ショッピングカート
Rock/Pop
LPレコード
Childhood Home
★★★★★
★★★★★
0.0

・現在オンラインショップではご注文ができません

在庫状況 について

商品の情報

フォーマット

LPレコード

構成数

1

国内/輸入

輸入 (International Version)

パッケージ仕様

-

発売日

2014年05月27日

規格品番

7235527

レーベル

Concord

SKU

888072355279

作品の情報
メイン
アーティスト
オリジナル発売日
2014年
収録内容

構成数 | 1枚

合計収録時間 | 00:33:47

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ben Harper began his career with the solo acoustic debut Welcome to the Cruel World. Childhood Home takes Harper back to his roots -- literally: he recorded it in collaboration with his mother, Ellen Harper. There isn't an electric instrument on this ten-song set, which features six new tunes by him and four by her. There are a trio of other players who help out on piano, guitar, and upright bass. Ellen's parents (both musicians) founded the Folk Music Center and Museum in Claremont, California, over 50 years ago; she still works there. As a single mom she worked while Harper played around with various instruments. The music here centers on songs of home and the myriad experiences that revolve around it, some of them quite painful. Ben's country-folk song "A House Is a Home" (which recalls the melody of "Love Is a Rose") looks at the hearth as the centerpiece of personal history. Ellen's "City of Dreams" reflects on the city where she grew up that has disappeared; the victim of suburban sprawl. Ben's "Born to Love You" is a waltz sung as a duet, accompanied by quietly shuffling drums and piano. Here, "home" is the beloved: I love you/I live you.." On her "Farmer's Daughter," a minor-key country-blues, Ellen plays banjo and Ben lays out Weissenborn slide and flatpicked acoustic fills. Their layered backing vocals are haunting. Her "Altar of Love" is a country-gospel waltz. Its poetry is simple, direct, yet expert; she distills the heart-wrenching experience of marrying, motherhood, and sacrifice in a fable that contains a tragic circular twist of fate. Her deeply moving "Break Your Heart," with its subtle R&B tinge, is the finest song here. Ben's "Memories of Gold" reveals the growth in his own writing. Here, country, soul, and folk-blues all commingle in a cut-time waltz. His world-weary vocals offer wisdom gained through lived experience. The ghostly, holistic gospel in his closer, "How Could We Not Believe," is a hymn of beauty and resolve, with the pair's voices blending perfectly amid strummed autoharp, dulcimer, and guitars. Childhood Home is, in essence, timeless. It brims with quiet conviction about the blood and spiritual ties that bind, an indestructible place in the heart, and offers proof that folk music can indeed be "soul" music. ~ Thom Jurek

    • 1.
      [LPレコード]
      DISC 1:
レビュー
  • 名門スタックスからハーモニカ奏者のチャーリー・マッセルホワイトとコテコテのブルース盤を発表したかと思ったら、お次はミュージシャンでもある母親とのコラボ作だって。キャリアを通じてUSルーツ音楽をさまざまな形で消化してきたベン・ハーパーですが、ここまでフォークに振り切った作品は初めて。親子ならではの息の合ったハーモニー、完全アンプラグドによる生楽器のピュアな響きが心地良く、表題やジャケが示す通りノスタルジックな仕上がりとなっています。ごくシンプルなメロディーにはトラディショナルな趣があり、全曲が書き下ろしとは思えないほど。昨今のアメリカーナ・ブームの究極型を見た気が……。聴き終わった後、思わず実家に電話したくなるような一枚!
    bounce (C)赤瀧洋二

    タワーレコード (vol.368(2014年6月25日発行号)掲載)

カスタマーズボイス
    評価する:
関連商品
ニュース & 記事
ポイント15倍
342pt
販売価格(税込)
¥ 2,790
廃盤

欲しいものリストに追加

コレクションに追加

サマリー/統計情報

欲しい物リスト登録者
0
(公開: 0 人)
コレクション登録者
0
(公開: 0 人)