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My Lives [4CD + DVD] [CD+DVD, Box set]

Billy Joel Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Dec 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: CD+DVD, Box set
  • Label: CBS
  • ASIN: B000BW9UJO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 273,485 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. My Journey's End - The Lost Souls
2. Time And Again – The Lost Souls
3. Every Step I Take (Every Move I Make) - The Hassles
4. You’ve Got Me Hummin' - The Hassles
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Captain Jack – (Live Version, Never Released)
2. The End Of The World (Demo, Never Released -Became “Elvis Presley Blvd”)
3. The Prime Of Your Life (Demo, Never Released - Became "For Longest Time")
4. She’s Right On
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. House Of Blue Light
2. Money Or Love (Demo, Never Released)
3. The Downeaster “Alexa”
4. I Go To Extremes (Live, Never Released)
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Movin’ Out-2000 Years The Millenium Concert
2. You May Be Right duet with Elton John (Live, Never Released)
3. Big Shot
4. Don’t Worry Baby-An All Star Tribute To Brian Wilson
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. No Man's Land (Live from Frankfurt)
2. Pressure (Live from Frankfurt)
3. Ballad Of Billy The Kid (Live from Frankfurt)
4. Leningrad (Live from Frankfurt)
See all 13 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

To his fans and the critics, Billy Joel is regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters of all time. On these 4CDs there is over 5 hours of music including 23 previously unreleased recordings and even better, there is a DVD of Joel performing live from Frankfurt.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a back catalogue of unseen material 1 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you have been a Joel fan for years, B sides, demo's and alt versions of songs have been impossible to come by. As the man has not released a new album since'93, I thought this selection would never come to press.
If you are a fan from the early days this collection is a must. It gives an insight into early song developments and also covers previous bands Joel was in before his solo career. (Will there ever be a new album?, or another UK tour)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I really love this collection of music. I have listened to it all over and over again! I have been a Billy Joel fan for years, and it's great to be able to hear so much top quality, but previously unreleased stuff. The demo's seem almost personal - listen to Christie Lee - they seem to be having such a good time you just want to be there too! It just proves what an incredible musician he is. Definitely one of, if not the best singer/songwriters of all time.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 23 Dec 2005
By D. Tuck
Format:Audio CD
This is an absolute must for any Billy Joel fan! The vast majority of the songs in this collection were either never available, or very hard to find. It's fun listening to previously unreleased versions of classics such as Piano Man, and Billy's original reggae version of Only The Good Die Young (!!!) Superb value for 4 CDs and a DVD. Wonderful must-have boxset.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Master Of All Time - Confirmed! 7 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you are a fan of Billy Joel, then you will already know the following fact: Despite Billy's main influences (e.g. Beethoven, The Beatles) rising to fame before him with extraordinary catalogues of work, he is the number one artist of all time.
Agreed, he may be an unlikely looking rock star, but his repertoire is the finest and most consistent in terms of quality, variety, lyrically, musically, and educationally.
'My Lives' is a box set which amazed me - there are at least 5 songs on it that should have been released! 'Money or love' is a song of real quality and would have fitted in the 'Bridge' album perfectly. 'End of the World' could quite easily be a number one hit for a band like Franz Ferdinand with some adjustments to the arrangement. The list goes on...
If you are a fan of Billy - buy it. If you are a song-writer - buy it. If you want to learn about a living legend and how he writes - buy it. If you have ears that work - buy it!
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