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« on: January 25, 2005, 12:50:16 PM »

Hi i took the following from the benfolds.org album sticky
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Someone posted this on the Ben Folds livejournal community. I'm not sure how accurate it is, since no source was listed, but it's a start at least:


BEN FOLDS HITS ALL THE RIGHT KEYS WITH SONGS FOR SILVERMAN
New Full-Length Album Due Out on Epic Records April 26
First Single Lands at Radio February 1

New York, NY – With the finishing touches in place, Epic Records recording artist Ben Folds will release the highly anticipated SONGS FOR SILVERMAN on April 26. The self-produced follow-up to his solo debut Rockin' the Suburbs finds Folds working with a band for the first time since making his mark as the leader of the trio Ben Folds Five.

After completing Rockin' the Suburbs and an unprecedented series of EP's – Speed Graphic, Sunny 16 and Super D – Folds returned to the studio in early 2004 to record his next solo project. With this new album complete, Folds' boundless creativity summoned him back to the studio to enhance it – this time with bassist Jared Reynolds and drummer Lindsay Jamieson. In the fall of 2004, during a six week recording session in Nashville, at the same RCA Studio once used by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, the trio re-recorded the songs from Folds' unreleased solo album along with two new songs, completing the 11-song collection on SONGS FOR SILVERMAN.

The first single, "Landed," is classic Ben Folds. "It's about a close friend of mine who's recovering from being under the influence of a crazy girlfriend," says Folds. "I had this mental image of him flying back to reality, landing at the airport and needing a ride back to the life he left behind." "Landed" shines with tasteful and dynamic instrumentation coupled with evocative, well chosen lyrics. "If you wrote me off, I'd understand/'Cause I've been on some other planet/So come pick me up, I've landed."

On the moving track "Late," Folds pays tribute to singer-songwriter Elliot Smith. Having toured with Smith, Folds wanted to write a song to convey his sadness for the loss and his happiness for having known him. "I wanted to write about the Elliott Smith that I saw on tour, who seemed shy and fragile one minute then playing super aggressive basketball the next, whose music got me through some hard times," Folds says.

"Sentimental Guy" and "Gracie"—a song about Folds' daughter—are the only songs from the original solo recording to go untouched. Although Folds planned to re-record the entire album, Reynolds and Jamieson convinced him to leave those two unchanged. "I really trust their opinions because they're not afraid to say, 'you can do better.' They didn't want to change a note so we left them alone."

The other gems on SONGS FOR SILVERMAN imbue the passion the trio shared in the studio. "We recorded this album really fast because I wasn't worried about making changes to the songs; I'd already done that the first time through," explains Folds. "All we were concerned with was getting the right performance—doing a take, listening to the playback and getting chills when you know you nailed the spirit of the song."

Track listing is as follows:

1. Bastard
2. You To Thanks
3. Jesusland
4. Landed
5. Gracie
6. Trusted
7. Give Judy My Notice
8. Late
9. Sentimental Guy
10. Time
11. Prison Food
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2005, 01:49:29 PM »

Here's the source; http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000771438
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2005, 05:51:13 PM »

WTF?  Where's 'Cooler than You'?!!  That'd make an amazing single after "Landed" in my opinion...
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2005, 06:01:30 PM »

I wish Give Judith My notice, wasn't there. I just don't like that song
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2005, 10:41:40 PM »

Just a question.  Does anybody know if the Give Judy My Notice version that appears on the album is the one that was on the EP, or one with a band like the version he played live with Guster?  Personally I think the EP version is one of, if not his best song.  I think the band ruins the effect.  I'm really hoping it's just him and a piano.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2005, 01:04:00 AM »

I have absolutely zero inside information on this, but it's my semi-informed (read: 'blind guess') opinion that the Give Judy My Notice on the album is a re-recording with band.

And thanks for posting the article!

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2005, 02:12:27 AM »

the give judy my notice is the version he does with guster, it apparently features some guy on pedal steel guitar who also plays on a few REM records.

I have to admit i HATED the version of the song on the EP, but absolutely fell in love with the band version with guster, it's like a whole different song, a bit like emaline. it's probably what i'm looking forward to most!

It's unbelievable how a song can change playing it in a different style.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2005, 07:32:59 AM »

I like the band version of Give judy my notice a lot better! It is cool how he adds that line at the end of every verse in that version, when he only does it at the very end on the ep version.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2005, 02:07:22 PM »

I loved "Judy" on the EP.  Just like I loved emaline live.  I hope the actual version doesn't hurt it too much, like wh en i heard the regular version of emaline *shivers* no piano?! Cry

Oh well.  I'm gonna love this album.  I really love Late and Gracie Girl, and Landed was pretty good.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2005, 02:19:10 PM »

I hope the actual version doesn't hurt it too much, like wh en i heard the regular version of emaline *shivers* no piano?! Cry



There's definitely piano in the regular version of Emaline.
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2005, 03:43:43 PM »

Anyone know where I might hear the version of Judy he did with Guster???  
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2005, 05:24:52 PM »

i have a version
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2005, 05:26:14 PM »

pretty cool that we have a track listing but i gotta say that judy was a great song and i would also like to hear the version with guster
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2005, 05:31:19 PM »

I may have it somewhere in my archive o fun so I wll let u know if I come across it
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2005, 07:31:41 PM »

Cool!  If anyone can point me to it, I'd be greatful.
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