Billy Joel – The Essential Billy Joel (2001/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Billy Joel – The Essential Billy Joel (2001/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:35:20 minutes | 3,27 GB | Genre: Pop, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

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.

Released in conjunction with Billy Joel’s grand experiment with classical music, The Essential Billy Joel was a welcome reminder of Billy Joel’s way with a pop song, improving on the previous Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2 by extending into the ’90s and delving deeper into his catalog. There were some casualties along the way — it’s easy for a fan to carp about the absence of personal favorites like “She’s Right on Time” or “Travelin’ Prayer,” and it may even make some sense that “You’re Only Human (Second Wind)” or “Shameless” didn’t make the cut, but it’s mind-boggling that “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant” isn’t here (we won’t mention that the classical pieces that end the record, no matter how surprisingly good they are, are as out of place as Attila would have been) — but for the most part, this has every one of Joel’s heavy-hitters, and his craftsmanship, both as a songsmith and record maker, has never shone brighter. The biggest fault is that there is a notable drop-off in quality after 1986’s The Bridge (which ends midway through disc two), but even so, this is as good a distillation of Joel’s talents imaginable. In fact, as the first disc unfurls, even cynics may wonder why he’s been dogged by the critics, since singer/songwriter pop doesn’t come better than “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” “New York State of Mind,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “My Life,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “Allentown,” and their seven companions. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


1-1. Billy Joel – Piano Man (05:39)
1-2. Billy Joel – You’re My Home (03:13)
1-3. Billy Joel – Captain Jack (07:17)
1-4. Billy Joel – The Entertainer (Album Version) (03:40)
1-5. Billy Joel – Say Goodbye to Hollywood (Album Version) (04:37)
1-6. Billy Joel – Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) (Album Version) (05:14)
1-7. Billy Joel – New York State of Mind (Album Version) (06:03)
1-8. Billy Joel – She’s Always a Woman (03:22)
1-9. Billy Joel – Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) (03:30)
1-10. Billy Joel – Only the Good Die Young (03:55)
1-11. Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are (04:50)
1-12. Billy Joel – Honesty (Album Version) (03:54)
1-13. Billy Joel – My Life (Album Version) (04:45)
1-14. Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me (02:57)
1-15. Billy Joel – You May Be Right (Album Version) (04:16)
1-16. Billy Joel – Don’t Ask Me Why (Album Version) (02:59)
1-17. Billy Joel – She’s Got a Way (Live) (03:00)
1-18. Billy Joel – Allentown (Album Version) (03:52)
2-19. Billy Joel – Goodnight Saigon (Album Version) (07:06)
2-20. Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (05:18)
2-21. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl (03:18)
2-22. Billy Joel – The Longest Time (Album Version) (03:43)
2-23. Billy Joel – Tell Her About It (03:58)
2-24. Billy Joel – Leave a Tender Moment Alone (Album Version) (03:57)
2-25. Billy Joel – A Matter of Trust (04:12)
2-26. Billy Joel – Baby Grand (04:04)
2-27. Billy Joel – I Go to Extremes (04:23)
2-28. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire (04:51)
2-29. Billy Joel – Leningrad (Album Version) (04:06)
2-30. Billy Joel – The Downeaster “Alexa” (03:45)
2-31. Billy Joel – And so It Goes (03:40)
2-32. Billy Joel – The River of Dreams (04:05)
2-33. Billy Joel – All About Soul (Remix) (05:59)
2-34. Billy Joel – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) (03:33)
2-35. Billy Joel – Waltz No. 1 (Nunley’s Carousel) (Album Version) (06:58)
2-36. Billy Joel – Invention In C minor (Album Version) (01:04)


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