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Turnstiles [Original recording remastered]

Billy Joel Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00002467C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,938 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Summer, Highland Falls 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. All You Wanna Do Is Dance 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. New York State Of Mind 6:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. James 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Prelude / Angry Young Man 5:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I've Loved These Days 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Miami 2017 (I've Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) 5:150.99  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By G. K.
Format:Audio CD
Just thought I'd mention that there are different versions of the track 'New York State of Mind' depending on which CD release you purchase.
The CD version of 'New York State of Mind' included in the compilation of 1985 (Greatest Hits 1&2) and subsequent ones (The Ultimate Collection) had a different sax track from the original.
The newer version (1985 onwards) features Phil Woods on saxophone.
The original version (1976), released on vinyl, had Richie Cannata on sax.
The 1998 CD re-release of the album Turnstiles was "updated" to include the newer version, with Phil Woods.
I have an older CD release with the original sax track (can't see a date on it, CBS81195 barcode 5099708119522).
The original saxophone parts by Cannata were more understated and jazzy.
The Woods version is more grandiose, sweeping, louder. Depending on your personal preferences or your mood. The song is magnificent either way.
This album is great BTW and there are several tracks I really like that are not on any compilation because they were not singles (e.g. 'James' and 'I've loved these days').
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very comfortable little album. 2 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Billy Joel maybe best known for his piano rock of 'My Life' to the 'do wop' of 'Uptown Girl' but underneath the commercial lining is one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century and it is brought to you by Turnstiles.
Joels fourth album, Turnstiles was not a big success but nevertheless and ,most importantly the material is beautiful. Despite there only being eight songs, the album comfortably fits into the singer/songwriter idiom of the time.
It starts with 'Say Goodbye To Hollywood' an enjoyable pop tune with the ingrediants of the sax and up tempo drum kit and piano. 'Summer Hyland, falls' is the dark horse of the album, with it's lovely flowing piano melody, Joel establishes himself as a poet with lryics like "and as we stand upon the ledges of our lives with our respective similiarities, it's either sadness or euphoria".
New York State of Mind is another higlight, stark, bluesy and in shocking realism with New York, Joel again writes another beautiful piano piece but again justifies it with more poetry - "it comes down to reality, and it's fine with me because I've let it slide" - the modesty and innocence grabs the listener to play it over and over. It also features a brilliant sax solo, which plays a big part in Joel's career. 'Prelude'Angry Young Man' shows off the more allegro skills of the pianist and also a political side. I've Loved These Days' is a wonderful piano piece (if you are a pianist, this is beautiful playing as well as listening) And Mimai 2017 ends the album woth a credible rocker.
My only critisisms are 'All You Wanna Do Is Dance', it is quite inferior and quite a dated reggea attempt (to ones own opinion anyway). The actual production is a bit 'acousticky' and Miami 2017 in all it's glory doesn't sound as good as it does live.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Songwriting at its best 4 Nov 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This album showcases some of Billy Joel's finest tunes. From the beautiful "Summer Higland Falls" to the heavy rocking "Miami 2017" and not forgetting the timelessly cool "New York State of mind". The more I listen to this album the more I respect the songwriting and the thought put in to it. For me this is a definitive album of Billy's 70's period. If you're a Billy Joel fan and you haven't already bought this album then do so! I promise you will not be disapointed!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Forgotten Gem 17 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
Ask most Billy Joel fans to name their favourite album and they will probably reply "The Stranger" or "The Nylon Curtain", both big-selling albums full of hit singles. But this 1975 album (Billy's fourth release) is in my opinion one of his finest. It features "Angry Young Man" which starts with one of the most memorable and accomplished intros ever recorded by a pop/rock musician, indeed it is more like a classical piece (which is no surprise since Joel is a classically trained pianist). Also included on this album is the timeless concert favourite "New York State of mind" which is a beautiful, world weary ode to the eponymous city, featuring a wonderful saxophone solo that you can imagine is being played in a dark, smoky bar in downtown New York. The rest of the album is not mere filler however, "Summer Highland Falls" and "I've loved these days" are excellent piano based songs showcasing Billy's genius for writing beautiful melodies with intelligent lyrics. There is an air of disillusionment in all the songs, a feeling that Billy has seen and tasted the glamour of being a star and found it to be quite empty and artificial. In "New York State of mind" he shuns the planes to Miami Beach and Hollywood for a Greyhound Bus to the "reality" of the Hudson River. I would recommend this album to anyone who likes music by a traditional singer/songwriter. Billy Joel was one of the best of this genre, and this is one of his finest albums.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite BJ album 18 Sep 2003
By Jon B
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've had this album for over 25yrs first as vinyl and then CD, and it remains my favourite of Billy's albums. Only one weak track on here (All you wanna do is dance), which sounds horribly dated (I suspect it did back then too!). But the rest here is flawless and moving. Summer, Highland Falls remains the most beautiful piece Billy has ever written. James is just elegant.
This album still moves me with it's eloquance and grace. If you like good singer/songwriters, I highly recommend this album. You cannot be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Big Improvement on Previous Offering
Joel's move from Los Angeles back to New York co-incided with a much sharper album with tighter lyrical observations. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Peter Steward
4.0 out of 5 stars Turnstiles Billy Joel
Knew what I was getting, already had the LP just needed the CD for the car and to add to my i pod.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
My husband gradually replacing some old tapes with CDs so he knew the album well. I was glad to track it down. Not so easy for older albums.
Published 18 months ago by Alibee
5.0 out of 5 stars Mastery piano part.
So much has been said about Billy Joel's phenomenal vocal, but I'm very impressed by his superb piano accompaniment too, the very intricate and evocative J.S. Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2012 by Scriabinmahler
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
a decent work , an easy going and easy listening LP. almost a b classic. I enjoyed it without being a big fan. New work state of mind is a real classic.
Published on 18 Feb 2012 by Rav
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL SONG'S COLLECTION !!!!
Billy Joel's discography have a lot of great works (52 street, The stranger, Piano Man, etc) but I think that this work wasn't valorated in the truly justice. Read more
Published on 8 Nov 2011 by DJ. ROBERT
5.0 out of 5 stars Sincere Joel
This was a little gem I discovered and a one off during a transition between his old stuff I didnt like and his newer stuff which went on a bit. Read more
Published on 29 July 2009 by Hades
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and honest, like a true master
What I like so much about Billy Joel's songs, is that he manages to hide so well how brilliantly crafted they are. They sound so simple, honest and straightforward. Read more
Published on 14 July 2003 by Tigerrtje
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and honest, like a true master
What I like so much about Billy Joel's songs, is that he manages to hide so well how brilliantly crafted they are. They sound so simple, honest and straightforward. Read more
Published on 14 July 2003 by Tigerrtje
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