23-Times Platinum Collection Among the 20 Best-Selling Albums in History: All of Billy Joel's Peak-Era Hits In One Place on This Timeless 26-Track Set
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes for the First Time: Hear "Piano Man," "Big Shot," "Pressure," "Allentown," "Uptown Girl," and Many More Standards in Unsurpassed, Uber-Transparent Sound
Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity's 2x SACD Set Is an Instant Collector's Item
It's the third best-selling record in American history.
It contains nearly every one of Billy Joel's peak-era chart hits as
well as a smattering of fan favorites. It encapsulates exactly why the
singer-songwriter-pianist remains one of the most beloved, commercially
successful, relentlessly creative, and oft-referenced artists in music.
Spanning 1973 to 1985, Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II functions as a hand-guided tour through pop, rock, doo-wop, blues,
R&B, blue-eyed soul, and chamber jazz. It is rivaled by few—if
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's pristine 2x SACD set of this ubiquitous classic
finally does justice to the Hall of Fame caliber music. Part of the label's restoration of Joel's most crucial releases, Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II literally takes on new life. Devoid of the flatness, squelched
dynamics, and limited soundscapes that defined previous versions, the
collection brings Joel's genius and intentions into a more transparent light.
Is it any wonder that this double set has moved more than 23 million
copies to date? No. All told, 20 Top 40 singles line up alongside six
album-track favorites, the songs all instantly recognized by name. This
is touchstone material that's long crossed over into multiple
generations of listeners and eradicated genre boundaries, and formed the
basis of Joel's constantly sold-out concerts for the past two-plus decades.
As demonstrated on diverse fare ranging from "Piano Man" to "The
Stranger," "Big Shot" to "Uptown Girl," and the pair of then-new tracks
("You're Only Human (Second Wind)" and "The Night Is Still Young"), Joel always
succeeds in wrapping his head around rich swaths of American pop, his
music stopping by way of New Orleans, Kansas City, Memphis, Chicago, and
other milestone cities.
The singer's simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics speak to universal truths and uplift. Joel's
melodic flair does the rest, filling out tunes with comprehensive
arrangements, towering harmonies, and a swift sense of purpose. His
catalog testifies on behalf of unimpeachably ovational songwriting and
execution. Experience all his hits in heart-rustling fidelity. They, and you, have waited long enough for such an intimate encounter.
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