Billy Joel fans: it’s time to celebrate Joel’s 50-year career.
The famed New York songwriter has released a new definitive 9-record collection chronicling the “Piano Man” singer’s growth and evolution as a songwriter, performer, and recording artist from his rise in the ‘70s to living legend status, as he became a household name.
The collection, called, The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1, which looks to be the first in a series, was released November 5 on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. Two previously unavailable live tracks—”New York State of Mind” and “Everybody Loves You Now”—have been released in a digital bundle as part of the newly released Live at The Great American Music Hall—1975 disc in the collection.
Vol. 1 focuses on the 72-year-old Joel’s 1970s era, which includes his first six solo studio albums,—Cold Spring Harbor, Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade, Turnstiles, The Stranger, and 52nd Street—along with his first live album, Songs in the Attic, and an exclusive pressing of Live at The Great American Music Hall – 1975, a previously unreleased concert recording.
For the release of the collection and to celebrate #50YearsofBilly a new animated music video for “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” was created. You can watch the new video below.
Billy Joel – Live at The Great American Music Hall – 1975 track listing:
Somewhere Along The Line
The Mexican Connection
Root Beer Rag
Intro of Band Members
You’re My Home
Cocker Imitation/You Are So Beautiful (Interlude)
Everybody Loves You Now
New York State Of Mind
Benny & The Jets (Interlude)
Delta Lady (Interlude)
The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
Ain’t No Crime
Billy Joel – The Vinyl Collection, Vol.1 (9LPs in Slipcase with Booklet)
Cold Spring Harbor
Songs in the Attic
Live at The Great American Music Hall – 1975 (2LP)
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