Ben Folds Five Live on 2LP + MP3 Download
First Ever Live Album!
ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment is pleased to announce that the groundbreaking pop trio, Ben Folds Five, have confirmed the release of their first-ever live album Ben Folds Five Live. Recorded in 2012-2013 on their first tour in more than a decade, this new set - available on double vinyl - is comprised of high-energy live versions of some of the band's most beloved classics.
Soon after the release of the album, Ben Folds Five, along with Barenaked Ladies and Guster will embark on the "Last Summer on Earth 2013" tour. Ben Folds Five Live was recorded while the band was out touring in support of their latest record, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind. It was released in September and debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200, making it the highest debut of their career. It is the band's fourth record and first in 13 years.
The media reaction to The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind was fantastic. SPIN claimed, "Folds sounds invigorated to have a rock band behind him again...there is a weight and a whomp to the songs." The Onion AV Club hailed "Mind sounds exactly what a mature Ben Folds Five record should sound like: hard-won wisdom and withering observations with an unabashedly sentimental core," and American Songwriter said the new record brings out "the muscle and mischief of Folds' best music...it's perfect, quintessential Ben Folds Five."
Ben Folds Five (Ben Folds - piano, Darren Jessee - drums, Robert Sledge - bass) were among the most distinctive and inventive bands of the alternative era, beloved for their kinetic live shows and piano-powered popcraft. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind made it plain that the years apart have only served to amplify the band's already estimable gifts.
Ben Folds Five Live Track Listing:
1. Jackson Cannery (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
2. Erase Me (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
3. Selfless, Cold and Composed (House of Blues, Boston MA, 10/13/12)
4. Uncle Walter (Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10/5/12)
5. Landed (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
6. Sky High (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide AU, 11/16/12)
7. One Chord Blues/Billie's Bounce (The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA 1/26/13)
8. Do It Anyway/Overture-Heaven on Their Minds (O2 Academy, Brixton UK, 12/4/12)
1. Brick (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
2. Draw A Crowd (Capitol, Port Chester NY, 10/9/12)
3. Narcolepsy (Hitomi Kinen Hall, Tokyo JP, 2/16/13)
4. Underground (Mielparque Hall, Osaka JP, 2/22/13)
5. Tom and Mary (O2 Academy, Brixton UK, 12/4/12)
6. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/13)
7. Song for the Dumped (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide AU, 11/16/12)