Burn to Shine

Burn to Shine

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by Ben Harper
     
 

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Burn to Shine presents proof positive that you can always distill the essence of rock & roll down to a solitary man alone with his guitar and conscience. It sounds inventive yet firmly rooted in the blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist tradition of Taj Mahal and of Neil Young and See more details below

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Burn to Shine presents proof positive that you can always distill the essence of rock & roll down to a solitary man alone with his guitar and conscience. It sounds inventive yet firmly rooted in the blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist tradition of Taj Mahal and of Neil Young and Cat Stevens at their most confessional. Harper's guitar with falsetto vocal in "The Woman in You" even suggests a Curtis Mayfield tune in the hands of Prince. "Steal My Kisses" is one of those uncluttered, radio-friendly rock shuffles that simply makes you bob your head and feel better. Even Harper's detours -- like the wobbling New Orleans shuffle with the Real Time Jazz Band, "Suzie Blue," and charred Black Sabbath metal in "Less" -- prove worth exploring. Other cameos include guitarists David Lindley and former Bob Marley sideman Tyrone Downey. Burn to Shine is a minor masterpiece that may prove to be not so minor.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1999
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724384815127
catalogNumber:
48151
Rank:
125001

Tracks

  1. Alone
  2. The Woman in You  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  3. Less  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  4. Two Hands of a Prayer  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  5. Please Bleed  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  6. Suzie Blue  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  7. Steal My Kisses  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  8. Burn to Shine  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  9. Show Me a Little Shame  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  10. Forgiven  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  11. Beloved One  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  12. In the Lord's Arms  -  Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Harper   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
David Lindley   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Richard Barnes   Washboard
Bruce Bishop   Guitar
Jon Clarke   English Horn,Oboe
Joel Derouin   Violin
Tyrone Downe   Keyboards
Tyrone Downie   Keyboards
David Leach   Percussion
James Leigh   Trombone
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Eric Sarafin   Piano,Harmonium,Recorder
David Firman   Bass
Juan Nelson   Bass
Michael Fay   Banjo
Dean Butterworth   Drums,Snare Drums
Eve Butler   Violin
Jim Bogen   Clarinet
Nick Rich   Human Beatbox
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Ben Harper   Composer
J.P. Plunier   Producer,Art Direction
Suzie Katayama   String Arrangements
Eric Sarafin   Engineer
Dave Collins   Mastering
Mike King   Illustrations
Dan Steinberg   Engineer
Real Time Jazz Band   Contributor

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