Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013

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Offline TrashSpork

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2013, 11:26:50 AM »
Can always tag Sledge in the pics on FB :)
Ben really needs to see these. They're great.
I like toast!


Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2013, 05:25:08 PM »
you know, I will buy this album, and I will enjoy it......

but   Ben Folds Live   is one of the best live albums I've ever heard, and this one just won't compare.

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Offline Allison

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2013, 12:39:51 AM »
Ben Folds Live was really the first record I overplayed. I vary rarely play it now, but boy that first summer of Folds induction and learning, did I play the shit out of it. Yes, it's a beaut
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

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Offline JordanWysong

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2013, 05:48:47 AM »
Much like with Sound of the Life, I plan on listening to these samples a lot up until release. I dunno why, but for some reason it speeds up the waiting process for me.

Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2013, 03:21:29 PM »
Streamed it through twice, here are my thoughts:

-HOLY SHIT THAT NARCOLEPSY IS AMAZING!  :o I know Allison and I were skeptical that they'd top the Detroit version, but this one is something special. Robert's solo alone is enough to warrant it's inclusion on the album. His interplay with Ben is really on this version is really damn impressive!
-Love the Jesus Christ Superstar teases in Do It Anyway
-Very good versions of Selfless Cold & Composed, Uncle Walter, Tom & Mary, and SFTD.  Selfless is my favorite BFF song, I was expecting it to be my favorite song on the album, but that'll have to to go Narcolepsy. Still, great versions of the aforementioned songs.
-Negatives: Couldn't they have found better versions of Draw A Crowd and Underground? I get that they're trying to accurately capture the live experience, but I've heard Ben screw up enough already, I don't need it immortalized in a recording.  Also, the Brick is pretty standard. I guess it has to be included since it's their biggest hit and all, but the die hard fan in me would have preferred to see something else, Kate perhaps...
-I've been waiting for this album for 15.5 years, so I'll stop nitpicking and just finish by saying how happy I am with this release! Once again reinforces to me just how much Robert and Darren add to Ben's sound.  \m/

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Offline JordanWysong

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2013, 05:41:47 PM »
where did you stream it?

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Offline makiko

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2013, 09:59:28 PM »
Japanese edition will include "Army" as a bonus track. But there are no details (date, venue etc) on amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00CIXE8GY/

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Offline Steffen100

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2013, 02:33:50 AM »
Already available in German iTunes Store since 31.05. for EUR 9,99. Yaaaaayyyyy. Got it!!!  \m/

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Offline EmmaL

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2013, 07:55:26 AM »
Hello

I'm assuming that the US and UK versions are the same, it's just the Japanese version that will have the extra track? I pre-ordered on Amazon UK but turns out that I pre-ordered the US import version which is 75p cheaper than the UK version (?!) but won't come for 2-3 weeks...

In two minds about whether to cancel that and get the UK one quicker, or not buy either yet and wait to see how much the Japanese import will be... I just had a quick look on Amazon Japan and it's saying 26th June...




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Offline makiko

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2013, 06:45:32 AM »
Yeah, Ben Folds Five Live Japanese Version to include a live recording of "Army" at Chapel Hill, NC, Sep 18, 2008. It will be released on June 26.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00CIXE8GY/

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Offline Damian

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Re: Ben Folds Five "Live" will be released on June 4, 2013
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2013, 11:19:49 AM »
Well, this is great.  And I like that two of the songs are from dates I attended (Bristol, London)...