Billy Joel My Lives (4-CD+DVD)

My Lives (4-CD+DVD)
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  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Sony

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Entertainment Weekly - No. 852, p.83
"...If you love him, you need this..." - Grade: B+

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.My Journey's End
  • 2.Time And Time Again
  • 3.Every Step I Take (Every Move I Make)
  • 4.You've Got Me Hummin' - The Hassles
  • 5.Amplifier Fire
  • 6.Only A Man (Demo, Never Released)
  • 7.She's Got A Way (Album Version)
  • 8.Oyster Bay (Demo, Never Released)
  • 9.Piano Man (Demo, Never Released)
  • 10.The Siegfried Line (Demo, Never Released)
  • 11.New Mexico (Demo, Never Released)
  • 12.Cross To Bear (Demo, Never Released)
  • 13.Miami 2017 (Demo, Never Released)
  • 14.These Rhinestone Days (Demo, Never Released)
  • 15.Everybody Has A Dream
  • 16.Only The Good Die Young (Alternate Version, Never Released)
  • 17.Until The Night (Album Version)
  • 18.Zanzibar (Album Verison, Unfaded)
  • 19.It's Still Rock and Roll To Me (Album Version)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Captain Jack (Live Version, Never Released)
  • 2.The End Of The World (Demo, Never Released)
  • 3.The Prime Of Your Life (Demo, Never Released)
  • 4.She's Right On Time (Album Version)
  • 5.Elvis Presley Blvd.
  • 6.Nobody Knows But Me
  • 7.An Innocent Man (Album Version)
  • 8.Christie Lee (Demo, Never Released)
  • 9.Easy Money (Album Version)
  • 10.And So It Goes (Demo, Never Released)
  • 11.I'll Cry Instead (live)
  • 12.Keeping the Faith (12" Dance Remix)
  • 13.Modern Woman (Album Version)
  • 14.Baby Grand (with Ray Charles)
  • 15.Getting Closer with Steve Winwood (Alternate Version, Never released)
  • 16.House Of Blue Light
  • 17.Money Or Love (Demo, Never Released)
  • 18.The Times They Are A Changin' (Live Album Version)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.The Downeaster "Alexa" (Album Version)
  • 2.I Go To Extremes (Live, Never Released)
  • 3.Shout
  • 4.All Shook Up
  • 5.Heartbreak Hotel
  • 6.When You Wish Upon A Star
  • 7.In A Sentimental Mood
  • 8.Motorcycle Song (Demo, Never Released)
  • 9.You Picked A Real Bad Time
  • 10.The River Of Dreams (Alternate Version, Never Released)
  • 11.Hard Days Night
  • 12.Light As The Breeze
  • 13.To Make You Feel My Love
  • 14.Hey Girl
  • 15.Why Should I Worry
  • 16.Where Were You On Our Wedding Day (album version)
  • 17.Highway 61 Revisited (Demo, Never Released)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Movin' Out
  • 2.You May Be Right duet with Elton John (Live, Never Released)
  • 3.Big Shot
  • 4.Don't Worry Baby
  • 5.Goodnight Saigon (Vietnam Veterans Version)
  • 6.Los Angelenos
  • 7.New York State Of Mind
  • 8.Opus 1. Soliloquy (On A Separation)
  • 9.Opus 8. Suite For Piano (Star Crossed)
  • 10.Elegy: The Great Peconic

Product Description:

Personnel: Billy Joel (vocals, accordion, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, bass guitar); Probyn Gregory (vocals, guitar, trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn); Jeffrey Foskett (vocals, guitar, sleigh bell); Nick Walusko (vocals, guitar); Darian Sahanaja, Scott Bennett (vocals, piano, organ, vibraphone, glockenspiel); Dave Brown , Elton John, Brian Wilson (vocals, piano); John Edward Dizek (vocals, percussion); Taylor Mills, Zhournalist (vocals); Dann Huff, Don Evans, Sal DeTroia, John McCurry, Russell Javors, Jim Bosse, Tommy Byrnes, Ken Recher, Richie McKenna (guitar); Steve Khan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar); Eric Gale (electric guitar); Sneaky Pete (steel guitar); Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar); Hugh McCracken (nylon-string guitar); World Famous Incognito Violinist (fiddle); Paul Mertens (flute, harmonica, saxophone); Clint Black (harmonica); Dominic Cortese (accordion); Mark Rivera (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Jon Faddis, Bob Winiker, Joe Shepley (trumpet); Jim Hoke, Jim Horn, Paul Litterall, Charles Rose (horns); Matt Rollings (piano); Richard Tee, Richie Cannata, Steve Nathan (organ); Leon Pendarvis, Steve Winwood (Hammond b-3 organ); Jeff Jacobs (synthesizer); Emory Gordy, Larry Knechtel, Neil Jason, Randy Jackson , T-Bone Wolk, Will Lee , Joe Osborn, Bob Lizik, Schuyler Deale, Doug Stegmeyer, Howard Arthur Blauvelt (bass guitar); Bill Zampino, Jim Hines, Jonathan Small, Willie Weeks, Charlie Morgan , Sean Pelton, Rhys Clark, Liberty DeVitto, David Baglioli, Denny Siewell (drums); Anton Fig (snare drum); David Friedman (percussion, chimes); Kim Fleming, Bob Bailey, Yvonne Hodges (background vocals); Mike D'Amico, Brian Ruggles.
Arranger: Robert Freedman.
Something of a companion piece to Billy Joel's greatest hits collections, this exhaustive box set comprises four CDs (and a bonus DVD) of rarities, B-sides, demos, covers, and recordings that have fallen between the cracks in Joel's discography. Those looking for the studio versions of "My Life," "Just the Way You Are," and "Uptown Girl" won't find them here; this collection is a different animal altogether. With an eye toward representing Joel as an adventurous craftsman and tireless reviser, MY LIVES is packed with one-off concert performances and intimate, unreleased demos (which often differ radically from the well-known final versions) that paint an interesting portrait of Joel's creative process.
Disc one stretches back to Joel's pre-solo career, including songs by his garage-pop band the Hassles and his snicker-inducing heavy metal project Atilla. But it is with Joel's PIANO MAN demos that one can hear the artist finding his feet ("Oyster Bay" is one of the set's highlights). While discs three and four may contain too many covers (do we really need to hear Joel's rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star?"), there are some interesting selections of his classical work from the 2000s. Despite its shortcomings, MY LIVES provides valuable insight into Joel's evolution as a songwriter and performer, which makes it intriguing for casual fans, and essential for devotees.

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