Some artists embrace their success by repeating the steps that originally granted them fame. Billy Joel did the opposite, refusing to be contained by prescribed approaches or constrained by a given label. The follow-up to the breakthrough The Stranger, 52nd Street further expands on its predecessor’s bold production techniques and inventive arrangements, incorporating more sophisticated textures as well as reflecting a jazz edge gleaned from New York City’s thriving club scene.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD plays with resplendent dynamics, broad soundstages, three-dimensional perspectives, and tonal balances absent from prior editions.This is how you want to experience the 1978 LP that captured the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Half a Mile Away
Until the Night