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Welcome To The Cruel World

Ben Harper

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"... the closest Harper's come to making a straight folk record ... the prevailing vibe is one of quiet dignity ..."
- The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

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1
The Three Of Us
Ben Harper
2:38
2
Whipping Boy
Ben Harper
5:32
3
Breakin' Down
Ben Harper
4:01
4
Don't Take That Attitude To Your Grave
Ben Harper
4:27
5
Waiting On An Angel
Ben Harper
3:53
6
Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now
Ben Harper
2:29
7
Forever
Ben Harper
3:24
8
Like A King
Ben Harper
4:19
9
Pleasure And Pain
Ben Harper
3:47
10
Walk Away
Ben Harper
3:50
11
How Many Miles Must We March
Ben Harper
3:09
12
Welcome To The Cruel World
Ben Harper
5:35
13
I'll Rise
Ben Harper
3:37
Total Playing Time    50:41
"For the last year, Ben Harper's mesmerizing live performances in L.A. clubs have generated the soaring expectations that often ruin careers before they are even launched. However this debut album more than rises to the challenge. (Harper) plays these 13 songs, ruminations on rage and renewal, with haunting sparsity ... and delivers them in a burgundy voice that gives each an old soul flavour. Harper's world may be a cruel one, but his strong vision and appeal makes this effort entirely welcome."
- People

Welcome To The Cruel World, released in 1994, introduced Ben Harper, his voice, his songs and his trademark Weissenborn guitar, kicking off a long, acclaimed and multifaceted career. The songs are mainly acoustic and folk-tinged, a sound Harper would return to over the years.
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