180 Gram Vinyl
Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Throughout the years, Joel's songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people mirroring his own goal of writing songs that "meant something during the time in which I lived...and transcended that time." Throughout the '70s and '80s, Joel was building a catalog of timeless songs while enjoying a string of consecutive hit albums, among them which was 1986's double platinum The Bridge. His last with producer Phil Ramone at the helm, the album openly celebrates the fruits of Billy's success with guest appearances by famous friends like Ray Charles, Steve Winwoodand Cyndi Lauper and enjoys some of its own with the three Top 20 singles "A Matter of Trust" (No. 10), "Modern Woman" (No. 10), and "This Is the Time" (No. 18).