12 Gardens Live

12 Gardens Live

by Billy JoelBilly Joel

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Overview

Culled from his record-breaking 12-show run at Madison Square Garden, 12 Gardens Live shows Billy Joel hasn't lost a step as one of music's more accomplished live performers. Everything you'd expect from a Billy Joel concert is here: boatloads of familiar hits, songs chock-a-block with references to New York City, and an inimitable and infectious piano style that's arguably rivaled only by Elton John. The set is peppered with long-loved favorites, like the '50s-influenced "Keeping the Faith," the strutting "Big Shot," and Joel's personal anthem, "Piano Man," complete with the crowd singing entire verses. And while only Joel knows whether his decision to personally curate his 2005 box set, My Lives, inspired him to insert more obscure fare into the set lists for this 2006 tour, the results reveal yet another side to this pop songsmith. The addition of clavinet on "She's Right On Time" hints at Joel's classical music aspirations, while "Zanzibar" has a Steely Dan-reminiscent combination of storytelling and jazz nuance. 12 Gardens Live is a must-have concert souvenir for Joel fans, whether they were lucky enough to be at the Garden shows or not.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828768517628
catalogNumber: 685176
Rank: 36019

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Joel   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Chuck Burgi   Drums
Tommy Byrnes   Guitar,Vocals
Richie Cannata   Saxophone
Mark Rivera   Flute,Guitar,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
David Rosenthal   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Crystal Taliefero   Guitar,Percussion,Saxophone,Vocals
Carl Fischer   Trombone,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Billy Joel   Composer,Producer
Tommy Byrnes   Music Direction
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Brian Ruggles   Engineer,Live Sound
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Jeff Chonis   Drum Technician
Craig Robertson   Live Sound
Nyle Wood   Live Sound
Dan Ichimoto   Art Direction
Steve Barri Cohen   Lighting Director
Joel Singer   Engineer

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