Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is commemorating forty years of Billy Joel's career as a solo recording artist with a pair of historic releases--a limited edition Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection boxed set and a two-disc Legacy Edition of 1973's Piano Man album (exclusively featuring a long-lost fabled radio concert from 1972)--each appealing to aficionados of the iconic American singer-songwriter-performer.
09-20-11, 04:09 PM
Maybe I'll get Piano Man. Have actually never owned that album. But NO WAY do I get the box set. I'm more than a little fed up with all the re-releases.
09-20-11, 04:51 PM
Yeah, gotta keep that money flowing somehow with a lack of new material in almost 20 years.
09-20-11, 05:03 PM
I'm waiting for the version with scarves, marbles and trading cards.
09-20-11, 05:21 PM
So is this only going to be released on the website? I'd totally get it, but no way I'm paying $200; I'd bite at $100-150 though.
09-20-11, 06:16 PM
I wonder why kohuept is not included in the box set?
09-20-11, 06:24 PM
They also left off 12 Gardens, last play at shea, and the 2000 millenium concert. Maybe he should have left off Songs in the attic, and then released a 2nd live box set.
09-20-11, 06:32 PM
We're only three years removed from the Legacy Edition of The Stranger (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/music-talk/534512-billy-joel-stranger-30th-anniversary-legacy-edition-7-8-08-a.html) . In what universe is there any need to have another version of that album?
09-20-11, 07:06 PM
I'm all for buying anything related to Billy, but the box set is a pass for being incomplete, and for that price. There isn't anything I don't have from that bonus disc, at a glance at least. But I'll pick up the Legacy edition of "Piano Man" for sure (even though I've also got the MMR concert that I recorded off the radio in the '90's myself). C'mon Billy/Sony, you can do better than this!
I just noticed there will apparently be randomly autographed box sets... if they all came signed, that could be a different story... ;)