Billy Joel Songs In The Attic Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP
Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45rpm Vinyl!
Mastered From Original Master Tapes! Pressed at RTI!
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This 1981 live album finds Joel adding warmth to ballads and punch and kick to
rockers. Mobile Fidelity's version gives the listener a dead-center seat and
wonderful sonic perspective! The album is an ideal summation of Joel’s early
period material, enhanced by an accomplished band in a concert setting.
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
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
180g 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. Balances are supreme, and shades and
colors blend, amplifying richness and presence.
On the heels of three multi-platinum albums and a commercial breakthrough, Joel
released Songs In the Attic to both tide fans over until 1982’s The Nylon
Curtain as well to feature material in a looser, warmer setting. The record
highlights not only the singer’s consistency and knack for indelible melodies,
but savvy live techniques. Upbeat tunes such as “Everybody Loves You Now”
receive a more fleshed-out treatment that yields added punch and swagger, while
balladic numbers like “I’ve Loved These Days” take on a cozy warmth akin to the
feeling of putting on a sweater on a cool fall day.
Songs In the Attic also bridged the gap for listeners for whom Joel was then a
new entity, as many didn’t come to his music until The Stranger. Hence, tracks
like “Captain Jack” and “The Ballad of Billy the Kid,” from Piano Man, get a
fresh identity, particularly courtesy of a backing band that, by then, had been
gigging with Joel for years. No wonder that, unlike a majority of live records,
Songs In the Attic yielded two Top 40 pop hits: “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” and
“She’s Got a Way.” No matter from what angle it’s viewed, the set stands as one
of the most important and enjoyable live records ever released.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• 2LP Set
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
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