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    Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:25:26

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    • Ben Folds - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Singer-songwriter Ben Folds, actor Domhnall Gleeson, filmmaker Richard Curtis and actor Bill Nighy attend the after party for the 'About Time' & 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' premieres during the 51st New York Film Festival at Porter House at Time Warner Center on October 1, 2013 in New York City.
    • Ben Folds - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Filmmaker Richard Curtis and singer-songwriter Ben Folds attend the after party for the 'About Time' & 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' premieres during the 51st New York Film Festival at Porter House at Time Warner Center on October 1, 2013 in New York City.

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    Ben Folds has unveiled all the details behind his new album, Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! As that title suggests, it's a gathering of nationwide a cappella groups covering Ben Folds songs and—according to a press release—"not a novelty."

    "I'm incredibly proud of this," Folds added in his statement. "I'd rather this be my greatest hits record than someone collecting my masters and slapping on a photo of me leaning against a piano. This is a better way. I'm a songwriter, and these are my songs."

    Indeed. Folds' wife even helped out, assisting engineer Joe Costa in the recording of each group in their "natural habitat." Here's what to expect when this twilight zone LP hits stores through Epic on April 28:

    1. "Not The Same" - The Spartones from Greensboro, NC
    2. "Jesusland" - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Loreleis
    3. "Brick" - The Ohio University Leading Tones
    4. "You Don't Know Me" - The University Of Georgia's With Someone Else's Money
    5. "Still Fighting It" - Washington University in St. Louis's Mosaic Whispers
    6. "Boxing" - Ben Folds
    7. "Selfless, Cold, and Compose" - The Sacramento State Jazz Singers
    8. "Magic" - The University of Chicago's Voices In Your Head
    9. "Landed" - The University of Colorado Buffoons
    10. "Time" - The Princeton Nassoons
    11. "Effington" - Ben Folds
    12. "Evaporated" - The Newtones from Newton, MA
    13. "Fred Jones Part 2" - The West Chester University of Pennsylvania Gracenotes
    14. "Army" - The University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers
    15. "Fair" - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire's Fifth Element
    16. "The Luckiest" - The Washington University in St. Louis Amateurs

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    03.26.09



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