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Naked Baby Photos
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2000
This is a good album and is worth buying to complete your BFF collection, but the other albums are much better. This is not really a good representation of what the band are like live (I've been to one of their concerts and it was much better than this) but it does contain some really funky piano pieces like 'Dick Holster'. The live version of 'Song For The Dumped' is not nearly as good as the version on "Whatever..." and most of the live songs from the first album are very similar to the studio recordings.
So go out and buy the other three albums because they are amazing, and if you have any money left over buy "Naked Baby Photos" - its worth buying for 'Emaline', 'Dick Holster' and 'Twin Falls'.
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on 22 July 2013
What do you get with this album...
3 new studio recordings
*Eddie Walker which is one of Ben Folds best sung stories.
*Emaline a fantastic light song which only missed out on a spot on their first album because it has a guitar(which sounds damn good).
*Tom & Mary a damn funky ass piano led song, real old school Ben Folds Five.

Then there's the live tracks
*Satan Is My Master and The Ultimate Sacrifice - A funny couple of songs with some real badass 'METAL' and badass piano.
*Fanny Packs - Is literally less of a song and more of a humorous back stage messing around session.

A few demos Bad Idea is great and you may not have heard it before and the alternative version of Jackson Cannery is as good as the album one.

With the live recordings of songs you know there are little surprises on piano and bass solos. And the member of the audience who shouted "Who the f are you" in Underground is just perfect.

But the real highlight is the beautiful cover of Built to Spill's 'Twin Falls', it feels as if it was Ben Folds Five song they perform it so well. The album would be worth getting just for this song.

The album is definitely worth the cheap price you can get it for on amazon especially for the amount they packed in there, you kinda wonder how a band that has only 2 albums prior can release an outtakes album, but now we know why, this isn't just a money grabbing scheme this is real good material
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2000
Not many bands could get away with releasing a cd's worth of rare tracks and live specials after only a hanful of regular albums, but Ben Folds Five carry it off with style. This CD charts their history as much as anything but shows that even when the guys are messing about in the studio or on the road there is a thread of genuis running throughout. In an age of packaged pop and hits by numbers, such vigorous and refreshing originality has to be applauded
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on 22 February 2011
Some reviews describe this record as "rough" or only for "true fans". Not so! It surprised me by being very accessible and full of "classic" sounding Ben Folds material.

This isn't some "demo tapes / early years" type record - (Almost) all songs are listenable and well-produced.

Songs like "Emaline" and "Tom & Mary" hold their own against tracks from Ben Folds Five's first album, and I think I almost prefer this album's version of "Alice Childress", "Underground" and "Philosophy".
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on 15 April 2015
An odd collection of out-takes,b-sides and live cuts released after just their 2nd album so u get what u would expect,a few gems but sadly quite a lot of misses. Eddie Walker, an early version of Jackson Cannery,Tom & Mary,Emaline,Bad idea plus one or 2 of the live ones are good but Satan is my master and The ultimate sacrifice are not funny on even on second listen so half a good album is as good as I can say.
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on 29 November 2011
Ben folds is excelent and I love his other albums. He is also excelent live. This album however is rubbish. the fun of his live shows does not convert well onto CD and the studio stuff is the stuff that wasn't good enough to get onto a proper album. Avoid this album, get 'Songs for Silverman' or 'The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner' both excelent albums.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2000
A great mix of the lads tour stuff bringing out a bit of the metal side in Ben. The peak of the album is the live performances of Julianne and Song for the Dumped. Nice one bff
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on 24 December 2014
Just for the fans and obsessives. Is there a difference?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 October 2002
This album was the second that I bought after Ben's new solo album and it didn't disappoint. Songs like Underground and Tom & Mary make you realise why this band are so highly acclaimed.
It's definitely true to say that they have improved over time, but all the same, this is a high quality album.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 26 August 2000
Ben Folds Five have released some amazing albums (with the possible exception of Reinhold Messner, which didn't really come up to scratch), but this one is a brilliant addition to the collection.
Although a lot of the tracks are oldies from other albums, i would have bought the CD just for 'Eddie Walker', 'Emaline' and 'Tom and Mary' (how 'Emaline' never got released as a single is a mystery to me...!).
BFF are awesome live, and perhaps the live examples present here don't do them justice - but then it is a credit to the band that these live tracks still rock a fat one!
'Naked Baby Photos' is a great BFF album, and certainly not one to be passed over. Hey, i am even listening to it as i am writing this!
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