Ben Harper - Diamonds On The Inside
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Release date: 11 March 2003
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- With My Own Two Hands
- When It's Good
- Diamonds On The Inside
- Touch From Your Lust
- When She Believes
- Brown Eyed Blues
- Bring The Funk
- Amen Omen
- Temporary Remedy
- So High So Low
- Blessed To Be A Witness
- Picture Of Jesus
- She's Only Happy In The Sun
|Apr 27, 2014||London Palladium||London|
|Apr 28, 2014||The Lowry||Salford Quays||
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|Apr 28, 2014||Lyric Theatre - The Lowry||Salford|
|Apr 29, 2014||Birmingham Symphony Hall||Birmingham|
They conclude US tour with rocking hometown show
The singers will headline Claremont Folk Music Festival
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Ben Harper - Diamonds On The Inside: Wikipedia Album Entry
Ben Harper is a musical preacher of sorts, never one to be shy in speaking his mind about social conformity. If his first two albums -- Welcome to the Cruel World and Fight for Your Mind -- didn't clue you in, Diamonds on the Inside will definitely do so. Diamonds on the Inside marks Harper's fifth studio effort and this time he's emotionally in touch with what makes his heart burst. This is a passionate album, no doubt. His signature Weissenborn guitar joins him once more and Harper's classic groovy funk is heavy; however, Harper adds worldbeat to his musical plank. From the Marley-esque vibe of "With My Own Two Hands" to the African soundscapes of Ladysmith Black Mambazo on "Picture of Jesus," Harper's purist presentation is smooth. "When It's Good" gives a little country blues twang, while "Touch From You Lust" is a sexy haze of writhing riffs. "Temporary Remedy" follows the funk Lenny Kravitz-style, and Harper's a bit campy. It's a noticeable change from his typically serious stature and a nice shift in personality, too. Diamonds on the Inside is another stunning effort from one of rock's underground heroes. Harper has consistently worked with what appeals to him musically for nearly a decade, ignoring what fits the mainstream. Diamonds on the Inside is Harper's sixth chapter of truth and just one listen to the electric blaze of "Everything" will convince you.
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