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Ben Folds: The Best Imitation of Myself (A Retrospective) Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, February 27, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Ben Folds: The Best Imitation of Myself (A Retrospective), a nearly 200-page sheet music collection that covers the Ben Folds Five era to his prolific catalog of solo works, arranged for piano and vocal, with chords for guitar.

The 22 pieces in the deluxe songbook will delight any pianist, vocalist, or guitarist who is a fan of Ben Folds. The songbook details every song from Disc 1 of his 2011 multi-disc retrospective, plus four bonus selections. Arrangements include song favorites, such as “Brick,” “Landed,” “Smoke,” “Still Fighting It,” “From Above,” and many more.

Ben Folds is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer, and television personality whose entertainment career began as the front man and pianist for the rock group Ben Folds Five (1995 – 2000). Presently, Folds performs as a solo artist, touring all over the world. His latest album, The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective, is a highlight of his music career thus far, which includes rare demos, 1990s indie rock recordings, live shows recordings with Ben Folds Five, and 21st century solo work and collaborations, along with three new Ben Folds Five recordings. Currently, Ben serves as a celebrity judge on the hit NBC a cappella singing contest series, The Sing-Off.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

Ben Folds: The Best Imitation of Myself (A Retrospective) (00-38965) is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and at

Titles: Brick * Annie Waits * Philosophy * Underground * Landed * One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces * Don't Change Your Plans * The Luckiest * Smoke * Rockin' the Suburbs * Kate * Gracie * Still Fighting It * You Don't Know Me * There's Always Someone Cooler Than You * Still * From Above * House * All U Can Eat * Fred Jones, Part 2 * Picture Window * Zak and Sara.