Billy Joel: The Essential Video Collection

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Overview

Since 1973, Billy Joel has been one of the biggest stars in American pop music, and this DVD brings together videos and live performances for 24 songs, encompassing chart hits, choice obscurities, and some of Joel's own personal favorites. Songs featured include "Piano Man," "Tell Her About It," "Uptown Girl," "Allentown," "The Longest Time," "A Matter of Trust," "You're Only Human (Second Wind)," and "Baby Grand." This package also includes four videos which have never before appeared on home video -- "James," ...
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Overview

Since 1973, Billy Joel has been one of the biggest stars in American pop music, and this DVD brings together videos and live performances for 24 songs, encompassing chart hits, choice obscurities, and some of Joel's own personal favorites. Songs featured include "Piano Man," "Tell Her About It," "Uptown Girl," "Allentown," "The Longest Time," "A Matter of Trust," "You're Only Human (Second Wind)," and "Baby Grand." This package also includes four videos which have never before appeared on home video -- "James," "She's Right on Time," and live performances of "Goodnight Saigon" and "Leave a Tender Moment Alone."
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Special Features

Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound; PCM stereo; Interactive menus; Instant chapter access to songs; Complete discography; Biographical timeline; Previously unreleased videos
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Editorial Reviews

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A versatile singer-songwriter with an inexhaustible gift for melody, Billy Joel is a true American original. As adept at Tin Pan Alley sophistication as he is at rock, Joel moves listeners with his poignant slice-of-life imagery, much of it taken from his Long Island milieu. This DVD shows Joel equally bold in the video arena. All the memorable moments from his conquest of music television are here. "Uptown Girl," for instance, seems at once an '80s touchstone, a '50s throwback, and a uniquely personal tribute to the beauty who was then his new girlfriend, Christie Brinkley. There's also loads of fun here, from the doo-wop flashback reunion of "The Longest Time" to the wacky, inspirational lyricism of "You're Only Human Second Wind" to the finger-snapping silliness of "Tell Her About It" with a Rodney Dangerfield cameo, no less. Of course, no Joel collection could be dubbed "Essential" without his signature tune and video: the sleek, black-and-white film of "Piano Man." The bonus DVD material includes live renditions of "Good Night Saigon" and "Leave a Tender Moment Alone." Tracks are as follows:
  • Piano Man
  • All for Leyna
  • Tell Her About It
  • Honesty
  • Sometimes a Fantasy
  • The Night Is Still Young
  • Pressure
  • My Life
  • Keeping the Faith
  • A Matter of Trust
  • You're Only Human Second Wind
  • Everybody Loves You Now
  • Uptown Girl
  • You May Be Right
  • Big Shot
  • The Longest Time
  • Allentown
  • Los Angelenos
  • It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  • Baby Grand with Ray Charles
  • She's Right on Time
  • Goodnight Saigon Live
  • Leave a Tender Moment Alone Live
  • James
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • UPC: 074645409498
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony
  • Region Code: 123
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,805

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Joel Primary Artist
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Songs
1. Program Start [:14]
2. Piano Man [5:29]
3. All for Leyna [3:53]
4. Tell Her About It [4:19]
5. Honesty [3:48]
6. Sometimes a Fantasy [3:46]
7. The Night Is Still Young [3:57]
8. Pressure [4:37]
9. My Life [5:39]
10. Keeping the Faith [5:52]
11. A Matter of Trust [4:47]
12. You're Only Human (Second Wind) [5:00]
13. Everybody Loves You Now [3:32]
14. Uptown Girl [3:21]
15. You May Be Right [3:59]
16. Big Shot [3:36]
17. The Longest Time [4:03]
18. Allentown [3:44]
19. Los Angelenos [3:53]
20. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me [2:53]
21. Baby Grand [4:19]
22. She's Right on Time [4:02]
23. Goodnight Saigon (Live) [5:29]
24. Leave a Tender Moment Alone (Live) [5:20]
25. James [3:38]
26. Credits [1:29]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Program
   Audio Select
      PCM Stereo
      Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
   Discography
      Cold Spring Harbor
      Piano Man
      Streetlife Serenade
      Turnstiles
      The Stranger
      52nd Street
      Glass Houses
      Songs in the Attic
      The Nylon Curtain
      An Innocent Man
      Greatest Hits Volume I & II
      The Bridge
      Kohuept
      Storm Front
      River of Dreams
      Greatest Hits Volume III
      The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997
      2000 Years: The Millennium Concert
      The Essential Billy Joel
      Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano
      Home Videos
         Eye of the Storm
         Live at Yankee Stadium
         A Matter of Trust
         Live From Leningrad, USSR
         The Russian Collection (A Matter of Trust/Live From Leningrad, USSR)
         Shades of Grey
         Greatest Hits Volume III
         The Essential Video Collection
   Timeline
   Resume
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    High Recommended to any Billy Joel Fan!!!

    This is amazing DVD. If you are a Billy Joel Fan this is one purchase you must make. Great Songs from one of the best Song Writers and Singers. I really am glad to have this in my collection and great I found it on line at Barnes & Noble. Thanks BN for having this availabel. Just love his music. Great Buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Billy Joel - The Essential Video Collection

    I have been a fan of Billy since I was 9 years old. I would give this collection a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I took off half a point because it doesn't include the original 'Piano Man' video, instead it is a live version from his concert at Yankee's Stadium. I am scratching my head why he would use this poor version of his signature song. The other 23 videos are outstanding. The highlight is the duet with Ray Charles 'Baby Grand'. Overall you can't go wrong for $10.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEYOND BORDERLINE

    For People which native Language is not english, the only music could be enough to measure this Excellent Singer-Songwriter....but that is not the only thing that captures attention Worldwide : His Energy in the Stage, His Extraordinary Lirics which can be felt -not only listen- and principally, His Unique Freshness and Vitality that shows with all and every Song He sings. He is not only a Great Musician, is also One of the Greatest Personalities of His Time and one of the Best Rock&Roll Composers of All Times !!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFULL

    THIS IS A WONDEFULL MOVIE BILLY JOEL HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER GREAT PORTRAIL OF HIM!!!

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    Posted January 31, 2010

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