recent article at news.excite.com, V2 Records president Andy Gershon said he hopes Ben Harper's "Strawberry Fields Forever" will be the second single from the highly anticipated soundtrack to "I Am Sam". The track has been floating around the Internet via promos, and many radio stations have spun the entire soundtrack in their rotations. The soundtrack is scheduled for release Jan. 8 on V2 Records; the film is set for release beginning Dec. 28.