Billy Joel Stranger (1977)

Billy Joel - Stranger (1977) [Reissue 2017] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Billy Joel - Stranger (1977) [Reissue 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:30 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,28 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:41 mins | Scans | 895 MB
Featuring Stereo and Multichannel surround sound
Billy Joel - Stranger (1977) [Reissue 2001] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Billy Joel - Stranger (1977) [Reissue 2001] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:41 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,33 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:30 mins | Scans included | 867 MB
Featuring 1998's remastering in Stereo and Multichannel surround sound

This, pop superstar Joel's breakout album, came years after he first hit the charts with the novelty-ish "Piano Man." In the meantime, the New York-based songwriter released two lackluster and stylistically confused platters that blunted interesting songs with a sound that was neither Elton mellow nor Elton attitude.

Billy Joel - Turnstiles (1976)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 24, 2017
Billy Joel - Turnstiles (1976)

Billy Joel - Turnstiles (1976)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 233 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | CBS Records #902197 2

There's a reason Turnstiles begins with the Spector-esque epic "Say Goodbye to Hollywood." Shortly after Streetlife Serenade, Joel ditched California – and, by implication, sensitive Californian soft rock from sensitive singer/songwriters – for his hometown of New York. "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" was a celebration of his move, a repudiation of his past, a fanfare for a new beginning, which is exactly what Turnstiles was. He still was a singer/songwriter – indeed, "Summer, Highland Falls" was his best ballad to date, possibly his best ever – but he decided to run with his musical talents, turning the record into a whirlwind tour of pop styles, from Sinatra to Springsteen…
Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume I & Volume II (1985) [MFSL 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume I & Volume II (1985) [MFSL 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 117:28 minutes | Scans included | 3,13 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 2,44 GB
2x SACD / Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2-2121

Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 27, 2016
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}

Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 266 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 54 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Columbia #491184 2 | US

The Stranger is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on September 29, 1977, by Columbia Records. While his four previous albums had been moderately successful, The Stranger became Joel's true critical and commercial breakthrough, spending six weeks at #2 on the U.S. album charts. Considered his magnum opus, it remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date, and was ranked number 70 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) [2CD+DVD] {30th Anniversary Edition 2008, Columbia}

Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) [2CD+DVD] {30th Anniversary Edition 2008, Columbia}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 704 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 255 Mb
DVD-5 -> 4.16 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 & 4:3 | LinearPCM, 2 ch | ~ 01h:30m | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 1.71 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Columbia / Legacy | 88697-30801-2
Rock / Contemporary Rock / Soft Rock / Piano

This deluxe edition offers 2 CDs of the remastered original album as well as a never-before-released June 3, 2007 Carnegie Hall show. The DVD includes live promo clips, a 30 minute documentary featuring new interviews with Billy and producer Phil Ramone, plus Billy's March 14, 1978 performance on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. Also included are new liner notes by Rolling Stone senior editor Dave Fricke, plus a reproduction for the Carnegie Hall poster, and a facsimile of Billy's own lyric notebook.

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 24, 2017
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983)

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 234 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 183 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll | CBS Records #466329 2

Recording The Nylon Curtain exhausted Billy Joel, and even though it had a pair of major hits, it didn't rival its predecessors in terms of sales. Since he labored so hard at the record, he decided it was time for a break – it was time to record an album just for fun. And that's how his homage to pre-Beatles pop, An Innocent Man, was conceived: it was designed as a breezy romp through the music of his childhood. Joel's grasp on history isn't remarkably astute – the opener "Easy Money" is a slice of Stax/Volt pop-soul, via the Blues Brothers (quite possibly the inspiration for the album), and the label didn't break the pop charts until well after the British Invasion…

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume III (1997) {Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 15, 2017
Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume III (1997) {Japan 1st Press}

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume III (1997) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 516 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 40 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Sony Records #SRCS 8410

The Greatest Hits Volume III album includes hits from 1983 to 1997. Two previously unreleased studio tracks are included, "To Make You Feel My Love" and "Hey Girl", while the third new track, "Light as the Breeze", was originally recorded for a Leonard Cohen tribute album known as Tower of Song in 1995. All three tracks are newly recorded covers (a rare occurrence in his catalogue). Chronologically, Greatest Hits Volume III overlaps slightly with Volume II, as the first two tracks, "Keeping the Faith" and "An Innocent Man", first appeared on his album An Innocent Man.
Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (1985) [2017, MFSL]

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | MFSL, UDSACD 2-2121 | ~ 688 or 285 Mb | Scans(png) -> 389 Mb
Pop Rock / Ballad / Classic Rock

Although it's missing a few important (not to mention big) hits, Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 is an excellent retrospective of the first half of Billy Joel's career. Beginning with "Piano Man," the first disc runs through a number of early songs before arriving at the hit-making days of the late '70s; some of these songs, including "Captain Jack" and "New York State of Mind," weren't strictly hits, but were popular numbers within his stage show and became radio hits…
Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection (2011/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection (2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 675:23 minutes | ~ 14,6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Although Billy Joel never was a critic's favorite, the pianist emerged as one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the latter half of the '70s. Joel's music consistently demonstrates an affection for Beatlesque hooks and a flair for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway melodies. His fusion of two distinct eras made him a superstar in the late '70s and '80s, as he racked an impressive string of multi-platinum albums and hit singles.