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

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

by Billy Joel
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2011
Label:
Camden International
UPC:
0886979031326
catalogNumber:
7903132

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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,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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