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The Rebirth of Venus

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's no doubt that Ben Lee means well, intending this collection of sunny pop and singsong folk to bridge the chasm between genders and cultures across the world, as he truly does wonder "What's So Bad About Feeling Good?," the leadoff song that sets the tone for The Rebirth of Venus. Lee wonders what's wrong about a boy playing with a Barbie doll and sees nothing wrong with claiming "I'm a Woman Too," a piece of hippie-dippy pop that seeks to inherit the throne of cluelessly sexist agitprop pop from John Lennon's "Woman Is the Nigger of the World," one of six songs Lee covers in an essentially acoustic bonus EP for Rebirth. Because Lee wears his open heart ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's no doubt that Ben Lee means well, intending this collection of sunny pop and singsong folk to bridge the chasm between genders and cultures across the world, as he truly does wonder "What's So Bad About Feeling Good?," the leadoff song that sets the tone for The Rebirth of Venus. Lee wonders what's wrong about a boy playing with a Barbie doll and sees nothing wrong with claiming "I'm a Woman Too," a piece of hippie-dippy pop that seeks to inherit the throne of cluelessly sexist agitprop pop from John Lennon's "Woman Is the Nigger of the World," one of six songs Lee covers in an essentially acoustic bonus EP for Rebirth. Because Lee wears his open heart on his sleeve, it's hard to dislike the guy: his head's in the right place and he does have a way with an ingratiating hook. Even if Lee's puppy-dog earnestness winds up being off-putting in the long run on The Rebirth of Venus, his songs of solidarity are basically sweet in nature.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396615926
  • Catalog Number: 6159
  • Sales rank: 131,796

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Lee Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Travis Aaron McNabb Drums
Eric Robinson Background Vocals
Maria Teresa Suarez Background Vocals
Brad Wood Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, keyboard bass, Putney
John Alagia Background Vocals
Jason Nesmith Slide Guitar
Chick Wolverton Percussion, Hand Clapping
Michael Chavez Background Vocals
Justin Carroll Background Vocals
Missy Higgins Vocals
Cary Brothers Background Vocals
Ezra Reich Guitar
Lara Meyerratken Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, cowbell
Olivia Asta Wood Background Vocals
Patience Hodgson Vocals
Brian Conrad Background Vocals
Nick Johns Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Autoharp, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jack Graddis Guitar
Melissa McCarty Background Vocals
Kate Netto Background Vocals, Pans, Pots
Ione Skye Background Vocals
Vanessa Wood Background Vocals
Laura Jansen Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Danny Goldberg Management
Mike Terry Drum Engineering
Brad Wood Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Ben Lee Composer, Art Direction
Jason Schwartzman Composer
Carrick Moore Gerety Composer
Brady Brock Management
Lara Meyerratken Drum Fills
Paul Moore Art Direction
Nick Johns Drum Engineering
Ione Skye Paintings
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album!

    Great album! The love and light shing through it. Humor and perspective too. Love listening to it. Addictive. Especially love Surrender and Divine Mother songs.

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    Posted May 17, 2009

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