Ben Folds Five Streaming New Live Album, ‘Ben Folds Five Live’

2013-06-02

Story by Anne Erickson

Ben Folds Five gearing up to release their debut live album, ‘Ben Folds Five Live’

Ben Folds Five are coming up on the release of their debut live album, “Ben Folds Five Live,” and they want fans to hear the tunes from the release a bit early. The group has posted a stream of the entire album online via The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog.

“Ben Folds Five Live” will drop this Tuesday (June 4). The release brings together 15 songs that were recorded during the band’s 2012-2013 world tour, including various gigs in Boston, San Francisco, Boston, Tokyo and beyond. As for song selection, the tracks cover the group’s complete career, featuring Ben Folds Five favorites, songs off the band’s reunion album and some Folds solo material. Check out the full track listing below.

In addition to releasing “Ben Folds Five Live” this summer, the guys have booked a North American tour alongside Barenaked Ladies and Guster. Named the Last Summer on Earth Tour, the trek will set off on June 17 in Dallas, Texas. For the full list of tour dates, head to the Last Summer on Earth website.

‘Ben Folds Five Live’ Track Listing:

“Jackson Cannery” (The Warfield, San Francisco, Calif., 1/31/13)
“Erase Me” (The Warfield, San Francisco, Calif., 1/31/13)
“Selfless, Cold and Composed” (House of Blues, Boston, Mass., 10/13/12)
“Uncle Walter” (Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10/5/12)
“Landed” (The Warfield, San Francisco, Calif., 1/31/13)
“Sky High” (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide, AU, 11/16/12)
“One Chord Blues/Billie’s Bounce” (The Wiltern, Los Angeles, Calif. 1/26/13)
“Do It Anyway/Overture-Heaven on Their Minds” (O2 Academy, Brixton, UK, 12/4/12)
“Brick” (The Warfield, San Francisco, Calif., 1/31/13)
“Draw a Crowd” (Capitol, Port Chester, N.Y., 10/9/12)
“Narcolepsy” (Hitomi Kinen Hall, Tokyo, JP, 2/16/13)
“Underground” (Mielparque Hall, Osaka, JP, 2/22/13)
“Tom and Mary” (O2 Academy, Brixton, U.K., 12/4/12)
“One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces” (The Warfield, San Francisco, Calif., 1/31/13)
“Song for the Dumped” (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide, AU, 11/16/12)




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