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News / Chances for any new music? And which direction?
« on: June 18, 2020, 07:20:22 AM »
Is it just me, or is Ben actually having a hard time writing new songs?

"So there" is almost 5 years old. As a fan of Ben Folds Five from the beginning I found the album quite mediocre. The songs "So There" and "Long Way To Go" are based on very old ideas. Composing the piano concert seems to me almost like an escape from writing another rock album. I loved "The Sound of the Life..." but Ben has said on different occasions that he doesn't like it much. I have more and more the impression that Ben is not very interested in writing single songs or playing with a band anymore. That would be such a pity because he is an outstanding songwriter.

I understand that he has to develop as a musician. But does he himself know in which direction he wants to develop? Do we get more classical music? Will there be any album at all? I get a bit frustrated. Did he mention anything about new material in his "Sat Apartment Request"?

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Album Board / TSOTLOTM Additional Tracks/B-Sides
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:50:26 AM »
I found a tracklist of the Japanese bonus-version of TSOTLOTM. The bonus tracks are "Tell me what I did", "Stumblin' home winter blues" and a version of "Thank you for breaking my heart" by Ben Folds without the Five - maybe a demo version?

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SICP-3654

Wonder if the guys recorded more than 10 Tracks during the album sessions. When Ben says they had rough ideas for about 2 more Albums (*), I thought there would be at least 1-2 more actual songs recorded to be released as bonus tracks. Does anyone know anything?

(*) http://thesynthesizersympathizer.blogspot.de/2012/05/ben-folds-audio-interview-new-ben-folds.html

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