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Greatest Hits, Vols. 1-2 (1973-1985)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. In fact, there are so many hits, it's inevitable some are left off; specifically, "Honesty," "An Innocent Man," "Leave a Tender Moment," and "Keeping the Faith." But all the others -- including "Just the Way You Are," "Only the Good Die Young," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," and "Uptown Girl," among many more -- are present and accounted for. Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 does its job perfectly, encapsulating why Billy ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. In fact, there are so many hits, it's inevitable some are left off; specifically, "Honesty," "An Innocent Man," "Leave a Tender Moment," and "Keeping the Faith." But all the others -- including "Just the Way You Are," "Only the Good Die Young," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," and "Uptown Girl," among many more -- are present and accounted for. Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 does its job perfectly, encapsulating why Billy Joel was one of the most popular singer/songwriters of his era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • Label: Camden International
  • UPC: 886979031326
  • Catalog Number: 7903132

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Joel Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Melodica, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes, Hammond B3
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock Electric Guitar
Larry Carlton Guitar
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Steve Kahn Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hi String, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Jimmy Bralower Percussion
Steve Burgh Acoustic Guitar
Richie Cannata Organ, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Peter Cetera Background Vocals
Donnie Dacus Background Vocals
Gary Dalton Guitar
Liberty DeVitto Drums
Howie Emerson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Don Evans Guitar
Wilton Felder Bass
John Gatchell Trumpet
Emory Gordy Bass
Pete Hewlett Background Vocals
Neil Jason Percussion
Russell Javors Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Dave Lebolt Synthesizer
Mingo Lewis Percussion
Hugh McCracken Acoustic Guitar
John McCurry Guitar
Michael Omartian Keyboards
Dean Parks Guitar
Mark Rivera Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Frank Simms Background Vocals
Doug Stegmeyer Bass, Background Vocals
Richard Tee Piano
Ron Tutt Drums
Tom Whitehorse Banjo, Pedal Steel Guitar
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Joe Shepley Trumpet
James Smith Acoustic Guitar
David Brown Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ralph McDonald Percussion
Bobbie Hall Percussion
Technical Credits
Billy Joel Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Patrick Williams Orchestration
David Matthews Horn Arrangements
Jim Boyer Engineer, Remixing, Concert Sound Engineer
Ron Malo Engineer
Don Puluse Engineer
Phil Ramone Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Brian Ruggles Recording Producer
Elliot Scheiner Remixing, Concert Sound Engineer
Mark Larson Art Direction
Bradshaw Leigh Engineer
William Bennett Guitar Overdubs
Michael Stewart Producer
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