Diamonds On The Inside (Remastered) Ben Harper

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Album-Release:
2003

HRA-Release:
22.10.2021

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  • 1With My Own Two Hands04:36
  • 2When It's Good03:04
  • 3Diamonds On The Inside04:26
  • 4Touch From Your Lust04:28
  • 5When She Believes05:20
  • 6Brown Eyed Blues05:42
  • 7Bring The Funk04:08
  • 8Everything03:01
  • 9Amen Omen05:50
  • 10Temporary Remedy03:12
  • 11So High So Low03:44
  • 12Blessed To Be A Witness04:12
  • 13Picture Of Jesus05:46
  • 14She's Only Happy In The Sun03:54
  • Total Runtime01:01:23

Info for Diamonds On The Inside (Remastered)



"Diamonds On the Inside" is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Ben Harper, released in 2003.

Harper’s long time backing band the Innocent Criminals were not credited in the title for the album, however all the touring members supported him on this album. Harper also added an additional guitarist for the sessions and subsequent supporting tour, Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P).

The album is passionate and his signature Weissenborn guitar is featured throughout once more. He continues to incorporate roots and world music influences on the album with the reggae vibe of “With My Own Two Hands” to the African influences of “Picture of Jesus”. He adds a country blues influence on “When It’s Good” and a little funk on “Temporary Remedy”.

The album was released to critical acclaim and cracked the Top 20 in the US albums market. MacKenzie Wilson reviewing the album for Allmusic concludes “…Diamonds on the Inside is another stunning effort from one of rock's underground heroes. Harper has consistently worked with what appeals to him musically for nearly a decade, ignoring what fits the mainstream. Diamonds on the Inside is Harper's sixth chapter of truth and just one listen to the electric blaze of "Everything" will convince you…”

"Ben Harper is a musical preacher of sorts, never one to be shy in speaking his mind about social conformity. If his first two albums -- Welcome to the Cruel World and Fight for Your Mind -- didn't clue you in, Diamonds on the Inside will definitely do so. Diamonds on the Inside marks Harper's fifth studio effort and this time he's emotionally in touch with what makes his heart burst. This is a passionate album, no doubt. His signature Weissenborn guitar joins him once more and Harper's classic groovy funk is heavy; however, Harper adds worldbeat to his musical plank. From the Marley-esque vibe of "With My Own Two Hands" to the African soundscapes of Ladysmith Black Mambazo on "Picture of Jesus," Harper's purist presentation is smooth. "When It's Good" gives a little country blues twang, while "Touch From You Lust" is a sexy haze of writhing riffs. "Temporary Remedy" follows the funk Lenny Kravitz-style, and Harper's a bit campy. It's a noticeable change from his typically serious stature and a nice shift in personality, too. Diamonds on the Inside is another stunning effort from one of rock's underground heroes. Harper has consistently worked with what appeals to him musically for nearly a decade, ignoring what fits the mainstream. Diamonds on the Inside is Harper's sixth chapter of truth and just one listen to the electric blaze of "Everything" will convince you." (MacKenzie Wilson, AMG)

Ben Harper, organ, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, electric guitar, vocals, synthesiser bass, tongue drum
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, vocals
Greg Kurstin, synthesizer, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, electric piano, background vocals, clavinet, mellotron
Al Yasha Anderson, guitar solo on "With My Own Two Hands"
Greg Leisz, pedal steel
Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P.), acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar
Josef Zimmerman, double bass
Juan Nelson, bass, background vocals
Leon Mobley, percussion, sound effects, background vocals
David Ralicke, trombone
Darrel Sims, viola
Amy Wilkins, harp
Ron Blake, trumpet
Leo Chelyapov, clarinet
Timothy Loo, cello
Rebecca Yeh, cello
John Ingram, background vocals
Carla Benson, background vocals
Misty Love, background vocals

Produced by Ben Harper

Digitally remastered

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