Fight for Your Mind

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All Music Guide - Ryan Randall Goble
Fight for Your Mind fully embraces Ben Harper's influences Dylan, Marley, Havens, and Hendrix into a complete sound while simultaneously broadening his thematic and musical palette. Oliver Charles' tactile drumming and Leon Mobley's percussion work give a sparkle to Harper's music that was absent on his debut. Songs like "Gold to Me" and "Excuse Me Mr." show Harper growing as a poet, approaching ideas via more subtle avenues. The single "Ground on Down" and epic jam "God Fearing Man" capture some of the explosive energy of his live performances. The latter makes allusions to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and that's exactly what Harper does -- allows his trademark ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ryan Randall Goble
Fight for Your Mind fully embraces Ben Harper's influences Dylan, Marley, Havens, and Hendrix into a complete sound while simultaneously broadening his thematic and musical palette. Oliver Charles' tactile drumming and Leon Mobley's percussion work give a sparkle to Harper's music that was absent on his debut. Songs like "Gold to Me" and "Excuse Me Mr." show Harper growing as a poet, approaching ideas via more subtle avenues. The single "Ground on Down" and epic jam "God Fearing Man" capture some of the explosive energy of his live performances. The latter makes allusions to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and that's exactly what Harper does -- allows his trademark Weissenborn guitar to scream out to his audience. The only misstep on this album is his sophomoric weed anthem "Burn One Down," but one might argue that a little tarnish adds character.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384062019
  • Catalog Number: 40620
  • Sales rank: 39,798

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oppression (2:58)
  2. 2 Ground on Down (4:53)
  3. 3 Another Lonely Day (3:43)
  4. 4 Please Me Like You Want To (4:55)
  5. 5 Gold to Me (5:00)
  6. 6 Burn One Down (3:31)
  7. 7 Excuse Me Mr. (5:24)
  8. 8 People Lead (4:13)
  9. 9 Fight for Your Mind (4:06)
  10. 10 Give a Man a Home (3:35)
  11. 11 By My Side (3:34)
  12. 12 Power of the Gospel (6:02)
  13. 13 God Fearing Man (11:49)
  14. 14 One Road to Freedom (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Harper Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Weissenborn
Leon Mobley Percussion
Bob "Stiv" Coke Tabla, Tambourine, Tamboura, Sarod
Juan Nelson Bass
Ervin Pope Organ, Hammond Organ
Danielle Charles Violin
Timothy Loo Cello
Oliver Charles Drums
Carey Christensen Bass
Brett Banducci Viola
Technical Credits
Bradley Cook Engineer
Ben Harper Composer, Producer, Contributor, String Arrangements
Leon Mobley Composer
J.P. Plunier Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Art Direction
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Bob "Stiv" Coke Producer
Tom Dolan Art Direction
Juan Nelson Composer
Oliver Charles Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good CD

    This is a good CD If you like Folk music like Bob Dylan, and I don't know what the reviewer was talking about "Burn One Down" is one of the outstanding songs on the album,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ben is the best

    this is the best harper alnum there is/ they are all great but this one is by far the best. ben harper is in my top five favorite artists and this c.d. is why.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HEAVENLY

    Ben Harper truly is amazing!!! I've never heard such a beautiful guitar player!!!!WOW!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love this

    Ben harper is a god. His music is great

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