Lifeline (Ben Harper album)

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Studio album by Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Released August 28, 2007
Genre Rock, blues rock, pop rock, alternative rock, rhythm and blues, folk rock
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals chronology
Both Sides of the Gun
White Lies for Dark Times

Lifeline is an album by Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals. It was recorded in Paris in the fall of 2006 after the lengthy European leg of the Both Sides of the Gun tour. Harper and the Innocent Criminals wrote the tracks while on tour and would rehearse the songs during sound checks while at each venue. Recorded in only seven days on analog, the album was released on August 28, 2007.[1][2]

Lifeline debuted at #9 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling about 41,000 copies in its first week.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
The Brag 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly (B+) link
MusicOMH 4/5 stars link
Okayplayer 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fight Outta You"
  2. "In the Colors"
  3. "Fool for a Lonesome Train"
  4. "Needed You Tonight"
  5. "Having Wings"
  6. "Say You Will"
  7. "Younger Than Today"
  8. "Put It on Me"
  9. "Heart of Matters"
  10. "Paris Sunrise #7"
  11. "Lifeline"


  1. ^ Rolling Stone # , September 2007.
  2. ^ The Spectrum - Arts and Entertainment - Sept 7, 2007
  3. ^ Jonathan Cohen, "'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1",, September 5, 2007.