Tag Archive: Billy Joel

Billy Joel – The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997 (1997) {2014, Reissue, 4CD-Set}

Billy Joel - The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997 (1997) {2014, Reissue, 4CD-Set}

Billy Joel – The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997 (1997) {2014, Reissue, 4CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.63 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia, Sony Music | EU | Cat#: 88843048752 | Genre: Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary

Billy Joel’s four-disc The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997: Limited Edition reissues his three Greatest Hits collections and adds a live rarities collection previously released in a limited-edition Australian box set to commemorate the River of Dreams tour.Read More

Billy Joel – 8 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered)

Billy Joel - 8 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered)

Billy Joel – 8 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered)
EAC Rip | 8xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 3.74 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, USA | Genre: Pop Rock
Cat#: UDSACD 2062 / UDSACD 2063 / UDSACD 2089 / UDSACD 2090 / UDSACD 2091 / UDSACD 2092 / UDSACD 2093
UDSACD 2094

Piano Man (1973), Turnstiles (1976), The Stranger (1977), 52nd Street (1978), Glass Houses (1980), Songs In The Attic (1981), The Nylon Curtain (1982), An Innocent Man (1983)Read More

Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 324 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 207 | Genre: Pop Rock

Piano Man gave Billy Joel his long-desired big hit, but it also somewhat threw him for a loop. He had been driven on Piano Man, determined to deliver an album that established him as both a serious artist and a commercial contender. Having achieved at least one of those goals (critics never gave Joel much credit), he had to release another album quickly if he wanted to keep his profile highRead More

Billy Joel – Glass Houses (1980) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel - Glass Houses (1980) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel – Glass Houses (1980) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 251 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 092 | Genre: Pop Rock

The back-to-back success of The Stranger and 52nd Street may have brought Billy Joel fame and fortune, even a certain amount of self-satisfaction, but it didn’t bring him critical respect, and it didn’t dull his anger. If anything, being classified as a mainstream rocker — a soft rocker — infuriated him, especially since a generation of punks and new wave kids were getting the praise that eluded himRead More

Billy Joel – 52nd Street (1978) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel – 52nd Street (1978) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 290 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 095 | Genre: Pop Rock

Once The Stranger became a hit, Billy Joel quickly re-entered the studio with producer Phil Ramone to record the follow-up, 52nd Street. Instead of breaking from the sound of The Stranger, Joel chose to expand it, making it more sophisticated and somewhat jazzy. Often, his moves sounded as if they were responses to Steely Dan — indeed, his phrasing and melody for “Zanzibar” is a direct homage to Donald Fagen circaRead More

Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985)

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985)

Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 678 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | Cat#: CD 88666 | Genre: Pop Rock

Although it’s missing a few important (not to mention big) hits, Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 is an excellent retrospective of the first half of Billy Joel’s career. Beginning with “Piano Man,” the first disc runs through a number of early songs before arriving at the hit-making days of the late ’70s; some of these songs, including “Captain Jack” and “New York State of Mind,” weren’t strictly hits, but were popular numbers within his stage show and became radio hitsRead More

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]
Official Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @ 24bit/96kHz | PDF Booklet
FLAC: 954 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Lenght: 40:42 | Genre: Pop Rock

Recording The Nylon Curtain exhausted Billy Joel, and even though it had a pair of major hits, it didn’t rival its predecessors in terms of sales. Since he labored so hard at the record, he decided it was time for a break — it was time to record an album just for fun. And that’s how his homage to pre-Beatles pop, An Innocent Man, was conceived: it wasRead More