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Billy Joel - Piano Man (1973) (Mini LP)

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Billy Joel - Piano Man (1973) (Mini LP)

Billy Joel - Piano Man (1973) (Mini LP)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Sony MHCP-460 | rem: 2004 | 290Mb

Embittered by legal disputes with his label and an endless tour to support a debut that was dead in the water, Billy Joel hunkered down in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, spending six months as a lounge singer at a club. He didn't abandon his dreams – he continued to write songs, including "Piano Man," a fictionalized account of his weeks as a lounge singer. Through a combination of touring and constant hustling, he landed a contract with Columbia and recorded his second album in 1973. Clearly inspired by Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, not only musically but lyrically, as well as James Taylor, Joel expands the vision and sound of Cold Spring Harbor, abandoning introspective numbers (apart from "You're My Home," a love letter to his wife) for character sketches and epics. Even the title track, a breakthrough hit based on his weeks as a saloon singer, focuses on the colorful patrons, not the singer. If his narratives are occasionally awkward or incomplete, he compensates with music that gives the songs a sweeping sense of purpose – they feel complete, thanks to his indelible melodies and savvy stylistic repurposing. He may have borrowed his basic blueprint from Tumbleweed Connection, particularly with its Western imagery and bluesy gospel flourishes, but he makes it his own, largely due to his melodic flair, which is in greater evidence than on Cold Spring Harbor. Piano Man is where he suggests his potential as a musical craftsman. He may have weaknesses as a lyricist – such mishaps as the "instant pleasuredome" line in "You're My Home" illustrate that he doesn't have an ear for words – but Piano Man makes it clear that his skills as a melodicist can dazzle. ~Allmusic

Track listing
01. Travelin' Prayer (4:16)
02. Piano Man (5:39)
03. Ain't No Crime (3:19)
04. You're My Home (3:13)
05. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid (5:43)
06. Worse Comes To Worst (3:15)
07. Stop In Nevada (3:55)
08. If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You) (3:34)
09. Somewhere Along The Line (3:20)
10. Captain Jack (7:20)
~ (43:35)

Personnel
- Billy Joel – harmonica, keyboards, piano, vocals
- Larry Carlton – guitar
- Eric Weissberg – banjo
- Billy Armstrong – violin
- Richard Bennett – guitar
- Rhys Clark – drums
- Laura Creamer – vocals
- Mark Creamer – vocals
- Wilton Felder – bass, keyboards
- Emory Gordy – bass
- Fred Heilbrun – banjo
- Michael Omartian – accordion
- Dean Parks – guitar
- Susan Steward – vocals
- Ron Tutt – drums


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 5. May 2008, 13:03

Billy Joel / Piano Man (Japan MiniLP CD MHCP-460)

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Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


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2 | 4:16.20 | 5:38.57 | 19220 | 44626
3 | 9:55.02 | 3:19.00 | 44627 | 59551
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8 | 29:20.55 | 3:34.17 | 132055 | 148121
9 | 32:54.72 | 3:20.03 | 148122 | 163124
10 | 36:15.00 | 7:20.10 | 163125 | 196134


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Track 9

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Track 10

Filename C:\Lossless\Billy Joel - Piano Man (Japan MiniLP CD MHCP-460)\10 - Captain Jack.wav

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foobar2000 1.3.3 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2015-09-11 10:28:34

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Analyzed: Billy Joel / Piano Man (Japan MiniLP CD MHCP-460)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -0.40 dB -11.09 dB 4:16 01-Travelin' Prayer
DR8 -0.43 dB -11.18 dB 5:39 02-Piano Man
DR6 -0.42 dB -8.31 dB 3:19 03-Ain't No Crime
DR9 -0.35 dB -11.77 dB 3:13 04-You're My Home
DR8 -0.32 dB -10.82 dB 5:43 05-The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
DR9 -0.32 dB -10.89 dB 3:15 06-Worse Comes To Worst
DR8 -0.33 dB -12.84 dB 3:55 07-Stop In Nevada
DR7 -0.33 dB -9.40 dB 3:34 08-If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You)
DR8 -0.35 dB -10.80 dB 3:20 09-Somewhere Along The Line
DR7 -0.34 dB -10.96 dB 7:20 10-Captain Jack
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 881 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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