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Welcome to the Cruel World

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Ben Harper 28//1994

Review

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. ~ Ryan Randall Goble
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 The Three of Us Ben Harper 2:33
  3. 2 Whipping Boy Ben Harper 5:29
  4. 3 Breakin' Down Ben Harper 3:57
  5. 4 Don't Take That Attitude to Your Grave Ben Harper 4:21
  6. 5 Waiting on an Angel Ben Harper 3:50
  7. 6 Mama's Got a Girlfriend Now Ben Harper 2:25
  8. 7 Forever Ben Harper 3:20
  9. 8 Like a King Ben Harper 4:13
  10. 9 Pleasure and Pain Ben Harper 3:44
  11. 10 Walk Away Ben Harper 3:46
  12. 11 How Many Miles Must We March Ben Harper 3:6
  13. 12 Welcome to the Cruel World Ben Harper 5:28
  14. 13 I'll Rise Ben Harper 6:10
  15. 14 Going To See The King Ben Harper 0:41

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