Burn to Shine (album)

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Burn to Shine
Ben Harper - Burn to Shine.jpg
Studio album by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
Released September 21, 1999
Genre Alternative rock, blues rock, soul
Length 54:29
Label Virgin Records America
Producer Jean-Pierre Plunier
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals chronology
The Will to Live
Burn to Shine
Live from Mars
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(6.0/10)[2]

Burn to Shine is an album by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, released in 1999 on Virgin Records America. The album shows Harper working within many different genres, including blues, rock, soul, and folk. The songs "Steal My Kisses" and "Suzie Blue" became successful on college radio. Like most other Harper albums, different versions were released in different regions within varying bonus material.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ben Harper.

  1. "Alone" – 3:58
  2. "The Woman in You" – 5:41
  3. "Less" – 4:05
  4. "Two Hands of a Prayer" – 7:50
  5. "Please Bleed" – 4:37
  6. "Suzie Blue" – 4:29
  7. "Steal My Kisses" – 4:05
  8. "Burn to Shine" – 3:34
  9. "Show Me a Little Shame" – 3:44
  10. "Forgiven" – 5:17
  11. "Beloved One" – 4:03
  12. "In The Lord's Arms" – 3:06



  • Producer: J.P. Plunier
  • Engineers: Eric Sarafin, Dan Steinberg
  • Assistant engineer: Dan Steinberg
  • Mixing: Eric Sarafin
  • Mixing assistant: Steve Gamberoni, Geoff Walcha
  • Mastering: Dave Collins
  • String arrangements: Suzie Katayama
  • Art direction: J.P. Plunier
  • Design: Tom Dolan, Mike King, J.P. Plunier
  • Photography: Annalisa
  • Illustrations: Mike King
  • Research: Ben Elder


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1999 The Billboard 200 67

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2000 "Steal My Kisses" Adult Top 40 15


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[3] Platinum 426,600 [4]*

^shipments figures based on certification alone