Give Till It's Gone

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Give Till It's Gone
Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone cover.JPG
Studio album by Ben Harper
Released May 10, 2011
Genre Alternative rock, blues rock
Length 49:55
Language English
Label Virgin
Ben Harper chronology
As I Call You Down
(2010)
Give Till It's Gone
(2011)
Get Up!
(2013)
Singles from Give Till It's Gone
  1. "Rock N' Roll Is Free"
    Released: March 22, 2011
  2. "Don't Give Up on Me Now"
    Released: April 1, 2011
  3. "Waiting On a Sign"
    Released: July 22, 2011

Give Till It's Gone is the tenth studio album by Ben Harper.[1] The album was released in Italy on May 10, 2011[2] and worldwide on May 17, 2011 by Virgin Records.[1] It is Harper's first solo album since Both Sides Of The Gun, released in 2006.[3] However, his band, Relentless7, feature prominently on all the tracks, even co-writing some of the tracks with Harper. The album's title is taken from a line in the second track, "I Will Not Be Broken."

The album was preceded by the single "Rock N' Roll Is Free", released as a free download on March 22, 2011.[4] In Italy, the first single from the album was "Don't Give Up on Me Now", released on April 1, 2011.[5]

In the album, Ben Harper collaborates with the ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, who co-wrote and played the drums in the tracks "Spilling Faith" and "Get There from Here".[6] Another song from the album, "Pray That Our Love Sees the Dawn", features American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD (EAN 5099909506725)[7]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Give Up on Me Now" Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky 3:32
2. "I Will Not Be Broken" Harper, Mozersky 5:04
3. "Rock N' Roll Is Free" Harper 4:21
4. "Feel Love" Harper, Mozersky 3:46
5. "Clearly Severely" Harper, Mozersky, Jordan Richardson 4:52
6. "Spilling Faith" Harper, Mozersky, Richardson, Ringo Starr, Jesse Ingalls 3:31
7. "Get There from Here" Harper, Mozersky, Richardson, Starr, Ingalls 5:54
8. "Pray That Our Love Sees the Dawn" Harper, Mozersky 4:42
9. "Waiting On a Sign" Harper, Ingalls 5:00
10. "Dirty Little Lover" Harper, Richardson 4:46
11. "Do It for You, Do It for Us" Harper, Mozersky, Ingalls 4:27

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[9] 9
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[10] 72
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[11] 16
Canadian Albums Chart[12] 12
French Albums Chart[13] 3
Italian Albums Chart[14] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[15] 13
Portuguese Albums Chart[16] 25
Spanish Albums Chart (Flanders)[17] 49
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 6
US Billboard 200[12] 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[19] Gold 50,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ben Harper, esce domani nuovo album" (in Italian). ANSA. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Poppy Reid (25 February 2011). "Ben Harper announces first solo album in five years". www.themusicnetwork.com. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Matthew Perpetua (29 March 2011). "Listen: Ben Harper Gives Away 'Rock N' Roll is Free'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Musica/ Ben Harper: esce domani in Italia "Give till it's gone"" (in Italian). TMNews. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Alex Young (24 February 2011). "Ben Harper returns with Give Till It's Gone". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Give Till It's Gone - Ben Harper". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "HMV Japan: Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone (Bonus Track)". Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  9. ^ "australian-charts.com - Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  10. ^ "Bel Harper - Give Till It's Gone (album)". www.ultratop.be. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bel Harper - Give Till It's Gone (album)" (in French). www.ultratop.be. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Give Till It's Gone - Ben Harper". Billboard. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone". lescharts.com. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Classifica settimanale dal 09/05/2011 al 15/05/2011" (in Italian). FIMI. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Bel Harper - Give Till It's Gone (album)". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on November 25, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Bel Harper - Give Till It's Gone (album)". portuguesecharts.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Bel Harper - Give Till It's Gone (album)". spanishcharts.com. Archived from the original on November 2, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone". hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Ben Harper. "Give Till It's Gone" certifié disque d'or" (in French). www.rtl2.fr. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.