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General => News => Topic started by: Allison on July 14, 2015, 11:33:43 AM

Title: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Allison on July 14, 2015, 11:33:43 AM
Preorder goes worldwide July 17 on benfolds.com

Watch the video announcement now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuskWtFUtLw

Should mention there's only 250 of the deluxe vinyl

BUT IT COMES WITH SOME SWEET ASS SHIT
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: jpar on July 14, 2015, 11:47:35 AM
Sold.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: AlexKintzle on July 14, 2015, 12:24:12 PM
Looks like I know where my next paycheck is going...
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: fireworksordie on July 14, 2015, 12:47:52 PM
so the 250 copies premium deluxe edition one is $150 or is that the limited deluxe edition? and if so how much is the other one? if i'm gonna be paying 150 bucks do i get to request an alternate non-terrible album cover?

can i buy just the vinyl+DVD? there's no way it's an actual HD DVD right? format's been dead for years. and you don't need a blu-ray for HD 24/96 audio, gonna assume it's just a DVD. where my details is, benny?
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: AlexKintzle on July 14, 2015, 05:57:07 PM
if i'm gonna be paying 150 bucks do i get to request an alternate non-terrible album cover?

Agreed
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Sutter on July 14, 2015, 06:02:10 PM
As long as I can get my hands on a copy of the LP and an HQ digital version, I'll be content.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Allison on July 14, 2015, 06:59:48 PM
Here's the two limited edition bundles from benfolds.com which is redesigned but only live on mobile

(http://i.imgur.com/REiEGUql.png)
250 available

(http://i.imgur.com/4o1hSpJl.png)
2000 available
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Steady As She Goes on July 15, 2015, 01:41:04 PM
The picture of him boxing the piano should by all means be the album cover. Not even joking around.


Was all about to buy this thing at 11am on the nose on Friday, but I'm not sure if there's enough shit here worth my while. It's basically a vinyl lp with a digital download stuffed with photography.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: meecrofilm on July 16, 2015, 06:34:07 AM
The picture of him boxing the piano should by all means be the album cover. Not even joking around.

Absolutely.  That's a great call.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: jpar on July 16, 2015, 06:45:45 AM
I'm in the minority I guess, but I like the album art.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Allison on July 16, 2015, 03:34:30 PM
I'm in the minority I guess, but I like the album art.

Club of 1: jPar
- well and everyone who approved it, created it, etc.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Kidney05 on July 17, 2015, 05:41:32 AM
hey guys.  can I just pop in to say I also think that the album art is ridiculously bad?  at least i'm excited about the music and gelatin.

"180 gram, black, 2x LP (vinyl)
Digital Download Card
DVD featuring 24/96 Hi-resolution audio of the entire album
4 RC Silver Gelatin prints hand-selected by Ben Folds from his photo archives
1x Silver Gelatin fiber board print autographed by Ben Folds"
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Eric on July 17, 2015, 07:04:48 AM
Threw my money at the Limited Deluxe. I couldn't pass up being 1 of 250. \m/
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Kidney05 on July 17, 2015, 07:06:18 AM
Threw my money at the Limited Deluxe. I couldn't pass up being 1 of 250. \m/

I ordered it but as soon as I ordered it I was kinda like "the $40 one is suitable for me" so now I have to decide to keep or cancel.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Allison on July 17, 2015, 07:11:33 AM
Threw my money at the Limited Deluxe. I couldn't pass up being 1 of 250. \m/

They get you (and me) with that, don't they? I am way too much of a completist to not pick it up.

Nice that the mp3 for Phone in a Pool and Capable of Anything came with the preorders.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Eric on July 17, 2015, 07:21:30 AM
Oops. Obviously I meant the Premium Deluxe. Got my words mixed up there. ;)

I'm always a sucker for deluxe versions of things. Somehow I've managed to never get the WtN box. Over the years, though, I've been less and less interested in picking it up. Maybe some day...
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: smoking_panda on July 17, 2015, 07:30:16 AM
Is it "bonus" if you're paying $150?
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Sutter on July 17, 2015, 04:02:01 PM
It was hard choosing between the white vinyl and the $40 Deluxe, but I went with the latter since black vinyl tends to sound a little nicer.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Steady As She Goes on July 17, 2015, 05:02:09 PM
totally went with the $40 preorder. the white one, as far as I can tell, is only one LP instead of two. and the super duper deluxe pre-order is just more photography.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Zeek on July 17, 2015, 09:20:17 PM
I was going to go for the $150, but went with the $40 one after thinking it over.  Had the LP insert been signed on the $150 version, I probably would've stuck with it since I thought that was the best visual perk out of any of the editions.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Steady As She Goes on July 18, 2015, 10:33:14 AM
I was going to go for the $150, but went with the $40 one after thinking it over.  Had the LP insert been signed on the $150 version, I probably would've stuck with it since I thought that was the best visual perk out of any of the editions.

there's no reason why the 40 dollar one would have something the 150 dollar one doesn't. for 150, the record sleeve should have been hard cover!
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: dogofthetemple on July 23, 2015, 04:59:27 PM
Has it been said if the download card that comes with the vinyl will also include the instrumental tracks on mp3 as well?  My fear is that it they won't be included in the download.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Allison on July 25, 2015, 12:32:36 PM
Has it been said if the download card that comes with the vinyl will also include the instrumental tracks on mp3 as well?  My fear is that it they won't be included in the download.

That's a good question, that I don't know the answer to.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Playhouse on July 31, 2015, 09:08:35 PM
Has it been said if the download card that comes with the vinyl will also include the instrumental tracks on mp3 as well?  My fear is that it they won't be included in the download.

Which instrumental tracks?  The three concerto pieces?  Or are there other instrumentals on the deluxe editions?

If you mean the concerto, then I would have to assume that they are included in the digital download, as well as the DVD version of the album.  They are considered part of the full album.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: dogofthetemple on July 31, 2015, 09:27:21 PM
The vinyl version comes with instrumental versions of So There, Capable of Anything, Yes Man, Not a Fan.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: meecrofilm on August 07, 2015, 10:48:03 AM
Don't know if these are on iTunes, but the track lengths are also posted on Amazon's MP3 page:

Capable Of Anything - 3:50
Not A Fan - 3:34
So There - 4:20
Long Way To Go - 4:42
Phone In A Pool - 4:04
Yes Man - 3:59
F10-D-A - 1:59
I'm Not The Man - 4:41
Concerto pt.1 - 10:28
Concerto pt.2 - 5:45
Concerto pt.3 - 4:33

Pretty much cements F10-D-A's status as a jokey throwaway.  Guess Ben just couldn't help himself.  Also, there's an audio preview of the first concerto movement up.  It sounds pretty wild.
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: meecrofilm on August 07, 2015, 10:49:33 AM
The vinyl version comes with instrumental versions of So There, Capable of Anything, Yes Man, Not a Fan.

Apparently the Barnes & Noble CD comes with those too.  Tempted to maybe get that.  I think the instrumental Not A Fan could sound really lovely.

Ultimately, I'm just counting on these popping up online anyways.  :P
Title: Re: Pre-Order SO THERE
Post by: Steady As She Goes on August 08, 2015, 06:24:33 AM
Don't know if these are on iTunes, but the track lengths are also posted on Amazon's MP3 page:

Capable Of Anything - 3:50
Not A Fan - 3:34
So There - 4:20
Long Way To Go - 4:42
Phone In A Pool - 4:04
Yes Man - 3:59
F10-D-A - 1:59
I'm Not The Man - 4:41
Concerto pt.1 - 10:28
Concerto pt.2 - 5:45
Concerto pt.3 - 4:33

Pretty much cements F10-D-A's status as a jokey throwaway.  Guess Ben just couldn't help himself.  Also, there's an audio preview of the first concerto movement up.  It sounds pretty wild.

I'm beyond happy with what we're getting on this album. I'm fairly certain the concerto was written as a stand alone piece, aka the other songs we are getting are an afterthought. He probably knew he couldn't justify a release of a 20ish minute instrumental, so we got So There. I'm more than happy with seven new songs, and hell, a little F-10-DA isn't a bad thing either. (that sounds wrong..)