On March 11, 2003.

On March 11, 2003, “Virgin” label released “Diamonds on the Inside”, the fifth Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – vocals, organ, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, synthesizer bass, tongue drum, arranger
  • Greg Kurstin– synthesizer, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, electric piano, clavinet, mellotron, backing vocals, arranger
  • Al Yasha Anderson – guitar
  • Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P.) – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Juan Nelson – bass, backing vocals
  • Josef Zimmerman – upright bass
  • Leon Mobley– percussion, sound effects, backing vocals
  • Ron Blake – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Timothy Loo – cello
  • Rebecca Yeh – cello
  • Darrel Sims – viola
  • Amy Wilkins – harp
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo – vocals
  • John Ingram – backing vocals
  • Carla Benson – backing vocals
  • Misty Love – backing vocals
  • Todd Burke, Rick “Soldier” Will – engineer
  • Kevin Dean, June Murakawa – engineer assistant
  • Todd Burke – mixing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Josh Florian, Rail Jon Rogut – assistant
  • Ben Elder – advisor, research
  • Mike King – design
  • Warren Darius Aftahi, Blue Sky, Jon Shapiro – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. With My Own Two Hands
  2. When It’s Good
  3. Diamonds On The Inside
  4. Touch from Your Lust
  5. When She Believes
  6. Brown Eyed Blues – Ben Harper, Juan Nelson
  7. Bring the Funk – Charles, Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin, Leon Mobley, Juan Nelson
  8. Everything
  9. Amen Omen
  10. Temporary Remedy
  11. So High So Low
  12. Blessed to Be a Witness
  13. Picture of Jesus
  14. She’s Only Happy in the Sun – Dean Butterworth, Ben Harper

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