BILLY JOEL's Complete Studio Albums Catalog For iTunes, Available Today

BILLY JOEL's Complete Studio Albums Catalog For iTunes, Available Today

Columbia Records and LegacyRecordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce therelease ofBilly Joel - The Complete AlbumsCollection, all ofthe artist's studio albums now Mastered For iTunes, available today on

The Billy Joel artistpage on iTunes will offer Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collectionas a specially priced bundle featuring all ofthe artist's essential studioalbums in addition toCollected Additional Masters (1985-2007), a bonusanthology of 17 rarities.Each ofthe original albumtitles inThe Complete Albums Collection(withthe exception of the rarities album) will be available individually and all ofthe titles have been Mastered ForiTunes.

Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collectionbrings together theartist's complete official canon of recordings, from 1971'sColdSpring Harborthrough1979's Grammy-winning Album of The Year52nd Streetand 1981's liveSongsIn The Atticto 2001'sFantasies& Delusions,the first album of Billy'sclassical compositions.

Each of the recordings inBillyJoel - The Complete Albums Collectionhas been specifically MasteredFor iTunes, ensuring the delivery of a state-of-the-art music listeningexperience for discerning fans and consumers.MasteredFor iTunes' increased audio fidelity replicates the intentions ofartists, producers andrecording engineers, providing today's digital musicaudience with the highest quality of authentic sound reproduction.

Billy Joel - The Complete AlbumsCollection
1. Cold Spring Harbor(1971)
2.Piano Man(1973)
3.Streetlife Serenade(1974)
5.The Stranger(1977)
7.Glass Houses(1980)
8.Songs In The Attic(1981)
9.The Nylon Curtain(1982)
10.An Innocent Man(1983)
11.The Bridge(1986)
12.Storm Front(1989)
12.River Of Dreams(1993)
14,Fantasies & Delusions(2001)
15.Collected Additional Masters (1985-2007)*

The remastered digital release ofBilly Joel's complete official studio canon comes during a surge of activityfor the artist, who's nearing his 50thanniversary as a professionalmusician.His enduring songcatalog was featured in a tribute episode of "Glee" last Novemberbefore the unprecedentedannouncement, in December, that Madison Square Gardenwould be making Billy Joel the venue's "first music franchise," givingNew York audiences anopportunity to catch a local hero and American musicallegend performing an ongoing artistic residency at the Garden.

On December 8, 2013, Billy Joel wasawarded the Kennedy Center Honors, given to members of the performing arts communityfor lifetime contributionsto American culture.

*CollectedAdditional Masters (1985-2007), a bonus disc of 17 rare and non-albumrecordings, includes "Elvis Presley Boulevard" (B-side of the"Allentown" single, 1982); the live cover version of the Beatles'"I'll Cry Instead" (B-side of "An Innocent Man," 1983);"House Of Blue Light" (B-side of"We Didn't Start TheFire," 1989); and "You Picked A Real Bad Time" (B-side of"All About Soul," 1993)."You're Only Human (Second Wind)" and "TheNight Is StillYoung" are outtakes that did not see light of day until 1985.

Severaltracks on the bonus disc originated as Billy's contributions to variousmulti-artist movie soundtracks, notably his covers of the Elvis Presley hits"Heartbreak Hotel" and "All Shook Up," both from 1992'sHoneymoonIn Vegas.Billy covered Lloyd Price's 1959 hit,"Where Were You On Our WeddingDay," for the 1999 movie,RunawayBride,and Duke Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood" forALeague Of Their Ownin 1992.In 1982, Billy Joelcontributed his original "Nobody Knows But Me" toInHarmony II,a Columbia LP to benefitSesame Street/Children'sTelevision Workshop.

Covertunes onCollected Additional Masters (1985-2007)range from Bob Dylan's"To Make You Feel My Love" and Leonard Cohen's "Light as theBreeze" to the Gerry Goffin-Carole King standard "Hey Girl"(Freddie Scott, 1963).In 1991,Billy Joel contributed "When You Wish Upon A Star" toColumbia'sDisney tribute album,SimplyMad About The Mouse.And in 2001, Billy Joel sang the BeachBoys' "Don't Worry Baby" at the Radio CityMusic HallAll-StarTribute to Brian Wilsonconcert. The bonus closes with "All My Life," a2007 single which marked Billy's first newly-written songsince 1993'sRiverof Dreams.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

BILLY JOEL's Complete Studio Albums Catalog For iTunes, Available Today