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My Lives (2005)

Artist: Billy Joel
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Format: CD
Sku: 202019218
UPC: 827969352021
UPC 14: 00827969352021
Release Date: 11/22/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. My Journey's End ~ Billy Joel
2. Time and Time Again ~ Billy Joel
3. Every Step I Take (Every Move I Make) ~ Billy Joel
4. You've Got Me Hummin' ~ Billy Joel
5. Amplifier Fire ~ Billy Joel
6. Only A Man - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
7. She's Got A Way ~ Billy Joel
8. Oyster Bay - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
9. Piano Man - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
10. Siegfried Line, The ~ Billy Joel
11. New Mexico (demo - became "Worse Comes To Worse") ~ Billy Joel
12. Cross To Bear - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
13. Miami 2017 - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
14. These Rhinestone Days (demo - became "I Love These Days") ~ Billy Joel
15. Everybody Has A Dream ~ Billy Joel
16. Only The Good Die Young - (alternate version) ~ Billy Joel
17. Until The Night ~ Billy Joel
18. Zanzibar - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
19. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me ~ Billy Joel
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Captain Jack - (live) ~ Billy Joel
2. End Of The World, The (demo - became "Elvis Presley Blvd") ~ Billy Joel
3. Prime Of Your Life, The (demo - became "For The Longest Time") ~ Billy Joel
4. She's Right On ~ Billy Joel
5. Elvis Presley Boulevard ~ Billy Joel
6. Nobody Knows But Me ~ Billy Joel
7. Innocent Man, An - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
8. Christie Lee - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
9. Easy Money ~ Billy Joel
10. And So It Goes - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
11. I'll Cry Instead - (live) ~ Billy Joel
12. Keeping The Faith - (12" dance remix) ~ Billy Joel
13. Modern Woman ~ Billy Joel
14. Baby Grand - (featuring Ray Charles) ~ Billy Joel
15. Getting Closer - (alternate version, featuring Steve Winwood) ~ Billy Joel
16. House Of Blue Light ~ Billy Joel
17. Money Or Love - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
18. Times They Are A Changin', The - (live) ~ Billy Joel
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Downeaster "Alexa", The ~ Billy Joel
2. I Go To Extremes - (live) ~ Billy Joel
3. Shout ~ Billy Joel
4. All Shook Up ~ Billy Joel
5. Heartbreak Hotel ~ Billy Joel
6. When You Wish Upon A Star ~ Billy Joel
7. In A Sentimental Mood ~ Billy Joel
8. Motorcycle Song (demo - became "All About Soul") ~ Billy Joel
9. You Picked A Real Bad Time ~ Billy Joel
10. River Of Dreams, The - (alternate version) ~ Billy Joel
11. Hard Day's Night, A - (live) ~ Billy Joel
12. Light As The Breeze ~ Billy Joel
13. To Make You Feel My Love - (alternate version) ~ Billy Joel
14. Hey Girl ~ Billy Joel
15. Why Should I Worry ~ Billy Joel
16. Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day?) ~ Billy Joel
17. Highway 61Revisited - (demo) ~ Billy Joel
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Movin' Out ~ Billy Joel
2. You May Be Right - (live, featuring Elton John) ~ Billy Joel
3. Big Shot ~ Billy Joel
4. Don't Worry Baby ~ Billy Joel
5. Goodnight Saigon - (live, Vets version) ~ Billy Joel
6. Los Angelenos ~ Billy Joel
7. New York State Of Mind ~ Billy Joel
8. Opus 1. Soliloquy (On A Separation) ~ Billy Joel
9. Opus 8. Suite For A Piano (Star Crossed): I. Innamorato / II. Sorbetto / III. Delusion ~ Billy Joel
10. Elegy: The Great Peconic ~ Billy Joel
Get a view from behind the piano in Billy's first-ever career spanning collection! 4 CDs PLUS a previously unreleased Live Concert DVD

For the first time ever, experience the complete career of Billy Joel through this behind-the-scenes journey, from the 60's through to his Classical work, as he reveals some of his most intimate musical moments in this unprecedented box set.

4 CDs, over 5 hours of previously unreleased tracks including demos, live versions, alternate takes, covers and much, much more. Also included is a completely unreleased DVD, live from Frankfurt: "A Voyage On The River of Dreams - Live From The River of Dreams Tour" featuring Billy Joel performing his biggest hits of all time. The deluxe booklet features in-depth liner notes from Anthony DeCurtis, track-by-track annotations of the unreleased material and photos and memorabilia from Billy's own archives. Every track was chosen by Billy...from his early days with the Hassels, his metal moments with Attila and so much more.

This is the ULTIMATE must-have for any Billy Joel fan.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Billy Joel (vocals, accordion, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, bass guitar); Probyn Gregory (vocals, guitar, trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn); Jeffrey Foskett (vocals, guitar, sleigh bell); Nick Walusko (vocals, guitar); Darian Sahanaja, Scott Bennett (vocals, piano, organ, vibraphone, glockenspiel); Dave Brown , Elton John, Brian Wilson (vocals, piano); John Edward Dizek (vocals, percussion); Taylor Mills, Zhournalist (vocals); Dann Huff, Don Evans, Sal DeTroia, John McCurry, Russell Javors, Jim Bosse, Tommy Byrnes, Ken Recher, Richie McKenna (guitar); Steve Khan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar); Eric Gale (electric guitar); Sneaky Pete (steel guitar); Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar); Hugh McCracken (nylon-string guitar); World Famous Incognito Violinist (fiddle); Paul Mertens (flute, harmonica, saxophone); Clint Black (harmonica); Dominic Cortese (accordion); Mark Rivera (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Jon Faddis, Bob Winiker, Joe Shepley (trumpet); Jim Hoke, Jim Horn, Paul Litterall, Charles Rose (horns); Matt Rollings (piano); Richard Tee, Richie Cannata, Steve Nathan (organ); Leon Pendarvis, Steve Winwood (Hammond b-3 organ); Jeff Jacobs (synthesizer); Emory Gordy, Larry Knechtel, Neil Jason, Randy Jackson , T-Bone Wolk, Will Lee , Joe Osborn, Bob Lizik, Schuyler Deale, Doug Stegmeyer, Howard Arthur Blauvelt (bass guitar); Bill Zampino, Jim Hines, Jonathan Small, Willie Weeks, Charlie Morgan , Sean Pelton, Rhys Clark, Liberty DeVitto, David Baglioli, Denny Siewell (drums); Anton Fig (snare drum); David Friedman (percussion, chimes); Kim Fleming, Bob Bailey, Yvonne Hodges (background vocals); Mike D'Amico, Brian Ruggles.
Muze PNote Arranger: Robert Freedman.
Muze PNote Something of a companion piece to Billy Joel's greatest hits collections, this exhaustive box set comprises four CDs (and a bonus DVD) of rarities, B-sides, demos, covers, and recordings that have fallen between the cracks in Joel's discography. Those looking for the studio versions of "My Life," "Just the Way You Are," and "Uptown Girl" won't find them here; this collection is a different animal altogether. With an eye toward representing Joel as an adventurous craftsman and tireless reviser, MY LIVES is packed with one-off concert performances and intimate, unreleased demos (which often differ radically from the well-known final versions) that paint an interesting portrait of Joel's creative process.
Muze PNote Disc one stretches back to Joel's pre-solo career, including songs by his garage-pop band the Hassles and his snicker-inducing heavy metal project Atilla. But it is with Joel's PIANO MAN demos that one can hear the artist finding his feet ("Oyster Bay" is one of the set's highlights). While discs three and four may contain too many covers (do we really need to hear Joel's rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star?"), there are some interesting selections of his classical work from the 2000s. Despite its shortcomings, MY LIVES provides valuable insight into Joel's evolution as a songwriter and performer, which makes it intriguing for casual fans, and essential for devotees.

Producer: Tony Michaels; Vinny Gormann; Billy Joel; Phil Ramone; Irwin Mazur; Artie Ripp; Rick Chertoff; Lucy Simon; David Levine; Jim Boyer; Mick Jones; B.A. Robertson; Danny Kortchmar; Joe Nicolo; David Thonner; Tony Brown; Steve Lindsey; Justin Neibank; Peter As

Engineer: Carl Glanville; Leanne Ungar; Ed Cherney; Bill Schnee; George Massenburg; The Butcher Brothers

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Ray Charles
Muze Guest Artist Steve Winwood
Muze Guest Artist Elton John

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem Presents: americas Top Ten
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Muze Music Compilations League Of Their Own (ost)
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Movie Songs
Muze Music Compilations McCartney Paul-Good Evening New York City
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Muze Music Compilations Wolf Of Wall Street (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Muze Music Compilations Art Of Mccartney
Muze Music Compilations Rock Classic Of 70'S
Muze Music Compilations Hangover Part 2 (Ost)(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Cast, Original
John, Elton
Original Cast
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/22/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 93520
Music Label Name Label : Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 4
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969352021

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (No. 852, p.83)
- "...If you love him, you need this..." - Grade: B

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Joel,Billy
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
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