Sunday, September 16, 2007

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals @ Radio City 9/15/07

There's something about Ben that brings the best out of everyone. With a setlist heavy on Lifeline tunes, it doesn't matter whether you're a die hard fan or this is the first time hearing these songs, it's impossible not to leave happy. BHIC aren't playing their more traditional live songs on this tour but then again, we knew that. And the crowd at Radio City? Nothing short of amazing - far better than what I witnessed earlier this summer for Arcade Fire. What caught me completely off guard was a brief moment of emotion I don't think I've ever felt from a live performance, during Ben's no mic verse and subsequent crowd eruption on "Where Could I Go." Previous audiences during this tour will know exactly what I'm talking about. Future ticket holders will know soon enough. Hearing "Masters of War" was an obvious highlight. Although not with Eddie, opener Piers Faccini more than held his own during his verses.

MP3: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Masters of War (with Eddie Vedder), Lollapalooza 8/3/07

Set I:

  1. 11th Commandment >
  2. Well Well Well
  3. Fight Outta You
  4. Picture In A Frame
  5. Fool For A Lonesome Train
  6. In The Colors
  7. Gold To Me
  8. Whipping Boy
  9. Younger Than Today
  10. Having Wings
  11. Two Hands Of A Prayer
  12. There Will Be A Light
  13. Needed You Tonight
  14. Put It On Me
  15. Say You Will
  16. Use Me
  17. Where Could I Go
Encore I:
  1. Paris Sunrise #7 >
  2. Lifeline
  3. Masters Of War w/ Piers Faccini
  4. Like A King / I'll Rise

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Thanks for publishing the set list. It was an amazing show - the eruption after the no mic verse sent chills up my spine