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Live from Mars [Live]

Ben HarperAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Glory & Consequence (Live) 6:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Excuse Me Mr. (Live) 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Alone (Live) 5:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Sexual Healing (Live) 5:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Woman In You (Live) 8:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Ground On Down (Live) 5:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Steal My Kisses (Live) 5:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Burn One Down (Live) 4:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now (Live) 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Welcome To The Cruel World (Live) 5:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Forgiven (Live) 9:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Faded/Whole Lotta Love (Medley) (Live)10:45$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Waiting On An Angel (Live) 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Roses From My Friends (Live) 5:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Power Of The Gospel (Live) 6:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Pleasure And Pain (Live) 4:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Please Bleed (Live) 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Drugs Don't Work (Live) 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. In The Lord's Arms (Live) 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Not Fire, Not Ice (Live) 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Beloved One (Live) 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Number Three (Live) 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Walk Away (Live) 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Another Lonely Day (Live) 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Like A King/I'll Rise (Medley) (Live)10:02$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 27, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B00005AFR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,540 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With a slate of more than 200 shows a year, Ben Harper has never been an album-tour-album-tour kind of artist; for him and his fans, the stage is the ultimate proving ground. So after four studio albums, Harper has finally released his first official live set, a 25-song double-disc collection that surveys each of his four albums and adds a couple of well-executed, if not terribly inventive, covers. Disc one is electric and finds Harper and the Innocent Criminals tearing through their patented mix of rock, folk, soul, and blues. Yet, the solo-acoustic disc two is the true prize, putting the spotlight squarely on Harper's incredibly agile, versatile, and enormously moving voice. In this pared-down setting, Harper shows an uncanny ability to connect with his audience, offering one spellbinding performance after another. Culled from two years' worth of shows--no two songs are taken from the same concert--Live from Mars provides a welcome overview of Harper's many facets. --Marc Greilsamer

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hard word pays off April 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
this is how you make a live album. too many artists simply throw together a bunch of hits that they took to the road and package a live recording to make a quick buck from fans who can't afford to follow them cross-country. from the outset of "live from mars", it's clear that harper has put considerable effort into assembling this project. literally sifting through hours of recorded material from the past seven years (nearly every show was taped), he picked out what he thought were the best versions of the best songs. nearly every selection surpasses its album counterpart musically and emotionally. tellingly, the opening disc's "burn one down," features an ecstatic crowd singing along to every word. another crowd favorite, a guitar-driven cover of marvin gaye's "sexual healing," carries the energy and vivacity a live track should have. a fitting close to the first disc (which features harper backed by his full band, the innocent criminals) is the jaw-dropping medley of the 1997 hit "faded," and the led zeppelin classic "whole lotta love." those eleven minutes undeniably confirm this band's ability to display their grittier rock-n-roll roots. jimi hendrix would be proud. of course, as you might expect if you are familiar with harper's shows, he just happened to throw in a second, entirely acoustic disc - a man and his guitar, as the saying goes. it serves as an ideal balance to the first disc in its simplistic, mellower mood. kicking off with the beautiful "waiting on an angel," this set makes it known that this is the ben harper we know best, a compassionate, reflective singer/songwriter who finds beauty and simplicity in everything. Read more ›
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ben looks good on Mars March 28, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I waited for weeks in anticipation of this album. I picked it up the night it was released, and stayed up till 2:00 listening to it. It was that good.Disc 1 is Ben backed up by the Innocent Criminals, playing some of his best electric work. "Glory and Consequence" is a marvelous way to start this album. A little later Ben plays his one-of-a-kind cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing". This is a concert staple for Ben, and the live album probably wouldn't be complete without it. "Steal my kisses" is introduced with some awesome beats, and gives the song a whole new sound by speeding it up a bit. "Burn one down" could be considered a political anthem, but it's hard to think about politics with Ben's beautiful voice uttering "if you don't like my fire, don't come around, I'm gonna burn one down." You get swept up in the music, and the fact that the audience knew all of the words, and sang along quite nicely, added to the superbness of this song. "Forgiven" provides us with a guitar solo of epic proportions, but it's not overdone. Finally, Ben goes into "Faded", a great song in it's own right, but the added cover of Zeppelin's Whole lotta love" makes it even better, and putting the two songs with eachother worked very well.Disc 2 is solo, acoustic Ben. The Ben that we all fell in love with first. "Waiting on an angel" is truly beautiful, and a hellofa way to start off the album, it really sets the tone. "Please Bleed" in acoustic form is, in my opinion, better than his studio version. he gets very emotional on this track and reminds you a lot of "Fight for your mind" songs. "Not fire, not ice" is also a concert staple, and the lyrics on here are really captivating. Read more ›
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will be a Classic! March 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I just bought this cd this morning and I can't stop listening to it already! This is the absolute best live album I have ever heard. The atmosphere from a Ben concert is hard to put into words, but by listening to these two cds you're almost there. Disc one is a mix of great live versions of the more upbeat songs, while disk two is the acoustic sets. This album includes awesome versions of all of the crowd favorites: "Ground on Down", a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing", and OF COURSE "Burn One Down", but the real winners are on Disk two- EVERY song either gives me chills or brings tears to my eyes (or both). This album's version of "In the Lord's Arms" is unbelievable and "Walk Away" (one of my all-time favorite Ben songs, and life-mottos) is amazing. Every song on this album is so heartfelt and real and strong- Ben is a TRUE musician... I don't like the way he is only associated with "Steal my Kisses" on the radio and MTV, but if it makes more people buy his albums to listen to everything else that he is and that he can do then I'm happy. If you've never heard Ben before other than "Steal my Kisses", definately buy this album- I promise you will be forever grateful, and if you're a Ben fan already- this cd embodies a Ben concert and what I feel Ben's music is all about and it will be a great addition to any cd collection!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Brilliance July 20, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I came across Ben Harper on accident from reading a review on amazon about Jack Johnson. After downloading Waiting on an Angel I immediately went out and bought this cd because I love live music because it feels more human and because it had the most material on it for the cheapest. This cd has touched my soul and ever since I bought this album over a year ago I have continually played this cd over and over again finding something new everytime; an amazing lyric, a great guitar part, a beautiful vocal inflection, etc. Ever song on here has it's own good point and I love EVERY single song on this cd, so without any rating system here is a brief description of each song on this amazing, life changing cd.
Glory & Consequence - A great rock song that is even better live because of the distortion. This song has intelligent lyrics about life and death.
Excuse Me Mr. - Wonderful political song covering the general subject of corporate america. Great dynamics throughout the song, which allows it to rock even though it's on acoustic guitar.
Alone - Amazing song with a guitar part that sounds like a drum beat and a driving bass part. Excellent lyrics about life in general.
Sexual Healing - Fun little cover of the Marvin Gaye classic. Lyrics are kind of corny, but sounds nice because it guitar driven and has nice vocal harmonies.
Woman In You - What a great song... Hendrix style riff with falsetto singing over it, then goes into a hard rocking part with absolute wailing singing by Ben, and a wonderful chorus lyric.
Ground On Down - Funky, yet hard rocking. Amazing, intelligent, passionate lyrics about life and love that require repeated listens.
Steal My Kisses - Fun, upbeat reggae-ish style song.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good deal
Great concert. Really like the Marvin Gay cover.
Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have cd
If you are a fan of Ben Harper you need this cd. Some of his best songs and i enjoy them more live than studio version.
Published 2 months ago by jay0106
4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELENT
A must have for all Ben Harper fans!! some incredible live versions .. There is even a Led Zepellin "cover" just to put a name ... from Marz actually!!
Published 3 months ago by pehuen
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow, who knew Ben Harper could ROCK!
I ordered this album because it was a really good deal (double album for $6) and I really love the soulful, folksy crooning I usually hear him do on Pandora. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered
The second CD is just what the doctor ordered on a busy stressful day. It is like receiving a prescription to eliminate your worries and sooth your soul. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Danny P
1.0 out of 5 stars Item arrived with wrong CD
also the case was in horrible condition. I would have looked past the case condition had the correct CD been included. Not worth my time to even return it, disappointed.
Published 7 months ago by Nuwan Dantanarayana
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album ever purchased
I bought this disc when it was released in 2001... I was walking by a music store that happened to be playing this disc. Read more
Published 10 months ago by William
4.0 out of 5 stars Live Music
It is a great album. I enjoy the originality of live music. His voice is great. Forgiven is one of my top favorites :)
Published 16 months ago by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 2 Disc Set
I listened to so many of these songs online, that I decided to get the album. I am not disappointed.
Published 18 months ago by Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I am so glad I found this CD on Amazon at a great price. The CD is wonderful. I have always liked to hear Ben Harper sing, but this is the first CD I actually have of him. Read more
Published 22 months ago by earthgirl
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