Diamonds On the Inside

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Diamonds On the Inside
Studio album by Ben Harper
Released March 11, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Blues rock, reggae, funk rock, jam band
Length 61:29
Label Virgin
Producer Ben Harper
Ben Harper chronology
Live from Mars
(2001)
Diamonds On the Inside
(2003)
There Will Be a Light
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.5/10)[2]

Diamonds On the Inside (2003) is Ben Harper's first work without crediting the Innocent Criminals in almost 10 years, although all the touring members continue to support him on the album. On this album, Harper brought on several new additions to his band, the first being guitarist Nicky Panicci (aka Nicky P) in 2002 who is the first guitar player to be credited on a Ben Harper record. Panicci toured with Harper on the Diamonds on the Inside Tour for almost a year. After leaving Harper's band on his own accord, Marc Ford, formerly of The Black Crowes replaced Panicci and joined Harper's band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ben Harper except as noted.

  1. "With My Own Two Hands" – 4:35
  2. "When It's Good" – 3:03
  3. "Diamonds On The Inside" – 4:27
  4. "Touch from Your Lust" – 4:28
  5. "When She Believes" – 5:20
  6. "Brown Eyed Blues" (Harper/Nelson) – 5:42
  7. "Bring the Funk" (Charles/Harper/Kurstin/Mobley/Nelson) – 4:07
  8. "Everything" – 3:04
  9. "Amen Omen" – 5:51
  10. "Temporary Remedy" – 3:11
  11. "So High So Low" – 3:44
  12. "Blessed to Be a Witness" – 4:11
  13. "Picture of Jesus" – 5:49
  14. "She's Only Happy in the Sun" (Dean Butterworth/Harper) – 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Ben Harper
  • Engineers: Todd Burke, Rick "Soldier" Will
  • Assistant engineers: Kevin Dean, June Murakawa
  • Mixing: Todd Burke
  • Mastering: Gavin Lurssen
  • Arrangers: Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin
  • Assistants: Josh Florian, Rail Jon Rogut
  • Advisor: Ben Elder
  • Design: Mike King
  • Layout Design: Mike King
  • Photography: Warren Darius Aftahi, Blue Sky, Jon Shapiro
  • Research: Ben Elder

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 19
2003 Top Canadian Albums 8
2003 Top Internet Albums 19

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "Diamonds on the Inside" Adult Top 40 31

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[3] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[4] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[5] Platinum 300,000*
Italy (FIMI)[6] Platinum 100,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[7] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Gold 20,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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