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New Songs from the Unstoppable Ben Harper

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New Songs from the Unstoppable Ben Harper

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New Songs from the Unstoppable Ben Harper

New Songs from the Unstoppable Ben Harper

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View video of Harper's performance at The Bryant Park Project on the show's blog.

Ben Harper recorded his new album in seven days. James Green/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Ben Harper recorded his new album in seven days.

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After spending nine months traveling and performing around the world, playing shows almost every night, most people would be ready for a break. But after their last tour, Ben Harper and his bandmates in The Innocent Criminals went straight to the studio. They emerged seven days later, having recorded Lifeline, an album of songs written during the tour's sound checks.

Harper recently sat down with The Bryant Park Project to play some music, talk about his live cover of "Purple Rain" and discuss the process of making a CD in a single week.

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