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52nd Street
Billy Joel
52nd Street
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Following up his 1977 breakthrough smash The Stranger was no easy task for Billy Joel; 52nd Street shows he wasn't quite up to the challenge, though it sold similarly well and kept the momentum for his fast- track career u...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Billy Joel
Title: 52nd Street
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Album Type: Enhanced, Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646938522

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Following up his 1977 breakthrough smash The Stranger was no easy task for Billy Joel; 52nd Street shows he wasn't quite up to the challenge, though it sold similarly well and kept the momentum for his fast- track career until the more impressive Glass Houses appeared in 1980. 52nd Street isn't without its moments: "My Life" remains one of Joel's most memorable hit singles, "Half a Mile Away" is a wonderful slice of infectiously upbeat pop, and "Rosalinda's Eyes" sways to an alluringly airy Latin feel. But macho poseur numbers such as "Big Shot" and "Stiletto" are embarrassingly overwrought, while the arty "Zanzibar" ultimately comes across more as pretentious than adventurous. The closing title track fails to convince anyone Joel is a cool blues hound. --Peter Blackstock

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Candace G. from CARTERVILLE, IL
Reviewed on 4/20/2007...
Big Shot
Honesty
My Life
Honesty
Zanzibar
Stiletto
Rosalinda's eyes
Half a Mile Away
Until the Night
52nd Street
A lot of Joel's better known songs. Great album.