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2/26/14-Billy Joel Russian Concert CD!

todayFebruary 26, 2014

Background


Billy Joel will release his Russian recordings in May. Columbia/Legacy will release “A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia” by Billy Joel on May 20. The set adds twelve tracks not on the original 1987 live release, while the documentary is an update of Live in Leningrad 1987 which hasn’t been seen since its original VHS release. The Deluxe Edition adds a book with rare photographs and new liner notes.
From the press release: time dream of performing for the Russian people. As America’s pop rock musical ambassador, Billy Joel brought the Soviets their first fully staged high energy rock show. The tour began with a small acoustic concert in Tbilisi, followed by three electrifying stadium shows in Moscow and three shows in Leningrad.
Billy Joel’s historic visit to Russia became a worldwide news event, with journalists and writers covering the tour, its progress, and the effect Billy, his band and his family were having on the Russian people. The entire tour was professionally filmed and the concerts were simulcast on radio worldwide.
Track List for “A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia: The Concert”
Prelude/Angry Young Man
Allentown
Goodnight Saigon
Big Man On Mulberry Street
Baby Grand
An Innocent Man (previously unreleased)
Honesty (previously unreleased)
The Longest Time (previously unreleased)
A Matter Of Trust
Only The Good Die Young
It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me (previously unreleased)
Sometimes A Fantasy (previously unreleased)
You May Be Right (previously unreleased)
Uptown Girl
Big Shot
Back In The U.S.S.R.
Pressure (DVD Extra)
 

Written by: Barry Scott

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