A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia [CD/DVD]

A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia [CD/DVD]

by Billy Joel, Wayne Isham Billy Joel

CD(Special Edition / Bonus DVD)

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As Mikhail Gorbachev's Glasnost warmed relations between the East and West, Billy Joel was invited to be the first American rocker to perform in the Soviet Union. In the throes of his supporting tour for 1986's The Bridge, Joel jumped at the chance and performed three shows apiece in Moscow and Leningrad, along with an acoustic show in Tbilisi, in the summer of 1987. This tour was documented on the rush-released 1987 live album Kohuept but the 2014 set A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia goes deep, expanding the original double LP/single CD to a double-disc 27-track set, adding 12 unreleased cuts (including a version of the Beatles' "She Loves You" taken from rehearsals), plus a DVD containing video of the full concert and the documentary film A Matter of Trust. This movie, helmed by Emmy winner Jim Brown, does an admirable job of placing Billy's Russian tour in historical context and is often more interesting than the album it supports. The 1987 concert, whether in its original Kohuept incarnation or this expanded double-disc edition, does capture a well-oiled band at its stadium-pleasing best and the set list -- anchored with the classics, featuring three songs from The Bridge, hard rockers tailored for an arena, covers of Beatles and Dylan, plus a doo wop interlude -- is satisfying. [Matter of Trust was also released with a DVD and some previously unreleased versions.]

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2014
UPC: 0888837597623
Rank: 5233


Disc 1

  1. Odoya
  2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
  3. Honesty
  4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
  5. She's Always a Woman
  6. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  7. Goodnight Saigon
  8. Stiletto
  9. Big Man On Mulberry Street
  10. Baby Grand
  11. What's Your Name
  12. The Longest Time
  13. An Innocent Man

Disc 2

  1. Pressure
  2. Allentown
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Only the Good Die Young
  5. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me
  6. Sometimes a Fantasy
  7. You May Be Right
  8. Uptown Girl
  9. Big Shot
  10. Back In the U.S.S.R.
  11. The Times They Are a-Changin'
  12. She Loves You
  13. New York State of Mind
  14. Piano Man

Disc 3

  1. A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia A Documentary Film
  2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
  3. Allentown
  4. Goodnight Saigon
  5. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  6. Baby Grand
  7. An Innocent Man
  8. Honesty
  9. The Longest Time
  10. A Matter of Trust
  11. Only the Good Die Young
  12. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  13. Sometimes a Fantasy
  14. You May Be Right
  15. Uptown Girl
  16. Big Shot
  17. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  18. Pressure

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Joel   Primary Artist,Actor,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Liberty DeVitto   Drums
Kevin Dukes   Electric Guitar
Pete Hewlett   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Russell Javors   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dave Lebolt   Keyboards
Mark Rivera   Saxophone
George Simms   Background Vocals
Doug Stegmeyer   Bass
Giya Chirakadze   Vocals
Timur Chkuatzeli   Vocals
Georgi Dylidze   Vocals
Tomaz Eliava   Vocals
Nugree Gamtjebeli   Vocals
Zurab Loladze   Vocals
Sally Foster   Grip
Marc Rivera   Saxophone
Yosif Zurbauli   Vocals
David Aberzadze   Vocals

Technical Credits

Wayne Isham   Director
Bob Dylan   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer,Images
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Martin Bell   Director
Adam Block   Executive Producer
Jim Boyer   Producer,Engineer
Russell Javors   Images
Phil Ramone   Executive Producer
Steve Rosenthal   Sound Design
Brian Ruggles   Producer,Sound Production
Arthur Levy   Liner Notes
Neal Preston   Liner Notes,Still Pictures
Bradshaw Leigh   Engineer
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
Wayne Isham   Director,Camera Operator
Marc Reshovsky   Camera Operator
Jeff Schock   Producer,Camera Operator
Oleg Smirnoff   translation
Gary Graff   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Claude Johnson   Composer
Jim Miner   Road Manager
Gretchen Brennison   Direction
Adam Hunt   Road Manager
Akil Brown   Video Producer
Connie Isham   Script Supervisor
John Jackson   Producer,Executive Producer
Wayne Robins   Liner Notes
Dan Cooper   Production Accountant
Jim Brown   Director,Producer,Camera Operator
Michael Jensen   Liner Notes
Steve Cohen   Producer
Richard Alcock   Producer,Executive Producer
Mandy Eidgah   Marketing
Jim Hickman   Producer
Todd Kamelhar   Executive Producer
Gil Aronow   Executive Producer
Richard Story   Executive Producer
Rick London   Producer
Mike Jensen   Publicity
Michael Kosola   Technical Operator
Ann DeVilbiss   Artist
Rick "Chainsaw" LaPointe   Guitar Techician
Mike Grizel   Road Manager
Randy Nolen   Camera Operator
Michael McClary   Camera Operator
Juan Barerra   Camera Operator
Claire Mercuri   Publicity
Christopher Shurtleff   Engineer
Keri Alyward   Administration
William-Karl Robinson   Transfer Assistant
Michael Brainard   Logistics
Bob Satterfield   Logistics
Jeff Helsing   Publicity
Michael Collyer   Legal Counsel
Christie Brinkley   Camera Operator
Ned Hallick   Gaffer
Keith Barefoot   Gaffer
Tom Hurwitz   Camera Operator
David Linstrom   Camera Operator
Igor Kropotov   Camera Operator
John Sharaf   Camera Operator
Rick Siegel   Camera Operator
Suzanne Javors   Images
Robert Dalrymple   Producer
Bill Stokes   Colorist
Jane Tolmachyov   Colorist
Doug Nicol   Camera Operator
Martin Coppen   Gaffer
Debbie Newman   Executive Producer
Jerry Durkin   Executive Producer
Rona Elliot   Liner Notes

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