Billy Joel: X2 Classic Albums 52nd Street 1978/An Innocent Man 1983 New-2CD $ 52.99

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Billy Joel: X2 Classic Albums 52nd Street 1978/An Innocent Man 1983 New-2CD Made In USA.

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52nd Street is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on October 11, 1978. The follow-up to his breakthrough success album, The Stranger, Joel tried to give the album a fresh sound, hiring various jazz musicians to differentiate it from his previous albums. It was the first of four Joel albums to top the Billboard charts, and it earned him two Grammys. Three songs reached the Top 40 in the United States, contributing to the album’s success: “My Life” (number 3), “Big Shot” (number 14), and “Honesty” (number 24). It was similarly well received by critics, earning the 1980 Grammy for Album of the Year. This Grammy was presented to its producer, Phil Ramone. Upon Ramone’s death, 52nd Streets Album of the Year Grammy was passed on to Joel.

Video: Billy Joel – Honestly (1978)

Tracklist:

1 Big Shot 4:01
2 Honesty

Acoustic Guitar – David Spinozza
Arranged By [Horns & Strings] – Robert Freedman*
3:50
3 My Life

Backing Vocals – Donnie Dacus, Peter Cetera
4:43
4 Zanzibar

Marimba, Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
5:10
5 Stiletto 4:39
6 Rosalinda’s Eyes

Acoustic Guitar [Nylon String] – Hugh McCracken
Marimba, Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Recorder [Sopranino Recorder] – George Marge
4:40
7 Half A Mile Away

Arranged By [Horns] – Dave Grusin
Guitar – Eric Gale
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
4:06
8 Until The Night

Acoustic Guitar [Nylon String] – Hugh McCracken
Arranged By [Horns & Strings] – Robert Freedman*
Percussion – David Friedman
6:35
9 52nd Street 2:27

An Innocent Man is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on August 8, 1983. The concept album is a tribute to the American popular music of Joel’s adolescent years with Joel paying homage to a number of different and popular American musical styles from the late 1950s and early 1960s, most notably doo-wop and soul music. The album cover artwork was taken on the front steps of 142 Mercer Street,  just north of the intersection of Mercer and Prince Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

Video: Billy Joel – A Innocent Man 1983

Tracklist:

1 Easy Money

Alto Saxophone – David Sanborn
Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Cuber
Electric Guitar – Eric Gale
Electric Organ [Hammond B-3] – Leon Pendarvis
Trumpet – Joe Shepley, Jon Faddis
4:00
2 An Innocent Man 5:16
3 The Longest Time 3:32
4 This Night

Alto Saxophone [Solo] – Mark Rivera
Composed By [Chorus] – L. v. Beethoven*
4:12
5 Tell Her About It

Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Cuber
Piano [Acoustic] – Richard Tee
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
3:45
6 Uptown Girl 3:12
7 Careless Talk

Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Cuber
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
3:42
8 Christie Lee

Alto Saxophone [Solo] – Mark Rivera
3:25
9 Leave A Tender Moment Alone

Harmonica [Solo] – “Toots” Thielemans*
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
3:48
10 Keeping The Faith

Alto Saxophone [Solo] – Mark Rivera
Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Cuber
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
4:35

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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 2 in
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