The collection, available in CD and digital formats, features 12 of Harper's most unforgettable songs, including "Forever," "Diamonds On The Inside," and "Waiting On An Angel," and also introduces a new ballad, "Crazy Amazing," which is exclusive to this release.
By My Side also includes a rare studio version of "Not Fire Not Ice," previously unreleased in the U.S., which until now was available only on the international single for "Ground On Down."
Harper will headline his first-ever solo acoustic tour this fall, beginning September 26 in Ann Arbor, MI and continuing to several other major cities across North America before heading to New Zealand and Australia.
Billed as "An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper," the tour will include Harper's first headline performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall on October 10. Ever since his acclaimed acoustic performance at the inaugural Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2002, Harper has been besieged by fan requests for this kind of intimate outing. He will perform songs from throughout his career - from his 1994 debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, to his latest album, 2011's critically acclaimed Give Till It's Gone.