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Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner flac

  • Performer: Ben Folds Five
  • Album: The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
  • Label: 550 Music
  • Catalog #: B 69808
  • FLAC: 1176 mb | MP3: 2350 mb
  • Released: 1999
  • Country: US
  • Style: Indie Rock
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 926
  • Category: Rock
Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner flac


Written-By – Anna Goodman, Ben Folds
4Don't Change Your Plans
5Your Most Valuable Possession
Written-By – Ben Folds, Caleb Southern, Darren Jessee, Dean Folds, Robert Sledge
6Hospital Song
Written-By – Darren Jessee
9Your Redneck Past


  • A&RBen Goldman
  • Art Direction, DesignJosh Cheuse
  • Baritone Saxophone, Alto SaxophoneKen Mosher (tracks: B1, B6)
  • CelloJane Scarpantoni (tracks: A1, A2, A3, A4, B4, B6)
  • Conductor [Strings], Arranged By [Strings]John Mark Painter
  • CrewDoug Goodman, Joe DeLorenzo, Leo Overtoom, Rob DeVries, Scott MacLeod, Trey Hamilton
  • Edited ByRoger Lian
  • FlugelhornJohn Mark Painter (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Graphics [Graphic Artist]James Hunter
  • Mastered ByHowie Weinberg
  • Mixed ByAndy Wallace
  • PerformerDarren Jessee, Robert Sledge
  • Photography ByThe Jessee Archive
  • Photography By [Band Photo]Charlie Gross
  • Piano [Baldwin], Performer, Songwriter [All Songs By]Ben Folds
  • Producer, Recorded ByCaleb Southern
  • Tenor SaxophonePaul Shapiro (tracks: B1), Tom Maxwell (tracks: B1, B6)
  • Valve TromboneJohn Mark Painter (tracks: B1)
  • ViolinAntoine Silverman (tracks: A1, A2, A3, A4, B4, B6), Lorenza Ponce (tracks: A1, A2, B4, B6), Mark Feldman (tracks: A1, A2, A3, A4, B4, B6)


Includes glossy artwork inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

Recorded at Sound City Studios (Los Angeles), Grandmaster Studios (Los Angeles), Water Music (Hoboken, NJ) and RPM Studios (NYC), November 1998 - January 1999

When we chose "The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner" as the title for this album, we were unaware of the existence of a living, breathing, and famous Reinhold Messner. The name was part of a story from Darren's school days when a friend suggested using "Reinhold Messner" on fake ID's. Allegedly, there were many 27 year old Reinholds who looked suspiciously adolescent, inhabiting the bars of Charlotte, North Carolina in the late eighties.

Maybe we liked the name because it had an exotic ring; maybe we had been aware of the name subliminally; or maybe it was the energy behind a name responsible for some of the world's most incredible feats of mountaineering, and a global legion of inspired followers...at any rate we'd love to tell you we're just fucking cool and knew what we were doing, but alas, the credit goes to our cosmic collaborator on this album; coincidence. Thanks to Reinhold Messner for being a hero, and now a good sport.


  • Barcode: 074646980811
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A): AL69808-1A 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B): BL69808-1A 2


  • Recorded At – Sound City Studios
  • Recorded At – Grandmaster Studios
  • Recorded At – Water Music Recorders
  • Recorded At – RPM Studios