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Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & II & III (2015) [Remastered]

Rock | Author: artmuss | 24-03-2015, 18:37
Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & II & III (2015) [Remastered]
Artist: Billy Joel
Title Of Album: Greatest Hits Volume I & II & III
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Columbia
Country: US
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless [44.1kHz/16bit / 96kHz/24bit]
Time: 3:10:44
Full Size: 1.25 gb / 4.22 gb

Billy Joel had so many hits between 1973 and 1985 that this collection, first released on two CDs, couldn't include them all. The goal wasn't just to collect Joel's charting hits; otherwise "Honesty" (which was added to one version of this collection) and "Sometimes a Fantasy," for starters, would have been included. Instead, it aimed to provide a coherent narrative of exactly what Joel accomplished during this period. No serious fan of his could begrudge the inclusion of the concert classic "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" alongside well-known hits like "Piano Man," "Just the Way You Are," "My Life," and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me." The album's compilers even included two then-new tracks to this established list of tunes. "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" and "The Night Is Still Young" both emerged as hits themselves. For a time, this was Joel's only hits collection. Its outrageous sales figures—with more than 11.5 million copies of the double album sold—reflected the demand for a comprehensive one-stop shop of Joel's radio favorites.


Volume I & II

Disc 1
01. Piano Man - 5:39
02. Captain Jack - 6:57
03. The Entertainer - 3:40
04. Say Goodbye to Hollywood - 4:39
05. New York State of Mind - 6:05
06. The Stranger - 5:09
07. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - 7:37
08. Just the Way You Are - 4:51
09. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - 3:30
10. Only the Good Die Young - 3:55
11. She's Always a Woman - 3:20

Disc 2
01. My Life - 4:44
02. Big Shot - 4:02
03. You May Be Right - 4:14
04. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - 2:58
05. Don't Ask Me Why - 2:59
06. She's Got a Way - 3:03
07. Pressure - 4:37
08. Allentown - 3:49
09. Goodnight Saigon - 7:03
10. Tell Her About It - 3:51
11. Uptown Girl - 3:17
12. The Longest Time - 3:39
13. You're Only Human (Second Wind) - 4:50
14. The Night Is Still Young - 5:26

Volume III
01. Keeping The Faith
02. An Innocent Man
03. A Matter Of Trust
04. Baby Grand (With Ray Charles)
05. This Is The Time
06. Leningrad
07. We Didn't Start The Fire
08. I Go To Extremes
09. And So It Goes
10. The Downeaster 'Alexa'
11. Shameless
12. All About Soul (Remix)
13. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
14. The River Of Dreams
15. To Make You Feel My Love
16. Hey Girl
17. Light As The Breeze

In his own inimitable fashion, Billy Joel has crafted some of the catchiest pop hits of the '80s and '90s, and most of them--17, to be exact--are on this disc. The jaunty, nostalgic "Keeping the Faith" opens things up, and we cruise right down memory lane with Billy: through the pop-soul of "A Matter of Trust," the brash, rocking "I Go to Extremes" and "All About Soul" (remixed here to good effect). Joel has grown over the course of his long career, and you can trace his maturity as an artist through these later songs. The tone is a bit darker, a bit edgier than on his earlier tunes. This is an artist who has always been about making pop music, but he's also lived and learned: "You gotta get tough/but that ain't enough/it's all about soul." Fans will probably agree, and will enjoy this collection immensely.

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  • #1: ePhysician (24 March 2015 22:46)

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    registration: 12.05.2014
    artmuss, special thanks for posting these albums in HDT greatest quality.

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