In other words:

bendave5.jpgOn recording Move Like This without Benjamin: “…Over the years we’ve missed him and in a way we reflect on how good he was now more than ever. If he was here to contribute something now, it would be fantastic. Yeah, even every few years, I have to sort of look at videos of what he’s doing and how good he is, listen to the old songs.  But for me, listening to the old songs that we are thinking about doing on stage makes me appreciate his voice.” –David Robinson interview, May 5, 2011, consequenceofsound.net

In other words:

EEGregBenrecordingRegarding the recording of Move Like This: “It was hard not having Ben around. There were many, many times when we all missed him. I remember when we used to do background vocals, for instance – and it was usually Ben, Greg and myself standing around a mic – so during those times on this record when we did background parts, it felt very strange not to have Ben there. There are so many other things, too – his sense of humor, his bass playing… He was just a great guy. Everything about him, everything he did…it was all missed.” — Elliot Easton, musicradar.com, April 18, 2011

In other words:

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“Ben had a calmness about him that I related to. He wasn’t ostentatious like you’d expect a rock star to be. He was gentle and kind, and loved family.” — Julie Snider, Benjamin’s fiancee at the time of his death; A History and Retrospective on the Life of Benjamin Orr, by John Colapinto