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Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

Performer: Ben Folds Five
Title: The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
Style: Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Released: 14 Sep 2012
Cat#: 88725464102
Country: Europe
Label: IMA Vee Pee Records, Sony Music
Size MP3 version: 1066 mb
Size FLAC version: 2823 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 526
Genre: Rock / Pop

Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind


1Draw A Crowd4:14
2Away When You Were Here3:31
3The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
Written-By – Folds, Hornby
4Michael Praytor, Five Years Later4:32
5Thank You For Breaking My Heart4:50
6On Being Frank4:33
7Hold That Thought4:14
8Do It Anyway4:22
9Erase Me5:15
10Sky High
Written-By – Darren Jessee


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
88725464111Ben Folds Five The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind ‎(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album)IMA Vee Pee Records, Sony Music88725464111US2012
noneBen Folds Five The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Sony MusicnoneEurope2012
887254641025Ben Folds Five The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind ‎(CD, Album)IMA Vee Pee Records, Sony Music887254641025Canada2012
88725468202Ben Folds Five The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind ‎(CD, Album)IMA Vee Pee Records, Sony Music88725468202Australia2012
88725464102Ben Folds Five The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind ‎(CD, Album)IMA Vee Pee Records, Sony Music88725464102US2012


  • Arranged By [Strings]Ben Folds (tracks: 9), Paul Buckmaster (tracks: 5)
  • BassRobert Sledge
  • Booking [Europe, At]Primary International
  • Booking [Europe]Dave Chumbley
  • Booking [North America, At]ICM
  • Booking [North America]Marsha Vlasic
  • Booking [Pacific Rim, At]CAA
  • Booking [Pacific Rim]Marlene Tsuchii
  • CelloSari Reist (tracks: 5, 9)
  • Design [Sleeve]John Heiden
  • DrumsDarren Jessee
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering]Leslie Richter
  • Engineer [Assistant]Christopher Wilkinson, Sorrel Brigman, Tom Freitag
  • Executive-ProducerAunt Ro
  • LegalKen Anderson
  • Legal [At]Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP
  • ManagementAlan Wolmark, Debbie Tirone
  • Management [Accountant, At]Citrin Cooperman
  • Management [Accountant]Denise Smikle, Victor Wlodingeur
  • Management [For]CEC
  • Management [Studio]Sharon Corbitt-House
  • Mastered ByStephen Marcussen
  • Musical Assistance [Philosopher]Dan Wilson
  • PaintingEric Joyner
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photo]Folds, Costa
  • Photography By [Booklet Photo (Right)]Tom Freitag
  • PianoBen Folds
  • ProducerBen Folds, Joe Pisapia
  • Public Relations [Press, At]Big Hassle
  • Public Relations [Press]Ken Weinstein
  • Public Relations [Social Media And Strategist]Mike Kopp
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByJoe Costa
  • StringsLove Sponge Strings (tracks: 5, 9)
  • ViolaKristin Wilkinson (tracks: 5, 9)
  • ViolinDavid Angell (tracks: 5, 9), David Davidson (tracks: 5, 9)
  • Written-ByBen Folds (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 10)


6-panel digisleeve with 4x3 poster fold-out sheet thanks-list & 8-page fold-out sheet with thanks-list/credits.

Recorded at Ben's Studio, Nashville TN and House Of Blues Studios, Nashville TN
Mastered at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA

All songs published by Free From The Man Songs, LLC (BMI), except
"Sky High" published by Hair Sucker Songs (BMI)

All paintings © Eric Joyner

℗© 2012 Ben Folds / Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment
Made in the EU


  • Barcode (Text): 8 87254 64102 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 887254641025
  • Label Code: LC 02361
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sony Music logo] 55220339/88725464102 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0765
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ben Folds
  • Copyright (c) – Ben Folds
  • Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Recorded At – Ben's Studio
  • Recorded At – House Of Blues Studios
  • Mastered At – Marcussen Mastering
  • Published By – Free From The Man Songs
  • Published By – Hair Sucker Songs
  • Copyright (c) – Eric Joyner
  • Designed At – Smog Design, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Arvato – 55220339



The Sound of the Life of the Mind is the fourth and final studio album by Ben Folds Five, released on September 18, 2012. It is the group's first release since 1999's The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. The album debuted at No. 10 on Billboard 200, which is Ben Folds' first top ten album on the chart, selling 30,000 copies. It has sold 67,000 copies as of August 2015. Track 4 on the Ben Folds Five Album 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind'. This album is due to be released on the 18th September 2012. This song was written. Альбом 2012 Песен: 10. Outside of a decent yet forgettable, one-off new track that appeared on Ben Folds' 2011 Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective compilation, it's been an awfully long time since the Ben Folds Five have graced listeners with a full-on dose of their signature blend of nostalgia and snark. Sound of the Life of the Mind, the trio's fourth studio album pretty much picks right up where 1999's Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner left off. Ben Folds Five: все альбомы, включая The Complete Sessions at West 54th St , Playlist: The Very Best of Ben Folds Five , Live и другие. Ben Folds Five. 2018 Live at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY - June 1997. Playlist: The Very Best of Ben Folds Five. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind. The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner. Whatever And Ever Amen. Naked Baby Photos. Underground 1. Summary: The fourth studio album for the indie rock band is its first release of new music in 13 years. Buy On. Record Label: ImaVeePee Records. Mind sounds exactly what a mature Ben Folds Five record should sound like: hard-won wisdom and withering observations with an unabashedly sentimental core. Read full review. Unfortunately, the station stopped broadcasting. Perhaps, this is a temporary station problem. You can leave your e-mail and we will let you know when the broadcast of the station will be online again: Or listen to the other album was crowdfunded via PledgeMusic, as the reformed Ben Folds Five was unsigned. The campaign was incredibly successful. The album artwork is a piece by contemporary artist Eric Joyner. His unique artworks focus on things he enjoys, namely, donuts and robots. The robot in the artwork, titled Submerged, emulates the pose of Auguste Rodins famous Le Penseur pictured above. The album was both a critical and commercial success. It marked the first time that Folds had placed on the top-ten of the Billboard 200. The Sound of the Life of the Mind Q&A. Hold That Thought is one of the best of the more mellow songs on the album. I love the feel of it, especially after the refrain. Away When You Were Here is another great slower one. Aside from the first two BF5 albums I have felt that all of Mr Folds work has included a weak song or two that I would often skip, I am quite a few listens in to this album and if there is a weak song I haven't spotted it yet. Part of me wanted a new Underground or Battle of who could care less but they have been done. The group enjoyed the success of the single Brick in 1997, a ballad written by Folds with a chorus by Jessee about his high school girlfriend getting an abortion. This read more. Ben Folds Five is a trio formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States in 1994, who until their breakup in 2000 were a mainstay of Piano rock. Much of their work was influenced by ja read more. Much of their work was influenced by jazz, evident in frequent im