On June 17, 1997.

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On June 17, 1997, “Virgin America” label released “The Will to Live”, the third Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 1997 and was produced by Jean-Pierre Plunier.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – vocals, guitar, saz, weissenborn
  • Louis Allen – bass
  • Alan Anderson – guitar
  • Agnes Baddoo – background vocals
  • Brett Banduci – viola
  • Patrick Brayer – fiddle
  • Dean Butterworth- drums
  • Danielle Charles – violin
  • Juan Nelson – bass, background vocals
  • Eric Person- saxophone
  • Amy Piatt – background vocals
  • Emily Wright – cello
  • Todd Burke – engineer
  • Peter Doell, Erica Stephenson, Dann Thompson – assistant engineer
  • Eric Sarafin – mixing
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • J.P. Plunier – art direction, photography
  • Flavia Cureteu – design
  • Annalisa – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. Faded
  2. Homeless Child
  3. Number Three
  4. Roses from My Friends
  5. Jah Work
  6. I Want to Be Ready
  7. The Will to Live
  8. Ashes
  9. Widow of a Living Man
  10. Glory & Consequence
  11. Mama’s Trippin’ – Ben Harper, P. Plunier
  12. I Shall Not Walk Alone

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