Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Total runtime: 40:54
Limited edition 180-gram vinyl.
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.