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Billy Joel Greatest Hits'
Greatest Hits Volume III (Awaiting Repress)
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso
Pressed At RTI On Limited Edition Gold Vinyl
For The Bridge, the "Piano Man" Billy Joel delivers another multi-platinum smash album, filled several of his biggest hit singles, as well featuring definitive album tracks.
With top charting smash hits like A Matter Of Trust and This Is The Time, The Bridge still stands forty years later as one of his most compelling masterworks.
Let's celebrate four decades later as Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Billy Joel-The Bridge-40th Anniversary Edition.
For a limited time only, the LP classic which is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso, will be pressed on translucent blue vinyl by RTI, and will also be featured in a first time gatefold cover.
Other great songs include his dynamic hit Baby Grand with Ray Charles, and the theme song to Modern Woman, as well as the punk infused rocker Running On Ice.LP 1
1.Keeping the Faith
2.An Innocent Man
3.A Matter of Trust
4.Baby Grand (featuring duet with Ray Charles)
5.This Is the Time
7.We Didn't Start the Fire
8.I Go to Extremes
1.And So It Goes
2.The Downeaster 'Alexa'
4.All About Soul" (Remix)
5.Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
6.The River of Dreams
7.To Make You Feel My Love
9.Light as the Breeze$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The StrangerRanked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Joels Breakthrough Record Loaded With Smash Hits: Movin Out (Anthonys Song), Just the Way You Are, Only the Good Die Young, Shes Always a Woman
Getting It Right: Mobile Fidelitys Half-Speed Mastered Version Brings Phil Ramones Celebrated Production into Full-Color Detail
1977 Set a Grammy Winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year
Billy Joel entered 1977 with a great track record but in need of breakthrough. Pairing with producer Phil Ramone (Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel), who developed the requisite ingredients missing from Joels formula, the singer-songwriter became a household name and chart-topping success courtesy of The Stranger. Certified ten-times platinum, Joels artistic and commercial smash remains a pop-rock benchmark. Better still, it now sounds astonishing.
An integral part of Mobile Fidelitys Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Far superior to the previous Sony and Simply Vinyl analog reissues, this edition emphasizes the crucial touches and insightful techniques Ramone brought to a batch of material that ranks among Joels most clever, catchy, and sagacious.
Whereas a handful of Joels preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramones more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalists bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.
A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, Just the Way You Are epitomizes Joels balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated Only the Good Die Young bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, Shes Always A Woman hints at trouble underfoot. And then theres the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.
Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate Movin Out (Anthonys Song) and Scenes From an Italian Diner, each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.
Don't pass up this seminal pop-rock work in the best fidelity its ever enjoyed.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
2. The Stranger
3. Just the Way You Are
4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
6. Only the Good Die Young
7. Shes Always a Woman
8. Get It Right the First Time
9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
52nd StreetRanked 352/500 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
52nd Street on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity
Mainstream Perfection: Melodic Devices, Passionate Singing, Sophisticated Arrangements, Jazzy Backdrop Walk Down 52nd Street
Commanding Sonics: Mobile Fidelity Edition Sets the New Standard in How Joel's 1978 Classic Should-and Does-Sound
Chart-Topper Certified Seven-Times Platinum: Includes "Big Shot," "Honesty," "My Life"
Some artists embrace their success by repeating the steps that originally granted them fame. Billy Joel did the opposite, refusing to be contained by prescribed approaches or constrained by a given label. The follow-up to the breakthrough The Stranger, 52nd Street further expands on its predecessor's bold production techniques and inventive arrangements, incorporating more sophisticated textures as well as reflecting a jazz edge gleaned from New York City's thriving club scene.
A key component of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 45RPM 180 gram LP at RTI. The wider and deeper grooves-as well as the meticulous mastering process-yield resplendent dynamics, broad soundstages, three-dimensional perspectives, and tonal balances absent from prior editions. Indeed, Joel wouldn't sound more realistic if were playing ten rows away from you onstage. This is how you want to experience the 1978 LP that captured the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Teaming again with producer Phil Ramone, Joel capitalizes on his momentum, churning out another direct-sounding affair replete with captivating melodic devices, showmanship accents, and penetrating lyrics. The singer's concision and focus is evident via the tune's lengths, with only "Until the Night" breaking the six-minute mark. Hit singles "Big Shot" and "My Life" rattle forth with an urgency and intensity that Joel had not previously demonstrated, the combination of passionate deliveries, snide overtones, and insistent grooves setting the table for what follows.
Broadening his palette, and drawing from New York's thriving jazz club scene and the city's late-70s grit, Joel splashes Latin and jazz colors on several pieces-even employing veterans such as Dave Grusin and Freddie Hubbard to contribute along with a cast that includes a team of background vocalists and horn players. Everything is tastefully appointed, and yet the vocalist's trademark Broadway gaze and knack for the grand gesture coincide with the straight-ahead swagger.
52nd Street is one of the main reasons why Joel has always been championed for consistency. Everything here, from the production to the stand-up songs, helped redefine mainstream pop-rock. More than three decades later, it's finally available in fidelity that rivals that of those Columbia Records' master tapes produced right on 52nd Street. Mobile Fidelity takes you there and Joel sweeps you away.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Big Shot
3. My Life
6. Roaslinda's Eyes
7. Half a Mile Away
8. Until the Night
9. 52nd Street$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Featured Musicians: Richard Bennett, Wilton Felder, Emory Gordy Jr., Larry Knechtel, Ron Tutt
Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, Ca. Manufactured At R.T.I.
Billy Joel's third hit LP Streetlife Serenade will always be revered as one of the classic early albums
from this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1974, he was now successfully entrenched with a record
buying audience who were hipping others to the great new sounds of the Piano Man. As his tours became
sell outs and airplay was flourishing with his new single The Entertainer, Streetlife Serenade soon became
the album of choice for a plethora of radio stations nationwide.
Streetlife Serenade shows this New York native's love affair with Los Angeles, where he was living and
playing at the time, prior to his rise to superstar fame. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his
fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be
a part of the celebration with one of his greatest masterworks Streetlife Serenade.
As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this
impeccably mastered audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album opener
Streetlife Serenader, the funk infused Los Angelenos, the stellar instrumental The Mexican Connection,
which was used to open his 1974 tour, and his smash single The Entertainer.
The masterpiece contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning ballad Souvenir and
the country barroom flavor of Last of the Big Time Spenders.
For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover
artwork presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all
of these great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, Billy
Joel's Streetlife Serenade will be one of the more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl
domain in some time.
Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and
the memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.
I Am The Entertainer1. Streetlife Serenader
2. Los Angelenos
3. The Great Suburban Showdown
4. Rootbeer Rag
6. The Entertainer
7. Last of the Big Time Spenders
8. The Weekend Song
10. The Mexican Connection$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues
His 1986 Multi Platinum Smash Limited Edition 180 Gram Blue Vinyl
Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Manufactured At R.T.I.
Featuring Ray Charles & Cyndi Lauper
Billy Joel's smash LP The Bridge will always be revered as one of the finest classic albums from this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1986, Billy had already racked up a ton of multi-platinum successes with The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man, Glass Houses as he took to the road vigorously to help promote the amazing album to his huge record buying audience.
The Bridge shows this New Yorker's skills in the studio, his stellar vocals, songwriting and amazing piano artistry. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very successful 2016 worldwide concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with his 1986 masterpiece The Bridge.
As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this first time impeccably mastered audiophile translucent blue vinyl Lp is now pressed at R.T.I., featuring some of his greatest songs like the brilliant opener Running On Ice, his smash hit singles This Is The Time, A Matter Of Trust and Modern Woman.
The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning Baby Grand featuring the late great Ray Charles.
For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover artwork presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all of these great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, Billy Joel's The Bridge will be one of the more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain this year.
Billy Joel .The Bridge .Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories .1st Time Audiophile Translucent BLUE Vinyl .An exclusive .Only from your friends at Friday Music.
This Is The Time ..1. Running On Ice
2. This Is The Time
3. A Matter Of Trust
4. Modern Woman
5. Baby Grand w/ Ray Charles
6. Big Man On Mulberry Street
8. Code Of Silence
9. Getting Closer$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best of Donny Hathaway (Awaiting Repress)
The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter's Greatest Hits
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.
Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.
Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack
Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
70's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new
generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul's
pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres
Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell's A Song For You,
and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.
Even more classics abound as you'll hear the only vinyl release versions of
his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
of our time Someday We'll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
This 1978 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that
is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180
Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music
Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork
elements by Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information not seen in LP
cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original
pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
audiophile vinyl fans.
Take It From Me .Someday We'll All Be Free1. You Were Meant For Me
2. A Song For You
3. You've Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
4. Someday We'll All Be Free
5. Giving Up
6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
7. The Ghetto
8. Valdez In The Country
9. This Christmas$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now