Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Japanese-only release featuring six live recordings: 'Gold To Me', 'Fight For Your Mind' & a cover of Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Chile' from the summer of 1996; 'Power Of The Gospel' (from Shepherd's Bush Empire November 6, 19... more »
Japanese-only release featuring six live recordings: 'Gold To Me', 'Fight For Your Mind' & a cover of Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Chile' from the summer of 1996; 'Power Of The Gospel' (from Shepherd's Bush Empire November 6, 1997); 'Excuse Me Mr./ Burnin' And Lootin'' (from the Cabaret Metroin Chicago, October 7, 1997) and 'Faded'. 1997 Virgin Records release.
Am I missing something?
William Kennedy | 06/29/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The recording quality on a live disc is never great, but on this CD its horrible. I think that may be why it was not released in the U.S. I've seen Ben perform a number of Hendrix tunes live and they're always incredible, but the Voodoo Chile on this disc is a throwaway because you can't hear it at all. My grandmother's circa 1935 AM radio has about the same sound quality. The sound quality definitely improves on the last couple of songs (the songs are not all from the same show), but there are some much better live Ben CD's that show up on ebay from time to time. You're better off buying those. I had to have this disc, because I'm a chump and I buy every Ben disc that is available. But, you'll buy it, listen to it maybe two or three times and then never again. At least that's what happened to me. Save your money."
The Best of Ben
William Kennedy | Fresno, CA United States | 09/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most people who rave about Ben Harper are relating to the live experience. This CD shows why. It is solid and tight and captures the dynamic range of a Ben Harper performance. Costing twice what a studio CD costs, its worth it. Highly recommended."
Worth every penny
William Kennedy | 07/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Live CD's...we all know the sound quality isn't the greastest but, how can it be? In reference to A Music Fan from CA's harsh review of this CD, the only thing that person may be missing is a decent stereo...I was able to hear Voodoo Chile just fine and it's great, just as I expected. This CD captures (as best as a CD can) what Ben is like live. Fight For Your Mind is awesome and bassist Juan Nelson throws down a great bass solo at the end. Excuse Me Mr./Burnin' and Lootin' is also a great example of Ben live...he's always tacking parts of Marley songs on the end of his own. Every song on this CD has little things you don't expect/never hear on his studio CD's...solos, more vocal range, and some of those things only Ben can do with his Weissenborn guitar. I personally think this is a great CD for any fan of Ben's...you'll listen to it much more than a mere 2 or 3 times."