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Give Till It's Gone

Give Till It's GoneNow in his 40s and on the rocks with actress wife Laura Dern, Harper finally sounds as weathered and tortured as his songs have always aspired to be. The...Give Till It's GoneRockNow in his 40s and on the rocks with actress wife Laura Dern, Harper finally sounds as weathered and tortured as his songs have always aspired to be. The...2011-05-11
Ben Harper | NOT-SO-GENTLE BEN Harper's latest

NOT-SO-GENTLE BEN Harper's latest

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Give Till It's Gone

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Ben Harper; Music Label: Virgin Records

Now in his 40s and on the rocks with actress wife Laura Dern, Harper finally sounds as weathered and tortured as his songs have always aspired to be. The heartbreak on Give Till It’s Gone is savage and genuine, and the new Tom Petty-esque hitches in his voice lend blustery songs like ”I Will Not Be Broken” and ”Dirty Little Lover” a rare combination of resilience and sadness, with plenty of room left over for house-on-fire soloing. A?

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