Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic

Numbered Limited Edition

Billy Joel Songs In The Attic on numbered limited edition 180-gram 45 RPM double LP from Mobile Fidelity

1981 live album finds Joel adding warmth to ballads, punch and kick to rockers

Great live albums often function as documents of a performer's stinting onstage abilities, stopgaps between studio albums, introductions to a musician's earlier work, and/or opportunities for familiar material to be showcased in superior ways. Songs In the Attic serves all of these purposes and more. As Billy Joel's first live album, it's still his best, punctuated by dynamic renditions of favorites and deep cuts, and augmented by a tested band in sync with the pianist.

A vital component of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, Songs In the Attic is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180-gram LP at RTI. The resulting presentation effortlessly outshines that heard on all previous editions of this 1981 set. Joel's piano possesses fuller body and lifelike resonance. His veteran group's contributions emerge with newfound clarity, dynamics, decay, and extension.



1. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
2. Summer, Highland Falls
3. Streetlife Serenader
4. Los Angelenos
5. She’s Got a Way
6. Everybody Loves You Now
7. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
8. Captain Jack
9. You’re My Home
10. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
11. I’ve Loved These Days

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Wow! Blows away the original

posted on 01/11/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mark Fig
Rich, vibrant, immersive. I'm transported. Liquid blacks, radiant highs.

This collection of live recordings highlights the best of Billy Joel's brilliant and underrated earliest songwriting, the stuff he wrote before he was a star. These songs sound their best here, more alive and passionate than their original studio versions in most cases.

This new pure analog reissue direct from the master tapes is priced so reasonably, I was thrilled with the sonic upgrade from the original mediocre Columbia pressing. Grand and epic sound.

And if you don't have the original, or haven't heard it in years, this is the definitive release - get it while it lasts.

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