Billy Joel – The Essential Billy Joel (2001/2013) [HDtracks]


Title: The Essential Billy Joel
Year Of Release: 2013 (2001)
Label: Columbia
Genre: Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Singer-songwriter
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz-88,2kHz]
Total Time: 02:35:20
Total Size: 3,43 GB

Early in his career, Billy Joel seemed cynical about fame, even as that distrust bore strange fruit: mainstream superstardom (thanks to "Just the Way You Are," "Honesty," and "My Life") and multiple Grammy awards, as well as the critic's-whipping-boy status that went with them. Maybe it was that restlessness--or undiluted cynicism--that inspired left turns into roots and nostalgia (the spunky "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me," "You May Be Right," "Uptown Girl," and "The Longest Time") as his career peaked. Perhaps not surprisingly, not long after Joel's songs seemed to find their most satisfying balance of angst and mature reflection on songs like "Storm Front" and "River of Dreams," he threatened to bolt the pop music business altogether. The 2001 recordings of "Waltz No. 1" and "Invention in C Minor" that round out this set are the unlikely products of Joel's commitment to classical music. Billy Joel remains both a true, if oft-lambasted, American pop icon and that rarest of animals: a bonafide crowd-pleaser with a serious case of 'tude. Both are well chronicled here.


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

Please note: Tracks "8-11" are 24bit/88,2kHz.

Billy Joel - The Essential Billy Joel (2001/2013) [HDtracks]