Ben Harper Give Till It's Gone on LP
Give Till It's Gone is the 10th studio album from Ben Harper. Harper recorded most of Give Till It's Gone, his first solo full-length since 2006's Both Sides of the Gun, at the Los Angeles studio of Jackson Browne, who harmonizes with him on the wistful "Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn." On "Rock 'n' Roll Is Free," the album's first single, Harper pays tribute to an audacious art form that continually challenges the status quo, demanding that we look at the world in "a brand new way." The album also features two tracks co-written with Ringo Starr, the exuberant, psychedelic-tinged "Spilling Faith" and "Get There From Here," an improvisational instrumental.
With Give Till It's Gone, Harper examines the disparity between the man he is today and the man he endeavors to become. Reaching deep within, he discovers there are no easy answers, but implores us to go the distance with him on this journey in the moving album opener, "Don't Give Up On Me Now." While its songs are highly personal, Give Till It's Gone illuminates the universal struggle to find meaning and to fully engage with life and one another. We may pass through a dark night of the soul, but giving up is not a viable option, as Harper reminds us with certainty in the transcendent "I Will Not Be Broken."
Ben Harper Give Till It's Gone Track Listing:
1. Don't Give Up On Me Now
2. I Will Not Be Broken
3. Rock 'n' Roll Is Free
4. Feel Love
5. Clearly Severely
6. Spilling Faith (featuring Ringo Starr)
7. Get There From Here (featuring Ringo Starr)
8. Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn (featuring Jackson Browne)
9. Waiting On A Sign
10. Dirty Little Lover
11. Do It For You, Do It For Us