I'm calling this a sound check, although some may call it a rehearsal, of Billy Joel performing songs by a myriad of artists. Basically hamming it up and pretending because "we're on the air" that the guest artist is actually present. Many of these songs are just portions of the song, not complete run-thrus. There is commentary by DJ Bob Buchman mingled in with the performance. I found a set-list on the net of this performance but it ended after "Born To Be Wild" so I suspect there may be an abbreviated version of this performance in circulation. If that is so then this is about twice as long. Enjoy!
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Billy Joel - Lead Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Organ,
This was a great show! Billy is in fantastic shape and seemed to have as much fun as the audience! From the taper's perspective - things really worked out great! No particularly crazy screamers, excellent sound - no complains and a lot of fun! If you are considering Billy's show - please do it!
Many thanks go to BLG for this crazy rush job with editing - I am flying overseas tomorrow and wanted to get it out before I leave
Location: Section 314 Row 4 and Row 1 (right side of the stage)
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IMHO this isn't bad for an outdoor show across the stadium. I thought they did a nice job mixing and projecting the sound. I moved about 5 songs in from the 4th row to the 1st to get away from a slightly intoxicated woman who was talking between songs and singing along right in front of me. It isn't that distracting and goes away when I move to the overhang with nothing between me and the sound, but air. I hope you enjoy it.
01 - A Matter of Trust
02 - Pressure
03 - Billy talks about the Tour
04 - The Entertainer
05 - Audience choice or Summer, Highland Falls or Vienna
06 - Vienna
07 - Gonna Fly Now (Teaser of Bill Conti's Theme from 'Rocky')
08 - Zanzibar
09 - Boyz II Men introduction
10 - The Longest Time (with Boyz II Men)
11 - New York State of Mind
12 - Expressway to Your Heart (Teaser of Soul Survivors cover)
13 - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
14 - Goodnight Saigon
15 - Allentown
16 - Jaws - Ode to Joy - My Life
17 - She's Always a Woman
18 - We Didn't Start the Fire
19 - Highway to Hell (AC-DC cover performed by Rick 'Chainsaw' LaPointe)
20 - Don't Ask Me Why
21 - Italian Interlude
22 - Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
23 - The River of Dreams - with Summer in the City interpolation
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