|All Artists: Ben Harper|
Title: Burn to Shine
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 8
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 9/21/1999
Release Date: 9/21/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative, Folk Rock, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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Member CD Reviews
(CTA4him) from ANDERSON, SC
Reviewed on 10/12/2014...
If you look up the word eclectic in the dictionary you'll find Ben Harper. Some don't like eclectic because it's different and yes each Ben harper cd is different, and you have to be ready for a new direction with Ben. Some don't like change and love the status quo but, I promise it's a good thing. Artists like Bruce Cockburn & Bob Dylan and now Ben Harper have embraced eclectic tendencies and are better for it. This is another good one from Ben.
(geisha) from CONROE, TX
Reviewed on 3/20/2010...
Ben Harper is a legend, humanitarian and just awesome!!!
Burn to Shine is a fantastic all purpose album....(4.5 stars
Surface to Air Missle | USA | 10/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most of us in our mid-20's went through that Ben Harper phase around 2000 when he started touring campuses around the nation and the buzz built. Some of his other albums have come and gone but Burn To Shine is his masterpiece that will forever endure. It's his most even album and I still listen to it semi-regularly 5 years later.
Harper's music is guitar driven poetry. It's mellow with the occasional upbeat tempo thrown in to liven things up. There are many immitators out there but I think what separates Ben from the rest is the raw emotion he emits not just from his angelic voice, but also from his ingenious guitar. At times subtle, at times barraging, he wears his heart on his sleeve through every song.
The great thing about this album is that it can stand alone with a glass of wine or can be great in a background setting. It's not overpowering (except perhaps the best song - Please Bleed) and I often read or do work with this on in the background.
Bottom Line: Great for all music lovers. Appropriate for all ages. For the younger crowd looking for some music they might have missed out on....this is disc you must have for your collection."
A combination of blues, jazz and hard rock
J. tebben | MN | 08/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Ben Harper and this has to be his most creative CD yet. You can find Bens classc acoustic sound to high gain slide guitar to the delta blues and even some jazz. It is one of my favorites now."