Get There From Here

Album: Give Till It's Gone (2011)
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  • Ben Harper's tenth studio album, Give Till It's Gone, found the alternative rock singer-songwriter collaborating with Ringo Starr on a couple of tracks. One of them was this psychedelic instrumental, which was co-written by the ex-Beatle who also plays drums. Harper noted in an interview with The Huffington Post, that Starr is one of the, "four corners of creating psychedelic rock."
  • Harper told The Huffington Post about writing with Ringo; "The creative process was - I had some ideas with him coming in, but I really wanted it to come from him and us collectively. Me and my band had been his backup band for a bunch of shows and promotions, and the fact that he was willing to come in and do that on my record in the first place was huge, but we wanted it to be a co-write. We wanted it to be something that was of equal contribution from myself, my band, and Ringo."
  • The song was created on the spot, and Harper described it to The Huffington Post as, "the most improvised moment that I've ever had on record."
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