Billy Joel 52nd Street on Numbered Limited Edition Gold CD From Audio Fidelty
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52nd Street is Billy Joel's sixth studio album and the first to reach #1 on the Billboard. The 1978 release contains some essential American pop songs including the three Top 40 hits, "My Life," "Big Shot" and "Honesty." The sophisticated and somewhat jazzy album is conceptualized like a musical, a showcase of masterful writing and musicianship.
Joel interjects rock, soul and Latin rhythms along with the jazz. The music flows together smoothly, thanks to Phil Ramone's seamless production and Joel's melodic craftsmanship. The jazz influences come through most strongly on "Zanzibar," featuring Freddie Hubbard's trumpet solos," as well as "Stiletto" and the title track. The album's standout is the gorgeously layered love song "Until the Night." 52nd Street was also the first Sony album to be released on CD in 1982.
Audio Fidelity's 24K + Gold compact discs reproduce the ultimate sound of a classic recorded performances without the irregular plated surfaces of standard aluminum discs. Their 24K + Gold series brings you classic music in deluxe packaging with see-through slip cases. They only use the original vintage mixes played back on a specially constructed playback deck.
Here's where the Plus comes in: engineers Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray use their 30 years of expertise to create the best sounding versions of the music ever released. When they are satisfied with the end result, the final digital master is shipped directly to the manufacturing plant for etching in "real time" onto the glass surface by laser.
The end result of this unique mastering process is a compact disc with the warm sound of the original analog master tape combined with a genuine 24 karat gold surface free of any type of physical defect making their 24K Gold CD series truly one of a kind!
Billy Joel 52nd Street Track Listing:
1. Big Shot
3. My Life
6. Rosalinda's Eyes
7. Half a Mile Away
8. Until the Night
9. 52nd Street