71 Songs, 4 Hours 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Assembled by Folds, this retrospective features all aspects of his career with Ben Folds Five and his solo work. The deluxe 72-track edition, with alternate mixes, live tracks, studio outtakes, and home demos, is the far more comprehensive look and a greater value, but either version gives you the insight necessary to see what a talented tunesmith he was from the beginning. The new track “House” is another captivating piano-and-strings piece that shows he’s still operating at full capacity. “Brick” is here in its radio mix. “Landed” features strings, while “Annie Waits” takes Folds’ Elton John influences and crafts them into his own compelling narrative. The remastered sound brings an added punch to classic band tracks such as “Philosophy,” “Underground,” and “Don’t Change Your Plans.” His collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for “Smoke” points up Folds’ great versatility. This is pop music with great things happening: simple yet complex, always ready with a pop hook without losing its musical soul. The real shockers are the demos, which are slightly rougher in sound but feature performances as accomplished as their studio counterparts.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Assembled by Folds, this retrospective features all aspects of his career with Ben Folds Five and his solo work. The deluxe 72-track edition, with alternate mixes, live tracks, studio outtakes, and home demos, is the far more comprehensive look and a greater value, but either version gives you the insight necessary to see what a talented tunesmith he was from the beginning. The new track “House” is another captivating piano-and-strings piece that shows he’s still operating at full capacity. “Brick” is here in its radio mix. “Landed” features strings, while “Annie Waits” takes Folds’ Elton John influences and crafts them into his own compelling narrative. The remastered sound brings an added punch to classic band tracks such as “Philosophy,” “Underground,” and “Don’t Change Your Plans.” His collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for “Smoke” points up Folds’ great versatility. This is pop music with great things happening: simple yet complex, always ready with a pop hook without losing its musical soul. The real shockers are the demos, which are slightly rougher in sound but feature performances as accomplished as their studio counterparts.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
158 Ratings
158 Ratings
G. R. A. C. I. E. ,

It’s a good song!!!!🤩🤩🤩😇😀

I like this song.And the songs name is my name !!!!!😮 it’s a great song!!!!

Pacoverde68 ,

Can't burn to disc or download to iTunes library because it's from "Apple Music" :(

Very dissapointed I cannot burn this album to disc nor download it to my iTunes library apparently because it's from "Apple Music" and not iTunes. Oh, wait: except for "Annie Waits", "Landed", "Brick", "Philosophy" and "Underground". Why those five tracks are not covered under the Apple Music DRM crap I don't know, but I've now spent $20 on a Ben Folds Compliation for which I can only put 5 tracks on a CD. I love the album but want to make CDs of it so I can listen to it in the car, but apparnetly Apple doesn't want to let me do that.

The flashhhh rjm ,

perfect

Selfless cold and composed piano only version is amazing

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