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Call It What It Is

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

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Billboard 200 - #19, 2016

"... offers its share of pointed commentary ... death and hard times inspired other songs, but so did friendship, resilience and sheer whimsy ..."
- USA Today

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When Sex Was Dirty
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3:50
2
Deeper And Deeper
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
4:03
3
Call It What It Is
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3:48
4
How Dark Is Gone
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3:39
5
Shine
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3:56
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All That Has Grown
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3:26
7
Pink Balloon
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
2:22
8
Finding Our Way
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
4:15
9
Bones
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3:22
10
Dance Like Fire
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3:10
11
Goodbye To You
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
5:07
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    40:58
Ben Harper follows up his triumphant 2015 reunion tour with his band the Innocent Criminals with this album, their first studio album together in over eight years. Tracing their roots back to 1993, the Innocent Criminals had been involved in most of Harper’s projects before going on hiatus in 2008, touring the globe nonstop, earning legions of fans and a Grammy nomination thanks to explosive live performances and a succession of acclaimed studio albums. Call It What It Is is an incisive, bold, poetic statement that could only come from these longtime bandmates and close collaborators, one of music’s most essential, cohesive and dynamic ensembles.

"Making music again with the Innocent Criminals has been a priority for a while now. It was time."
- Ben Harper
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ben Harper Studio Masters

Produced by Ben Harper, Ethan Allen, Juan Nelson, Leon Mobley, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates, Michael Ward
Recorded and mixed by Ethan Allen Recorded at The Village, Los Angeles, CA Mixed at Royal Triton, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant engineers: Will Wetzel, Gabriel Burch, Matt Dyson
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Photography by Danny Clinch
Design: Tom Dolan

The Innocent Criminals:
Ben Harper − vocals, guitar, slide guitar Juan Nelson − bass, background vocals
Leon Mobley − percussion, bongos, cabasa, clave, congas, djembe, flexitone, music stand, shakere, tambourine, triangle, viber flap, wind chimes, whirly tube, background vocals
Oliver Charles − drums, djun djun, background vocals
Jason Yates − Hammond B3, piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzers, clavinet d6, guitar, background vocals
Michael Ward − guitars, background vocals
Jaclyn Harper – additional vocals on “Pink Balloon”
Claire Wadsworth – additional vocals on “When Sex Was Dirty”

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