Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!

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Offline Itslikeimsayin

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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2003, 11:09:46 AM »
Cool. Thanks, jbj.

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Offline RasputinLives

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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2003, 02:16:36 PM »
Old style fan but Newbie poster here ~please be gentle with me~

Just thought I'd comment on the new EPs as very excited. Love the idea of EPs but unfourtunatly I'm one if those traditionalists who like to buy their CD's from the shop.

Any idea of which UK shops are likely to stock them when they come out.

Plus Wandering, written by Ben Folds/Darren Jessie am I the only one that is praying that Darren actually went in and played on the recording with Ben only they've kept it VERY VERY VERY secret from everyone in the entire world?

thank you for listening
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Offline James H

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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2003, 07:10:52 AM »
You wont be able to buy it in UK shops i dont think...thats kind of the point i think he is trying to make by not really releasing it to the record stores - the fans will know where to get it...and that, for us UKers, seems to be the OS...Im not sure how it will work, but check out the OS closer to the date.

I doubt Darren will have played on Wandering, but, like you, i think it would be a lovely surprise!

And welcome to the burbs - we are always gentle, be it to newbies or oldies!

J...
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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2003, 08:19:23 AM »
Just thought I'd say that whenever I hear the song title Wandering my brain always links it with the Wombles. Then I get images of Ben doing a cover version of Underground Overground by the very same furry creatures. Sounds pretty darn good in my head especially as he blends it into his own song Underground. Okay I have way to many thoughts!

P.S:new guy here so don't shout at me all at once but I can't seem to find out how to post a new topic! am I being a techno-mong?
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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2003, 08:10:48 AM »
Hey dude. Welcome!

To start a new thread click "new thread" on the top right of the threads list just above the "last post" column.

To stay on topic: Is anyone else mentally referring to "3 EPs" as "Threepees"?

In any case: WOO!!!


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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2003, 01:59:57 PM »
Cheers for that Andy, I did figure it eventually. thanks for not taking the p out of my technological stupidty.

I like the Threepes thing. Maybe if we all keep calling it that he'll end up calling the album that
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Offline Jane_Be_Jane

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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2003, 03:58:53 AM »
From a new article:

Folds next EP release currently titled "Sunny 16,'' is due out in September, with an untitled third EP due out in November. He said a full studio album, perhaps made up mostly of EP tracks, could see the light of day next year. However, the freedom that comes from the inconspicuous EP approach could be his modus operandi for the near future.

I propose we just take it how we can get it.  :)

There's some good stuff in this article, mostly Ben going on about why EPs are better for him than albums right now: http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/news/stories/20030812/localnews/45381.html





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Re: Ben To Release 3 New EPs!!!
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2003, 01:12:17 AM »
i hope the magazine is wrong...  i'd like ben to stay true to what he told a fan recently, that it would only be four or five ep songs on the album.

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Offline The Madison Man

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« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2003, 08:33:53 AM »
I always got the impression that his album would be mostly EP tracks.  I thought Ben was doing this so he could release music to his fans as he records them and then just go through the formality of putting those EP tracks on an album once he recorded enough for a full-length album.