Ben Harper Welcome To the Cruel World 45rpm 2LP
Ben Harper Welcome To the Cruel World 45rpm 2LP Ben Harper Welcome To the Cruel World 45rpm 2LP
Genre: Alternative
Label: Virgin
Size: 12"
Format: 45RPM,

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Ben Harper Welcome To the Cruel World 45rpm 2LP

Ben Harper

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SKU:
VIRLP87987-45
UPC:
602577879876

25th Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album On 45rpm Double LP!
Featuring "Walk Away", "Whipping Boy", "Forever" & "Waiting On An Angel"!

A quarter-century later, Ben Harper's Welcome To The Cruel World remains an especially welcomed auspicious debut that let the world at large know a singular singer/songwriter had fully arrived on the scene. Ben Harper's iconic album is re-released on standard weight double black vinyl playing at 45 rpm.

The full range of Ben Harper's influences would not come to bear until later albums, but his debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, lays a strong foundation. 'Like a King' and 'Take That Attitude to Your Grave' burn with a political conviction rarely heard during the 1990s. 'Forever' has a tenderness which demonstrates Harper's emotional range. Lackluster hippie jams that cultivated his early following may have served a purpose but feel fluffy by comparison when compared to the meatier tracks. Ben closes the album with a song that frequently closes his concerts, 'I'll Rise.' This song, built around Maya Angelou's 1979 poem 'And Still I Rise,' reminds one of art's ability to pierce through society, self, and the soul.
-AllMusic

Features

  • 25th Anniversary
  • Double LP
  • 45rpm
  • First time on 2LP (45rpm)
  • Gatefold jacket

Selections

Side A:

  1. The Three Of Us
  2. Whipping Boy
  3. Breakin' Down

Side B:

  1. Don't Take That Attitude To Your Grave
  2. Waiting On An Angel
  3. Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now
  4. Forever

Side C:

  1. Like A King
  2. Pleasure And Pain
  3. Walk Away

Side D:

  1. How Many Miles Must We March
  2. Welcome To The Cruel World
  3. I'll Rise
Description

25th Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album On 45rpm Double LP!
Featuring "Walk Away", "Whipping Boy", "Forever" & "Waiting On An Angel"!

A quarter-century later, Ben Harper's Welcome To The Cruel World remains an especially welcomed auspicious debut that let the world at large know a singular singer/songwriter had fully arrived on the scene. Ben Harper's iconic album is re-released on standard weight double black vinyl playing at 45 rpm.

The full range of Ben Harper's influences would not come to bear until later albums, but his debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, lays a strong foundation. 'Like a King' and 'Take That Attitude to Your Grave' burn with a political conviction rarely heard during the 1990s. 'Forever' has a tenderness which demonstrates Harper's emotional range. Lackluster hippie jams that cultivated his early following may have served a purpose but feel fluffy by comparison when compared to the meatier tracks. Ben closes the album with a song that frequently closes his concerts, 'I'll Rise.' This song, built around Maya Angelou's 1979 poem 'And Still I Rise,' reminds one of art's ability to pierce through society, self, and the soul.
-AllMusic

Features

  • 25th Anniversary
  • Double LP
  • 45rpm
  • First time on 2LP (45rpm)
  • Gatefold jacket

Selections

Side A:

  1. The Three Of Us
  2. Whipping Boy
  3. Breakin' Down

Side B:

  1. Don't Take That Attitude To Your Grave
  2. Waiting On An Angel
  3. Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now
  4. Forever

Side C:

  1. Like A King
  2. Pleasure And Pain
  3. Walk Away

Side D:

  1. How Many Miles Must We March
  2. Welcome To The Cruel World
  3. I'll Rise
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Alternative
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Ben Harper
Title
Welcome To The Cruel World
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
45RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-13-2019
Release Date
10-30-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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