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The Unauthorised Biography of Reinhold Messner
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Average customer rating: 4.43 out of 5
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Sales rank: 3,685

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Media: Audio CD
ISBN/ASIN : B000023Y9O
Manufacturer : Epic
Release data : 26 April, 1999

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    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    Top Stuff.

    I was lucky enough to land myself with a pair of tickets to see Ben Folds Five in December. I'd never heard of them before but my friend was trying to get rid of these tickets cos he couldn't make it. Not being one to pass up a free concert, I went along with an open mind and had one of the best nights of my life! This was the album most of their live tracks came from so I thought I'd splash out and I'm so glad I did! The style is so different from everything else around today and the depth to the lyrics is amazing. Don't let this one pass you by, its one of the best albums I've ever listened to and they're just as good in the flesh.



    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    Genius

    Reinhold Messner (for all you Ben Folds Five beginners) is the third of their albums and perhaps not appreciable to its full extent without hearing the first two. Reinhold, with its achingly beautiful melodies and lyrics to make you cry, shows how their music has matured since their chirpy, flawless first album. Unlike so many other bands, the last track is the album's masterpiece. It is a truly beautiful piece of music the like of which you are never likely to hear by anyone else.



    1 star1 star1 star1 starNo star    Pretty good, but not quite as likeable as other Folds albums

    This was the second Ben Folds album I bought after accidentally seeing him perform live (dual-headlining with the Divine Comedy); the first being "Whatever and Ever Amen". While "The Unauthorised Biography of Reinhold Messner" is a good and balanced album, I'd say it is less loveable than the other two I now own ("Rockin' The Suburbs" and "Whatever and Ever Amen"). I'd say the tracks are much more slow growers than on the other two albums, apart from the instantly loveable "Army", which is just wonderfully bouncy and sing-a-long. Another stand-out track is "Mess"; a powerful (Divine Comedyesque in the style of "Lost Property" from "Regeneration") rambling narrative with a forward-moving backing.

    Other interesting tracks, I'd say, are "Narcolepsy", a bit of an oddity in waltz time and the other 3/4 track, "Lullaby". There are the usual Folds bitter and sad songs about love and relationships; not quite as notable as those on his other albums, however.

    Overall, I like it quite a bit, but admit that I don't play it as often as the other two I have. I'd recommend buying this album, but only after having listened to some of the other Ben Folds stuff first. It isn't the best one to start with.


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