There Will Be a Light

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There Will Be a Light
Studio album by Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama
Released September 21, 2004
Genre Blues, gospel
Length 38:50
Label Virgin
Producer Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Ben Harper chronology
Diamonds On the Inside
(2003)
There Will Be a Light
(2004)
Live At The Apollo
(2005)
The Blind Boys of Alabama chronology
Go Tell It on the Mountain
(2003)
There Will Be a Light
(2004)
Live at the Apollo
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

There Will Be a Light is a gospel album by Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama, released in 2004.

This album would go on to pick up a Grammy award for Best Gospel album while Harper would also win a Grammy for the track, "11th Commandment."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ben Harper except as noted.

  1. "Take My Hand" – 3:54
  2. "Wicked Man" – 3:33
  3. "Where Could I Go" (Marc Ford, Ben Harper, Jason Yates) – 4:09
  4. "Church House Steps" – 4:46
  5. "11th Commandment" (Harper, The Blind Boys of Alabama) – 1:34
  6. "Well, Well, Well" (Bob Dylan, Danny O'Keefe) – 3:15
  7. "Picture of Jesus" – 3:45
  8. "Satisfied Mind" (Joe Hayes, Jack Rhodes) – 3:15
  9. "Mother Pray" (James Rowe, John W. Vaughan) – 3:00
  10. "There Will Be a Light" – 3:22
  11. "Church on Time" – 4:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  • Bobby Butler
  • Oliver Charles
  • Rock Deadrick
  • Clarence Fountain
  • Ricke McKinnie
  • Leon Mobley
  • Juan Nelson
  • Tracie Pierce
  • Michael Ward
  • Joe "Jackson Joe" Williams
  • Jason Yates
  • Marc Ford

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  • Executive producer: Chris Goldsmith
  • Engineers: Mike Glines, Jimmy Hoyson
  • Mixing: Jimmy Hoyson
  • Arranger: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  • Design: Jason Yates
  • Artwork: Jason Yates
  • Photography: Steve Sherman

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 81
2004 Top Gospel Albums 1
2004 Top Internet Albums 113

References[edit]