Billy Joel Audio Fidelity

Billy Joel - 7 Studio Albums (1973-1983) [MFSL, 2010-2013] (Repost)

Billy Joel - 7 Studio Albums (1973-1983) [MFSL, 2010-2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,57 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 662 MB | Covers - 1,6 GB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Billy Joel - Piano Man (1973). Embittered by legal disputes with his label and an endless tour to support a debut that was dead in the water, Billy Joel hunkered down in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, spending six months as a lounge singer at a club. He didn't abandon his dreams - he continued to write songs, including "Piano Man," a fictionalized account of his weeks as a lounge singer. Through a combination of touring and constant hustling, he landed a contract with Columbia and recorded his second album in 1973. Clearly inspired by Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, not only musically but lyrically, as well as James Taylor, Joel expands the vision and sound of Cold Spring Harbor, abandoning introspective numbers (apart from "You're My Home," a love letter to his wife) for character sketches and epics…
Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade (1974) [2015 Audio Fidelity SACD AFZ5 207]

Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade (1974) [2015 Audio Fidelity SACD AFZ5 207]
EAC Secure Rip | FLAC (Image + Cue + Log) - 204 MB | Complete Scans (Jpeg 600 dpi) - 126 MB | MP3 (CBR320 Kbps) - 98.7 MB
Rock | Audio Fidelity | AFZ5 207 | 38:01 minutes | Hosted On: NitroFlare
CONTAINS CD LAYER ONLY

Streetlife Serenade is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel (his second with Columbia Records). Joel's follow-up effort to 1973's Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade did not enjoy the relative success of its predecessor; it marked the beginning of his frosty relationship with critics and the music industry more generally.

Billy Joel: MFSL Hybrid SACD Collection (1973-1982)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 26, 2013
Billy Joel: MFSL Hybrid SACD Collection (1973-1982)

Billy Joel: MFSL Hybrid SACD Collection (1973-1982)
EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & iPod M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rock | ~ 1000 or 1004 or 468 Mb | Scans(jpg) Included | Scans(png) -> 1130 Mb
2011, 2012 | Sony Music / Columbia Records / Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Including: Piano Man, Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 234 | 00:37:40

Drummer Billy Cobham was fresh from his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he recorded his debut album, which is still his best. Most of the selections showcase Cobham in a quartet with keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Tommy Bolin, and electric bassist Lee Sklar. Two other numbers include Joe Farrell on flute and soprano and trumpeter Jimmy Owens with guitarist John Tropea, Hammer, bassist Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto on congas. The generally high-quality compositions (which include "Red Baron") make this fusion set a standout, a strong mixture of rock-ish rhythms and jazz improvising.
Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)

Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:18 | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: CK 85397

It was pretty clear that Billy Joel had run out of steam by 1993's River of Dreams. He had shown signs of wearing on its predecessor, Storm Front, but his trademark melodic gift disappeared on River of Dreams and his words, even performances, were bone-tired – he even called the last song "The Last Song (No More Words)." So, it was no great surprise that he did not rush to record a follow-up, and when he started murmuring toward the end of the decade that perhaps he wasn't interested in pop music anymore, nobody who paid attention could have been surprised.
Billy Joel - 2 Studio Albums (1978-1980) [AFZ 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010]

Billy Joel - 2 Studio Albums (1978-1980) [AFZ 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 422 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 114 MB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity

52nd Street (1978). 52nd Street is Billy Joel's sixth studio album and the first to reach #1 in Billboard. The 1978 release contains some essential American pop songs including the three Top 40 hits, "My Life," "Big Shot," and "Honesty."
The sophisticated and somewhat jazzy album is conceptualized like a musical, a showcase of masterful writing and musicianship. Joel interjects rock, soul and Latin rhythyms along with the jazz. The music flows together smoothly, thanks to Phil Ramone's seamless production and Joel's melodic craftsmanship. The jazz influences come through most strongly on "Zanzibar" - featuring Freddie Hubbard's trumpet solos - "Stiletto," and the title track. The album's standout is the gorgeously layered love song, "Until the Night"…

Billy Joel - She's Got A Way: Love Songs (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 18, 2017
Billy Joel - She's Got A Way: Love Songs (2013)

Billy Joel - She's Got A Way: Love Songs (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 526 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 190 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 86 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock | Columbia / Legacy #88765430392

As one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, perhaps it was only a matter of time before Billy Joel was subjected to a romantically themed collection, and so came She's Got a Way: Love Songs, released just in time for Valentine's Day 2013. This 18-track collection reveals an odd truth about Joel: he didn't write all that many love songs. A few of his biggest hits are love songs but only a few: the early song "She's Got a Way," which wasn't a hit until its Songs in the Attic incarnation in the early '80s; "Just the Way You Are," an unabashedly romantic soft rock staple that helped make him a star in the mid-'70s; "This Is the Time"…

Billy Joel - The Ultimate Collection (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Jan. 15, 2017
Billy Joel - The Ultimate Collection (2008)

Billy Joel - The Ultimate Collection (2008)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 6 657 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 kb/s
Genre: Rock | Label: Bmg | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 31 Mar. 2008 | Runtime: 110 min. | 7,14GB (DVD9)

With over 100 million albums sold in the course of a career now in its fourth decade, Billy Joel is one of the most beloved entertainers in the world. Now, for the first time on DVD, a comprehensive selection of Billy's innovative, visually compelling music videos have been brought together for The Ultimate Collection.

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume III (1997) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 11, 2017
Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume III (1997) [Re-Up]

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume III (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 524 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary Pop | Label: Columbia | # 488236 2 | Time: 01:16:16

The Greatest Hits Volume III album includes hits from 1983 to 1997. Three previously unreleased studio tracks are included, "To Make You Feel My Love", "Hey Girl", and "Light as the Breeze". All three tracks are covers songs (a rare occurrence in his catalogue), and although "To Make You Feel My Love" and "Hey Girl" were recorded to be singles for this album, Joel originally recorded the song "Light as the Breeze" for a Leonard Cohen tribute album, Tower of Song, released in 1995. Chronologically, Greatest Hits Volume III overlaps slightly with Volume II, as the first two tracks, "Keeping the Faith" and "An Innocent Man", first appeared on his album An Innocent Man.
Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II: 1973-1985 (1985) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II: 1973-1985 (1985) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 296 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Columbia | # CD 88666 | Time: 01:49:53

Although it's missing a few important (not to mention big) hits, 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; some of these songs, including "Captain Jack" and "New York State of Mind," weren't strictly hits, but were popular numbers within his stage show and became radio hits. Once the songs from The Stranger arrive halfway through the first disc, there's no stopping the hits (although "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," an album track from The Stranger, manages its way onto the collection). In fact, over the next disc and a half, there's so many hits, it's inevitable that some are left off – to be specific, "Honesty," "Sometimes a Fantasy," "An Innocent Man," "Leave a Tender Moment," and "Keeping the Faith" aren't included.