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Ben Folds Five: Live at Sessions at West 54th

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Ben Folds Five: Live at Sessions at West 54th (2001)

Directed by Jim Gable

Starring: Ben Folds Five

Ben Folds Five started in 1993 and quietly built a following that has stayed loyal for over twenty years. Their mix of piano, bass, and guitar has created a large catalog of great music. In 2001 they took to the stage at West 54th and played 23 of their hits. From Brick to Selfless, Cold, and Composed the band rocked through a great selection of songs.

Ben Folds Five is one of my favorite groups and this video is a great look at their early years. The song selection is great, covering most of the more popular tunes along with some hidden gems. For fans of the band this is a great chance to see the three members of the band when they were young. For anyone looking to hear something new, this is a great collection of songs for someone to sink their teeth into.

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I love these guys. I’ve seen them in concert and they have an amazing energy. This film captures that energy and also the chemistry between the three of them. If you’re a fan of rock music this is one worth checking out. Just because there’s a piano involved, don’t expect some kind of sad slow-paced music. I give this one 4 out of 5 stars.

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 115 minutes


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2 Comments on “Ben Folds Five: Live at Sessions at West 54th”

  1. Dad May 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM #

    Where is Led Zep and Jimmy Page?
    Where is the musician you grew up with……John Denver
    “Rocky Mountain makes me high…….

    From Your bewildered, but devoted Father.


    • jeffro517 May 3, 2013 at 9:32 PM #

      I need to borrow your John Denver concert DVDs. I also need to get around to reviewing my Zep and Woodstock films.


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