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Welcome to the Cruel World

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Download links and information about Welcome to the Cruel World by Ben Harper. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 53:14 minutes.

Artist: Ben Harper
Release date: 1994
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 53:14
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The Three of Us 2:35
2. Whipping Boy 5:31
3. Breakin' Down 4:00
4. Don't Take That Attitude to Your Grave 4:25
5. Waiting On an Angel 3:53
6. Mama's Got a Girlfriend Now 2:29
7. Forever 3:24
8. Like a King 4:18
9. Pleasure and Pain 3:47
10. Walk Away 3:49
11. How Many Miles Must We March 3:08
12. Welcome to the Cruel World 5:37
13. I'll Rise 6:18

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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.