Billy Joel ‎– Songs In The Attic (Japanese Pressing)


Rare Japanese Pressing, complete with OBI & Inserts

Having scored three multi-platinum hits in a row, Billy Joel took a breather, releasing his first live album, Songs in the Attic, as he worked on his ambitious follow-up to Glass Houses. Joel wisely decided to use the live album as an opportunity to draw attention to songs from his first four albums. Apart from “Piano Man,” none of those songs had been heard by the large audience he had won with The Stranger. Furthermore, he now had a seasoned backing band that helped give his music a specific identity — in short, it was an opportunity to reclaim these songs, now that he had a signature sound. And Joel didn’t botch the opportunity — Songs in the Attic is an excellent album, ranking among his very best work. With the possible exception of the Turnstiles material, every song is given a fuller, better arrangement that makes it all spring to life. “Los Angelenos” and “Everybody Loves You Now” hit harder in the live setting, while ballads like “She’s Got a Way,” “Summer, Highland Falls,” and “I’ve Loved These Days” are richer and warmer in these versions. A few personal favorites from these albums may be missing, but what is here is impeccable, proving that even if Joel wasn’t a celebrity in the early ’70s, his best songs of the era rivalled his biggest hits.

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CBS/Sony ‎– 20AP 2130 Stereo Vinyl LP 1981 Japanese Pressing

Side 1.

1. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) 5:05

2. Summer, Highland Falls 3:03

3. Streetlife Serenader 5:17

4. Los Angelenos 3:48

5. She’s Got A Way 2:44

6. Everybody Loves You Now 3:10

Side 2.

1. Say Goodbye To Hollywood 4:25

2. Captain Jack 7:16

3. You’re My Home 3:07

4. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid 5:28

5. I’ve Loved These Days 4:35

Bass – Doug Stegmeyer
Drums – Liberty DeVitto
Guitar – David Brown
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Russell Javors
Organ, Saxophone – Richie Cannata
Producer – Phil Ramone
Written-By, Vocals, Piano, Keyboards – Billy Joel

Additional information

Weight 05 kg
Cover Condition

(NM) Near Mint

LP Condition

(NM) Near Mint


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