Ben Folds: 3CD Retrospective


Ben Folds @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
by Paul R. Giunta
Digging through his endless archive of material, Ben Folds has compiled The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective (1995-2011). This is the first multi-disc career-spanning retrospective featuring over 60 hits, live and rarities tracks spanning Ben Folds' entire recording career from 1991 to 2011, including three brand new tracks with Ben Folds Five.

This 3 CD version (covering the years 1991-2011) features 2 additional CD's containing approximately 40 previously unreleased and rare home demos, studio outtakes, alternate mixes, live tracks and three brand new tracks by Ben Folds Five. This 3 disc set is an exciting audio treasure trove for Ben's longtime fans as well as an alternative insight for welcome newcomers to the "fold".

Along with the 3 CD expanded edition, fans will get access to the "Ben Folds 55" online vault, of which 5 bonus tracks are included for download with the purchase of this edition.

Click here to pre-order the album.

CD 1: The Best Imitation of Myself
01. Brick (Radio Mix) (with Ben Folds Five)
02. Annie Waits
03. Philosophy (with Ben Folds Five)
04. Underground (with Ben Folds Five)
05. Landed (Strings Version)
06. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces (with Ben Folds Five)
07. Don't Change Your Plans (with Ben Folds Five)
08. The Luckiest
09. Smoke (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra)
10. Rockin' the Suburbs
11. Kate (with Ben Folds Five)
12. Gracie
13. Still Fighting It (Extended Version)
14. You Don't Know Me (with Regina Spektor)
15. There's Always Someone Cooler Than You
16. Still
17. From Above (with Nick Hornby)
18. House (with Ben Folds Five)

CD 2: Live (1997 – 2011)
01. Julianne (with Ben Folds Five)
02. Video (with Ben Folds Five)
03. Song for the Dumped (with Ben Folds Five)
04. Missing the War (with Ben Folds Five)
05. Mess (with Ben Folds Five)
06. Magic (with Ben Folds Five)
07. Selfless, Cold and Composed
08. Zak and Sara
09. Girl
10. Just Pretend (with the Bens)
11. Fred Jones Part 2 (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra)
12. Careless Whisper (featuring Rufus Wainwright)
13. All U Can Eat
14. Long Tall Texan
15. Army (with Ben Folds Five)
16. Battle of Who Could Care Less (with Ben Folds Five)
17. Kylie from Connecticut
18. Effington
19. Picture Window
20. Sentimental Guy
21. Not the Same

CD 3: Rarities (1991 – 2011)
01. Unrelated (Demo)
02. Best Imitation of Myself (Demo)
03. Rocky (Demo)
04. Boxing (Demo)
05. Julianne (with Ben Folds Five)
06. Evaporated (with Ben Folds Five)
07. Alice Childress
08. Barrytown (with Ben Folds Five)
09. Amelia Bright (with Ben Folds Five)
10. Tell Me What I Did (with Ben Folds Five)
11. Rock Star (Demo)
12. Losing Lisa (Demo)
13. Break Up at Food Court (Demo)
14. Wandering (Demo)
15. Hiro's Song (Demo)
16. The Secret Life of Morgan Davis (Alternate Mix)
17. Such Great Heights (Alternate Mix)
18. B*tches Ain't Sh*t
19. Time (Alternate Version)
20. Sleazy
21. Because the Origami (with Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Damian Kulash)
22. Stumblin’ Home Winter Blues (with Ben Folds Five)

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[Published on: 8/5/11]

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