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The Best Imitation of Myself - A Retrospective


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, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:13:58 minutes.

Artist: Ben Folds
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:13:58
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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 (featuring Ben Folds Withthe 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 (New Recording) (featuring Ben Folds Five) 3:42



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.