X
Sign-up for our weekly newsletter and receive the latest and greatest in high-end audio delivered right to your inbox!
No Thanks
free shipping Black Friday 10 off
BILLY_JOEL_-_AN_INNOCENT_MAN_(NUMBERED_LIMITED_EDITION_180G_45RPM_2LP)"

BILLY JOEL - AN INNOCENT MAN (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G 45RPM 2LP)

Price: $39.99 
Quantity:    
Brand: MOBILE FIDELITY
Category: Music, Vinyl, 180g Vinyl, 45 RPM Vinyl, Billy Joel.
SKU: LMF388
Availability:
* All specified ship dates are estimates
Overview
Full Description
Track Listing
Reviews
Downloads

Billy Joel An Innocent Man on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity

Infectious Doo-Wop, Carefree Soul, Harmonious Pop a Testament to Music of Joel’s Childhood

Album Sounded Mediocre For the Longest Time—No Longer: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Allows You to Hear This Pleasing Set With Fresh Ears

Another Joel Blockbuster: Seven-Times Platinum 1983 Affair Includes “Uptown Girl,” “For the Longest Time,” “An Innocent Man,” “Tell Her About It”

Piano Man, Turnstiles, 52nd Street, The Stranger, Glass Houses, Songs In the Attic, and The Nylon Curtain Also Available from Mobile Fidelity

After making The Nylon Curtain, Billy Joel felt the need to exhale and get back to the carefree music of his childhood. He also met supermodel Christie Brinkley, who brought serious degrees of levity and romance to his world. In love, relaxed, and out to have fun, the singer crafted An Innocent Man, arguably the most easygoing and pleasing album of his career. Featuring four Top 40 pop singles and the same number of Top 5 Adult Contemporary hits to grace the Billboard charts, the record remains a commercial staple. 

An essential title in Mobile Fidelity’s Billy Joel catalog restoration series, An Innocent Man 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 1983 set. Particularly, the effervescent harmonies now possess an airiness and extension that lends to realistic tonal decay. Instruments are balanced and placed on a wider, deeper soundstage, contributing improved to improved imaging and spaciousness. Joel’s voice, too, comes across with tremendous clarity, presence, and body. These songs have never sounded so contagious.

Per usual, Joel proves a melodic jukebox. The vocalist’s grasp on structure, hooks, and delivery help make this batch of songs among his most beloved, easy to hum, and impossible to ignore. Much of the appeal resides in Joel’s understanding of the early rock and roll, doo-wop, and soul that he grew up hearing in New York, and the manners in which the popular songwriters favored simplicity over complexity, good-natured vibes over seriousness, and romantic charm over introspective sadness. 

Whether floating on a cloud on the giddy “Uptown Girl” (check out his falsetto), doubling as both the lead and background vocalist on the reminiscent-themed “The Longest Time,” or tapping gospel undercurrents on the tribute “Keeping the Faith,” Joel revels in 50s and 60s pop constructs, turning out amiable refrains and unforgettable moods. Love perfumes the air, and Joel can’t get enough, and it's a feeling he passes on to his listeners. 

As the calm before stormier periods in his life, and a timeless connection to America’s finest pop music traditions, An Innocent Man is indeed innocent—a guiltless pleasure that keeps on giving.

Order your lowest-numbered copy from Music Direct today!

Billy Joel An Innocent Man Track Listing:

1. Easy Money

2. An Innocent Man

3. The Longest Time

4. This Night

5. Tell Her About It

6. Uptown Girl

7. Careless Talk

8. Christie Lee

9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone

10. Keeping the Faith

Related Items:

Billy Joel - River of Dreams (Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP) Billy Joel - River of Dreams (Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP) $29.99
Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade (Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP) Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade (Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP) $29.99
RAY CHARLES - THE GENIUS SINGS THE BLUES (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180g MONO LP) RAY CHARLES - THE GENIUS SINGS THE BLUES (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180g MONO LP) $29.99
COWBOY JUNKIES - WHITES OFF EARTH NOW ! (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180g LP OF ONLY 3000 COPIES) COWBOY JUNKIES - WHITES OFF EARTH NOW ! (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180g LP OF ONLY 3000 COPIES) $29.99
CHRISTIAN DEATH - ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN (LIMITED EDITION LP) CHRISTIAN DEATH - ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN (LIMITED EDITION LP) $14.99
MILES DAVIS - IN A SILENT WAY (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) MILES DAVIS - IN A SILENT WAY (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G LP) $29.99
GOLDEN EARRING - SEVEN TEARS (180G IMPORT LP) GOLDEN EARRING - SEVEN TEARS (180G IMPORT LP) $29.99
AMY RAY - GOODNIGHT TENDER (LP) AMY RAY - GOODNIGHT TENDER (LP) $14.99
BILLY JOEL - BILLY JOEL'S GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 AND 2 (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G 2LP) BILLY JOEL - BILLY JOEL'S GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 AND 2 (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G 2LP) $39.99
BILLY JOEL - THE STRANGER (180g Vinyl LP) BILLY JOEL - THE STRANGER (180g Vinyl LP) $19.99
Customers Who Purchased This Item Also Bought:
BILLY JOEL - GLASS HOUSES (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G 45RPM 2LP) BILLY JOEL - GLASS HOUSES (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G 45RPM 2LP) $39.99 BILLY JOEL - 52ND STREET (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G 45RPM 2LP) BILLY JOEL - 52ND STREET (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 180G 45RPM 2LP) $39.99 BILLY JOEL - THE STRANGER (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 45RPM 180G 2LP) BILLY JOEL - THE STRANGER (NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 45RPM 180G 2LP) $39.99