Vol. 1-2-Greatest Hits CD (1998)

Artist: Billy Joel

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Label Sony
SKU 60083049
UPC 074646939123
UPC 14 00074646939123
Format CD
Release Date 10/20/1998
Links
Author Billy Joel
Compilation Appearance Fm
Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem Presents: americas Top Ten
Compilation Appearance Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Compilation Appearance Rock Classic Of 70'S
Compilation Appearance All Time Greatest Movie Songs
Compilation Appearance McCartney Paul-Good Evening New York City
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Compilation Appearance Easy 80S
Compilation Appearance Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Compilation Appearance Wolf Of Wall Street (ost)
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Hangover Part 2 (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Cast, Original
Associated Artist/Work John, Elton
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Jim Boyer
Producer Phil Ramone
CatalogID 69391
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 10/13/1998
Original Release 1985
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code AAD
Length 108m : 30s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00074646939123
Musical Guests
Peter Cetera
David Sanborn
Toots Thielemans
Eric Gale
Michael Brecker
Wilton Felder
Ralph MacDonald
Larry Carlton
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Billy Joel (vocals, harmonica, piano); Steve Khan, Mark Rivera (various instruments); Eric Gale, Russell Javors, David Brown, Larry Carlton, Gary Dalton, Don Evans, Hugh McCracken (guitar); Tom Whitehouse (pedal steel guitar, banjo); Toots Thielmans (harmonica); Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); David Sanborn (saxophone); Jon Faddis (trumpet, synthesizers); Joseph J. Shepley, John Gatchell (trumpet); Riachard Tee (piano, organ); Leon Pendarvis (organ); Michael Omartian (keyboards); Doug Stegmeyer, Wilton Felder (bass); Liberty DeVito, Ralph MacDonald, Jimmy Bralower (percussion); Rory Dodd, Peter Cetera, Donnie Dacus (background vocals).
Digitally remastered by Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
Billy Joel, a classically-trained pianist, was signed to Columbia Records in 1973. The title track to Piano Man, became a US Top 30 single and sowed the seeds of a highly successful recording career. However, Joel refused to bow to corporate demands for commercially-minded material and despite enjoying hits with two subsequent albums, Street Life Serenade and Turnstiles, it was not until 1977 that his fortunes flourished with the release of The Stranger, which eventually surpassed Bridge Over Troubled Water as Columbia's best-selling album. Joel's 1979 album, 52nd Street, spawned another smash single, 'My Life' while the singer's first US number 1, 'It's Still Rock 'N' Roll To Me' came from a subsequent release, Glass Houses. His image as a popular, uncontroversial figure was shaken with The Nylon Curtain, which featured two notable 'protest' compositions, 'Allentown' and 'Goodnight Saigon'. However he returned to simpler matters in 1984 with An Innocent Man which included the effervescent best-seller 'Uptown Girl'. In 1997, he announced that he would not be writing any pop songs in the foreseeable future, concentrating instead on classical scores.
Disc 1
1 Piano Man,My Life
2 Captain Jack - (CD, MiniDisc only),Big Shot
3 Entertainer, The - (CD, MiniDisc only),You May Be Right
4 Say Goodbye To Hollywood,It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
5 New York State Of Mind,Don't Ask Me Why
6 Stranger, The,She's Got A Way - (CD, MiniDisc only)
7 Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - (CD, MiniDisc only),Pressure
8 Just The Way You Are,Allentown
9 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song),Goodnight Saigon
10 Only The Good Die Young,Tell Her About It
11 She's Always A Woman,Uptown Girl
12 Longest Time, The
13 You're Only Human (Second Wind)
14 Night Is Still Young, The
Disc 2
1 Piano Man,My Life
2 Captain Jack - (CD, MiniDisc only),Big Shot
3 Entertainer, The - (CD, MiniDisc only),You May Be Right
4 Say Goodbye To Hollywood,It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
5 New York State Of Mind,Don't Ask Me Why
6 Stranger, The,She's Got A Way - (CD, MiniDisc only)
7 Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - (CD, MiniDisc only),Pressure
8 Just The Way You Are,Allentown
9 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song),Goodnight Saigon
10 Only The Good Die Young,Tell Her About It
11 She's Always A Woman,Uptown Girl
12 Longest Time, The
13 You're Only Human (Second Wind)
14 Night Is Still Young, The

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