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  • 52nd Street (On Sale) 52nd Street (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    52nd Street (On Sale)

    Ranked 352/500 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    52nd Street on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Mainstream Perfection: Melodic Devices, Passionate Singing, Sophisticated Arrangements, Jazzy Backdrop Walk Down 52nd Street


    Commanding Sonics: Mobile Fidelity Edition Sets the New Standard in How Joel's 1978 Classic Should-and Does-Sound


    Chart-Topper Certified Seven-Times Platinum: Includes "Big Shot," "Honesty," "My Life"


    Some artists embrace their success by repeating the steps that originally granted them fame. Billy Joel did the opposite, refusing to be contained by prescribed approaches or constrained by a given label. The follow-up to the breakthrough The Stranger, 52nd Street further expands on its predecessor's bold production techniques and inventive arrangements, incorporating more sophisticated textures as well as reflecting a jazz edge gleaned from New York City's thriving club scene.


    A key component of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 45RPM 180 gram LP at RTI. The wider and deeper grooves-as well as the meticulous mastering process-yield resplendent dynamics, broad soundstages, three-dimensional perspectives, and tonal balances absent from prior editions. Indeed, Joel wouldn't sound more realistic if were playing ten rows away from you onstage. This is how you want to experience the 1978 LP that captured the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


    Teaming again with producer Phil Ramone, Joel capitalizes on his momentum, churning out another direct-sounding affair replete with captivating melodic devices, showmanship accents, and penetrating lyrics. The singer's concision and focus is evident via the tune's lengths, with only "Until the Night" breaking the six-minute mark. Hit singles "Big Shot" and "My Life" rattle forth with an urgency and intensity that Joel had not previously demonstrated, the combination of passionate deliveries, snide overtones, and insistent grooves setting the table for what follows.


    Broadening his palette, and drawing from New York's thriving jazz club scene and the city's late-70s grit, Joel splashes Latin and jazz colors on several pieces-even employing veterans such as Dave Grusin and Freddie Hubbard to contribute along with a cast that includes a team of background vocalists and horn players. Everything is tastefully appointed, and yet the vocalist's trademark Broadway gaze and knack for the grand gesture coincide with the straight-ahead swagger.


    52nd Street is one of the main reasons why Joel has always been championed for consistency. Everything here, from the production to the stand-up songs, helped redefine mainstream pop-rock. More than three decades later, it's finally available in fidelity that rivals that of those Columbia Records' master tapes produced right on 52nd Street. Mobile Fidelity takes you there and Joel sweeps you away.


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    1. Big Shot
    2. Honesty
    3. My Life
    4. Zanzibar
    5. Stiletto
    6. Roaslinda's Eyes
    7. Half a Mile Away
    8. Until the Night
    9. 52nd Street
    Billy Joel
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    Greatest Hits Volume III (Awaiting Repress)


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed At RTI On Limited Edition Gold Vinyl


    For The Bridge, the "Piano Man" Billy Joel delivers another multi-platinum smash album, filled several of his biggest hit singles, as well featuring definitive album tracks.


    With top charting smash hits like A Matter Of Trust and This Is The Time, The Bridge still stands forty years later as one of his most compelling masterworks.


    Let's celebrate four decades later as Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Billy Joel-The Bridge-40th Anniversary Edition.


    For a limited time only, the LP classic which is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso, will be pressed on translucent blue vinyl by RTI, and will also be featured in a first time gatefold cover.


    Other great songs include his dynamic hit Baby Grand with Ray Charles, and the theme song to Modern Woman, as well as the punk infused rocker Running On Ice.

    LP 1
    1.Keeping the Faith
    2.An Innocent Man
    3.A Matter of Trust
    4.Baby Grand (featuring duet with Ray Charles)
    5.This Is the Time
    6.Leningrad
    7.We Didn't Start the Fire
    8.I Go to Extremes


    LP 2
    1.And So It Goes
    2.The Downeaster 'Alexa'
    3.Shameless"
    4.All About Soul" (Remix)
    5.Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
    6.The River of Dreams
    7.To Make You Feel My Love
    8.Hey Girl
    9.Light as the Breeze

    Billy Joel
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    52nd Street

    Ranked 352/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Numbered, Limited Edition

    Limited to Only 2500 Numbered Copies!


    Winner of two Grammys, including Album of the Year, 52nd Street is the 10x Platinum selling phenomenon now on 180 Gram Vinyl exclusively from Impex Records!


    52nd Street is Billy Joel's sixth studio, originally released in 1978. Featuring the smash hits My Life, Big Shot and Honesty. In 1979 it was the winner of two Grammys, including Album of the Year!

    1. Big Shot

    2. Honesty
    3. My Life
    4. Zanzibar
    5. Stiletto
    6. Rosalinda's Eyes
    7. Until The Night
    8. 52nd Street
    Billy Joel
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    The Stranger

    Ranked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Billy Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. He has had multiple Top 10 hits in the '80s and '90s, all of which he wrote singlehandedly. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, has sold over 100 million records worldwide and was inducted into almost every Hall of Fame there exists. Joel retired from recording pop music in 1993 but continues to tour, often with Elton John.


    'The Stranger' is his fifth studio album, originally released in 1977. While his four previous albums had been moderate chart successes, this was his breakthrough album. It remains Joel's best-selling non-compilation album to date. 'The Stranger' contains nine songs, many of which are now considered "classic Joel". Much of the album's success is attributed to Joel's collaboration with producer Phil Ramone, whose innovative production methods complemented Joel's songs. This fruitful collaboration would continue for a decade.


    Whereas a handful of Joel's preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramone's more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalist's bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.


    A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, "Just the Way You Are" epitomizes Joel's balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated "Only the Good Die Young" bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, "She's Always A Woman" hints at trouble underfoot. And then there's the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.


    Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" and "Scenes From an Italian Diner," each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.

    1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. Shes Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream
    Billy Joel
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    Glass Houses (On Sale)

    Still Rock and Roll to Him: Joel Toughens Up and Increases the Animosity, Sarcasm, Confidence, and Rock on 1980 Set


    Accessible and Angry: Phil Ramone's Stalwart Production Bristles With Boldness, Raucousness, and Directness on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue


    Chart-Topper Certified Seven-Times Platinum: Includes "You May Be Right" "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Don't Ask Me Why"


    Elvis Costello long had a reputation for being the "angry young man." With apologies to the former Declan McManus, he had nothing on Billy Joel's Glass Houses. Fed up with inexcusable critical backlash and believing he'd still not been regarded as a serious artist, Joel ratcheted up the angst on the 1980 set that, oh, by the way, happened to sell another seven-million-plus copies and top the Billboard charts. Revenge is sweet.


    An integral part of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, Glass Houses is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Honing in on producer Phil Ramone's radio-tailored albeit looser, straightforward production, this edition opens up the previously veiled soundstages, spotlights the clean yet raucous arrangements, and decongests the imaging so that every note comes to the fore. Thanks to the extra-wide grooves and meticulous remastering, Joel's urgency and temperament have never sounded so vibrant.


    In addition to firing shots at detractors, Joel further solidifies his reputation as a pop maestro on the hit "Don't Ask Me Why" and mellow classic "C'etait Toi (You Were the One)," each replete with sparkling structures and shimmering melodies. Throughout, he dials down the grand gestures, focusing more on an attitude and directness. At the time, Joel was conscious of the punk movement, and seems inspired to follow that genre's preference for simplicity, frankness, and irritability. The album's legendary artwork-the singer preparing to toss a brick through the windows of his house-is a metaphor for Joel shattering his image as a cocktail-lounge pop crooner.


    Such changes are evident in the now-signature "You May Be Right," a hard-rocking and scathing rebuttal to a romantic partner on which Joel embraces the identity of a tough-skinned madman that won't stop at anything. He inhabits the role with convincing theatrics, his voice mixing pushiness, smugness, self-evident humor, and cool that fits the resistive tone of the record's songs. Glass Houses is Joel's megaphone for stubborn independence, dogged assertiveness, and blustery confidence.


    It's also an announcement of artistic intent, a statement that's simultaneously catchy and barbed, well-crafted and rowdy. And it succeeds on all levels, bringing to commercial pop-rock a brashness and grit often absent from fare that sticks in your head for days. Joel would never be seen the same way again.


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    1. You May Be Right
    2. Sometimes a Fantasy
    3. Don't Ask Me Why
    4. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
    5. All for Lenya
    6. I Don't Want to Be Alone
    7. Sleeping With the Television On
    8. C'etait Toi (You Were the One)
    9. Close to the Borderline
    10. Through the Long Night
    Billy Joel
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  • Cold Spring Harbor Cold Spring Harbor Quick View

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    Cold Spring Harbor


    The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!


    His Very First Album Revisited For The First Time In The Audiophile Domain


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Manufactured At R.T.I.



    Billy Joel's debut LP Cold Spring Harbor will always be revered as one of the finest classic early albums from
    this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1971, Billy had already paid a bunch of dues since the 60's with bands
    like The Hassles and Atilla. Already entrenched with a handful of influential radio programmers, Billy Joel took to the
    road vigorously to help promote the Cold Spring Harbor album on stations like WNEW in New York and WMMR in Philly,
    which eventually helped break Billy to a huge record buying audience. As his nightclub shows became sell outs and
    airplay was beginning with his debut LP, Cold Spring Harbor soon became the album which would springboard this
    singer/songwriter into an arena artist in a very short time.


    Cold Spring Harbor shows this New Yorker's skills in the studio, his stellar vocals, songwriting and amazing
    piano artistry. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very
    successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with his debut masterwork Cold
    Spring Harbor.


    As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this first
    time impeccably mastered audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album opener She's
    Got a Way, the Beatle-esqe You Can Make Me Free, the stellar instrumental Nocturne, and his classic debut single
    Everybody Loves You Now.


    The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning Falling of the Rain and the
    country flavor of Turn Around featuring Sneaky Pete from The Byrds on pedal steel guitar.


    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover artwork
    presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all of these great Billy
    Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, Billy Joel's Cold Spring Harbor will be one of the
    more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain this year.


    Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories 1st
    Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    Everybody Loves You Now

    1. She's Got a Way
    2. You Can Make Me Free
    3. Everybody Loves You Now
    4. Why Judy Why
    5. Falling of the Rain
    6. Turn Around
    7. You Look So Good to Me
    8. Tomorrow Is Today
    9. Nocturne
    10. Got to Begin Again
    Billy Joel
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    The Stranger

    Includes a FREE download of the Legacy Edition - 21 tracks featuring the Previously Unreleased Live At Carnegie Hall, June 3, 1977!



    Originally released in 1977, Billy Joel's fifth studio album, The Stranger, was his breakthrough album and it marked the first of a series of highly successful collaborations with producer Phil Ramone, whose mastery of the recording studio provided a sublime sonic context for Joel's timeless songs and classic performances. The Stranger went on to became one of the top-selling albums of that year peaking at #2 on the charts; won two Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Just The Way You Are and The Stranger was nominated for Album of the Year; and it generated four indelible singles Just The Way You Are, Only The Good Die Young, She's Always A Woman and Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) which have all gone on to become classics.

    1. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. She's Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream
    Billy Joel
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    The Way It Is


    Mastered For This Recording By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    180g Vinyl Pressed at RTI


    Packaged In Gatefold Jacket


    Liner Notes Contain All Lyrics


    ''Hornsby's Smashing Debut...An iconic musical Americana...A Perfect Album!''


    Bruce Hornsby and the Range made a spectacular musical debut.''The Way It Is'' is a poignant, soulful, and powerful album with a flawless tracklist, beautiful melodies, feel-good rock numbers, phenomenal ballads, and socially conscious tunes such as the title track. There isn't a minute of ''The Way It Is'' that suggests it's a debut album. The album was an instant classic, one of the most complete and cherished recordings of the 1980s that went on to win the 1986 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Not since Elton John and Billy Joel came along, had a piano player made such a major impact on the pop/rock music scene.

    Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that the music is so accomplished, Hornsby was already a consummate musician and songwriter when he made it. The record presented a unique, fresh sound, distinguished by Hornsby's remarkable, whimsical piano playing. ''The Way It Is'' was unlike anything else on the radio at the time, a combination of pop, rock, folk, jazz, classical, bluegrass and country music. The band incorporates a wide range of instruments in the songs to support this mix - mandolin, guitar, violin, piano, and even harmonica. The songwriting is fantastic, Hornsby paints vivid portraits of life in the mountain ranges, winding rivers, jagged coasts, towering forests, and stretching farmlands of his beloved Virginia. He maintains a hopeful outlook for love and happiness even during tough times both emotionally and economically. Fellow musician Huey Lewis is featured on the album, lending his harmonica and vocal talents to the track, ''Down the Road Tonight''. Lewis also helped produce the song, along with the track, ''The Long Race'' and ''The River Runs Low''.

    1. On The Western Skyline
    2. Every Little Kiss
    3. Mandolin Rain
    4. The Long Race
    5. The Way It Is
    6. Down The Road Tonight
    7. The Wild Frontier
    8. The River Runs Low
    9.The Red Plains
    Bruce Hornsby & The Range
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  • The Stranger (On Sale) The Stranger (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Stranger (On Sale)

    Ranked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Joels Breakthrough Record Loaded With Smash Hits: Movin Out (Anthonys Song), Just the Way You Are, Only the Good Die Young, Shes Always a Woman


    Getting It Right: Mobile Fidelitys Half-Speed Mastered Version Brings Phil Ramones Celebrated Production into Full-Color Detail


    1977 Set a Grammy Winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year


    Billy Joel entered 1977 with a great track record but in need of breakthrough. Pairing with producer Phil Ramone (Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel), who developed the requisite ingredients missing from Joels formula, the singer-songwriter became a household name and chart-topping success courtesy of The Stranger. Certified ten-times platinum, Joels artistic and commercial smash remains a pop-rock benchmark. Better still, it now sounds astonishing.


    An integral part of Mobile Fidelitys Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Far superior to the previous Sony and Simply Vinyl analog reissues, this edition emphasizes the crucial touches and insightful techniques Ramone brought to a batch of material that ranks among Joels most clever, catchy, and sagacious.


    Whereas a handful of Joels preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramones more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalists bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.


    A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, Just the Way You Are epitomizes Joels balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated Only the Good Die Young bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, Shes Always A Woman hints at trouble underfoot. And then theres the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.


    Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate Movin Out (Anthonys Song) and Scenes From an Italian Diner, each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.


    Don't pass up this seminal pop-rock work in the best fidelity its ever enjoyed.


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    1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. Shes Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)
    Billy Joel
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    FM Original Soundtrack

    Appropriately, the soundtrack for the 1978 movie FM feels like a radio play list of the era, collecting songs from Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Boz Scaggs, and other '70s radio staples. Steely Dan's title track, Queen's We Will Rock You, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's Night Moves, Billy Joel's Just The Way You Are, and Boston's More Than a Feeling are some of the highlights from this double-disc set, which also includes tracks from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foreigner, and Linda Ronstadt, all of whom also appeared in the film. Though FM itself wasn't exactly a box-office smash, its soundtrack is a surprisingly durable and entertaining collection of classic rock that is arguably better than many of the '70s rock compilations available today.

    -All Music Guide

    FM - Steely Dan

    Night Moves - Bob Seger

    Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller

    Cold as Ice - Foreigner

    Breakdown - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    Bad Man - Randy Meisner

    Life in the Fast Lane - Eagles

    Do It Again - Steely Dan

    Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs

    More Than a Feeling - Boston

    Tumbling Dice - Linda Ronstadt

    Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt

    Livingston Saturday Night - Jimmy Buffett

    There's a Place in the World for a Gambler - Dan Fogelberg

    Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel

    It Keeps You Runnin' - Doobie Brothers

    Your Smiling Face - James Taylor

    Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh

    We Will Rock You - Queen

    FM (Reprise) - Steely Dan

    Various Artists
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    Turnstiles (On Sale)

    By 1976, Billy Joel had proven his merit as an auteur of California-based singer-songwriter pop-rock. On Turnstiles, the legend focuses his attention on more ambitious matters: Making an album whose scope and range dwarf that of his previous work, and shot his star into the stratosphere. Encompassing everything from urgent rock to soft pop and saloon fare, Turnstiles is a classic of major proportions.



    Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original master tapes to present Joels encompassing music the way it was always intended to be experienced: Intimate, detailed, expressive, warm. The records widescreen sonics are at last properly cinematic, flush with colors, textures, and atmosphere.



    Progressing away from sensitivity, Joel casts his eye towards broader horizons. For him, that meant moving from the West Coast back to his native New York and embracing the citys doo-wop, Broadway, and R&B heritage. Joels diversity comes through in a spectacle of memorable tunes, including the infectious All You Wanna Do Is Dance, acerbic Angry Young Man, and gorgeous Ive Loved These Days.



    Still, no song better illustrates the allureand breadthof Turnstiles more than Say Goodbye to Hollywood, bathed in the sort of fabulous Phil Spector sound, huge drum echoes, and Brill Building orchestral sweep that Joel grew up on. Similarly, the sprawling ballad New York State of Mind clearly states the singers vision and mood. On the definitive track, Joel luxuriates in full string accompaniment and soulful saxophone playing that gives the pop standard its foundation. Not for nothing did Joel insist on keeping his touring band for the album, a decision that resulted in the firing of the records original producer.



    Supported by talents such as arranger Kenny Ascher, guitarist James Herb Smith, and percussionist Mingo Lewis, Joel succeeds in wrapping his head around a rich swath of American pop music, stopping by way of New Orleans, Kansas City, Memphis, Chicago, and other cities on his way from California back to the Garden State. While lacking the fame of the subsequent The Stranger and 52nd Street, Turnstiles is in every way their equal.



    Finally, the delicate nuances of Joels phrasing, pregnant pauses, and introspective emotion can be experienced in three-dimensional fidelity. In addition, the spectrum of the orchestras power and finesse, ravishing poignancy of the lyrics, and bittersweet qualities of the melodies bloom with unforced immediacy. The previous veiled sonic character and stultifying dryness have been corrected, presenting Joel and his crack band with illuminating precision and feeling.



    Turnstiles has never sounded betterand it never will.



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    1. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
    2. Summer, Highland Falls
    3. All You Wanna Do Is Dance
    4. New York State of Mind
    5. James
    6. Prelude/Angry Young Man
    7. I've Loved These Days

    8. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
    Billy Joel
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    Glass Houses

    Friday Music presents the Billy Joel 180g Master Audiophile Series with their first installment, the #1, Grammy Award winner and American Music Award winning Album of the Year, 1980's Glass Houses. Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog tapes by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at Acoustech, and pressed at RTI with Sony Music, this amazing album will forever reign as one of his most popular albums in his stunning career.


    Featuring his first #1 single It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Glass Houses set the stage for a more hard rockin' venture than his previous works. From the classic rocker You May Be Right, the fan favorite Sometimes A Fantasy and other big hits like Don't Ask Me Why and All For Leyna, Billy Joel delivered an outstanding album that rewarded him with a superstardom he has maintained to this day.


    To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this classic Joel album, Glass Houses comes with the original graphics, gatefold album cover, lyrics and inner sleeve, as well as the five star mastering you have come to expect from Friday Music and Acoustech. The album is also packaged with a vinyl inner sleeve for the lp and a outer poly sleeve.

    1. You May Be Right
    2. Sometimes A Fantasy
    3. Don't Ask Me Why
    4. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
    5. All For Leyna
    6. I Don't Want To Be Alone
    7. Sleeping With The Television On
    8. C'etait Toi (You Were The One)
    9. Close To The Borderline
    10. Through The Long Night
    Billy Joel
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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    An Innocent Man (On Sale)

    An Innocent Man on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Infectious Doo-Wop, Carefree Soul, Harmonious Pop a Testament to Music of Joel's Childhood


    Album Sounded Mediocre For the Longest Time-No Longer: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Allows You to Hear This Pleasing Set With Fresh Ears


    Another Joel Blockbuster: Seven-Times Platinum 1983 Affair Includes "Uptown Girl," "For the Longest Time," "An Innocent Man," "Tell Her About It"


    After making The Nylon Curtain, Billy Joel felt the need to exhale and get back to the carefree music of his childhood. He also met supermodel Christie Brinkley, who brought serious degrees of levity and romance to his world. In love, relaxed, and out to have fun, the singer crafted An Innocent Man, arguably the most easygoing and pleasing album of his career. Featuring four Top 40 pop singles and the same number of Top 5 Adult Contemporary hits to grace the Billboard charts, the record remains a commercial staple.


    An essential title in Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, An Innocent Man is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI. The resulting presentation effortlessly outshines that heard on all previous editions of this 1983 set. Particularly, the effervescent harmonies now possess an airiness and extension that lends to realistic tonal decay. Instruments are balanced and placed on a wider, deeper soundstage, contributing improved to improved imaging and spaciousness. Joel's voice, too, comes across with tremendous clarity, presence, and body. These songs have never sounded so contagious.


    Per usual, Joel proves a melodic jukebox. The vocalist's grasp on structure, hooks, and delivery help make this batch of songs among his most beloved, easy to hum, and impossible to ignore. Much of the appeal resides in Joel's understanding of the early rock and roll, doo-wop, and soul that he grew up hearing in New York, and the manners in which the popular songwriters favored simplicity over complexity, good-natured vibes over seriousness, and romantic charm over introspective sadness.


    Whether floating on a cloud on the giddy "Uptown Girl" (check out his falsetto), doubling as both the lead and background vocalist on the reminiscent-themed "The Longest Time," or tapping gospel undercurrents on the tribute "Keeping the Faith," Joel revels in 50s and 60s pop constructs, turning out amiable refrains and unforgettable moods. Love perfumes the air, and Joel can't get enough, and it's a feeling he passes on to his listeners.


    As the calm before stormier periods in his life, and a timeless connection to America's finest pop music traditions, An Innocent Man is indeed innocent-a guiltless pleasure that keeps on giving.


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    1. Easy Money
    2. An Innocent Man
    3. The Longest Time
    4. This Night
    5. Tell Her About It
    6. Uptown Girl
    7. Careless Talk
    8. Christie Lee
    9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
    10. Keeping the Faith
    Billy Joel
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    The Nylon Curtain (On Sale)

    The Nylon Curtain on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Legendary Singer-Songwriter Channels John Lennon on Musically Ambitious and Socially Poignant Baby Boomer-Themed Set


    Mobile Fidelity Edition Broadens Expanse of Orchestral Arrangements, Sweep of Melodic Breadth, and Microdynamic Reach


    Multi-Platinum 1982 Song Cycle Includes "Allentown," "Laura," "Pressure," "Goodnight Saigon"


    Having triumphantly asserted himself as a take-no-mess singer-songwriter on 1980's hard-rocking Glass Houses, Billy Joel continues to push his creative impulses on The Nylon Curtain, a fascinating song cycle that pays tribute to John Lennon and stands as the most ambitious project of his career. Enriched by sweeping orchestral arrangements and socially conscious lyrics, the 1982 set addresses unemployment, war, and realities of the Reagan era with exacting precision. Insightful and clever, the album's Baby Boomer-themed narratives continue to resonate.


    A requisite piece of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Nylon Curtain is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI. The myriad nuances amidst Phil Ramone's crisp production assume greater tonality, texture, and detail. What was a very good-sounding album is now an audiophile-caliber favorite, with transparency, clarity, and microdynamics enhancing the poignant connection between Joel's expressiveness and the listener's emotions. The Nylon Curtain is now an even more personal experience, a brilliant distillation of sadness, loss, hope, and anger.


    Harnessing concerns, obsessions, reflections, and feelings that consumed a majority of the Baby Boomer generation near the beginning of the Reagan Era, Joel delves into job loss ("Allentown"), wartime fallout ("Goodbye Saigon"), and, of course, romantic longing ("She's Right on Time"). Rather than take a long-view perspective, Joel gets up and close to the issues, infusing the fare with a mix of sadness, frustration, cautious optimism, and moodiness that he wears on his sleeve. Joel's melodies, too, ricochet with unmistakably personal sentiment, as he constructs arrangements in tribute to Lennon, whose ghost arises on pieces like "Scandinavian Skies" and "Laura."


    Pop culture author Chuck Klosterman addresses the Beatles link and The Nylon Curtain's timeless appeal in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, writing: "'Laura' and 'Where's the Orchestra' really are as good as what's on The White Album. This is because the first song says things so directly that its words shouldn't make sense to anyone else (and yet they do), while the latter is so metaphorically vague that anybody should be able to understand what he's implying."


    But relate and understand audiences do: The Nylon Curtain remains a pop marvel, introspective juggernaut, and finally, courtesy of Mobile Fidelity, a sonic landmark. Joel's anguish, regrets, sorrow, and worries transcend both tastes and time. Somewhat underappreciated upon its original release, the 55-minute effort is now regarded as a conceptual masterpiece.


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    1. Allentown
    2. Laura
    3. Pressure
    4. Goodnight Saigon
    5. She's Right on Time
    6. A Room of Our Own
    7. Surprises
    8. Scandinavian Skies
    9. Where's the Orchestra
    Billy Joel
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    Streetlife Serenade


    The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Featured Musicians: Richard Bennett, Wilton Felder, Emory Gordy Jr., Larry Knechtel, Ron Tutt


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, Ca. Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Billy Joel's third hit LP Streetlife Serenade will always be revered as one of the classic early albums
    from this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1974, he was now successfully entrenched with a record
    buying audience who were hipping others to the great new sounds of the Piano Man. As his tours became
    sell outs and airplay was flourishing with his new single The Entertainer, Streetlife Serenade soon became
    the album of choice for a plethora of radio stations nationwide.


    Streetlife Serenade shows this New York native's love affair with Los Angeles, where he was living and
    playing at the time, prior to his rise to superstar fame. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his
    fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be
    a part of the celebration with one of his greatest masterworks Streetlife Serenade.


    As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this
    impeccably mastered audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album opener
    Streetlife Serenader, the funk infused Los Angelenos, the stellar instrumental The Mexican Connection,
    which was used to open his 1974 tour, and his smash single The Entertainer.


    The masterpiece contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning ballad Souvenir and
    the country barroom flavor of Last of the Big Time Spenders.


    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover
    artwork presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all
    of these great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, Billy
    Joel's Streetlife Serenade will be one of the more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl
    domain in some time.


    Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and
    the memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    I Am The Entertainer

    1. Streetlife Serenader
    2. Los Angelenos
    3. The Great Suburban Showdown
    4. Rootbeer Rag
    5. Roberta
    6. The Entertainer
    7. Last of the Big Time Spenders
    8. The Weekend Song
    9. Souvenir
    10. The Mexican Connection
    Billy Joel
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    52nd Street

    After the massive success of The Stranger, Joel hit back with 52nd Street (1978) - further building on his unique sound and songwriting formula that brought him to the top of the charts. Working again with producer Phil Ramone, Billy jazzed up his act and even gets some Steely Dan influences in there on songs like "Zanzibar". Ramone's slick producing style also fits the melodrama and uplifting effect of Joels music, derived from Broadway theater. Always a craftsman in his own right, the melodies Billy churned out on 52nd Street remain some of the best he ever wrote.
    1. Big Shot
    2. Honesty
    3. My Life
    4. Zanzibar
    5. Stiletto
    6. Rosalinda's Eyes
    7. Half A Mile Away
    8. Until The Night
    9. 52nd Street
    Billy Joel
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    An Innocent Man (Colored Vinyl)


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Features # 1 Hits: Tell Her About It, An Innocent Man, Uptown Girl & Leave A Tender Moment Alone


    As another definitive installment in the Billy Joel 180 Gram Audiophile Series, Friday Music is very excited to announce the release of his 1983 classic An Innocent Man for the first time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and & pressed by R.T.I., this masterpiece album was perfectly made for the audiophile in all of us. His chart topping # 1 LP included a ton of number one singles like Uptown Girl, Tell Her About It, and Leave A Tender Moment Alone.


    As Billy Joel's An Innocent Man rode the top of the music charts well over two years from 1983 thru 1985, his popularity grew thanks to the clever videos and exceptional concert tours that followed.


    For this limited translucent blue vinyl edition release, a stunning exclusive gatefold cover is also enclosed, which includes the lyrics and photos from the original release.


    On tour throughout 2016, Billy Joel's An Innocent Man will truly be a audiophile dream release now for the first time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl.....Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    Tell Her About It.......

    1. Easy Money
    2. An Innocent Man
    3. The Longest Time
    4. This Night
    5. Tell Her About It
    6. Uptown Girl
    7. Careless Talk
    8. Christie Lee
    9. Leave A Tender Moment Alone
    10. Keeping The Faith
    Billy Joel
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    The Bridge


    The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues


    His 1986 Multi Platinum Smash Limited Edition 180 Gram Blue Vinyl


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Featuring Ray Charles & Cyndi Lauper


    Billy Joel's smash LP The Bridge will always be revered as one of the finest classic albums from this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1986, Billy had already racked up a ton of multi-platinum successes with The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man, Glass Houses as he took to the road vigorously to help promote the amazing album to his huge record buying audience.


    The Bridge shows this New Yorker's skills in the studio, his stellar vocals, songwriting and amazing piano artistry. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very successful 2016 worldwide concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with his 1986 masterpiece The Bridge.


    As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this first time impeccably mastered audiophile translucent blue vinyl Lp is now pressed at R.T.I., featuring some of his greatest songs like the brilliant opener Running On Ice, his smash hit singles This Is The Time, A Matter Of Trust and Modern Woman.


    The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning Baby Grand featuring the late great Ray Charles.


    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover artwork presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all of these great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, Billy Joel's The Bridge will be one of the more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain this year.


    Billy Joel .The Bridge .Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories .1st Time Audiophile Translucent BLUE Vinyl .An exclusive .Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    This Is The Time ..

    1. Running On Ice
    2. This Is The Time
    3. A Matter Of Trust
    4. Modern Woman
    5. Baby Grand w/ Ray Charles
    6. Big Man On Mulberry Street
    7. Temptation
    8. Code Of Silence
    9. Getting Closer
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    Glass Houses


    The Piano Man's # 1 Top Charting Grammy Award Winning 1980 Classic


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce another installment to our exclusive Billy Joel 180 Gram Master Audiophile Series with the first time 180 Gram Clear Vinyl release of the Number One, Grammy Award winner and American Music Award winning Album of the Year 1980's Glass Houses.


    Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso and pressed on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl at RTI, this amazing album will forever reign as one of his most popular albums in his stunning career.


    Featuring his first #1 single It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Glass Houses set the stage for a more hard rockin' venture than his previous works. From the classic rocker You May Be Right, the fan favorite Sometimes A Fantasy and other big hits like Don't Ask Me Why and All For Leyna, Billy Joel delivered a great sounding album and was rewarded with more superstardom which continues to this day.


    To further celebrate this classic Joel album, Glass Houses comes with the original graphics, gatefold album cover, featuring the lyrics and photos from the original inner sleeve art, as well as the five star mastering you have come to expect from Friday Music.


    The album is also packaged with a vinyl inner sleeve for the Lp and a outer poly sleeve to protect the album cover. Billy Joel will be on tour throughout 2016 and we are honored to have this legendary artist's finest works available on audiophile 180 Gram Friday Music vinyl for everyone to enjoy. Look for more great sounds to come from Billy Joel's classic Columbia Records catalog


    You May Be Right!

    1. You May Be Right
    2. Sometimes A Fantasy
    3. Don't Ask Me Why
    4. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
    5. All For Leyna
    6. I Don't Want To Be Alone
    7. Sleeping With The Television On
    8. C'etait Toi (You Were The One)
    9. Close To The Borderline
    10. Through The Long Night
    Billy Joel
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    River Of Dreams


    The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Featuring: Danny Kortchmar, Leslie West, Will Downing, Ira Newborn, Liberty Devitto, Richie Cannata


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, Ca. Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Billy Joel's last studio album River of Dreams wound up becoming one of his most successful albums
    of his amazing career. Released in 1993, he was at the top of the charts with a number one album and
    a number one single with The River of Dreams. The Doo-Wop influenced pop record thrilled audiences
    worldwide as he toured all over the world promoting the great album that it was.


    Two decades later, these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on
    a very successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with one of his
    greatest achievements River of Dreams.


    As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this
    impeccably mastered first time audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album
    opener No Man's Land, the R&B infused All About Soul, the hard rock nod to Cream with Shades of Grey
    and the stellar album closer Famous Last Words.


    The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning ballad Lullabye
    (Goodnight, My Angel) and the acid rock tinged flavor of The Great Wall of China.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood,
    Billy Joel's River of Dreams will be one of the most definitive classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl
    domain in some time.


    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold
    cover artwork presentation, which features the first time LP sized cover art, as well as lyrics to all of these
    great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.


    Billy Joel River of Dreams Celebrate 2 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the
    memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    In the middle of the night

    1. No Man's Land
    2. The Great Wall of China
    3. Blonde Over Blue
    4. A Minor Variation
    5. Shades of Grey
    6. All About Soul
    7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
    8. The River of Dreams
    9. Two Thousand Years
    10. Famous Last Words
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    Storm Front


    The Piano Man's # 1 Top Charting Grammy Award Winning 1989 Classic


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Red Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    As another exclusive installment in our Billy Joel 180 Gram Audiophile Master Series, we are proud to announce the Friday Music limited edition red vinyl release of his all out rock tour de force Storm Front.


    Recorded in 1989 with the Foreigner's Mick Jones as producer, Joel's new direction proved him correct as the album sailed to the top number one spot of the charts and maintained massive radio play with five huge hit singles for the better part of two years!


    Including the number one We Didn't Start The Fire, the rocker I Go To Extremes and the tender ballad And So It Goes, Storm Front was a pivotal release for the Piano Man, and continues to be one of the most loved albums in his massive catalog of recordings.


    As with our other stellar Billy Joel recordings, Storm Front is mastered impeccably from by Joe Reagoso and pressed on first time 180 Gram Red Vinyl at R.T.I.


    This limited edition release also is presented in an exclusive gatefold cover featuring all of the original artwork elements, plus a poly bag for the cover and a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl for years of enjoyment.


    I Go To Extremes.....

    1. That's Not Her Style
    2. We Didn't Start The Fire

    3. The Downeaster "Alexa"

    4. I Go To Extremes

    5. Shameless

    6. Storm Front

    7. Leningrad

    8. State Of Grace

    9. When In Rome

    10. And So It Goes
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    The Stranger (Picture Disc) (Pre-Order)

    Ranked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    First Time Ever On Vinyl LP Picture Disc


    Faithfully Restored Artwork And Remastered Audio


    Limited To 2500 Copies


    Originally released in 1977, Billy Joel's fifth studio album, The Stranger, was his breakthrough album and it marked the first of a series of highly successful collaborations with producer Phil Ramone, whose mastery of the recording studio provided a sublime sonic context for Joel's timeless songs and classic performances. The Stranger went on to became one of the top-selling albums of that year peaking at #2 on the charts; won two Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Just The Way You Are and The Stranger was nominated for Album of the Year; and it generated four indelible singles Just The Way You Are, Only The Good Die Young, She's Always A Woman and Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) which have all gone on to become classics.

    1. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. She's Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream
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    An Innocent Man (Awaiting Repress)

    As another definitive installment in the Billy Joel 180 Gram Audiophile Series, Friday Music announces the release of his 1983 classic An Innocent Man. Mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, and pressed by RTI, this album was perfectly recorded for the audiophile in all of us. Joel's masterwork includes a ton of # 1's like Uptown Girl, Tell Her About It and Leave A Tender Moment Alone, and it rode the charts for well over two years from 1983 through 1985. Limited Edition with gatefold cover.
    1. Easy Money
    2. An Innocent Man
    3. The Longest Time
    4. This Night
    5. Tell Her About It
    6. Uptown Girl
    7. Careless Talk
    8. Christie Lee
    9. Leave A Tender Moment Alone
    10. Keeping The Faith
    Billy Joel
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    Piano Man (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Billy Joels Piano Man established a legend via two elements that became a trademark of his career: simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics that speak to universal truths and instilled feelings of pathos. With the classic title track, Joel captures the emotions and expectations all of usconsciously or notattach to our favorite musicians: Sing us a song you're the piano man/Sing us a song tonight/Well we're all in the mood for a melody/And you've got us feeling alright, he croons. Indeed, Joel has everyone feeling good on this breakout set.



    Never before properly remastered, Mobile Fidelity secured the original master tapes to present this 1973 singer-songwriter masterwork in unparalleled fidelity. The cavity of Joels piano, tension of the strings, and reach of his voice are astounding on this numbered limited-edition LP pressing. The New York native finally seems as if hes playing in your room rather than down the hall.



    After the commercial failure of his debut, and resulting legal disputes with his label, a determined Joel took up a six
    month residency as a lounge singer in Los Angeles. The vocalist continued to pen songs, including his signature track, Piano Man, a fictional narrative motivated by the real-life stories and actions of the patrons he witnessed during his cocktail club residency. Joel also drew inspiration from a fellow peer with whom hed ultimately collaborate on a series of highly successful tours that continue to this day: Elton John. The Englishmans Tumbleweed Connection fueled a creative spurt in Joel, who extends the records Western imagery and bluesy themes.



    Ignoring introspection in favor of rich character sketches, Joel utilizes his knack for melodic flair, filling out the songs with comprehensive arrangements and a swift sense of purpose. His talesThe Ballad of Billy the Kid, Captain Jack, Aint No Crimeare supported with phenomenal harmonies and thematic flavors that arrive courtesy of instrumental accents from first-rate players that include guitarist Larry Carlton, banjoist Fred Heilbrun, and drummer Ron Tutt. Joel supplies the requisite emotions, and Piano Man oozes with life.



    Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP possesses a warmth that, until now, none of Joels records possess. Soundstaging, imaging, and immediacy are refined and mannered, and the enthusiasm and completeness of Joels craft come into supreme focus.



    No fan of 70s rock or pop should be without this stellar pressing!


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    1. Travelin' Prayer
    2. Piano Man
    3. Ain't No Crime
    4. You're My Home
    5. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
    6.Worse Comes to Worst
    7. Stop in Nevada
    8. If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
    9. Somewhere Along the Line
    10. Captain Jack
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