Ben Folds Five - Sessions at West 54th

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  1. Richard Olson

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    I received and watched this DVD last night. I discovered Ben Folds Five when this specific program was originally broadcast on television. I have been a huge fan ever since.
    For anyone who is a fan, I recommend this DVD highly. Although this was made from a television broadcast and is therefore not widescreen, the picture is very crisp and clear. There is a Dolby 5.1 mix along with a stereo mix.
    Not only is the main feature a great live show, but there is also a bonus section on the disc ("Spare Reels") which has more live clips plus some other bits with the band.
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    BFF is okay, but I'd really like to have the entire Nil Lara show on disc... [​IMG]
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    I'm planning on buying this anyway, but out of curiosity, what songs are included?
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  4. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    When do we get the landmark Sessions show featuring Joe Jackson's masterpiece Heaven and Hell?
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    Wow! I just ordered this. According to Amazon, its all of the songs from the performance, not just the ones that made it on to the show.
    Missing the War, Kate, The Battle of Who Could Care Less, The Last Polka, Selfless Cold and Composed, Brick, Steven's Last Night in Town, Smoke, Philosophy, Emaline, Theme from Dr. Pyser, One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces, Underground, She Don't Use Jelly, Song for the Dumped
    Always nice to find another music DVD worth buying!
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    Sounds good! I love "Sessions" and have been disappointed because my local PBS stations haven't been airing it at regular times. I wasn't aware they released some episodes on DVD.
    Is it a direct copy of the TV broadcast, or is it a la the old "MTV Unplugged" tapes where they add a couple of songs that were edited out for time constraints?
    I'm off to buy it now - I'm really hoping they'll come out with this as a series. I'd love to get my hands on the Keb 'Mo and Dixie Chicks episodes.
     
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    I just picked up this dvd yesterday and it is a nice buy.
    I got to meet Mr. Folds last week and get some pictures with him. It's a shame I did not have the dvd in time to sign. [​IMG]
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    I picked up the John Prine Sessions last week. It would be very nice if they released all the performances as single disc, the ones I would love to see would be The Mavericks, Nil Lara, and Shawn Colvin. If you liked Nil Lara on the best of disk you owe it to yourself to find his album, the guy is total energy even on studio tracks.
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    Thanks for the heads up guys! I picked this up yesterday and it is fantastic. I am a huge fan of this group - I love what they did with the Flaming Lips tune. Audio quality is very good - on par with the original Best of Sessions release. Anyone hear the new Ben Folds 'Rockin' the Suburbs' cd - if not, check it out.
    PS does anyone know what song is playing when the main menu is on the screen?
     
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    This is a great dvd. The Spare Reels extra is a little odd though. but still a great dvd for BFF (or BF since they broke up) fans
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    Just got the BFF disc on Tuesday. It is really good. These guys rock hard! The audio is a little hot at times. Especially when the drummer is crashing on the ride cymbal.
    Too much cymbal wash and a little overpowering on certain songs. A great band.
    My vote would have to go to the Keb' Mo' disc. It is fantastic, especially the sound quality. Keb' is probably my favorite artist right now.
    I had never heard of Nil Lara until i got the "sessions" sample disc. What a performance! I would like to see his entire concert on dvd.
     
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    I agree, the Keb Mo' disc is a necessity. Great audio and video. I'll have to get the BFF one too. The one I'm salivating for is the Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach show. Saw it on VHS at Tower a few months ago, so hopefully it's on the way.
    What a great series.
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