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février, 2014 | BenHarper.fr

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Childhood Home: sortie prévue pour la fête des Mères

Ben Harper a juste fini d’enregistrer un album de duos avec sa mère, auteur-compositeur-interprète Ellen Chase-Verdries. L’album, Childhood Home, composé de 10 titres, tous écrits par Ben Harper et sa mère, devrait sortir le jour de la Fête des Mères.

« It’s produced like early Elvis. Not one thing is plugged in. It’s all acoustic, » explique Ben Harper. « I think they’re going to call it ‘Americana,’ but it’s soul, California, folk rock, American. »

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ben-harper-and-charlie-musselwhite-eager-to-record-next-joint-album-20140129#ixzz2uJehsCRu
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 A l’occasion de la fête de la Saint Valentin Ben Harper a repris la chanson « Fade Into You » de Mazzy Star. Cette version est disponible sur l’album « Sweetheart 2014 ». Pour plus d’informations vous pouvez vous rendre sur le site officiel www.sweetheartalbum.com.

Vous pouvez télécharger cette chanson sur:
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Press Release:

Ben Harper is known mainly for his guitar chops, but he’s putting down the axe for his contribution to Starbucks’ Sweetheart 2014 compilation album. Instead, he pulls up a piano stool and delivers a gentle cover of Mazzy Star’s 1994 single “Fade into You”.

It’s an interesting choice, considering the original version is driven as much by acoustic guitar as piano keys, but Harper is going for a different feel with his rendition. By paring the track down to slow, full piano chords, Harper imbues it with a haunting sense of loss. The wavering of his voice as he enters the chorus does little to mask the delicate sadness as he sings Hope Sandoval’s words. Take a listen below.

“Fade into You” is just one of 13 covers of popular love songs featured on Sweetheart 2014, available exclusively in Starbucks stores or digitally via Concord Music Group. While we’ve also already heard Vampire Weekend’s take on “Con te Partirò”, Beck do John Lennon’s “Love”, and Fiona Apple cover Anton Karas’s “I’m in the Middle of a Riddle”, the album also features contributions by Jim James and Phosphorescent. See the full tracklist below.

Sweetheart 2014 Tracklist:
01. Jim James – “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (Bob Marley cover)
02. Vampire Weekend – “Con Te Partirò” (Inspired by the Andrea Bocelli recording)
03. Beck – “Love” (John Lennon cover)
04. Phosphorescent – “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” (Bob Dylan cover)
05. The Head and the Heart – “Don’t Forget Me” (Harry Nilsson cover)
06. Valerie June – “Happy or Lonesome” (The Carter Family cover)
07. Bahamas – “Always on My Mind” (Willie Nelson cover)
08. Thao – “If You Were Mine” (Ray Charles cover)
09. Ben Harper – “Fade into You” (Mazzy Star cover)
10. Fiona Apple – “I’m in the Middle of a Riddle” (Anton Karas cover)
11. Brandi Carlile – “The Chain” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
12. Blake Mills – “I Hope” (Bobby Charles cover)
13. Sharon Jones – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Stevie Wonder cover)

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Iphone: application Ben Harper

Benharper.fr et Idtonic sont fiers de partager avec vous la première application Ben Harper pour iphone. Cette application est bien sûr gratuite et permet de suivre l’actualité de Ben et de ses musiciens (dates de concerts, news…). Cette application sera amenée à évoluer ! N’hésitez pas si vous avez des remarques, on pourra peut-être les prendre en compte dans la prochaine version !
Je tiens à remercier David, fondateur de l’agence IDTONIC, sans qui l’application n’aurait jamais vu le jour… Merci David !

Télécharger l’application: https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/bh-music/id681274153?mt=8

Ben Harper – Welcome to the Cruel World (20ième Anniversaire)

Ben Harper a enregistré une version spéciale  du titre « Welcome to the Cruel World » afin de fêter les 20 ans de la sortie de l’album.

iTunes – http://smarturl.it/BenHarperWTTCW
CD at Amazon – http://smarturl.it/BenHarperWTTCW-a
MP3 at Amazon – http://smarturl.it/BenHarperMP3
Spotify – http://smarturl.it/BenHarperWTTCW-s
Vinyl – http://www.benharper.biz/wetocrwo.html

Ben Harper – Vocals, Weissenborn
Jimmy Paxson – Drums
Jason Yates – Piano
Matt Cory – Bass
Tim Loo – Cello
Alyssa Park – Violin
Caroline Buckman – Viola

Produced by Casual Thinking for Ben Harper
Directed and edited by J. García
Director of Photography – Pablo Espada

Recorded and mixed by Ethan Allen