Billy Joel - 52nd Street

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 352/500!

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52nd Street is Billy Joel's sixth studio album and the first to reach #1 in Billboard. The 1978 release contains some essential American pop songs including the three Top 40 hits, "My Life," "Big Shot," and "Honesty."

The sophisticated and somewhat jazzy album is conceptualized like a musical, a showcase of masterful writing and musicianship. Joel interjects rock, soul and Latin rhythms along with the jazz. The music flows together smoothly, thanks to Phil Ramone's seamless production and Joel's melodic craftsmanship.

The jazz influences come through most strongly on "Zanzibar" - featuring Freddie Hubbard's trumpet solos - "Stiletto," and the title track. The album's standout is the gorgeously layered love song, "Until the Night"

It is noteworthy that in 1982, 52nd Street became the first Sony album to be released on CD.

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"The intensive road-work dictated by the success of The Stranger produced a leaner, rock-oriented follow-up, typified by "Big Shot." Like an American Elton John, Joel assimilated whatever styles (jazz, Latin rhythms) suited his purpose. "I don't want to limit my diet," he said, "sampling only one vegetable in the garden." - www.rollingstone.com

Features:

• 24k Gold CD

• Numbered, Limited Edition

• HDCD

• Mastered by Steve Hoffman

Selections:

1. Big Shot

2. Honesty

3. My Life

4. Zanzibar

5. Stiletto

6. Rosalinda's Eyes

7. Half A Mile Away

8. Until The Night

9. 52nd Street

Additional Information

Record Label Audio Fidelity
Music Genre Pop - Rock