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52nd Street

20 Nov 1998

5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Big Shot (Album Version)
Honesty (Album Version)
My Life (Album Version)
Zanzibar (Album Version)
Stiletto (Album Version)
Rosalinda's Eyes (Album Version)
Half A Mile Away (Album Version)
Until The Night
52nd Street (Album Version)

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  • Original Release Date: 20 Oct 1998
  • Release Date: 20 Oct 1998
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 40:22
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  • ASIN: B001V6124U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,969 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Joel at the pinnacle of his creativeness 1 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This brilliant jazzy and atmospheric album is a great example of Billy Joel's excellent songwriting talent. Every song is a gem. The album opens with the brash "Bigshot", journeys through the sensitivity of "Honesty", "Until the Night" and "Rosalinda Eyes", the catchy tunes of "My Life" (his smash hit) and "Half a Mile a Way", the jazziness of "Zanzibar" and "Stilleto" , finally a bluesy epilogue of the title track. This is a great album featuing some great jazz artists including Michael Brecker. The grammy award for album of the year says it all. This is a classy album and a must for anyone who likes Billy Joel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Old Favourite! 19 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having had this album in LP format years ago I decided to purchase it on a CD as I always loved it. Even after all these years it does not disappoint. In my opinion Billy Joel is an underrated composer and performer on this side of the Atlantic. He is extremely talented and this album is one of his greats. I'm a jazz fanatic and his love of this genre definitely comes through in some of these titles. My favourite is "Zanzibar" which I can never get out of my head when I've played it a couple of times - it stays for days. I also love "Rosalinda's Eyes", but seriously, every track is great and I recommend this CD.
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By Dabbler TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a review of the SACD version of this disc.

I bought this after realising that several older Billy Joel albums had seen re-released on SACD and I've liked his music for years. It should be noted that this a hybrid stereo CD/SACD version not the multi-channel disc. It's unfortunate that they have decided not to re-release that version as it's expensive to buy now.

Initially I was disappointed, the sound quality of this disc seems very limited in the treble response. The vocals are very warm and close sounding, although I would think it represents very well what was recorded at the time. The opening track 'Big Shot' does lack the wow factor that I was expecting. That said it's been years since I listened to the original CD, it makes me want to go back and listen to that disc to compare.

On later tracks I was really starting to get absorbed by the music, in particular by the time I had got to 'Half a Mile away' I was really starting to appreciate the music. Then I came to a real revelation, 'Until the Night'. I must have heard this track at least a dozen times before from regular CD. This time it gave me goosebumps, the sense of immersion was absolute, the fact that this wasn't a 5.1 disc didn't matter. I was listening to this disc on headphones and it felt like the music was coming from all sides, just amazing.

I now want to go back and listen again, and I have ordered more SACD discs both stereo and multi-channel. Time to rediscover some classics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Joels Finest 6 Mar 2014
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This album, along with The Stranger, were Joel at his very best.
I think between these two albums you'd have the majority of a Greatest Hits compilation.
Its testimony to his abilities that on his tour with eElton John he was seen to be the one with the most energy and charisma.
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5.0 out of 5 stars really good remastering 21 Jan 2014
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impressive work on this remastering, wow... these good old songs with this sound, what a pleasure !
listen to that !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality. 12 Jan 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I have owned this piece of music since the early 1980s and I love the songs, the music, and the whole album is great. Unfortunately the original CD sounded muddy so, with regret, I paid to have the MP3 download. For the price of a pint and a half of beer I now have a quality recording. What a shame the original suppliers of a CD that cost several pints years ago couldn't have offered this service.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memory Lane 26 July 2013
By Madge D
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Have tickets for Bille Joel in Manchester. Wanted to hear some of his songs again before the concert. Loved the CD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
This is one of my all time favorite chill albums. It brings me back to my family record/cd collection and just listening to good tracks in house as a kid.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the music but not for the product...
SACDs are a premium product and therefore command premium prices over ordinary CDs. You would therefore expect the packaging of the disc to be commensurately high quality but, in... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Doug Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album.
Missed this album first time round. Heard a track on the radio that I knew but was not on the greatest hits album I had and found it on this one. Brilliant album.
Published 19 months ago by JT
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated
In my opinion, Billy Joel is probably the most underrated of 'mainstream' rock artists. He was at his peak between 1977 and 1986 although some of his later work contained some real... Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2012 by Monsieur le B
5.0 out of 5 stars A Joel Classic
I have been meaning to replace my old vinyl copy of this album for years with the CD and finding myself going through a bit of a Billy Joel phase I ordered this album with a couple... Read more
Published on 1 Aug 2011 by JimD
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy at his best
I just felt like listening to some music from my teen years and this album is simply brilliant. Along with the Stranger, this is Billy Joel at his best.
Published on 10 April 2011 by Tallyman
5.0 out of 5 stars Joel's Magnus Opus
Magnificent tour de force from a premium artist at the peak of his powers. This Grammy winning album of the year is probably the best singer-songwriter disk of the '70s. Read more
Published on 14 April 2006 by Chief Wiggum
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