Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Total runtime: 40:54
"Paris Sunrise #7" was GRAMMY nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. More info at GRAMMY.com.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and their entire organization would like to apologize to Florian Lagatta, the assistant engineer on "Lifeline." Somehow his name was accidentally left off the packaging of the record. This will be fixed on the next pressing.
I had always wanted to make a record in Paris....because it's Paris. And I had always wanted to make a record directly coming off of a tour. It just makes sense. You've got all your best equipment and your musical abilities are never as sharp or as heightened as when you've been consistently on the road.
So after 9 months of touring, and at the close of an 8 week tour of Europe, my band The Innocent Criminals and I loaded directly off the road and into an elegantly humble recording studio in Paris called "Studio Gang." The record, entitled Lifeline, was recorded and mixed in 7 days on a 16 track analog tape machine. There were no computers or pro-tools used anywhere in the process.