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Billy Joel - Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel (2004/2006) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Billy Joel - Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel (2004/2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:52 minutes | 1,69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Having sold more than 100 million records over the past quarter of a century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. In the US he has had 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations since signing his first solo recording contract in 1972. In the UK he has had 14 top 40 hits including the number one hit “Uptown Girl” as well as the original version of “She’s Always a Woman”. In addition to his multiple awards, including Grammys and American Music Awards, his contribution to the industry saw him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2005 he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Piano Man brings all of Billy Joel’s best loved hits together on one disc.

Billy Joel: America's Piano Man  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 11, 2018
Billy Joel: America's Piano Man

Billy Joel: America's Piano Man by Joshua S. Duchan
2017 | ISBN: 1442242051 | English | 216 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Experiencing Billy Joel: A Listener's Companion  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 11, 2018
Experiencing Billy Joel: A Listener's Companion

Experiencing Billy Joel: A Listener's Companion by Thomas MacFarlane
2016 | ISBN: 1442257687 | English | 198 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.