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