Ripe, which was produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Ben
Folds Five) continues Ben’s trademark pop craftsmanship, sense of humor and
uncontainable passion for life as well as representing a marked maturity in
form. Ripe features guest appearances by Mandy Moore, Benji Madden (Good
Charlotte), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Rachael Yamagata, the
members of Rooney, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), and Charlotte Martin. The
12-song set includes the exuberant sweeping ballad “Love Me Like the World Is
Ending,” the infectious track “Blush,” an ode to a personal hero in “What Would
Jay-Z Do?,” and the Mandy Moore duet “Birds & Bees.” 2007's release Ripe is his
most ambitious work to date.
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
1. Love Me Like The World Is Ending
2. American Television
3. Birds And Bees - featuring Mandy Moore
4. Is This How Love Is Supposed To Feel?
7. What Would Jay-Z Do?
8. Sex Without Love
10. So Hungry
11. Just Say Yes