The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective

Label
Epic/Legacy
Release date
10 Oct 2011
Running length
60 tracks
Running time
225:09

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Ben Folds Five - Brick (Radio Mix) 4:32 783
2 Ben Folds - Annie Waits 4:14 149,875
5 Ben Folds - Landed (Strings Version) 4:03 6,548
6 Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces 3:52 126,340
7 Ben Folds Five - Don't Change Your Plans 5:10 70,983
8 Ben Folds - The Luckiest 4:05 207,669
9 Ben Folds withthe West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Smoke (Live with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra) 5:33 935
10 Ben Folds - Rockin' The Suburbs 4:58 146,407
11 Ben Folds Five - Kate 3:13 134,032
12 Ben Folds - Gracie 2:38 100,781
13 Ben Folds - Still Fighting It (Extended Version-previously unreleased) 5:06 790
14 Ben Folds - You Don't Know Me (featuring Regina Spektor) (Seeds Album Version) 3:10 1,606
15 Ben Folds - There's Always Someone Cooler Than You 4:11 64,634
16 Ben Folds - Still (Soundtrack Album Version) 2:37 2,013
18 Ben Folds Five - House (previously unreleased new recording) 3:42 331
1 Ben Folds Five - Julianne (previously unreleased, Live Stockholm, Sweden, 3/12/1997) 2:43 159
2 Ben Folds Five - Video (previously unreleased, Live Stockholm, Sweden, 3/12/1997) 4:03 150
4 Ben Folds - Missing The War (Live Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 12/14/99) 4:34 516
5 Ben Folds Five - Mess (Live Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 12/14/99) 4:08 190
6 Ben Folds Five - Magic (Live Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 12/14/99) 4:10 186
7 Ben Folds - Selfless, Cold and Composed (Live Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, 12/9/01) 5:06 487
8 Ben Folds - Zak And Sara (Live Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, 6/13/02) 3:36 505
9 Ben Folds - Girl (Live Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, 6/13/02) 2:06 477
10 The Bens - Just Pretend (Live Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 3/24/03) 3:08 1,223
11 Ben Folds withthe West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Fred Jones Part 2 (Live Kings Park in Perth, Australia, 3/12/03) 3:54 657
12 Ben Folds with Rufus Wainwright - Careless Whisper (Live Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA) 3:36 979
13 Ben Folds - All You Can Eat (Live Myspace Broadcast, 2/27/07) 3:06 467
14 Ben Folds - Long Tall Texan (Live Warehouse Houston, TX, 10/24/08) 2:10 396
15 Ben Folds Five - Army (Live UNC Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, 9/18/08) 3:26 187
16 Ben Folds Five - Battle of Who Could Care Less (Live UNC Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, 9/18/08) 3:22 174
17 Ben Folds - Kylie From Connecticut (Live from Detroit, MI 10/9/08) 5:01 427
18 Ben Folds - Effington (Live Ax Hall, Seoul, South Korea, 6/9/11) 3:44 403
19 Ben Folds - Picture Window (Live HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, 2/20/11) 3:44 375
20 Ben Folds - Sentimental Guy (Live A.E.C. Theatre, Adelaide, Australia, 5/22/11) 3:17 342
21 Ben Folds - Not The Same (Live A.E.C. Theatre, Adelaide, Australia, 5/22/11) 5:37 425
1 Ben Folds - Unrelated (Unfinished Song Demo, 1996) 0:34 408
2 Ben Folds - Best Imitation Of Myself (Demo, 1992) 2:48 485
3 Ben Folds - Rocky (4 Track Demo, 1993) 4:26 337
4 Ben Folds - Boxing (Demo, 1992) 4:03 374
7 Ben Folds Five - Alice Childress (Rare On Air 3: KCRW Performances, 1997) 4:21 140
8 Ben Folds Five - Barrytown (Originally released on "Me, Myself And Irene" Soundtrack, 2000) 3:47 100
9 Ben Folds Five - Amelia Bright (Mitch Easter Sessions, 2000) 3:20 142
10 Ben Folds Five - Tell Me What I Did (New Recording 2011 - previously unreleased) 2:49 98
11 Ben Folds;Ben Folds Five - Rock Star (Demo, 2000) 3:20 59
12 Ben Folds - Losing Lisa (Demo, 2000) 3:37 332
13 Ben Folds - Break Up At Food Court (Demo, 2000) 2:50 347
14 Ben Folds - Hiro's Song (Demo, 2000) 3:35 330
15 Ben Folds - Wandering (Demo, 2000) 4:24 332
16 Ben Folds - The Secret Life Of Morgan Davis (Alternate Mix, 2001) 2:39 332
17 Ben Folds - Such Great Heights (Alternate Mix from MySpace Sessions, 2006) 4:37 533
18 Ben Folds - Bitches Ain't Shit (E.P. Version featuring Mr. Reynolds and lin-Z) 3:50 1,762
19 Ben Folds - Time (Alternate Version, 2004) 3:59 354
20 Ben Folds - Sleazy (Originally released on "Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief", 2011) 3:18 384
21 8in8- Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman and Damian Kulash - Because The Origami (Originally released on "Nighty Night", 2011) 4:09 287
22 Ben Folds Five - Stumblin' Home Winter Blues (New Recording 2011 - previously unreleased) 2:57 88
1 Ben Folds - Underground (Demo, 1992) (Demo, 1992) 5:05 93
2 Ben Folds - Stevens Last Night In Town (Demo, 1994) (Demo, 1994) 3:06 105
3 Ben Folds - Song For The Dumped (Demo 1994) (Demo 1994) 3:51 103
4 Ben Folds Five - Narcolepsy (Live Brussels, Belgium, 1999) (Live Brussels, Belgium, 1999) 5:34 18
5 Ben Folds - Dr. Yang (Live Leuven, Belgium, 11/23/2008) (Live Leuven, Belgium, 11/23/2008) 2:35 99

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  • Midgetto52

    The whole 3 CD version is a tagging nightmare [2]. But I definitely don't agree with MattWhitby. Good to hear a few new gems from the BFF treasury and Ben has so much character in his live shows that it completely justifies hearing an old track again for me. I'm really enjoying the compilation.

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MattWhitby

    Pretty disappointing.

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Thommmmmm

    The whole 3 CD version is a tagging nightmare.

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Lennart111

    much cool Folds stuff

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • stooka

    cool

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Swamblerette

    Flawless

    11 Oct 2011 Reply

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