Brick – The Songs Of Ben Folds 1994-2012

Ben Folds

Brick – The Songs Of Ben Folds 1994-2012

Ben Folds

Brick – The Songs Of Ben Folds 1994-2012

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Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 03/08/2018 Cat#: BRICKBOX001 • Barcode: 5014797897373 • Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock

Track Listing

  1. Jackson Cannery
  2. Philosophy
  3. Julianne
  4. Where’s Summer B.?
  5. Alice Childress
  6. Underground
  7. Sports & Wine
  8. Uncle Walter
  9. Best Imitation Of Myself
  10. Video
  11. The Last Polka
  12. Boxing
  13. Eddie Walker, This Is Your Life
  14. Tom And Mary (studio)
  15. Dick Holster
  16. Emaline (studio)
  17. Jackson Cannery (original 7” version)
  1. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
  2. Fair
  3. Brick
  4. Song for the Dumped
  5. Selfless, Cold and Composed
  6. Kate
  7. Smoke
  8. Cigarette
  9. Steven’s Last Night in Town
  10. Battle of Who Could Care Less
  11. Missing the War
  12. Evaporated
  1. Song For The Dumped (Japanese Version)
  2. For All The Pretty People
  3. Michell Lane
  4. All Shook Up
  5. Champagne Supernova (Live at LA2, London 26 November 1996)
  6. Theme From Dr. Pyser (Live at LA2, London 26 November 1996)
  7. Hava Nagila
  8. For Those Of Ya’ll Who Wear Fannie Packs
  9. One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces (Shitless Version)
  10. Bad Idea (Demo Version)
  11. Missing The War (Live at Gaston Hall, Georgetown University 04 December 1997)
  12. She Don’t Use Jelly
  13. Smoke (Live on “Morning Becomes Eclectic” KCRW / Los Angeles, 17 July 1997)
  14. Brick (Radio Mix)
  15. Video Killed The Radio Star
  16. Kate (Ska Mix)
  17. Bad Idea
  18. Air
  1. Narcolepsy
  2. Don’t Change Your Plans
  3. Mess
  4. Magic
  5. Hospital Song
  6. Army
  7. Your Redneck Past
  8. Your Most Valuable Possession
  9. Regrets
  10. Jane
  11. Lullabye
  12. (Theme From) Dr. Pyser
  13. Birds
  14. Leather Jacket
  15. Don’t Change Your Plans (Radio Edit)
  1. Annie Waits
  2. Zak And Sara
  3. Still Fighting It
  4. Gone
  5. Fred Jones, Pt. 2
  6. The Ascent Of Stan
  7. Losing Lisa
  8. Carrying Cathy
  9. Not The Same
  10. Hiro’s Song
  11. Rockin’ The Suburbs
  12. Fired
  13. The Luckiest
  1. Rockin’ The Suburbs (Radio Edit)
  2. Girl
  3. Make Me Mommy
  4. One Down
  5. The Secret Life Of Morgan Davis
  6. Zak And Sara (Live at The Chapel, Newtown, NSW, Australia for MTV)
  7. Boxing (Live at The Chapel, Newtown, NSW, Australia for MTV)
  8. Bizarre Christmas Incident
  9. Lonely Christmas Eve
  10. Protection
  11. Wandering (E.P. Version)
  12. All U Can Eat (E.P. Version)
  13. Rockstar (E.P. Version)
  14. Songs Of Love (E.P. Version)
  1. One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces
  2. Zak And Sara
  3. Silver Street
  4. Best Imitation Of Myself
  5. Not The Same
  6. Jane
  7. One Down
  8. Fred Jones Part 2
  9. Brick
  10. Narcolepsy
  11. Army
  12. The Last Polka
  13. Tiny Dancer
  14. Rock This Bitch
  15. Philosophy (Inc. Misirlou)
  16. The Luckiest
  17. Emaline
  1. Bastard
  2. You To Thank
  3. Jesusland
  4. Landed
  5. Gracie
  6. Trusted
  7. Give Judy My Notice
  8. Late
  9. Sentimental Guy
  10. Time
  11. Prison Food
  12. Landed (Strings Version)
  1. In Between Days
  2. Gone
  3. Hiro’s Song
  4. You To Thank
  5. Weather Channel Music
  6. Evaporated
  7. There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You
  8. Rockin’ The Suburbs
  9. Radio Jingles for Tokyo’s Inter-FM
  10. Side Of The Road (Studio)
  1. In Between Days
  2. All U Can Eat
  3. Songs Of Love
  4. There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You
  5. Learn To Live With What You Are
  6. Bitches Ain’t Shit
  7. Adelaide
  8. Rent A Cop
  9. Get Your Hands Off My Woman
  10. Bruised
  11. Dog
  12. Still
  13. Kalamazoo (E.P. Version)
  14. Them That Got (Live E.P. Version - Recorded live at The Avalon, Boston, MA, 08 June 2002)
  15. Family Of Me
  16. Heist
  17. Lost In The Supermarket
  18. Still
  19. Rockin’ the Suburbs (feat. William Shatner) (‘Over the Hedge’ Version)
  20. Still (Reprise)
  1. Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head)
  2. Dr. Yang
  3. The Frown Song
  4. You Don’t Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor)
  5. Before Cologne
  6. Cologne (Piano Orchestra Version)
  7. Errant Dog
  8. Free Coffee
  9. Bitch Went Nuts
  10. Brainwascht
  11. Effington
  12. Kylie From Connecticut
  13. Black Glasses (feat. Angela Aki)
  1. Effington
  2. Frown Song
  3. Dr. Yang
  4. You Don’t Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor)
  5. Free Coffee
  6. Cologne (Piano Orchestra Version)
  7. Bitch Went Nuts
  8. Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head)
  9. Kylie From Connecticut
  10. Errant Dog
  11. Brainwascht
  12. Cologne (Piano Orchestra Version)
  13. Bitch Went Nutz
  14. Way To Normal
  15. Free Coffee Town
  16. Lovesick Dianostician
  17. Frowne Song (Feeble Anthem)
  18. You Don’t Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor) (Conan O’Brien Rehearsal, 2008)
  19. Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head) (Japanese Version)
  20. Brainwashed
  1. Erase Me
  2. Michael Praytor, Five Years Later
  3. Sky High
  4. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
  5. On Being Frank
  6. Draw A Crowd
  7. Do It Anyway
  8. Hold That Thought
  9. Away When You Were Here
  10. Thank You For Breaking My Heart
  11. House
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About this release

Brick – The Songs of Ben Folds, 1994-2012 features 13CDs housed in a unique brick box set.

This collection of 192 tracks spans the career to date of one of the most adventurous and exciting songwriters and performers of his generation, who has not only worked with a diverse range of artists including William Shatner, Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, but authors Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman.

In addition to featuring all the Ben Folds Five and Ben Folds’ solo studio albums, the box set also includes the 2002 ‘Ben Folds Live’ album, the live album ‘Songs For Goldfish’ which accompanied the 2005 album ‘Songs For Silverman’, the alternative ‘Seeds’ versions from ‘Stems And Seeds’, and all the bonus tracks, b-sides and rarities from the whole period.

Ben Folds Five formed in in 1993, accompanied by Robert Sledge (bass, synthesizers, backing vocals) and Darren Jessee (drums, backing vocals), with Folds on lead vocals and piano, this outstanding musical trio forged a path as an incendiary live band.

Releasing their self-titled debut album in 1995, the album featured such BFF’s classics as “Underground” and “Philosophy”. This was followed in 1997 by ‘Whatever and Ever Amen’. The album featured the singles, “Battle Of Who Could Care Less” and “Kate”, as well as UK Top 30 and mainstream radio hit in the USA and Australia, “Brick”. The third and final BFF’s album (until their 2012 reformation) was ‘The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner’.

In 2001 Folds released his first solo album, ‘Rockin’ The Suburbs’, which was recorded in Adelaide, Australia, where he was living at the time. The title track was remade for the 2006 film Over The Hedge, featuring William Shatner on vocal duties (both versions appear on this box set, as well as the five other songs recorded for the film). This was followed in 2005 by ‘Songs For Silverman’, which reached no.13 on the Billboard chart. The next year Folds released ‘Supersunnyspeedgraphic’, a compilation of songs, which were originally released on the EPs Sunny 16, Speed Graphic and Super D.

The final Folds solo album to appear in this box set is 2008’s Way To Normal, which is his highest-charting solo album to date in the US, having entered at no.11 on the Billboard chart. The album featured a guest appearance by Regina Spektor, as well as a remastered follow up version, Stems and Seeds. For this Folds created a different track order and stem files, which allowed the listener to use computer applications to produce their own remixes.

In 2011, Ben Folds Five reunited to record new tracks for a Ben Folds retrospective. Excited by the experience, the band reconvened in Folds’ studio and recorded what would become the first BFF’s album for 13 years. With the title track’s lyric supplied by Folds collaborator Nick Hornby, The Sound of the Life of The Mind was to be their highest charting album, reaching no.10 on the Billboard chart.

The box includes a 60 page booklet featuring a brand new interview with Paul Myers.

DISC ONE: BEN FOLDS FIVE…PLUS
DISC TWO: WHATEVER AND EVER AMEN
DISC THREE: WHATEVER AND EVER AMEN…AND EVER AMEN (BONUS DISC)
DISC FOUR: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF REINHOLD MESSNER
DISC FIVE: ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS
DISC SIX: ROCKIN’ THE BONUS
DISC SEVEN: BEN FOLDS LIVE
DISC EIGHT: SONGS FOR SILVERMAN
DISC NINE: SONGS FOR GOLDFISH
DISC TEN: SUPERSUNNYSPEEDGRAPHIC
DISC ELEVEN: WAY TO NORMAL
DISC TWELVE: STEMS AND SEEDS
DISC THIRTEEN: THE SOUND OF THE LIFE OF THE MIND

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