Song For Silverman
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Ben Folds' Songs For Silverman was originally released on Epic Records in 2005. The album is Folds' second solo album and at the time his most successful commercial release, reaching #13 on the Billboard 200. Singles taken from the album include 'Landed,' which reached #77 on the Billboard Hot 100 list, and in the UK 'Jesusland' and 'Late,' a song written for then recently deceased singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. Other songs on the album are just as sincere, including 'Gracie,' which was written for and named after for Folds' daughter. Folds' trademark songwriting carries Songs For Silverman into strong emotional territory, allowing for the album's impact on the listener. Asked about the recording process of the album, Folds commented that the album was recorded 'really fast' and that he 'did the takes very much live,' as they were 'more concerned with the impact and the subtlety' of the record as opposed to 'trying to make things perfect.'