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Fight for Your Mind [Import]

Ben HarperAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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listen10. Give A Man A Home 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 1, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000000W9M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,204 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
For an artist such as Ben Harper, who's reflective blend of acoustic soul & organic stripped down blues and R&B, coupled with his emotional singer/songwriter approach gave his debut album "Welcome to the Cruel World" a great starting point, for those tired of music lacking any intellectual content. But it was this, his fiery politicised second album "Fight for your mind", that he was to truly make his mark on the musical landscape.

This is a intimate and deeply introspective record, that not only looks inwards, but frequently looks at the world from the perspective of a enraged musical poet (Harper's influences such as: Dylan, Hendrix, Bob Marley, are clear to see). Because for a track like "Another Lonely Day" which is largely minimal in its instrumentation, and relies mostly on Ben's soul-folk singing to carry the emotional impact of this song, (think stripped back folk, with some lovely slide guitar), it went some way to prove that Ben wanted people to hear what he had to say, rather than just purely focus on the music.

"Burn one Down" which is actually a Pro-weed song, with Harper brazenly declaring ""if you don't like my fire, then don't come around, yes I'm gonna burn one down.", shows that Ben like the protest songs of someone like Dylan, many years before him for instance, hasn't shy-ed away from controversial subject matters.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the one I hand out. December 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have all of Ben Harper's records, and I'm eager to share his music with my friends. When I do, this is the album I buy for them. It shows what Ben's capable of, the styles he is able to transcend, his musicianship, his lyricist capabilities, his passion for God. And there's not a weak song on the album. This is not to say that Ben has gone downhill since this album. It's just a perfect, eclectic blend of Ben. If you want to share his music with a friend, start them out here. If you yourself are looking to see what Ben Harper is capable of, this is it.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HIS BEST !! March 28, 2002
By F. K. H
Format:Audio CD
I keep thinking this is Ben Harper's best cd. It's a blend of soul and great songs. This cd will take you for a ride of songs that are different from each other and that bear Ben's soul in them. I have realized that what makes Ben Harper's music so special is the amount of pleasure you can feel he put in writing and singing his songs. It's all there. This is one of my collection's best. Highly, really, highly recommended.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First True Ben Harper Masterpiece October 25, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
How this album managed to slip under the radar during the 90's is beyond my understanding. Oppression, Ground On Down, Another Lonely Day, Gold To Me, Give A Man A Home, Power Of The Gospel, God-Fearing Man: these are some of the most deeply moving and powerful songs ever written! And you just got to love the way Harper works that distinct slide guitar of his throughout. The only real criticism about this album and Harper in general is that he somewhat lacks confidence in his singing ability (something he greatly improved upon on Burn To Shine, another album of his worth getting). No big deal. The quality of the work contained on Fight For Your Mind is more than enough to consider it one of the best albums in recent memory.
DON'T END UP SLEEPING ON THIS VASTLY OVERLOOKED CLASSIC!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest albums I own! November 24, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Fight For Your Mind is easily one of the best albums I own in a collection of over 400 CDs. I saw Ben Harper live a couple years ago at HORDE Festival and was pretty impressed but I didn't pick up one of his CDs till recently. I wish I had earlier! From start to finish this is an amazing album. It changes tones many times leaving you to wonder what is coming next. Some of my favorite songs include "Ground On Down," "Another Lonely Day," "Excuse Me Mr.," "Give a Man a Home," and "Power of the Gospel." GET THIS ALBUM! You won't regret it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than " Burn" December 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
"Burn to Shine" is a good album but first time listeners should pick this one up first. It really shows Ben at his peak with the rhythms of Dylan and the insight of Marley. An album so chill it'll make you sink into your chair!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Road to Freedom December 4, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is BY FAR my favorite album (to date) from Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. It opens with the powerful and opinionated "Oppression" and closes on a more subtle yet heartfelt note with the quiet sounds of "One Road to Freedom". This is the 2nd release from the group and it is much more evolved and contains more rock elements than the acoustic sound heard in "Welcome to the Cruel World". Classics, such as crowd favorites "Burn One Down" and "Gold to Me" are found here. If I had to recommend any one CD from Ben Harper and his Innocent Criminals, this would be it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What better way? February 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
A cloudy day in the city of LA. Too lazy to play. What better way than to spend this day than listening to the words of Ben Harper. I have only enlightened myself in the music of Mr. Harper this past year. I hate that. Listening to "Fight For Your Mind" allows you to spend those lazy days and reflect on your own mind. Ben is one of the better writers in the realm of music. If you have this cd, you walk into his mind and he calls for the battle to walk in your own mind. This cd is solid. From start to finish, it is a great listen. Do yourself the favor and walk into your mind with this album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl rules again
I'll not bore you with my subjective view of the music as it has been well documented and my likes and wants may not transfer to you. Read more
Published 1 month ago by moozical
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Gift
Was given as a gift and liked very much. it would be nice if you had a band shirt purchase option available when you purchase a CD.
Published 15 months ago by Audrey Schuster
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice
This is my first Ben Harper. I think this guy is pretty good, would love to see in live.But the songs seem somewhat the same as you listen to the entire CD. But now its good.
Published on January 21, 2012 by ced56
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ben Harper album
This is definitely Ben Harper's best album. I can listen to it from start to finish every time. He's been my favorite musician since I saw him live in 1995 and bought this album... Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by sdm024
5.0 out of 5 stars Ben Rocks!
Ben Harper is a legend, and this classic album of his earlier work is a masterpiece of vinyl, thoroughly deserving of a space on my shelf. Read more
Published on May 3, 2010 by Nigel J. Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE BEN HARPER!!
This is an awesome cd I totally recommend it if you are already a bit of a Harper fan. I bought this album after listening to some of his music and just wanted some more to check... Read more
Published on April 20, 2010 by Cortney M. Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Ben Harper Is A Better Live Performer
This is considered by most fans to be Ben Harper's best work, but I don't think it showcases just how great he is. I don't think any of his studio recordings do. Read more
Published on August 3, 2009 by Elvis Zombie
2.0 out of 5 stars eh...
This may be his best album, but despite all the musical styles he dabbles in he doesn't seem to have come up with more than a somewhat competent pastiche of reggae, funk, soul,... Read more
Published on February 26, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars It feels good to listen to Ben Harper
I have no idea what Ben Harper's music is technically "labeled" but it feels like funk, acoustic, chill to me. Read more
Published on January 16, 2009 by Delaney
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, just wish it had more variety like Both Sides of the Gun
The album does not have the variety as Both Sides of the Gun, a soft side and a heavier side. The music was good however not as good as the last album. You will enjoy it.
Published on October 21, 2008 by Roy C. Kinsey IV
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