Lifeline (Ben Harper album)

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Lifeline
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Studio album by Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Released August 28, 2007
Recorded Gang Studios, Paris
Genre Rock, blues rock, pop rock, alternative rock, rhythm and blues, folk rock
Length 40:54
Label Virgin
Producer Ben Harper
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals chronology
Both Sides of the Gun
(2006)Both Sides of the Gun2006
Lifeline
(2007)
White Lies for Dark Times
(2009)White Lies for Dark Times2009

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
Robert Christgau (choice cut) link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, except "Paris Sunrise #7" and "Lifeline" written by Ben Harper.

  1. "Fight Outta You" - 4:10
  2. "In the Colors" - 2:57
  3. "Fool for a Lonesome Train" - 3:30
  4. "Needed You Tonight" - 2:46
  5. "Having Wings" - 3:27
  6. "Say You Will" - 2:58
  7. "Younger Than Today" - 3:24
  8. "Put It on Me" - 3:30
  9. "Heart of Matters" - 4:31
  10. "Paris Sunrise #7" - 5:17
  11. "Lifeline" - 4:28

Musicians[edit]

  • Ben Harper - guitars, vocals
  • Juan Nelson - bass
  • Oliver Charles - drums
  • Michael Ward - guitar
  • Jason Yates - keyboards
  • Leon Mobley - percussion
  • Michelle Haynes, Rovleta Fraser - backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolling Stone # , September 2007.
  2. ^ The Spectrum - Arts and Entertainment - Sept 7, 2007 Archived 2007-12-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Jonathan Cohen, "'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1", Billboard.com, September 5, 2007.