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The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective

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Download links and information about The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective by Ben Folds. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 71 tracks with total duration of 04:30:00 minutes.

Artist: Ben Folds
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 71
Duration: 04:30:00
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No. Title Length
1. Brick (Radio Mix) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:32
2. Annie Waits 4:14
3. Philosophy (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:29
4. Underground (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:11
5. Landed (Strings Version) 4:03
6. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:49
7. Don't Change Your Plans (featuring Ben Folds Five) 5:10
8. The Luckiest 4:21
9. Smoke (with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra) 5:32
10. Rockin' the Suburbs 4:58
11. Kate (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:12
12. Gracie 2:38
13. Still Fighting It 5:06
14. You Don't Know Me (Seeds) [feat. Regina Spektor] 3:10
15. There's Always Someone Cooler Than You 4:10
16. Still (Soundtrack) 2:37
17. From Above 4:04
18. House (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:42
19. Julianne (Live Stockholm, Sweden, 3/12/1997) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 2:43
20. Video (Live Stockholm, Sweden, 3/12/1997) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:03
21. Song for the Dumped (Live Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, 5/8/98) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 5:08
22. Missing the War (Live Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 12/14/99) 4:34
23. Mess (Live Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 12/14/99) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:08
24. Magic (Live Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 12/14/99) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:10
25. Selfless, Cold and Composed (Live Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, 12/9/01) 5:06
26. Zak and Sara (Live Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, 6/13/02) 3:36
27. Girl (Live Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, 6/13/02) 2:06
28. Just Pretend (Live Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 3/24/03) 3:08
29. Fred Jones, Pt. 2 (Live Kings Park In Perth, Australia, 3/12/03) [with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra] 3:54
30. Careless Whisper (Live Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA) [with Rufus Wainwright] 3:36
31. All You Can Eat (Live Myspace Broadcast, 2/27/07) 3:06
32. Long Tall Texan (Live Warehouse Houston, TX, 10/24/08) 2:10
33. Army (Live UNC Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, 9/18/08) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:26
34. Battle of Who Could Care Less (Live UNC Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, 9/18/08) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:22
35. Kylie from Connecticut (Live from Detroit, MI 10/9/08) 5:01
36. Effington (Live Ax Hall, Seoul, South Korea, 6/9/11) 3:44
37. Picture Window (Live HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, 2/20/11) 3:44
38. Sentimental Guy (Live Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan, 6/7/11) 3:17
39. Not the Same (Live A.E.C. Theatre, Adelaide, Australia, 5/22/11) 5:37
40. Unrelated (Unfinished Song Demo, 1996) 0:34
41. Best Imitation of Myself (Demo, 1992) 2:48
42. Rocky (4 Track Home Demo, 1993) 4:26
43. Boxing (Demo, 1992) 4:03
44. Julianne (Unreleased 1st Album, 1994) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:14
45. Evaporated (Unreleased 1st Album, 1994) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:17
46. Alice Childress (Rare On Air 3: KCRW Performances, 1997) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:20
47. Barrytown (Originally Released On "Me, Myself And Irene" Soundtrack, 2000) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:46
48. Amelia Bright (Mitch Easter Sessions, 2000) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:20
49. Tell Me What I Did (featuring Ben Folds Five) 2:49
50. Rock Star (Demo, 2000) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:20
51. Losing Lisa (Demo, 2000) 3:37
52. Break Up At Food Court (Demo, 2000) 2:50
53. Hiro's Song (Demo, 2000) 3:35
54. Wandering (Demo, 2000) 4:24
55. The Secret Life of Morgan Davis (Alternate Mix, 2001) 2:39
56. Such Great Heights (Alternate Mix from MySpace Sessions, 2006) 4:37
57. Bitches Ain't S**t (EP Version) [feat. Mr. Reynolds & Lin-Z] 3:50
58. Time (Alternate Version, 2004) 3:59
59. Sleazy (Originally Released On "Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief", 2011) 3:18
60. Because the Origami (Originally Released On "Nighty Night", 2011) (featuring 8In8) 4:09
61. Stumblin' Home Winter Blues (featuring Ben Folds Five) 2:56
62. Underground (Demo, 1992) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 5:05
63. Stevens Last Night In Town (Demo, 1994) 3:05
64. Song for the Dumped (Live Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, 5/8/98) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:51
65. Narcolepsy (Live Brussels, Belgium, 1999) 5:34
66. Dr. Yang (Live Leuven, Belgium, 2008) 2:35
67. Brick (featuring Ben Folds Five) 4:30
68. Army (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:21
69. Rockin' the Suburbs 4:15
70. Landed 4:04
71. You Don't Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor) 3:12

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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.