Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective

Posted by shelbyw1233

So much about Ben all in one album. It's essentially a story of his career. Listen to it on Spotify now! <a href="http://open.spotify.com/album/1h4LqT4SV5pTlyW6eonP4S" title="http://open.spotify.com/album/1h4LqT4SV5pTlyW6eonP4S">http://open.spotify.com/album/1h4LqT4SV5pTlyW6eonP4S</a>

Also, listen to Ben Folds talk about “House”: <a href="http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-house/USSM21101757?source=ap" title="http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-house/USSM21101757?source=ap">http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-house/U...</a>

and about “Brick”: <a href="http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-brick/USSM21101753?source=ap" title="http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-brick/USSM21101753?source=ap">http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-brick/U...</a>

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How could he - I meant.

We need an 'edit' button lol.

Haven't got it as yet, but i'm surprised that 'Fair' isn't in there somewhere, just like it wasn't in The Complete Sessions at West 54th (other than menu music).

Could Ben not like my favourite BFF song? How date he Wink

My favorite demo is definitely Break Up at Food Court. It's just so simple and catchy while retaining musical value, always the mark of a good song. Also, the dummy lyrics about Abe Lincoln are perfect; I wouldn't want it any other way.

What's everyone's fave song from the Demos/Unreleased tracks?

At the moment I really like Rocky, which I find funny because in the booklet Ben says he can't stand that one!
Though I 'spose it's understandable, I have a thing for the 'Majosha' sound, and Rocky is quite similar in that regard.

The new-old BFF tracks are enjoyable too, of the three I'd go with Stumblin' Home, but that's because I loved Hotel Lights' original version.