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Billy Joel – Turnstiles (1976/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: Turnstiles
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1976/2014
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 36:51
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Recorded: Recorded in January 1976 at Ultrasonic Recording Studios in Hempstead, New York

Turnstiles is Billy Joel's fourth studio album, originally released in May of 1976. The platinum album was written for Joel's return to New York City after residing in California. Originally recorded under producer James William Guercio with individuals playing from Elton John's band, the record did not satisfy Joel and he took it upon himself to produce his own alternative version. He rerecorded the album in New York with his own touring band, marking the first time they appeared in one of his albums. Turnstiles features hits "New York State of Mind," "Say Goodbye to Hollywood," and "James".

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Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977/2012) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 88.2kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: The Stranger
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1977/2012
Label: Columbia/Legacy
Duration: 42:32
Quality: FLAC 88.2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

The Stranger is the seminal classic from multiple GRAMMY Award winner, Billy Joel. Joel is one of music's bestselling artists and his fifth studio recording spent six weeks at #2 on the Billboard 200. The Stranger is on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and includes the massive hit singles "Just The Way You Are," "She's Always A woman" and "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)." "Just The Way You Are" won two GRAMMY Awards, one for Record of the Year and one for Song of the Year.

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Billy Joel – The Nylon Curtain (1982/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: The Nylon Curtain
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1982/2014
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 41:51
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Recorded: Spring of 1982 at A & R Recording and Media Sound Studios, New York City.

The Nylon Curtain is Billy Joel's eighth studio album and was released on September 23, 1982. Produced by Phil Ramone, the album is considered to be one of Joel's most ambitious albums and was a personal favorite of his. The song "Allentown" was a huge hit and spent six weeks at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Billy Joel – The Essential Billy Joel (2001/2013) [Rock, Qobuz, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: The Essential Billy Joel
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2001/2013
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 02:35:00
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz

A full 34 of his hits plus two newly recorded tunes! Every favorite's here- Piano Man; Just the Way You Are; My Life; You May Be Right; Tell Her About It; Uptown Girl; We Didn't Start the Fire; Only the Good Die Young; It's Still Rock and Roll to Me; The River of Dreams; Honesty; Allentown, and more.

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Billy Joel – The Bridge (1986/2014) [Rock, Qobuz, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: The Bridge
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1986/2014
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 40:13
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Recorded: 1985-86, The Power Station, Chelsea Sound (North), RCA Studios, New York City and Evergreen Studios, Burbank, California.

Riding high on the blockbuster An Innocent Man and with a new jet-setting bride at his side, Billy Joel took full advantage of the high life, as is clear from The Bridge, an album that unwittingly celebrates the excesses of the Reagan years. While he hasn't quite settled into middle age, Joel is ready to take advantage of his wealth and status, recruiting a hero (Ray Charles) and a new wave kid (Cyndi Lauper) for duets, turning to Sting for inspiration ("Running on Ice"), fronting a big band ("Big Man on Mulberry Street"), writing a song for a movie ("Modern Woman"), and picking up the guitar ("A Matter of Trust"), just for the hell of it. You could say that it's eclectic, but it's scattershot, because it's just Joel showing off his musical skills. He's done this before, to great effect on Turnstiles, but this is all about hubris and, as such, it sounds exactly like its time. From its processed, distorted guitars to its hollow synthesizers, The Bridge sounds dated and it's his most uneven since Streetlife Serenade. Even on the hits, he sounds as if he's stretching --- "This Is the Time" is labored compared to "Just the Way You Are" (not to mention considerably more vulgar); "A Matter of Trust" never hits upon a solid riff like "Sometimes a Fantasy"; "Modern Woman" is catchy but fluffy; "Baby Grand" is weighed down by Joel's vocal affectations. In context of the album, they're fairly enjoyable, but they hint at the dry spell that was just around the corner. Nevertheless, Joel still has enough panache and is riding on so much exuberance that The Bridge remains an entertaining listen, especially if it's viewed as a Reagan-era artifact. It just doesn't compare to what came before. --Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (1974/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: Streetlife Serenade
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1974/2014
Label: Legacy/CBS/Sony
Duration: 37:55
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Streetlife Serenade is Billy Joel's third studio album and was originally released on October 11, 1974. Recorded during the spring and summer of 1974 at Devonshire Sound in North Hollywood, CA, the album was produced by Michael Stewart and was Joel's second album to be released with Columbia Records. Streetlife Serenade was Joel's follow-up to 1973's massively successful Piano Man, and peaked at #35 on the US Billboard 200 and would eventually be certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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Billy Joel – Storm Front (1989/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: Storm Front
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1989/2014
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 45:00
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Recorded: 1988-1989 at The Hit Factory Times Square Studio, The Power Studio, and Right Track Recording in New York, NY; and The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Storm Front is the product of a collaboration between singer-songwriter Billy Joel and producer Mick Jones. The first single "We Didn't Start The Fire" reached number one on Billboard charts in 1989 after its release. The album itself received numerous Grammy nominations including: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Producer of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year for "We Didn't Start The Fire", and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

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Billy Joel – Songs In The Attic (1981/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: Songs In The Attic
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1981/2014
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 48:29
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Songs in the Atticb is Billy Joel's first live album, and was recorded during his Glass Houses Tour in June-July 1980. It introduced Billy Joel's early work to fans who had come to know his work after The Stranger, and also showcased his touring band, with whom he had been playing for some time. Two singles from the album ("Say Goodbye to Hollywood" and "She's Got a Way") were released and made it into the top 25 on the charts.

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Billy Joel – Shes Got A Way: Love Songs (2010/2013) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: Shes Got A Way: Love Songs
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2010/2013
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 01:19:20
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announce the release of She's Got A Way: Love Songs, a new collection of 18 essential love songs drawn from three decades of recordings by music legend and composer/singer songwriter, Billy Joel.

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Billy Joel – River Of Dreams (1993/2013) [Rock, Qobuz, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: River Of Dreams
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1993/2013
Label: Columbia Records
Duration: 49:12
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Recorded: 1993, The Boathouse at the Island Boatyard, Shelter Island, NY; Cove City Sound Studios, Glen Cove, NY; The Hit Factory, New York, NY.

Billy Joel had never taken as much time to record an album as he did with River of Dreams, and its troubled birth is clear upon the first listen. Never before had he recorded an album that sounded so labored, as if it was a struggle for him to write and record the songs. With River of Dreams, he's surrounded himself with ace studio musicians and star producer Danny Kortchmar, all of whom have the effect of deadening an already self-consciously serious set of songs. There are no light moments on the album, either lyrically or musically --- all the songs are filled with middle-age dread, even the two best moments, the gospel-inflected title track and his song to his daughter, "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)." Those two songs have the strongest melodies, but they're not as natural as his best material. Everywhere he tries too hard --- the metaphors of "The Great Wall of China," the bizarre vocal intro to "Shades of Grey," minor-key melodies all over the place. He may be trying different things, but he doesn't sound comfortable with his detours, and by the end of the record, he sounds as exhausted as the listener feels. By that point, the closing track, "Famous Last Words," seems prophetic --- River of Dreams feels like a sad close to an otherwise strong career, and from all indications he's given in the press, Joel claims it is indeed the last pop album he'll ever make. It's an unworthy way to depart. --Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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