Stems & Seeds

Stems & Seeds

by Ben Folds


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Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2009
Label: Epic
UPC: 0886974619628
catalogNumber: 746196

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Folds   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Glockenspiel,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping,Omnichord
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
Matt Darriau   Bass Clarinet
David Davidson   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Lisa Gutkin   Fiddle
Joshua Motohashi   Narrator
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet
Jared Reynolds   Bass,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Regina Spektor   Vocals
Ben Kalb   Cello
Chad Chapin   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Andrew Higley   Vocals,Mellotron
Sam Smith   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Omnichord

Technical Credits

Dennis Herring   Producer
Ben Folds   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Joe Costa   Engineer
Fergal Davis   Engineer
Chad Chapin   Contributor

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Stems & Seeds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Natrebo More than 1 year ago
Ben Folds is a very interesting artist and with Stems & Seeds he has pushed himself even more into the audio junkies favor. This is basically a continuation of his WAY TO NORMAL album, containing different mixes and performances from that earlier release with mock-songs (sometimes containing similar titles) that were "leaked" before the CD to misinform his fan base. In some cases the Mock tracks are better than the originals like in "Free Coffee Town". There are live performances, "You Don't Know Me" (actually a rehearsal for Conan O'Brien) that's fun, a piano orchestra version of "Cologne" with wonderful use of Choir, and even a kooky version of "Hiroshima" in Japanese that's just as good as the original - All of this is on the 2nd Disc! Here's where things get interesting... Besides the drug connotation of the title, the Stems aspect refers to the straight audio files contained in disk one of all the instruments on separate files which will allow the listener, with the right equipment, to basically make their own sound mix, or even remix the CD entirely! If you are a passing Ben Folds fan all of this is overkill and just the previous WAY TO NORMAL will suffice, but to Ben Folds loyal fans this is heaven!