Ben Folds Five ‎– The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner

Analog Spark ‎– AS00013, Analog Spark ‎– AS00012, Analog Spark ‎– 88985382701S1, Sony 550 Music ‎– 88875015061, Caroline Records ‎– 88875015061, Epic ‎– 88875015061, Sony Music Commercial Music Group ‎– 88875015061
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Red

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Narcolepsy
A2 Don't Change Your Plans
A3 Mess
A4 Magic
Written-By – Darren Jessee
A5 Hospital Song
B1 Army
B2 Your Redneck Past
B3 Your Most Valuable Possession
Written-By – Ben Folds, Caleb Southern, Darren Jessee, Dean Folds, Robert Sledge
B4 Regrets
B5 Jane
B6 Lullabye
Written-By – Anna Goodman, Ben Folds

Companies, etc.



Limited edition indie exclusive pressed on 180 gram opaque red vinyl. Packaged in a Stoughton old style “tip-on” gatefold jacket.

Catalog number "AS00013" printed on spine
Catalog numbers "AS00012" and "88985382701S1" printed on front sticker
Catalog number "88875015061" printed on jacket and LP labels

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker ): 8 88072 00667 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A Side): 88875015061-A KG@CA 26269.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B Side): 88875015061-B KG@CA 26269.2(3)...


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April 24, 2017
Absolutely one of the best sounding LPs in my collection. The dynamics, tone, warmth, clarity - UNREAL. This BLOWS AWAY the CD. Can't recommend it enough. (I am sure the black vinyl version sounds just as good!)


March 28, 2017

The last review says this is an overpriced gimmicky colored reissue. The MSRP is the same as the black vinyl, maybe a few bucks more? Nowhere near "triple" the price of the black vinyl. It also sounds fantastic, highly doubt the black vinyl sounds any different. Maybe back in the day the colored vinyl sounded bad, but from an audiophile label in the year 2017, colored vinyl and black vinyl sound exactly the same. Highly recommend either color of this reissue, the sound is TREMENDOUS.


March 25, 2017
Gimmicky colored markup that costs three times as much as the standard black variant and offers absolutely no incentive to justify its cost. Black vinyl will *always* sound better anyway.


March 20, 2017
Sounds excellent. Packaging is wonderful too -- I wish more labels used these types of jackets.