The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997

The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997

by Billy JoelBilly Joel


Billy Joel's four-disc The Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997: Limited Edition reissues his three Greatest Hits collections and adds a live rarities collection previously released in a limited-edition Australian box set to commemorate the River of Dreams tour. The songs on Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 have been restored to their album length and have been subjected to fine 20-bit remastering, and there is a 44-page booklet with handwritten lyrics, an essay, and previously unseen photographs.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646800720
catalogNumber: 68007


Disc 1

  1. Piano Man
  2. Captain Jack
  3. The Entertainer
  4. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  5. New York State of Mind
  6. The Stranger
  7. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  8. Just the Way You Are
  9. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  10. Only the Good Die Young
  11. She's Always a Woman

Disc 2

  1. My Life
  2. Big Shot
  3. You May Be Right
  4. It's Still Rock & Roll to Me
  5. Don't Ask Me Why
  6. She's Got a Way
  7. Pressure
  8. Allentown
  9. Goodnight Saigon
  10. Tell Her About It
  11. Uptown Girl
  12. The Longest Time
  13. You're Only Human (Second Wind)
  14. The Night Is Still Young

Disc 3

  1. Keeping the Faith
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Baby Grand
  5. This Is the Time
  6. Leningrad
  7. We Didn't Start the Fire
  8. I Go to Extremes
  9. And So It Goes
  10. The Downeaster "Alexa"
  11. Shameless
  12. All About Soul
  13. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  14. The River of Dreams
  15. To Make You Feel My Love
  16. Hey Girl
  17. Light as the Breeze

Disc 4

  1. Billy Joel Spoken Intro/Music Concepts
  2. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  3. Beatles Influence
  4. A Hard Day's Night
  5. Why Vienna?
  6. Vienna
  7. History Through Music
  8. We Didn't Start the Fire
  9. Music Source
  10. The River of Dreams
  11. Piano Bar
  12. Piano Man

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Joel   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Accordion,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Melodica,Moog Synthesizer,Multi Instruments,fender rhodes
Clint Black   Harmonica
Trisha Yearwood   Background Vocals
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals
Ray Charles   Piano,Vocals
Color Me Badd   Vocals
Will Downing   Choir, Chorus
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock   Electric Guitar
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Synthesizer Harmonica
Jon Faddis   Synthesizer Harmonica
Steve Khan   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hi String,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Matt Rollings   Piano
Chuck Treece   Bass
Ian Lloyd   Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Bob Bailey   Background Vocals
Dominic Cortese   Accordion
Zachary Alford   Drums
Chuck Arnold   Background Vocals,Choir Director
Phillip Ballou   Choir, Chorus
Katreese Barnes   Choir, Chorus
Jeff Bova   Synthesizer
Jimmy Bralower   Percussion
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Steve Burgh   Acoustic Guitar
Tommy Byrnes   Guitar,Vocals
David Campbell   Conductor
Richie Cannata   Organ,Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Peter Cetera   Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Donnie Dacus   Background Vocals
Liberty DeVitto   Drums
Schuyler Deale   Bass
Howie Emerson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Don Evans   Guitar
Jackie Gouche   Background Vocals
Wilton Felder   Bass
Anton Fig   Drums
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Wrecia Ford   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Diane Garisto   Choir, Chorus
John Gatchell   Trumpet
Emory Gordy   Bass
Everette Harp   Saxophone
Pete Hewlett   Background Vocals
Hicksville High School Chorus   Background Vocals
Yvonne Hodges   Background Vocals
Jim Horn   Horn,Alto Horn
Dann Huff   Guitar
Joey Hunting   Guitar
Jeff Jacobs   Synthesizer
Stephanie James   Choir, Chorus
Neil Jason   Percussion
Russell Javors   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jef Lee Johnson   Bass
Brenda White-King   Choir, Chorus
Curtis Rance King   Conductor
Robbie Kondor   Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar
Andy Kravitz   Percussion
Dave Lebolt   Synthesizer
Will Lee   Bass
Mingo Lewis   Percussion
Steve Lindsey   Alto Horn
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar
Bob Mann   Guitar
Hugh McCracken   Acoustic Guitar
John McCurry   Guitar
Sammy Merendino   electronic percussion
Steve Nathan   Organ
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
Dean Parks   Guitar
Mark Rivera   Synthesizer,Percussion,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Chris Rodriguez   Background Vocals
Charles Rose   Horn
David Rosenthal   Keyboards
Frank Simms   Background Vocals
George Simms   Background Vocals
James Herb Smith   Acoustic Guitar
Doug Stegmeyer   Bass,Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
T.M. Stevens   Bass
Crystal Taliefero   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richard Tee   Piano
Ron Tutt   Drums
Mike Tyler   Guitar
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Willie Weeks   Drums
Tom Whitehorse   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Bill Zampino   Drums
Joe Lynn Turner   Background Vocals
Devora Johnson   Choir, Chorus
B. David Witworth   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Shepley   Trumpet
Randy Jackson   Bass
Patty d'Arcy   Background Vocals
Frank Floyd   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Philip Nowlam   Guitar
David Matthews   Alto Saxophone
T-Bone Wolk   Vocals
William Bennett   Guitar
Lonnie Hillyer   Bass
World Famous Incognito Violinist   Fiddle
Paul Litterall   Horn
Dennis Collins   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Billy Joel   Composer,Producer
Mick Jones   Producer
Jon Faddis   Contributor
Rob Mounsey   Orchestration
Patrick Williams   Arranger,Orchestration
Chuck Arnold   Choir Arrangement
Peter Asher   Producer,Percussion Sequencing
William Bennett   Contributor
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Jim Boyer   Engineer,Remixing
Tony Brown   Producer
David Campbell   Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Don DeVito   Producer
Anton Fig   Contributor
Jay Healy   Engineer
Jim Horn   Horn Arrangements
Jeff Jacobs   Programming
Doug Kleeger   Sound Effects
Danny Kortchmar   Producer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Steve Lindsey   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Ron Malo   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Orchestral Arrangements
George Massenburg   Engineer
Kooster McAllister   Engineer
Ira Newborn   Orchestration
Joe Nicolo   Producer,Engineer,Percussion Sequencing
Phil Nicolo   Engineer,Remixing
Don Puluse   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Mike Robinson   Engineer
Brian Ruggles   Producer,Remixing
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer,Remixing
Michael Stewart   Producer
Crystal Taliefero   Vocal Arrangements
Gary Tole   Engineer,Remixing
Leanne Ungar   Engineer
Bill Zampino   Contributor,Choir Arrangement
Justin Neibank   Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Dirk Grobelny   Engineer
Bradshaw Leigh   Engineer
Chaz Clifton   Engineer
Jeff Schock   Executive Producer
Timothy White   Liner Notes

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