My Lives (w/ Bonus DVD) (2005)
|Artist: Billy Joel|
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|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
|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.|
|Arranger: Robert Freedman.|
|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.|
|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
Associated Artists and Works
|Movin' Out ~ Cast, Original|
|Movin' Out [Original Cast Recording] ~ Original Cast|
|Movin' Out [Original Cast Recording] ~ Original Soundtrack|
|Release Date : 11/22/2005|
|Original Release Date : 2005|
|Catalog ID : 93520|
|Label : Legacy|
|Number of Discs : 4|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00827969352021|
- "...If you love him, you need this..." - Grade: B