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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>

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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>

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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <1971>

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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>

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    Billy Joel / Piano Man (Columbia, KC 32544) <November 9, 1973>

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    Billy Joel / Streetlife Serenade (US, Columbia, PC 33146) <October 11, 1974>

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    Billy Joel / Streetlife Serenade (US, Columbia, PC 33146) <October 11, 1974>

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    Billy Joel / Turnstiles (US, Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848) <May 19, 1976>

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    Billy Joel / Turnstiles (US, Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848) <May 19, 1976> ADVANCE PROMOTION

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    Billy Joel / The Stranger (US, Columbia / Family Productions, JC 34987) <September 29, 1977>

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    Billy Joel / Inter Chords - Billy Joel Interview (US, Columbia, AS 402) <1977>

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia, Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia/Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia / Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia / Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ①

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ②

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❶

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❷

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❸

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> (1)

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> (2)

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    Billy Joel / Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79 (Japan, CBS/Sony, YAPC 107-108) <1979> その①

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    Billy Joel / Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79 (Japan, CBS/Sony, YAPC 107-108) <1979> その②

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    Billy Joel / The Nylon Curtain (US, Columbia TC 38200) <June 23, 1982>

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    Billy Joel / Концерт (Columbia, C2X 40996) <released ; October 26, 1987> MAT ; 1A/1A/1A/1A

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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>

    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>
    (SIDE 1) FRS-2700-AK NEW  △16700
    (SIDE 2) FPS-2700-B-12-RE △16699×

    コールド・スプリング・ハーバー〜ピアノの詩人(Cold Spring Harbor)は、Family ProductionsからFPS-2700の番号でリリースされたビリー・ジョエルのデビュー作です。レコーディングは主にロサンゼルスで行われましたが、「ホワイ・ジュディ・ホワイ」と「ユー・ルック・ソー・グッド・トゥ・ミー」の2曲はニューヨーク録音だそうです。アルバム・タイトルはビリー・ジョエルの故郷近くの街の名前で、ジャケの写真もこの街のHarbor Roadで撮影されました。

    オリジナル盤は、テープの回転数が早い状態でマスタリングされるというミスが生じたため、ビリーの声がまるで別人・・・というか、ヘリウム・ガスでも吸ったかのような奇妙な声になっています(半音高いだけですが、こんなに違って聴こえるのですね)。完成されたアルバムを聴いたビリーは、レコードのターンテーブルを引き裂いて、レコードを家の前の道に投げつけたといいます。マトリクスが複数あるのに何故修正されなかったのか理解に苦しみます。もちろんアルバムは全く売れず、ビリーは1973年11月の「ピアノ・マン」でブレイクするまで2年待たねばなりませんでした。

    この作品はその後1983年に再編集され、再発され、それなりのヒット作になりました。この再編集時にピッチが修正され、 "You Can Make Me Free"は半分の長さになり、"Everybody Loves You Now"と"Turn Around"でリズム・セクションが加えられ、"Tomorrow Is Today"のベース・ドラムス・オーケストラが削られました。これで、ずいぶん聴きやすくなりました。ただしこれらの再編集にビリーは関与しておらず、またオリジナル盤・再編集盤のいずれにも不満があるそうです。

    この写真のコピーはラベルに「D.J.COPY」と印刷されたプロモーション盤です。ラベルは超初期の★がないデザイン。SIDE 1のマトリクスが「FRS-2700」となっているのは単純なミスでしょう。SIDE 2は事もあろうかラベルそのものがついていません。ちなみにプロモーション盤によってマトリックスが異なります(この辺については、ぼちぼち整理してupします)。

    なお、このコピーには白いインナー・スリーヴが付いていました。これまで見た10枚ほどのプロモーション盤のほぼ全てのインナー・スリーヴが同様の単純な白いスリーヴでしたので、これがオリジナルでしょう。

    ジャケ写真は粗い印象で、またジャケの紙の質も悪めです。マトリクスが若いもので、このように粗悪なジャケットをみかけます(逆にあとのマトリクスになるとジャケ写真が鮮明になります)。

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sz7DfK8whc

    "She's Got A Way"

    She's got a way about her
    I don't know what it is
    But I know that I can't live without her
    She's got a way of pleasin'
    I don't know what it is
    But there doesn't have to be a reason anyway

    She's got a smile that heals me
    I don't know why it is
    But I have to laugh when she reveals me
    She's got a way of talkin'
    I don't know why it is
    But it lifts me up when we are walkin' anywhere

    She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
    Inspires me without a sound
    She touches me and I get turned around

    She's got a way of showin'
    How I make her feel
    And I find the strength to keep on goin'
    She's got a light around her
    And ev'rywhere she goes
    A million dreams of love surround her ev'rywhere

    She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
    Inspires me without a sound
    She touches me and I get turned around

    She's got a smile that heals me
    I don't know why it is
    But I have to laugh when she reveals me
    She's got a way about her
    I don't know what it is
    But I know that I can't live without her anyway

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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>

    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>
    (SIDE 1) FRS-2700-AK NEW  △16700   
    (SIDE 2) FPS-2700-B-12-RE △16699× 

    コールド・スプリング・ハーバー〜ピアノの詩人(Cold Spring Harbor)は、Family ProductionsからFPS-2700の番号でリリースされたビリー・ジョエルのデビュー作です。レコーディングは主にロサンゼルスで行われましたが、「ホワイ・ジュディ・ホワイ」と「ユー・ルック・ソー・グッド・トゥ・ミー」の2曲はニューヨーク録音だそうです。アルバム・タイトルはビリー・ジョエルの故郷近くの街の名前で、ジャケの写真もこの街のHarbor Roadで撮影されました。

    オリジナル盤は、テープの回転数が早い状態でマスタリングされるというミスが生じたため、ビリーの声がまるで別人・・・というか、ヘリウム・ガスでも吸ったかのような奇妙な声になっています(半音高いだけですが、こんなに違って聴こえるのですね)。完成されたアルバムを聴いたビリーは、レコードのターンテーブルを引き裂いて、レコードを家の前の道に投げつけたといいます。マトリクスが複数あるのに何故修正されなかったのか理解に苦しみます。もちろんアルバムは全く売れず、ビリーは1973年11月の「ピアノ・マン」でブレイクするまで2年待たねばなりませんでした。

    この作品はその後1983年に再編集され、再発され、それなりのヒット作になりました。この再編集時にピッチが修正され、 "You Can Make Me Free"は半分の長さになり、"Everybody Loves You Now"と"Turn Around"でリズム・セクションが加えられ、"Tomorrow Is Today"のベース・ドラムス・オーケストラが削られました。これで、ずいぶん聴きやすくなりました。ただしこれらの再編集にビリーは関与しておらず、またオリジナル盤・再編集盤のいずれにも不満があるそうです。

    この写真のコピーはラベルに「D.J.COPY」と印刷されたプロモーション盤です。ラベルは超初期の★がないデザイン。SIDE 1のマトリクスが「FRS-2700」となっているのは単純なミスでしょう。ちなみにプロモーション盤によってマトリックスが異なります(この辺については、ぼちぼち整理してupします)。

    ジャケ写真は粗い印象で、またジャケの紙の質も悪めです。マトリクスが若いもので、このように粗悪なジャケットをみかけます(逆にあとのマトリクスになるとジャケ写真が鮮明になり、ジャケが分厚くなります)。

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    "Cold Spring Harbor"という言葉が歌詞に出てくるのは、A面3曲目のこの曲。チョーシこいてる美人に対する辛辣な内容の歌です。でも、嫌いだったらこんなことわざわざ言わないで無視するんで、やっぱり屈折したラヴ・ソングなんでしょうね。

    "Everybody Loves You Now"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypmx0hpgxkc

    Baby all the lights are turned on you
    Now you're in the center of the stage
    Ev'rything revolves on what you do
    Ah, you are in your prime
    You've come of age
    You can always have your way somehow
    'Cause ev'rybody loves you now

    You can walk away from your mistakes
    You can turn your back on what you do
    Just a little smile is all it takes
    And you can have your cake and eat it too
    Loneliness will get to you somehow
    But ev'rybody loves you now

    Ah, they all want your white body
    And they await your reply
    Ah, but between you and me and the
    Staten Island ferry So do I

    All the people want to know your name
    Soon there will be lines outside your door
    Feelings do not matter in your game
    'Cause nothing's gonna touch you anymore
    So your life is only living anyhow
    And ev'rybody loves you now

    Close your eyes when you don't want to see
    And stay at home when you don't want to go
    Only speak to those who will agree
    Yeah, and close your mind when you don't want to know
    You have lost your innocence somehow
    But ev'rybody loves you now

    Ah. you know that nothin' lasts forever
    And it's all been done before
    Ah but you ain't got the time
    To go to Cold Spring Harbor no more

    See how all the people gather 'round
    Hey, isn't it a thrill to see them all crawl
    Keep your eyes ahead and don't look down
    Yeah, and lock yourself inside your sacred wall
    This is what you wanted, ain't you proud
    'Cause ev'rybody loves you now

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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <1971>

    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <1971>
    (SIDE 1) FPS 2700-A-15-1 NEW MR △16700 D
    (SIDE 2) FPS 2700-B-RE-116-1-1 PR ①

    Cold Spring Harbor is the debut studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on November 1, 1971 by Family Productions.

    Cold Spring Harbor was named after a hamlet of the same name in the town of Huntington, New York, a Long Island seaside community near Joel's hometown. The front cover was photographed at Harbor Road in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkNdRLwRLGE

    "You Can Make Me Free"

    You can make me free
    You can make me smile
    You can make me be like a little child
    You can melt the ice that chills my body
    You can dry my ev'ry tear
    You can make the lonely hours disappear

    You can make me free
    You can make me rise
    You can make me see
    So open up my eyes
    Don't you know my only real momerrts are the
    ones I spend with you?
    How I long to drink some wine again with you?
    I can take the skies
    I can soar like a bird
    With his heart full of song, yeah, yeah
    Won't you color my eyes?
    I've been writing so long

    You can make me free
    You can make me cry
    You can make it so much better if you only try
    And if I must wait a lonely lifetime
    Until I am with you. my love
    I will wait when you'll be what I'm dreaming of
    I can take the skies
    I can soar like a bird
    With his heart full of song, yeah, yeah
    Won't you color my eyes?
    I've been writing so long

    You can make me free
    You can make me cry
    You can make it so much better if you only try
    And if I must wait a lonely lifetime

    Until I am with you, my love
    I will wait when you'll be what I'm dreaming of
    You can make me free
    You can make me cry
    I know you know that you can make it
    so much better If you would only try, yeah. yeah. yeah

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    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>

    Billy Joel / Cold Spring Harbor (US, Family Productions, FPS 2700) <November 1, 1971>

    (SIDE 1) FPS-2700A-4-11-1
    (SIDE 2) FPS2700B-5-11-1

    ビリー・ジョエルのデビュー作です。このミュージアムはプロモだけにしているつもりですが、「プロモと通常盤を比較したい」というご相談があったので、載せておきます。

    見ての通り、プロモに比べて写真の解像度が改善しています。また厚手のしっかりした質の紙になっています。またラベルは★が入ってます。

    このアルバムの曲はどれも本当に素晴らしいです。

    Billy Joel - Turn Around
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwKNKwYB6dI

    "Turn Around"

    Oh, sweet lady
    Runnin' like a stream
    You don't look back
    Because you know hands are clean

    You make believe
    That the past was just a dream
    You make believe the past was just a dream

    Turn around
    Turn around
    And I will sing for you a song
    I don't know where you been
    But you been gone too long

    Oh, Eliza, you must beget again
    And all the roads that you have walked are
    comin' to an end
    I was your lover but I thought
    I was your friend I loved you but
    I thought I was your friend

    So, turn around
    Oh, turn around
    And I will sing for you a song
    I don't know where you been
    But you been gone too long

    Oh, sweet lady stand beside the sea
    Maybe you will find a little time to think of me
    Won't you please remember what I tried so hard
    to be? Yeah, remember what I tried so hard to be

    So, turn around
    Oh, turn around
    Yeah, and I will sing for you a song
    And I don't know where you been
    But you been gone too long

    Too long
    I said, you been gone too long
    You been gone too long

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    Billy Joel / Piano Man (Columbia, KC 32544) <November 9, 1973>

    Billy Joel / Piano Man (Columbia, KC 32544) <November 9, 1973>
    (ONE SIDE) PAL 32544-2B
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL 32544-2A

    レコード番号は"KC 32544"で、再プレスからは"PC 32544"になります。オリジナル盤はA-1の曲名が間違って"TRAVELLIN' PRAYER" と印刷されています( "L" が二つに増えています;ラベル、裏ジャケ、インナー・スリーヴの3か所いずれも間違っています)。

    ジャケはザラザラの材質の紙で、エッジのあたりがポロポロ剥げやすく、ジャケがきれいな状態の盤は珍しいです。ちなみに再プレスからはジャケがツルツルの材質の紙に代わります。

    白ラベルのプロモ盤は存在せず、この盤のように裏に"PROMOTION RECORD - NOT FOR SALE"のスタンプが押されています。タイミング・ストリップが貼付されたプロモ盤も存在します。このプロモのマトリクスは「2B/2A」ですが「2A/2A」も存在しており、おそらく「2A/2A」より若いものは存在しないと思います。

    いずれにしてもプロモ盤は激レアで、見かけたら即買をお勧めします。

    https://www.discogs.com/ja/Billy-Joel-Piano-Man/release/11698448

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0

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    Billy Joel / Streetlife Serenade (US, Columbia, PC 33146) <October 11, 1974>

    Billy Joel / Streetlife Serenade (US, Columbia, PC 33146) <October 11, 1974>
    (SIDE 1) T1 PAL 33146-2E
    (SIDE 2) T1 PBL 33146-2E

    ビリー・ジョエルの3枚目。脚光を浴びた"Piano Man"と「当時は売れなかったけど大傑作だよね」という扱いの"Turnstiles"と間で、ちょっと軽めの扱いをされていますが、これも実にいい曲が入ってます。超名バラード"Souvenir"とか、ピアノが冴えまくりのインスト"Root Beer Rag"とか・・・。

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuTvAvzB3TY

    "Souvenir"

    A picture postcard
    A folded stub
    A program of the play
    File away your photographs
    Of your holiday

    And your mementos
    Will turn to dust
    But that's the price you pay
    For every year's a souvenir
    That slowly fades away
    Every year's a souvenir
    That slowly fades away

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    Billy Joel / Streetlife Serenade (US, Columbia, PC 33146) <October 11, 1974>

    Billy Joel / Streetlife Serenade (US, Columbia, PC 33146) <October 11, 1974>
    (SIDE 1) PAL 33146-2D
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2C 同じ白ラベルのプロモでも、マトリクスは結構たくさんのヴァリエーションがあります。

    Streetlife Serenade is the third studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on October 11, 1974 by Columbia Records. The follow-up to his previous album Piano Man (1973).Joel says that he had been touring in clubs and theatres and opening for big acts such as The Beach Boys, thus leaving him little time to write new songs, but was under pressure to put out a new album after Piano Man. He also says that he did not have many new songs, hence the inclusion of two instrumentals – "The Mexican Connection" and "Root Beer Rag". The back cover features a barefooted Joel sitting in a chair looking cross; Joel himself says that he had had his wisdom teeth extracted two days prior to the shoot.The front cover is a painting of a hotel and cafe located at 651 South Centre Street in Los Angeles, California.

    Root Beer Rag
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWH9iwtl9Q4

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    Billy Joel / Turnstiles (US, Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848) <May 19, 1976>

    Billy Joel / Turnstiles (US, Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848) <May 19, 1976>
    (SIDE 1) PAL 33848 1C
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1D

    ビリー・ジョエルの「ストレンジャー」の1年前の大傑作。
    名曲てんこ盛りで、これが売れなかった理由が全くわかりません。

    "Summer, Highland Falls"

    They say that these are not the best of times
    But they're the only times I've ever known
    And I believe there is a time for meditation
    In cathedrals of our own
    Now I have seen that sad surrender in my lover's eyes
    And I can only stand apart and sympathize
    For we are always what our situations hand us
    It's either sadness or euphoria

    So we'll argue and we'll compromise
    And realize that nothing's ever changed
    For all our mutual experience
    Our separate conclusions are the same
    Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity
    Our reason coexists with our insanity
    But we choose between reality and madness
    It's either sadness or euphoria

    How thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
    Perhaps we don't fulfill each other's fantasies
    And as we stand upon the ledges of our lives
    With our respective similarities
    It's either sadness or euphoria

    中学生の時にアルバムを聴いてから、未だにずっと好きな曲です。
    あのころ、この曲で「euphoria」なんて単語を覚えました。
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygNNpvzuNFA

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    Billy Joel / Turnstiles (US, Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848) <May 19, 1976> ADVANCE PROMOTION

    Billy Joel / Turnstiles (US, Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848) <May 19, 1976> ADVANCE PROMOTION
    (SIDE 1) PAL 33848 1C
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1D

    いわゆるプロモ盤の前に作られる"ADVANCE PROMOTION"というタイプのレコードです。ジャケも未完成で、ラベルに"ADVANCE PROMOTION"と印刷されています。マトリクスは以前upしたプロモ盤と全く同じでした。

    Say Goodbye To Hollywood - Billy Joel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47PtUvHIQpk

    Bobby's driving through the city tonight
    Through the lights in a hot new rent-a-car
    He joins the lover in his heavy machine
    It's a scene down on Sunset Boulevard

    [Chorus]
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby

    Johnny's taking care of things for awhile
    And his style is so right for troubadors
    They got him sitting with his back to the door
    Now he won't be my fast gun anymore

    [Chorus]
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby

    [Bridge]
    Moving on is a chance that you take every time you try to stay
    Together
    Say a word out of line and you find that the friends you had are gone
    Forever

    [Verse 3]
    So many faces in and out of my life
    Some will last, some will just be now and then
    Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
    I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again

    [Chorus]
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby

    [Bridge]
    Moving on is a chance that you take every time you try to stay
    Together
    Say a word out of line and you find that the friends you had are gone
    Forever

    [Verse 3]
    So many faces in and out of my life
    Some will last, some will just be now and then
    Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
    I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again

    [Chorus]
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye, my baby

    高校生のころ、この曲の "Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again." というフレーズが好きでした。でもいま考えてみたら "Hello, hello, hello, hello, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.... That's all there is." とか、「勧 君 金 屈 卮、満 酌 不 須 辞、花 発 多 風 雨、人 生 足 別 離」とか。古今東西を問わず、似たような言い回しばかりですね。。

    ところで、いまは意外と「関係」って続くもんです。今月末にまた高校生の頃の友人と会います。SNS様々です。

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    Billy Joel / The Stranger (US, Columbia / Family Productions, JC 34987) <September 29, 1977>

    Billy Joel / The Stranger (US, Columbia / Family Productions, JC 34987) <September 29, 1977>
    (SIDE 1) AL-34987-2A
    (SIDE 2) BL-34987-2A

    ビリー・ジョエルの5作目。おそらく最も人気の高い作品だろうと思います。僕はビリー・オタクなので本作品のプロモを4枚ほど持っていますが、マトは全部2A/2Aでした。スレが目立つジャケのため、納得できる状態のジャケのコピーが全然見つけられらず、まだ「究極コンディション盤」を探し続けています。

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnlvPoDU5LY

    "The Stranger"

    Well we all have a face
    That we hide away forever
    And we take them out and show ourselves
    When everyone has gone
    Some are satin some are steel
    Some are silk and some are leather
    They're the faces of the stranger
    But we love to try them on

    Well, we all fall in love
    But we disregard the danger
    Though we share so many secrets
    There are some we never tell
    Why were you so surprised
    That you never saw the stranger
    Did you ever let your lover see
    The stranger in yourself?

    Don't be afraid to try again
    Everyone goes south
    Every now and then
    You've done it, why can't someone else?
    You should know by now
    You've been there yourself

    Once I used to believe
    I was such a great romancer
    Then I came home to a woman
    That I could not recognize
    When I pressed her for a reason
    She refused to even answer
    It was then I felt the stranger
    Kick me right between the eyes

    Well, we all fall in love
    But we disregard the danger
    Though we share so many secrets
    There are some we never tell
    Why were you so surprised
    That you never saw the stranger
    Did you ever let your lover see
    The stranger in yourself?

    Don't be afraid to try again
    Everyone goes south
    Every now and then
    You've done it why can't someone else?
    You should know by now
    You've been there yourself

    You may never understand
    How the stranger is inspired
    But he isn't always evil
    And he isn't always wrong
    Though you drown in good intentions
    You will never quench the fire
    You'll give in to your desire
    When the stranger comes along.

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    Billy Joel / Inter Chords - Billy Joel Interview (US, Columbia, AS 402) <1977>

    Billy Joel / Inter Chords - Billy Joel Interview (US, Columbia, AS 402) <1977>
    (SIDE 1) XSM160994-2A
    (SIDE 2) XSM160995-2A

    かなり珍しいLPにもかかわらずプレミア価格化しないのは、やはりインタビューLPで繰り返し聴くような内容でないからでしょう。英語が堪能でない自分にはさっぱりです。。。

    ↓1977年6月3日、カーネギー・ホールでのライヴです。
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dws3uiaUrhE

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia, Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia, Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>
    (SIDE 1) T1 AL 35609 1B
    (SIDE 1) T1 BL 35609 1E

    52nd Street is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released in 1978. It was the first of four Joel albums to top the Billboard charts, and it earned him two Grammys. Three songs reached the Top 40 in the United States, contributing to the album's success: "My Life" (# 3), "Big Shot" (# 14), and "Honesty" (# 24).It was similarly well received by critics, earning the 1979 Grammy for Album of the Year.This Grammy was presented to its producer, Phil Ramone. Upon Ramone's death, 52nd Street's Album of the Year Grammy was passed on to Joel.

    The title is a reference to 52nd Street, one of New York City's jazz centers in the middle of the century. Joel's label was headquartered on 52nd Street (in the CBS Building) at the time of the album's release. The studio where recording took place was also on 52nd Street, one block away from the CBS Building.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3JFEfdK_Ls

    "My Life"

    Got a call from an old friend
    We used to be real close
    Said he couldn't go on the American way
    Closed the shop, sold the house
    Bought a ticket to the West Coast
    Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A.

    I don't need you to worry for me 'cause I'm alright
    I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home
    I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
    Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone

    I never said you had to offer me a second chance
    I never said I was a victim of circumstance
    I still belong, don't get me wrong
    And you can speak your mind, but not on my time

    They will tell you you can't sleep alone in a strange place
    Then they'll tell you you can't sleep with somebody else
    Ah, but sooner or later you sleep in your own space
    Either way it's OK, you wake up with yourself

    I don't need you to worry for me 'cause I'm alright
    I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home
    I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
    Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone

    I never said you had to offer me a second chance
    I never said I was a victim of circumstance
    I still belong, don't get me wrong
    And you can speak your mind, but not on my time
    I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
    Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone

    Keep it to yourself it's my life.
    Keep it to yourself it's my life.
    Keep it to yourself it's my life.
    Keep it to yourself it's my life.

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia/Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia / Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>
    (side 1) T1 AL 35609 1B
    (side 2) T1 BL 35609 1E

    「ストレンジャー」に続いて発表された6作目。あの"Honesty"を収録していることで有名です。ほかも名曲揃いの名作です。

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuFScoO4tb0

    "Honesty"

    If you search for tenderness
    It isn't hard to find
    You can have the love you need to live
    But if you look for truthfulness
    You might just as well be blind
    It always seems to be so hard to give

    Honesty is such a lonely word
    Everyone is so untrue
    Honesty is hardly ever heard
    And mostly what I need from you

    I can always find someone
    To say they sympathize
    If I wear my heart out on my sleeve
    But I don't want some pretty face
    To tell me pretty lies
    All I want is someone to believe

    Honesty is such a lonely word
    Everyone is so untrue
    Honesty is hardly ever heard
    And mostly what I need from you

    I can find a lover
    I can find a friend
    I can have security
    Until the bitter end
    Anyone can comfort me
    With promises again
    I know, I know

    When I'm deep inside of me
    Don't be too concerned
    I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone
    But when I want sincerity
    Tell me where else can I turn
    Cause you're the one that I depend upon

    Honesty is such a lonely word
    Everyone is so untrue
    Honesty is hardly ever heard
    And mostly what I need from you

    すごくすごく真面目な歌です。ビリー・ジョエルが精神を病んでいたというのも分かる気がしますね。

    ところで、ばんばひろふみは「タイトル『幸子』と書かれた歌詞を受け取り、東京から京都へ向かう新幹線に乗っていたら、突然、サビのメロディが降りてきた。僕の力ではない何か。神が降りてくるというか。移動時間の2時間50分で完成しました」と語っていますが(https://smart-flash.jp/entame/entertainment/13349 )、"SACHIKO"のサビってどう聴いても同じです。

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia / Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia / Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>
    (SIDE 1) T1 AL 35609 1B
    (SIDE 2) T1 AL 35609 1E

    ビリー・ジョエルが初の全米アルバム・チャート1位を獲得した記念碑的作品。

    Wikiに「"Big Shot"は二日酔いの男の歌」って解説が・・・・。どう聞いても「パーティで大物ぶって、翌日思い出して恥ずかしがっている」というビリーの自己嫌悪の歌にしか読めないんですが。

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEea624OBzM

    "Big Shot"

    Well you went uptown riding in your limousine
    With your fine Park Avenue clothes
    You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
    And the spoon up your nose
    And when you wake up in the morning
    With your head on fire
    And your eyes too bloody to see
    Go on and cry in your coffee
    But don't come bitchin' to me

    Because you had to be a big shot, didn't you
    You had to open up your mouth
    You had to be a big shot, didn't you
    All your friends were so knocked out
    You had to have the last word, last night
    You know what everything's about
    You had to have a white hot spotlight
    You had to be a big shot last night

    They were all impressed with your Halston dress
    And the people that you knew at Elaine's
    And the story of your latest success
    Kept 'em so entertained
    Aw but now you just don't remember
    All the things you said
    And you're not sure you want to know
    I'll give you one hint, honey
    You sure did put on a show

    Yes, yes, you had to be a big shot, didn't you
    You had to prove it to the crowd
    You had to be a big shot, didn't you
    All your friends were so knocked out
    You had to have the last word, last night
    You're so much fun to be around
    You had to have the front page, bold type
    You had to be a big shot last night

    Well, it's no big sin to stick your two cents in
    If you know when to leave it alone
    But you went over the line
    You couldn't see it was time to go home
    No, no, no, no, no, no, you had to be a big shot, didn't you
    You had to open up your mouth
    You had to be a big shot, didn't you
    All your friends were so knocked out
    You had to have the last word, last night
    So much fun to be around
    You had to have a white hot spot light
    You had to be a big shot last night

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    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia / Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>

    Billy Joel / 52nd Street (US, Columbia / Family Productions, FC 35609) <October 13, 1978>
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1A
    (SIDE 2) BL-35609 1H

    ちなみに、このレコのプロモ盤のマトリクスはもう一種類ありまして、
    (SIDE 1) T1 AL 35609 1B
    (SIDE 1) T1 BL 35609 1E    ・・・・ です。

    たまたまこれまでは「1B/1E」マトのプロモばかり載せてきましたが、実はこの「1A/1H」マトもよく見るものです。どちらが古いのかとか、音質がいいのか、などはよくわかりません。

    "Rosalinda's Eyes"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB-tkHD4uXU

    I play nights in the Spanish part of town
    I've got music in my hands
    The work is hard to find
    But that don't get me down
    Rosalinda understands

    Crazy Latin dancing solo down in Herald Square
    Oh Havana I've been searching for you everywhere
    And though I'll never be there
    I know what I would see there
    I can always find my Cuban skies
    In Rosalinda's eyes

    When she smiles she gives everything to me
    When she's all alone she cries
    And I'd do anything to take away her tears
    Because they're Rosalinda's eyes

    Senorita don't be lonely, I will soon be there
    Oh Havana I've been searching for you everywhere
    I've got a chance to make it
    It's time for me to take it
    I'll return before the fire dies
    In Rosalinda's eyes

    All alone in a Puerto Rican band
    Union wages, wedding clothes
    Hardly anyone has seen how good I am
    But Rosalinda says she knows

    Crazy Latin dancing solo down in Herald Square
    Oh Havana I've been searching for you everywhere
    And though I'll never be there
    I know what I would see there
    I can always find my Cuban skies
    In Rosalinda's eyes

    B面の目立たない位置なのに、トレード・マークのピアノを弾いていないのに、
    それでもこんなに素晴らしい曲!

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ①

    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ① BOX

    "Piano Man"から"52nd Street"までの5枚のWhite Label Promoをセットにしたボックス。アルファベット順に全曲の歌詞を印刷したブックレットが封入されています。レコードはすべて別々に、写真のような袋に収められています。プロ使用目的に作成された高音質プレスのボックスで、非常に珍しいものです。なお、"Piano Man"の白ラベル盤はこのボックスでしか手に入りません。

    5枚分のマトは

    "Piano Man"
    (ONE SIDE) PAL-32544-2AD
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL-32544-2J

    "Streetlife Serenade"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33146-2K
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2H

    "Turnstiles"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33848-1AA
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1AD

    "The Stranger"
    (SIDE 1) AL 34987 3BD
    (SIDE 2) BL 34987 4BL

    "52nd Street"
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1BF
    (SIDE 2) BL 35609 1CE

    Billy Joel at 36th Kennedy Center Honors Complete Tribute 2013
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-JFdEJS7Gg

    2013年、ケネディ・センター名誉賞(The Kennedy Center Honors)授賞式での映像です。すっかり好々爺になったトニー・ベネットによるホンワカする賛辞・紹介に続いて、いろんなミュージシャンがビリー・ジョエルの曲を演奏します。1曲目の"Big Shot"はなかなかいい演奏ですが誰なんでしょう・・・続くはドン・ヘンリーが"She's Got A Way"を歌います。次は日本では人気のないガース・ブルックスが"Allentown"と"Goodnight Saigon"の2曲、最後はRufus Wainwrightが"New York State Of Mind"と"Piano Man"を歌って締めます。

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ②

    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ②

    "Piano Man"から"52nd Street"までの5枚のWhite Label Promoをセットにしたボックス。プロ使用目的に作成された高音質プレスのボックスで、非常に珍しいものです。
    ここでは残りのレコのラベルをご覧下さい。(光の関係で少し黄色く見えますが、ちゃんと白いラベルです)。

    5枚分のマトは以下の通り

    "Piano Man"
    (ONE SIDE) PAL-32544-2AD
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL-32544-2J

    "Streetlife Serenade"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33146-2K
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2H

    "Turnstiles"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33848-1AA
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1AD

    "The Stranger"
    (SIDE 1) AL 34987 3BD
    (SIDE 2) BL 34987 4BL

    "52nd Street"
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1BF
    (SIDE 2) BL 35609 1CE

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❶

    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❶

    "Piano Man"から"52nd Street"までの5枚のWhite Label Promoをセットにしたボックス。アルファベット順に全曲の歌詞を印刷したブックレットが封入されています。レコードはすべて別々に、写真のような袋に収められています。プロ使用目的に作成された高音質プレスのボックスで、ビリー・ジョエル・コレクションをする場合に最も難渋するモノです。4枚目の「ファクト・シート」と呼ばれるものが残っているコピーは珍しいです。なお、"Piano Man"の白ラベル盤はこのボックスでしか手に入りません。

    "Piano Man" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 32544)
    (ONE SIDE) PAL-32544-2AD
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL-32544-2J

    "Streetlife Serenade" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33146)
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33146-2K
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2H

    "Turnstiles" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848)
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33848-1AA
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1AD

    "The Stranger" (Columbia/Family Productions, JC 34987)
    (SIDE 1) AL 34987 3BD
    (SIDE 2) BL 34987 4BL

    "52nd Street" (Columbia/Family Productions, FC 35609)
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1BF
    (SIDE 2) BL 35609 1CE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVKtL9VU8rQ

    "Piano Man"

    It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
    The regular crowd shuffles in
    There's an old man sitting next to me
    Making love to his tonic and gin

    He says, "Son can you play me a memory
    I'm not really sure how it goes
    But it's sad and it's sweet
    And I knew it complete
    When I wore a younger man's clothes."

    Sing us a song you're the piano man
    Sing us a song tonight
    Well we're all in the mood for a melody
    And you've got us feeling alright

    Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
    He gets me my drinks for free
    And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
    But there's someplace that he'd rather be

    He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
    As a smile ran away from his face
    "Well, I'm sure that I could be a movie star
    If I could get out of this place."

    Now Paul is a real estate novelist
    Who never had time for a wife
    And he's talking with Davy, who's still in the Navy
    And probably will be for life

    And the waitress is practicing politics
    As the businessmen slowly get stoned
    Yes they're sharing a drink they call "Loneliness"
    But it's better than drinking alone

    Sing us a song you're the piano man
    Sing us a song tonight
    Well we're all in the mood for a melody
    And you've got us feeling alright

    It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
    And the manager gives me a smile
    'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
    To forget about life for a while

    And the piano it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer
    And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
    And say, "Man, what are you doing here?"

    Sing us a song you're the piano man
    Sing us a song tonight
    Well we're all in the mood for a melody
    And you've got us feeling alright

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❷

    "Piano Man"から"52nd Street"までの5枚のWhite Label Promoをセットにしたボックス。アルファベット順に全曲の歌詞を印刷したブックレットが封入されています。レコードはすべて別々に、写真のような袋に収められています。プロ使用目的に作成された高音質プレスのボックスで、ビリー・ジョエル・コレクションをする場合に最も難渋するモノです。なお、"Piano Man"の白ラベル盤はこのボックスでしか手に入りません。

    "Piano Man" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 32544)
    (ONE SIDE) PAL-32544-2AD
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL-32544-2J

    "Streetlife Serenade" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33146)
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33146-2K
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2H

    "Turnstiles" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848)
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33848-1AA
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1AD

    "The Stranger" (Columbia/Family Productions, JC 34987)
    (SIDE 1) AL 34987 3BD
    (SIDE 2) BL 34987 4BL

    "52nd Street" (Columbia/Family Productions, FC 35609)
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1BF
    (SIDE 2) BL 35609 1CE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEXQaxUjesE

    TV出演時の映像です(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
    途中ホストに自作曲のベスト5を挙げるように言われ、ビリー本人が選んだのは、想定外の曲ばかりでした。
    (でも、"Vienna"と"And So It Goes"は、「僕の最も好きな曲」でしたけどね。)
    この速度の英語はなかなか大変ですが、字幕があるので、付けてみました。

    "And So It Goes"

    In every heart there is a room
    A sanctuary safe and strong
    To heal the wounds from lovers past
    Until a new one comes along

    I spoke to you in cautious tones
    You answered me with no pretense
    And still I feel I said too much
    My silence is my self defense

    And every time I've held a rose
    It seems I only felt the thorns
    And so it goes, and so it goes
    And so will you soon I suppose

    But if my silence made you leave
    Then that would be my worst mistake
    So I will share this room with you
    And you can have this heart to break

    And this is why my eyes are closed
    It's just as well for all I've seen
    And so it goes, and so it goes
    And you're the only one who knows

    So I would choose to be with you
    That's if the choice were mine to make
    But you can make decisions too
    And you can have this heart to break

    And so it goes, and so it goes
    And you're the only one who knows

    オフィシャル・ヴィデオ ↓
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHO6a2H-pqY&start_radio=1&list=RDFHO6a2H-pqY

    ヴォーカル・グループによるカヴァー ↓
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVdt3x9jdOk&index=2&list=RDFHO6a2H-pqY

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❸

    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> ❸

    "Piano Man"から"52nd Street"までの5枚のWhite Label Promoをセットにしたボックス。アルファベット順に全曲の歌詞を印刷したブックレットが封入されています。プロ使用目的に作成された高音質プレスのボックスで、ビリー・ジョエル・コレクションをする場合に最も難渋するモノです。マトは、もう一つのボックスを確認したところ、5枚とも全く同じでした。

    "Piano Man" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 32544)
    (ONE SIDE) PAL-32544-2AD
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL-32544-2J

    "Streetlife Serenade" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33146)
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33146-2K
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2H

    "Turnstiles" (Columbia/Family Productions, PC 33848)
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33848-1AA
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1AD

    "The Stranger" (Columbia/Family Productions, JC 34987)
    (SIDE 1) AL 34987 3BD
    (SIDE 2) BL 34987 4BL

    "52nd Street" (Columbia/Family Productions, FC 35609)
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1BF
    (SIDE 2) BL 35609 1CE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9591zjK_n08
    "Say Goodbye To Hollywood"

    Bobby's drivin' through the city tonight
    Through the lights in a hot new rent-a-car
    He joins the lovers in his heavy machine
    It's a scene down on Sunset Boulevard
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye to my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye to my baby

    Johnny's takin' care of things for a while
    And his style is so right for troubadours
    They got him sitting with his back to the door
    Now he won't be my fast gun anymore
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby

    Movin' on is a chance that you take
    Any time you try to stay together
    Whoa
    Say a word out of line
    And you find that the friends you had
    Are gone forever
    Forever

    So many faces in and out of my life
    Some will last
    Some will just be now and then
    Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
    I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby

    Movin' on is a chance that you take
    Any time you try to stay together
    Whoa
    Say a word out of line
    And you find that the friends you had
    Are gone forever
    Forever

    So many faces in and out of my life
    Some will last
    Some will just be now and then
    Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
    I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby
    Say goobye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> (1)

    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> (1)

    "Piano Man"から"52nd Street"までの5枚のWhite Label Promoをセットにしたボックス。アルファベット順に全曲の歌詞を印刷したブックレットが封入されています。レコードはすべて別々に、写真のような袋に収められています。プロ使用目的に作成された高音質プレスのボックスで、非常に珍しいものです。なお、"Piano Man"の白ラベル盤はこのボックスでしか手に入りません。

    このボックスを3セット見たことがありますが、5枚分・両面のマトは全て全く同じでした。

    "Piano Man"
    (ONE SIDE) PAL-32544-2AD
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL-32544-2J

    "Streetlife Serenade"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33146-2K
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2H

    "Turnstiles"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33848-1AA
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1AD

    "The Stranger"
    (SIDE 1) AL 34987 3BD
    (SIDE 2) BL 34987 4BL

    "52nd Street"
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1BF
    (SIDE 2) BL 35609 1CE

    1972年のデモ録音4曲です。
    こんな音源、初めて聴きました!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n09Mlia-Voc

    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> (2) に続きます

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    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> (2)

    Billy Joel / Professional Sampler (April Blackwood Music, ABS-1) <1979> (2)

    "Piano Man"から"52nd Street"までの5枚のWhite Label Promoをセットにしたボックス。アルファベット順に全曲の歌詞を印刷したブックレットが封入されています。レコードはすべて別々に、写真のような袋に収められています。プロ使用目的に作成された高音質プレスのボックスで、非常に珍しいものです。なお、"Piano Man"の白ラベル盤はこのボックスでしか手に入りません。

    このボックスを3セット見たことがありますが、5枚分・両面のマトは全て全く同じでした。たくさん持っていてもしょうがないので6月頃にヤフオクにでも出そうかと検討中・・・。。

    "Piano Man"
    (ONE SIDE) PAL-32544-2AD
    (ANOTHER SIDE) PBL-32544-2J

    "Streetlife Serenade"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33146-2K
    (SIDE 2) PBL 33146-2H

    "Turnstiles"
    (SIDE 1) PAL-33848-1AA
    (SIDE 2) PBL-33848-1AD

    "The Stranger"
    (SIDE 1) AL 34987 3BD
    (SIDE 2) BL 34987 4BL

    "52nd Street"
    (SIDE 1) AL 35609 1BF
    (SIDE 2) BL 35609 1CE

    いろんなライヴから"Piano Man"収録曲を集めたオムニバス・アルバム的な音源です。
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xfq4j6s0v0

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    Billy Joel / Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79 (Japan, CBS/Sony, YAPC 107-108) <1979> その①

    Billy Joel / Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79 (Japan, CBS/Sony, YAPC 107-108) <1979> その①

    1979年5月の日本来日前に編纂された、日本のみの2枚組編集盤。

    歌詞カードが付属していますが、これは英語歌詞と訳のみです。曲のリストの下に恐ろしいことが書かれています。曰く「選曲及び曲順はコンサート演奏曲目曲順です。尚☆印はアンコールです。(予定)」・・・来日前にこのような日本独自の2枚組編集盤が出るというのもすごいですが「曲順」や「アンコール内容」が分かっているって、すごすぎませんか ?? ちなみに、コンサート内容が実際にどうだったのか調べましたが、分かりませんでした。。。

    Billy Joel - Houston, TX 1979 (Master) Full Concert Live
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-x7VagsVUk
    1979年のテキサスでのコンサート。海賊版で出回っているものです。

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    Billy Joel / Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79 (Japan, CBS/Sony, YAPC 107-108) <1979> その②

    Billy Joel / Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79 (Japan, CBS/Sony, YAPC 107-108) <1979> その②
    (A) YAPC-107A2
    (B) YAPC-107B2
    (C) YAPC-108A2
    (D) YAPC-108B1

    1979年5月の日本来日前に編纂された、日本のみの2枚組編集盤。ジャケは「その①」のほうをご覧下さい。

    A
    1.THE STRANGER/ストレンジャー
    2.SUMMER,HIGHLAND FALLS/夏、ハイランドフォールズにて
    3.PIANO MAN/ピアノ・マン
    4.MY LIFE/マイ・ライフ
    5.PRELUDE/ANGRY YOUNG MAN/プレリュード/怒れる若者
    6.HONESTY/オネスティ

    B
    1.MOVIN' OUT(ANTHONY'S SONG)/ムーヴィン・アウト
    2.NEW YORK STATE OF MIND/ニューヨークの想い
    3.STILETTO/恋の切れ味(スティレット)
    4.THE ENTERTAINER/エンターテイナー
    5.UNTIL THE NIGHT/アンティル・ザ・ナイト
    6.VIENNA/ウィーン

    C
    1.ZANZIBAR/ザンジバル
    2.SHE'S ALWAYS A WOMAN/シーズ・オールウェイズ・ア・ウーマン
    3.ROOT BEER RAG/ルート・ビアー・ラグ
    4.ROSALINDA'S EYES/ロザリンダの瞳
    5.JUST THE WAY YOU ARE/素顔のままで
    6.THE BALLAD OF THE BILLY THE KID/さすらいのビリー・ザ・キッド

    D
    1.BIG SHOT/ビッグ・ショット
    2.SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT/イタリアン・レストランで
    3.ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG/若死にするのは善人だけ☆
    4.MIAMI 2017/マイアミ2017☆
    5.GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME/最初が肝心☆
    6.SOUVENIR/スーベニア☆

    Billy Joel Beat Club Live Bremen, Germany 3 15 78
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0SGadMaCV8

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    Billy Joel / The Nylon Curtain (US, Columbia TC 38200) <June 23, 1982>

    Billy Joel / The Nylon Curtain (US, Columbia TC 38200) <June 23, 1982>
    (side 1) AL 38200 1A
    (side 2) BL 38200 1L

    起承転結のはっきりしない曲ですが、病みつきになるほど好きでした。innuendoという言葉はここで覚えました。

    しかし、久しぶりに歌詞を読み返しましたが、やっぱり・さっぱりです。何について歌ってるんでしょうかね⁉
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y

    "Where's The Orchestra?"

    Where's the orchestra?
    Wasn't this supposed to be a musical?
    Here I am in the balcony
    How the hell could I have missed the overture?
    I like the scenery
    Even though I have absolutely no
    Idea at all
    What is being said
    Despite the dialogue
    There's the leading man
    The movie star who never faced an audience

    Where's the orchestra?
    After all
    This is my big night on the town
    My introduction to the theatre crowd
    I assumed that the show would have a song
    So I was wrong
    At least I understand
    All the innuendo and the irony
    And I appreciate
    The roles the actors played
    The point the author made
    And after the closing lines
    And after the curtain calls
    The curtain falls
    On empty chairs
    Where's the orchestra?

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    Billy Joel / Концерт (Columbia, C2X 40996) <released ; October 26, 1987> MAT ; 1A/1A/1A/1A

    Billy Joel / Концерт (Columbia, C2X 40996) <released ; October 26, 1987>
    MAT ; 1A/1A/1A/1A

    1986年9月の作品「ブリッジ」の後に行われたツアーの締めくくりに行われた1987年7-8月のロシア公演の記録です。このライヴ・アルバムの冒頭・・・政治活動をシニカルに眺める"Angry Young Man"や真摯な"Honesty"、ベトナム戦争を歌った暗い"Goodnight Saigon"と続く構成は(実際の曲順・内容を編集しているのだろうとも思いますが、それにしても)ビリー・ジョエルのベトナム戦争に対する思い、このソ連公演にかける熱意を感じさせます。

    Kontsert is the second live album by Billy Joel, released in 1987. The album was recorded during the Soviet leg of Joel's 1987 The Bridge tour.

    During the Cold War, rock music was not allowed in the U.S.S.R. because it was not seen as part of Soviet culture. In 1987, Mikhail Gorbachev implemented glasnost—the Soviet policy of managed openness—and the Kremlin invited Billy Joel to perform in the Soviet Union in 1986.Joel, being a history enthusiast, took advantage of this opportunity, knowing that this would impact the history of the Cold War.He was seen as a "nice, safe, first attempt at bringing in an American 'pop star.'"

    Billy Joel - Stiletto (from A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN4p1CCNrKc

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