Ben Folds Five – The Complete Sessions at West 54th

Complete Ben Folds Five concert from the US TV series, ‘Sessions at West 54th’. The sardonic trio split up the year after this was filmed. Includes the songs: ‘Brick’, ‘Battle of Who Could Care Less’, ‘Philosophy’, ‘Underground’ and a cover of The Flaming Lips’ ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’.

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Rex Marksmanson on 07/10/2018 at 7:53 PM.

A performance that no Ben Folds Five fan should miss I’ve been to a few concerts in my life, and have seen countless numbers on television and VHS alike. But if I had to assemble a list of performances that I thought were the best, you can bet “The Complete Sessions at West 54th” would be on there. Taped on the now defunct PBS show “Sessions at West 54th” Ben Folds Five put on a brilliant peformance that was up until now not available in it’s entirety.The band spares no expense and performs songs that will be familiar…

JLH1977 on 07/10/2018 at 8:07 PM.

You need this. If you’ve got everything Ben Folds has ever done on CD, you’ve heard almost all these songs. But you need them like this. The most striking thing about the West 54th show is that the band is totally on. They had a *good* night. Really good. This show is tight, tight, tight (in a loose kind of BFF way, of course). Also notable that the extra DVD material is actually worth having — it’s not the usual DVD-extra stuff, which is usually just shots of bands riding around in a bus making jokes…

Michael Brendan Dougherty on 07/10/2018 at 8:18 PM.

Excellent- Highly Recommended I am watching this DVD once more as I write this review. Ben Folds Five had great live shows- I know I loved going to them. This DVD features them in a more sober and intimate audience. Their performance is tight. We even catch Ben Folds himslef being slightly uncomfortable and maybe even nervous in this setting. The performances of Smoke and Missing the War are true gems- truly highlighting the depth of Ben Folds’ talent at songwriting. Exciting to many will be the performances of “Theme…