Album Info

"Paris Sunrise #7" was GRAMMY nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. More info at

"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."

- Ben

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.

Includes DVD "Live at XM" plus Photographic Diary by Christopher "Evil Vince" May.


  • Deluxe Edition
  • Format: CD/DVD
  • Total runtime: 40:54/41:08
  • Released Aug 28, 2007
  • Virgin Records America 03898
  • United States 509995 03898 2 7

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Produced by BEN HARPER

Recorded at Gang Studios, Paris
Engineered and Mixed by DANNY KALB

All tracks (C) 2007 Innocent Criminal (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Special thanks to JAN GHAZI

Design: TOM DOLAN, Polychrome
Art Direction: TOM DOLAN & J.P. PLUNIER
Band Portraits: SCOTT SOENS
Paris Studio Photography: CHRISTOPHER "EVIL VINCE" MAY

(P) & (C) 2007 Virgin Records America, Inc. Manufactured by Virgin Records, Inc.

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