Billy Joel's Greatest Hits is a collection released in two sets, 12 years apart. The first set, consisting of two discs, titled Volume I and Volume II, was released in 1985. The second, single disc titled Volume III was released in 1997. All songs but the last three on Volume III, "To Make You Feel My Love", "Hey Girl" and "Light as the Breeze" were written by Joel
Columbia on cover, spine & labels Family Productions on labels only. Printed on spine: F 85 Litho in Canada.
Once the songs from The Stranger arrive halfway through the first disc, there's no stopping the hits (although "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," an album track from The Stranger, manages its way onto the collection). In fact, over the next disc and a half, there's so many hits, it's inevitable that some are left off to be specific, "Honesty," "Sometimes a Fantasy," "An Innocent Man," "Leave a Tender Moment," and "Keeping the Faith" aren't included.
Overall, Volume II is very mainstream against Volume I so that the variation is different from each other and also to avoid repetition which is a good thing. -Overview of The Greatest Hits Volume I & II--. There are some timeless classics on here that are full of emotion, guilt, loneliness and also upliftingness. There are so much variation that the repetitiveness is not even present.
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Listen free to Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (Piano Man, Captain Jack and more). Billy Joel's Greatest Hits is a collection released in two sets, 12 years apart. All songs but the last three on Volume III, "To Make You Feel My Love", "Hey Girl" and "Light as the Breeze" were written by Joel
1 & 2 is an excellent retrospective of the first half of Billy Joel's career. Beginning with "Piano Man," the first disc runs through a number of early songs before arriving at the hit-making days of the late '70s; some of these songs, including "Captain Jack" and "New York State of Mind," weren't strictly hits, but were popular numbers within his stage show and became radio hits
|Greatest Hits Volume I 1973-1977|
|1-4||Say Goodbye To Hollywood||3:54|
|1-5||New York State Of Mind||5:58|
|1-7||Scenes From An Italian Restaurant||7:33|
|1-8||Just The Way You Are||3:37|
|1-9||Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)||3:28|
|1-10||Only The Good Die Young||3:53|
|1-11||She's Always A Woman||3:18|
|Greatest Hits Volume II 1978-1985|
|2-3||You May Be Right||4:10|
|2-4||It's Still Rock And Roll To Me||2:55|
|2-5||Don't Ask Me Why||2:57|
|2-6||She's Got A Way||3:00|
|2-10||Tell Her About It||3:35|
|2-12||The Longest Time||3:36|
|2-13||You're Only Human (Second Wind)||4:48|
|2-14||The Night Is Still Young||5:28|
- Record Company – BMG Direct – D 226820
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
- Manufactured By – Columbia Records
- Remastered At – Sterling Sound
- Manufactured For – BMG Direct – D 226820
- Art Direction – Mark Larson
- Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Joseph D'Ambrosio
- Engineer – Jim Boyer
- Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Peter Hefter
- Photography By – Patrick Demarchelier
- Photography By [Photo] – David Gahr
- Producer – Phil Ramone
- Remastered By [Digitally Remastered By] – Ted Jensen
- Words By, Music By – Billy Joel
NotesDigitally remastered at Sterling Sound, NYC
© 1985, 1998 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
℗ 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
69391 appears on booklet and front of back inlay
D 226820 appears on booklet and back inlay
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: none
- Other (Catalog Number CD1): C2K 69391 CK 69414
- Matrix / Runout (CD1): CPDP-096433 5 A07
- Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L323
- Mould SID Code (CD1): none
- Other (Catalog Number CD2): C2K 69391 CK 69415
- Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDP-096434 2
- Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L322
- Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5017
|C2 40121||Billy Joel||Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (2xLP, Comp)||Columbia||C2 40121||US||1985|
|AGP 139/140||Billy Joel||Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (2xLP, Comp)||CBS||AGP 139/140||South Africa||1985|
|CDCBS 88666, 01-088666-10||Billy Joel||Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (2xCD, Comp)||CBS, CBS||CDCBS 88666, 01-088666-10||Australia||Unknown|
|COL 88666 6||Billy Joel||Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (2xCD, Comp, RP)||Columbia||COL 88666 6||Europe||1995|
|BMG-B130||Billy Joel||Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (2xCD, Comp, RM, S/Edition)||Sony BMG Music Entertainment||BMG-B130||China||Unknown|