Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective (1991-2011) [Box Set]

Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective (1991-2011) [Box Set]

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by Ben Folds
     
 

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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… See more details below

Overview

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

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2011
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886979268326
catalogNumber:
792683
Rank:
34087

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Brick  -  Ben Folds Five
  2. Annie Waits
  3. Philosophy  -  Ben Folds Five
  4. Underground  -  Ben Folds Five
  5. Landed
  6. One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces  -  Ben Folds Five
  7. Don't Change Your Plans  -  Ben Folds Five
  8. The Luckiest
  9. Smoke  -  West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  10. Rockin' the Suburbs
  11. Kate  -  Ben Folds Five
  12. Gracie
  13. Still Fighting It
  14. You Don't Know Me  - Regina Spektor
  15. There's Always Someone Cooler Than You
  16. Still
  17. From Above
  18. House  -  Ben Folds Five

Disc 2

  1. Julianne  -  Ben Folds Five
  2. Video  -  Ben Folds Five
  3. Song For The Dumped  -  Ben Folds Five
  4. Missing The War  -  Ben Folds Five
  5. Mess  -  Ben Folds Five
  6. Magic  -  Ben Folds Five
  7. Selfless, Cold And Composed
  8. Zak And Sara
  9. Girl
  10. Just Pretend  -  Bens
  11. Fred Jones, Pt. 2  -  West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  12. Careless Whisper  - Rufus Wainwright
  13. All You Can Eat
  14. Long Tall Texan
  15. Army  -  Ben Folds Five
  16. Battle Of Who Could Care Less  -  Ben Folds Five
  17. Kylie From Connecticut
  18. Effington
  19. Picture Window
  20. Sentimental Guy
  21. Not The Same

Disc 3

  1. Unrelated
  2. Best Imitation Of Myself
  3. Rocky
  4. Boxing
  5. Julianne  -  Ben Folds Five
  6. Evaporated  -  Ben Folds Five
  7. Alice Childress  -  Ben Folds Five
  8. Barrytown  -  Ben Folds Five
  9. Amelia Bright  -  Ben Folds Five
  10. Tell Me What I Did  -  Ben Folds Five
  11. Rock Star
  12. Losing Lisa
  13. Break Up At Food Court
  14. Hiro's Song
  15. Wandering
  16. The Secret Life Or Morgan Davis
  17. Such Great Heights
  18. Bitches Ain't Shit
  19. Time
  20. Sleazy
  21. Because the Origami  - Damian Kulash
  22. Stumblin' Home Winter Blues  -  Ben Folds Five

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Folds   Primary Artist,Piano
Jim Bogios   Drums
Sam Smith   Drums
Britt Uzzell   Guitar,Keyboards
Lindsay Jamieson   Drums
Robert Sledge   Bass
Darren Jessee   Drums
Millard Powers   Bass
Jared Reynolds   Bass
Chad Chapin   Guitar,Percussion
Andrew Higley   Percussion,French Horn,Keyboards
Ryan Lerman   Bass

Technical Credits

Donald Fagen   Composer
George Michael   Composer
Andrew Ridgeley   Composer
Walter Becker   Composer
Norman Durham   Composer
Mitch Easter   Producer,Engineer
Ben Grosse   Producer,Engineer
Dennis Herring   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
John Mark Painter   Producer
Sean Slade   Producer
Caleb Southern   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Henry Strzelecki   Composer
Andy Wallace   Engineer
Ben Folds   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Artwork
James Harris   Composer
Ben Lee   Composer
Joe Costa   Engineer
Lance Mercer   Artwork
Marc Chevalier   Engineer
Katrina Dickson   Artwork
James Hewgill   Engineer
Ed Krautner   Engineer
Robert Sledge   Composer
Alan Wolmark   Artwork,Management
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Alexandria Searls   Artwork
Leon Overtoom   Engineer
Darren Jessee   Composer
Dave "Stiff" Johnson   Producer
Amanda Palmer   Composer
Klas Åhlund   Composer
Ben Gibbard   Composer
Anna Goodman   Composer
Nathaniel Hale   Composer
Darren Salmieri   Producer
Ben Kweller   Composer
Jimmy Tamborello   Composer
Frally Hynes   Composer
Neil Gaiman   Composer
Ingvar Renne   Artwork
Nick Hornby   Composer
Benny Grotto   Engineer
Michael Pignéguy   Orchestral Arrangements
Fleur Folds   Executive Producer,Artwork
Kerry McCarthy   Artwork
Kesha Sebert   Composer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Joshua Kessler   Artwork
Shondrae Crawford   Composer
Jonathan Smith   Composer
Tenaia Sanders   Composer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer
Opie Otterstad   Cover Painting
Ian Grandage   Orchestral Arrangements
Damian Kulash   Composer
Dajuan Walker   Composer

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