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Piano Man (Awaiting Repress)Billy Joels Piano Man established a legend via two elements that became a trademark of his career: simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics that speak to universal truths and instilled feelings of pathos. With the classic title track, Joel captures the emotions and expectations all of usconsciously or notattach to our favorite musicians: Sing us a song you're the piano man/Sing us a song tonight/Well we're all in the mood for a melody/And you've got us feeling alright, he croons. Indeed, Joel has everyone feeling good on this breakout set.
Never before properly remastered, Mobile Fidelity secured the original master tapes to present this 1973 singer-songwriter masterwork in unparalleled fidelity. The cavity of Joels piano, tension of the strings, and reach of his voice are astounding on this numbered limited-edition LP pressing. The New York native finally seems as if hes playing in your room rather than down the hall.
After the commercial failure of his debut, and resulting legal disputes with his label, a determined Joel took up a six
month residency as a lounge singer in Los Angeles. The vocalist continued to pen songs, including his signature track, Piano Man, a fictional narrative motivated by the real-life stories and actions of the patrons he witnessed during his cocktail club residency. Joel also drew inspiration from a fellow peer with whom hed ultimately collaborate on a series of highly successful tours that continue to this day: Elton John. The Englishmans Tumbleweed Connection fueled a creative spurt in Joel, who extends the records Western imagery and bluesy themes.
Ignoring introspection in favor of rich character sketches, Joel utilizes his knack for melodic flair, filling out the songs with comprehensive arrangements and a swift sense of purpose. His talesThe Ballad of Billy the Kid, Captain Jack, Aint No Crimeare supported with phenomenal harmonies and thematic flavors that arrive courtesy of instrumental accents from first-rate players that include guitarist Larry Carlton, banjoist Fred Heilbrun, and drummer Ron Tutt. Joel supplies the requisite emotions, and Piano Man oozes with life.
Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP possesses a warmth that, until now, none of Joels records possess. Soundstaging, imaging, and immediacy are refined and mannered, and the enthusiasm and completeness of Joels craft come into supreme focus.
No fan of 70s rock or pop should be without this stellar pressing!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Travelin' Prayer
2. Piano Man
3. Ain't No Crime
4. You're My Home
5. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
6.Worse Comes to Worst
7. Stop in Nevada
8. If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
9. Somewhere Along the Line
10. Captain Jack$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed 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
Songs In The AtticSongs In the Attic on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
1981 Live Album Finds Joel Adding Warmth to Ballads, Punch and Kick to Rockers
Taking You to the Stage: Mobile Fidelity Version Pulls Gives You a Dead-Center Seat and Wonderful Sonic Perspective
Ideal Summation of Joel's Early Period Material, Enhanced by Accomplished Band in Concert Setting
Great live albums often function as documents of a performer's stinting onstage abilities, stopgaps between studio albums, introductions to a musician's earlier work, and/or opportunities for familiar material to be showcased in superior ways. Songs In the Attic serves all of these purposes and more. As Billy Joel's first live album, it's still his best, punctuated by dynamic renditions of favorites and deep cuts, and augmented by a tested band in sync with the pianist.
A vital component of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, Songs In the Attic is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI. The resulting presentation effortlessly outshines that heard on all previous editions of this 1981 set. Joel's piano possesses fuller body and lifelike resonance. His veteran group's contributions emerge with newfound clarity, dynamics, decay, and extension. Balances are supreme, and shades and colors blend, amplifying richness and presence.
On the heels of three multi-platinum albums and a commercial breakthrough, Joel released Songs In the Attic to both tide fans over until 1982's The Nylon Curtain as well to feature material in a looser, warmer setting. The record highlights not only the singer's consistency and knack for indelible melodies, but savvy live techniques. Upbeat tunes such as "Everybody Loves You Now" receive a more fleshed-out treatment that yields added punch and swagger, while balladic numbers like "I've Loved These Days" take on a cozy warmth akin to the feeling of putting on a sweater on a cool fall day.
Songs In the Attic also bridged the gap for listeners for whom Joel was then a new entity, as many didn't come to his music until The Stranger. Hence, tracks like "Captain Jack" and "The Ballad of Billy the Kid," from Piano Man, get a fresh identity, particularly courtesy of a backing band that, by then, had been gigging with Joel for years. No wonder that, unlike a majority of live records, Songs In the Attic yielded two Top 40 pop hits: "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" and "She's Got a Way." No matter from what angle it's viewed, the set stands as one of the most important and enjoyable live records ever released.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
2. Summer, Highland Falls
3. Streetlife Serenader
4. Los Angelenos
5. She's Got a Way
6. Everybody Loves You Now
7. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
8. Captain Jack
9. You're My Home
10. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
11. I've Loved These Days$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - Sealed Buy Now
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 Piano Man's # 1 Top Charting Grammy Award Winning 1989 Classic
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Red Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.
As another exclusive installment in our Billy Joel 180 Gram Audiophile Master Series, we are proud to announce the Friday Music limited edition red vinyl release of his all out rock tour de force Storm Front.
Recorded in 1989 with the Foreigner's Mick Jones as producer, Joel's new direction proved him correct as the album sailed to the top number one spot of the charts and maintained massive radio play with five huge hit singles for the better part of two years!
Including the number one We Didn't Start The Fire, the rocker I Go To Extremes and the tender ballad And So It Goes, Storm Front was a pivotal release for the Piano Man, and continues to be one of the most loved albums in his massive catalog of recordings.
As with our other stellar Billy Joel recordings, Storm Front is mastered impeccably from by Joe Reagoso and pressed on first time 180 Gram Red Vinyl at R.T.I.
This limited edition release also is presented in an exclusive gatefold cover featuring all of the original artwork elements, plus a poly bag for the cover and a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl for years of enjoyment.
I Go To Extremes.....1. That's Not Her Style
2. We Didn't Start The Fire
3. The Downeaster "Alexa"
4. I Go To Extremes
6. Storm Front
8. State Of Grace
9. When In Rome
10. And So It Goes$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Piano Man's # 1 Top Charting Grammy Award Winning 1980 Classic
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.
Friday Music is pleased to announce another installment to our exclusive Billy Joel 180 Gram Master Audiophile Series with the first time 180 Gram Clear Vinyl release of the Number One, Grammy Award winner and American Music Award winning Album of the Year 1980's Glass Houses.
Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso and pressed on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl at RTI, this amazing album will forever reign as one of his most popular albums in his stunning career.
Featuring his first #1 single It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Glass Houses set the stage for a more hard rockin' venture than his previous works. From the classic rocker You May Be Right, the fan favorite Sometimes A Fantasy and other big hits like Don't Ask Me Why and All For Leyna, Billy Joel delivered a great sounding album and was rewarded with more superstardom which continues to this day.
To further celebrate this classic Joel album, Glass Houses comes with the original graphics, gatefold album cover, featuring the lyrics and photos from the original inner sleeve art, as well as the five star mastering you have come to expect from Friday Music.
The album is also packaged with a vinyl inner sleeve for the Lp and a outer poly sleeve to protect the album cover. Billy Joel will be on tour throughout 2016 and we are honored to have this legendary artist's finest works available on audiophile 180 Gram Friday Music vinyl for everyone to enjoy. Look for more great sounds to come from Billy Joel's classic Columbia Records catalog
You May Be Right!1. You May Be Right
2. Sometimes A Fantasy
3. Don't Ask Me Why
4. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
5. All For Leyna
6. I Don't Want To Be Alone
7. Sleeping With The Television On
8. C'etait Toi (You Were The One)
9. Close To The Borderline
10. Through The Long Night$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Storm FrontAs another definitive installment in the Billy Joel 180 Gram Audiophile Series, Friday Music announces the release of his 1989 tour de force release Storm Front. Recorded with Foreigner's Mick Jones as producer, Joel's new direction proved him correct as the album sailed to the #1 spot on the charts and maintained massive radio play with five huge hit singles for the better part of two years! Featuring the #1 smash We Didn't Start The Fire, the rocker I Got To Extremes and the tender ballad And So It Goes, Storm Front was a pivotal release for the Piano Man, and continues to be one of the most beloved albums in his legendary catalog.
As is the case with Friday Music's other highly successful Billy Joel recordings, Storm Front was mastered impeccably from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray at AcousTech, and pressed at RTI with Sony Music. This limited edition release also includes a very rare gatefold cover featuring all of the original artwork, plus a poly bag for the cover and a poly lined sleeve.1. That's Not Her Style
2. We Didn't Start The Fire
3. The Downeaster Alexa
4. I Got To Extremes
6. Storm Front
8. State Of Grace
9. When In Rome
10. And So It Goes$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 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