In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on The Bridge Tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin's invitation to the U.S.S.R. for six fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. For the first time, A MATTER OF TRUST: THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA, presents an expanded version of what fans saw and heard over a quarter-century ago. The newly remastered 2CD set adds 11 previously unreleased songs to the original 16-song CD from 1987, which closely recreates Billy's full concert sequence. The extra material includes concert rehearsal takes and TV performances. The Blu-ray features an expanded version of the original 1987 concert LIVE FROM LENINGRAD, newly remastered with seven previously unreleased songs. It also includes a brand-new 90-minute documentary that takes a fresh look at the groundbreaking trip. This new film connects documentary material from 1987 with new interviews of nearly 20 U.S. and Russian participants, including Billy, Christie Brinkley, band musicians, crew, and many others. There is a passion and intimacy to their interviews that underscores the historical significance of what these fellow travelers all witnessed, and the warmth that the Russian people showered on them. Billy has always considered that going to Russia was the most important thing he'd ever done.
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