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Performer: Ben Harper
Genre: Rock
Title: The Will To Live
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1997
Style: Blues Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1856 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1959 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1177 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 150
Other Formats: MMF RA DMF VOC AHX AU AC3

The Will to Live is a 1997 album by Ben Harper which showed his continuing folk-centric focus, while at the same time expanding on his rock talents. The record would yield his first UK Top 75 single, Faded. To date it remains his only UK single entry. All songs written by Ben Harper except as noted. Homeless Child" – 3:51. Number Three" – 1:43.

Ben Harper is helping to raise money for the family of Australian pro skateboarder Lewis Marnell, whose untimely death in January at the age of 30 left his family in dire financial straits. A lifelong skateboarding enthusiast and friend to skaters around the world, Harper has reunited with the Innocent Criminals for the first time since 2007 to re-record the song "Jah Work" from his 1997 album, "The Will to Live.

Harper still has a tendency to preach, yet his melodies are catchier than before, and he has a better sense of rhythm, helping his bluesy songs catch hold.

Features Song Lyrics for Ben Harper's The Will To Live album. Send "Ben Harper" Ringtones to your Cell. Album: The Will To Live.

Music By – Ben Harper (tracks: 1 to 10, 12). Musician, Bass – Juan Nelson. Musician, Drums – Dean Butterworth. Musician, Guitar, Lute, Vocals – Ben Harper. Photography By – Annalisa (4). Photography By – Peter Hill Beard.

Ben Harper"The Will To Live" is Ben Harper's third full album, and following the successes of "Welcome To The Cruel World" and especially "Fight For Your Mind", his fans' expectations were high. What he delivered was an incredibly eclectic album

Album The Will To Live. The Will to Live Lyrics. I met a girl whose heart Was on the right hand side And upon the left An angel did reside They told her mother That she never would survive But she kept the rhythm And is still alive. We must all have The will to live You got to have The will to live. Then I met a man Who had to walk with his hands Born into a world He couldn't stand Blessed with life But cursed as a man Still he walks taller Than most of us can. We must all have The will to live You got to have The will to live

Ben Harper's third release, 1997's The Will To Live, broadens his sound from the folk-inflected songs of his earlier work to include elements of funk, blues, reggae and rock, a recipe Harper would return to over the years. I Want To Be Ready 04:06 07. The Will To Live 04:58 08. Ashes 03:56 09. Widow Of A Living Man 04:13 10.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Faded
Guitar [Nylon Strings] – Alan Anderson
4:48
2 Homeless Child
Percussion – Rock Deadrick
3:51
3 Number Three 1:43
4 Roses From My Friends
Bass – Louis AllenCello – Emily Wright Viola – Brett BanducciViolin – Danielle Charles
6:26
5 Jah Work
Guitar – Alan Anderson Percussion – Rock Deadrick
4:54
6 I Want To Be Ready
Backing Vocals – Agnes Baddoo, Amy Piatt
4:02
7 The Will To Live
Backing Vocals – Amy Piatt
4:57
8 Ashes
Backing Vocals – Amy PiattMandolin – Patrick BrayerSaxophone – Eric Person
3:52
9 Widow Of A Living Man 4:10
10 Glory & Consequence
Fiddle – Patrick Brayer
5:40
11 Mama's Trippin'
Backing Vocals – Juan NelsonPercussion – Rock DeadrickSaxophone – Eric PersonWritten-By [Music] – Plunier*
3:45
12 I Shall Not Walk Alone
Fiddle – Patrick Brayer
5:13
13 If I Could Hear My Mother Play Again (Bonus Track) 3:07

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Grandmaster Recorders
  • Mixed At – Capitol Studios
  • Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd

Credits

  • Artwork – Flavia Cureteu
  • Band – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Erica Stephenson
  • Lyrics By – Ben Harper
  • Mastered By – Dave Collins
  • Mixed By – Eric Sarafin
  • Music By – Ben Harper (tracks: 1 to 10, 12)
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Bass – Juan Nelson
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Drums – Dean Butterworth
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Guitar [Weissenborns], Lute [Saz], Vocals – Ben Harper
  • Photography By [Cover] – Annalisa
  • Producer – J.P. Plunier
  • Recorded By – Todd Burke

Notes

Recorded at Grandmaster Recording.
Mixed at Capitol Studios.
Mastered at A&M Mastering.

16 page lyric booklet + foldout sheet of notes/lyrics in Japanese + obi.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4988006729445
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 UK & Europe 1997
7243 8 44178 4 0, VUSMC 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(Cass, Album, dol) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 4 0, VUSMC 128 Europe 1997
SA 8180 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(LP, Album) Virgin SA 8180 France 1997
724384417819 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin America 724384417819 US 1998
7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 UK & Europe 2013

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Faded
Guitar [Nylon Strings] – Alan Anderson
4:48
2 Homeless Child
Percussion – Rock Deadrick
3:51
3 Number Three 1:43
4 Roses From My Friends
Bass – Louis AllenCello – Emily Wright Viola – Brett BanducciViolin – Danielle Charles
6:26
5 Jah Work
Guitar – Alan Anderson Percussion – Rock Deadrick
4:54
6 I Want To Be Ready
Backing Vocals – Agnes Baddoo, Amy Piatt
4:02
7 The Will To Live
Backing Vocals – Amy Piatt
4:57
8 Ashes
Backing Vocals – Amy PiattMandolin – Patrick BrayerSaxophone – Eric Person
3:52
9 Widow Of A Living Man 4:10
10 Glory & Consequence
Fiddle – Patrick Brayer
5:40
11 Mama's Trippin'
Backing Vocals – Juan NelsonMusic By – Plunier*Percussion – Rock DeadrickSaxophone – Eric Person
3:45
12 I Shall Not Walk Alone
Fiddle – Patrick Brayer
5:13

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Grandmaster Recorders
  • Mixed At – Capitol Studios
  • Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios

Credits

  • A&R – Andy Factor
  • Art Direction, Photography By [Desert Photos] – JP Plunier*
  • Band – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  • Design – Flavia Cureteu
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Erica Stephenson
  • Lyrics By – Ben Harper
  • Mastered By – Dave Collins
  • Mixed By – Eric Sarafin
  • Mixed By, Engineer [Assistant] – Dann Thompson, Peter Doell
  • Music By – Ben Harper (tracks: 1 to 10, 12)
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Bass – Juan Nelson
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Drums – Dean Butterworth
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Guitar [Weissenborns], Lute [Saz], Vocals – Ben Harper
  • Photography By [Cover] – Annalisa
  • Photography By [Dead Elephant] – Peter Hill Beard*
  • Producer – J.P. Plunier
  • Recorded By – Todd Burke

Notes

produced by JP Plunier
Printed in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24384 41784 0
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2, 3): IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI AAH20
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1556
  • Rights Society: Bel/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Other (French Distribution Code): F:PM462
  • Other (Italian Distribution Code): I:264

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 UK & Europe 1997
SA 8180 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(LP, Album) Virgin SA 8180 France 1997
724384417819 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin America 724384417819 US 1998
7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 UK & Europe 2013
7243 8 44178 2 6 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6 Australia 1997

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Faded
Guitar [Nylon Strings] – Alan Anderson
4:48
A2 Homeless Child
Percussion – Rock Deadrick
3:51
A3 Number Three 1:43
A4 Roses From My Friends
Bass – Louis AllenCello – Emily Wright Viola – Brett BanducciViolin – Danielle Charles
6:26
A5 Jah Work
Guitar – Alan Anderson Percussion – Rock Deadrick
4:54
A6 I Want To Be Ready
Backing Vocals – Agnes Baddoo, Amy Piatt
4:02
B1 The Will To Live
Backing Vocals – Amy Piatt
4:57
B2 Ashes
Backing Vocals – Amy PiattMandolin – Patrick BrayerSaxophone – Eric Person
3:52
B3 Widow Of A Living Man 4:10
B4 Glory & Consequence
Fiddle – Patrick Brayer
5:40
B5 Mama's Trippin'
Backing Vocals – Juan NelsonPercussion – Rock DeadrickSaxophone – Eric PersonWritten-By [Music] – Plunier*
3:45
B6 I Shall Not Walk Alone
Fiddle – Patrick Brayer
5:13

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Virgin Records America, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Grandmaster Recorders
  • Mixed At – Capitol Studios
  • Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios

Credits

  • Artwork – Flavia Cureteu
  • Band – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Erica Stephenson
  • Lyrics By – Ben Harper
  • Mastered By – Dave Collins
  • Mixed By – Eric Sarafin
  • Music By – Ben Harper (tracks: 1 to 10, 12)
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Bass – Juan Nelson
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Drums – Dean Butterworth
  • Musician [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals], Guitar [Guitars], Steel Guitar [Weissenborns], Baglama [Saz], Vocals – Ben Harper
  • Photography By [Cover] – Annalisa
  • Producer – J.P. Plunier
  • Recorded By – Todd Burke

Notes

Recorded at Grandmaster Recording.
Mixed at Capitol Studios.
Mastered at A&M Mastering.
Total running time : 0hr 53mn 27s

P+C 1997 Virgin Records America, Inc.
SA8180

Comes in a brown sleeve with title and name printed in reverse.
No tracklisting neither on the sleeve nor the label. No Credit.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 UK & Europe 1997
7243 8 44178 4 0, VUSMC 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(Cass, Album, dol) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 4 0, VUSMC 128 Europe 1997
724384417819 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin America 724384417819 US 1998
7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6, CDVUS 128 UK & Europe 2013
7243 8 44178 2 6 Ben Harper The Will To Live ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 44178 2 6 Australia 1997