"I wanted to make my'grow a beard, lock yourself in the studio, and play for a couple weeks'album,"says Ben Folds aboutSongs for Silverman,
the follow-up to his solo debutRockin'the Suburbs
Recorded last fall in Nashville at the same RCA Studios used by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, and produced by Folds, the 11 songs onSongs for Silvermanalso feature bassist Jared Reynolds and drummer Lindsay Jamieson."This is an album that we can sit in someone's living room and play from start to finish on piano, bass and drums. It's straightforward with a lot of heart."
After makingRockin'the Suburbsand a trio of EPs--Speed Graphic,Sunny 16andSuper D--more or less by himself, Folds says he wanted to work with a band for the first time since his previous group, Ben Folds Five, disbanded in 2000.
The first side of every DualDisc contains a full audio album. The DVD side provides the same album in enhanced sound (such as 5.1 Surround Sound), along with such multimedia features as music videos, documentary footage, photo galleries, web links, and other enhanced content. DualDisc will bring the music fan even closer to the creative artistic process and add an exciting new dimension to the consumer's musical experience. BMG. 2005