dealsben folds five: do it anyway free new track for…

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One of the coolest pledges is $2,500 with 15 available. I might do it if I had the money. Here's the details:
"If you’ll send a name to be placed into the recording of “Do It Anyway” (with a few details to be mentioned in the lyric), we will replace the last verse of the song with your own personalized verse. The verse will be dropped into the original recording, mixed the same way as the record and mastered to fit seamlessly with the rest of the album. It will be your very own truly unique version of “Do It Anyway”. We will deliver this to you digitally and you can place it into your version of the album. Surprise your girlfriend, boyfriend, child, dog, teacher, boss.
We will guarantee that we fit your name in (if the name is unusual please spell phonetically). We will do our best to fit your details given the constraints of melody with no guarantees. Just give us the name and some extra details and we’ll work it out!
It’s risky but we’re going to Do It Anyway."

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I'm rather surprised that they haven't done anything for 12 years! Where has the time gone!

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Awesome!! A new Ben Folds Five album! YESSSSSSSSSSS!! And I love this free song

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@duxbak99: Ben did some great solo stuff and then put together a new band. Honestly I would say Rockin the Suburbs (his first post-Five album) is his best ever but I am looking forward to hearing some fuzzy bass again!

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@mbmanaus: No Way! Songs for Silverman is his best solo album, IMO.

According to Ben's Facebook, this isn't a new band - it's the old trio, back together again. They had some... "creative differences" in the past, and they were broken up for awhile. But they're back together for at least one studio album (I haven't seen anything else positively announced).

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great new song! But I miss the slightly out of tune background harmonies.

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Nice one. Thanks for posting. Always liked them. I have a great old crappy quality mp3 of them doing Crosstown Traffic that is fantastic. That's been pretty high on my list of stuff to find in good quality someday.

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@bradychan7: I agree -- although Rockin' the Suburbs had some great songs, I enjoyed Songs for Silverman more. Plus a straight-faced back-up vocal from Weird Al was a nice touch. I guess many of his fans hated the record though, finding it too mellow, serious, and lacking the usual juvenile playfulness.

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@bradychan7: Songs for Silverman was definitely more mature and is melodically superior, but for me it isn't as strong from start to finish as Rockin the Suburbs which is one of my favorite albums of all time, period. As far as I'm considered RTS is a lyrical masterpiece that relies a bit too heavily on synths and studio effects.