Ever since breaking out of the alternative music scene with his piano, his band Ben Folds Five, and the wildly popular hits “Underground" in 1995 and “Brick” in 1997, Ben Folds has maintained a strong presence as an acclaimed singer-songwriter. With more than three million units sold to date over his 15-year recording career, Folds’s wry, wise, and infectiously melodic keyboard-centric storytelling style continues to delight his fervent fans worldwide.
Digging through his large archive of material, Ben has compiled The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective (1995-2011). This is the first U.S. comprehensive compilation spanning the career of Ben Folds to date, including a brand new track with the Ben Folds Five. This single-disc, 18-track version features the re-mastered hits, fan favorites, alternate mixes, and one brand-new track by the Ben Folds Five!
This three-CD version (covering the years 1991-2011) features two additional CDs containing approximately forty previously unreleased and rare home demos, studio outtakes, alternate mixes, live tracks and three brand new tracks by Ben Folds Five. This thre-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 three-CD expanded edition, fans will get access to the "Ben Folds 55 Vault," of which five bonus tracks are included for download with the purchase of this edition. From the Label