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"Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection" iTunes bundle includes 17 rarities

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Courtesy of Columbia Records/Legacy Records

If you are one of the millions of Billy Joel fans that like to listen to music on your iPod, iPhone or other digital device you now have access to all of the piano man's previously-released albums at iTunes along with a set of rarities. The 15-disc "Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection" bundle from Columbia Records/Legacy Records has been specially mastered for iTunes, meaning that each song has an increased level of fidelity that brings the listening experience as close as possible to sounding like you're right in the studio with the musicians. Joel tasted success with the release of his "Piano Man" album in 1973 but it wasn't until later in the decade and into 1980 that a string of four blockbuster albums made him one of the biggest stars on the planet; "The Stranger," "52nd Street" "Glass Houses" and the live effort "Songs in the Attic" are all included in the iTunes bundle. Here's the full list of albums found in "Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection" along with the year that each album was originally released:

1. Cold Spring Harbor (1971)
2. Piano Man (1973)
3. Streetlife Serenade (1974)
4. Turnstiles (1976)
5. The Stranger (1977)
6. 52nd Street (1978)
7. Glass Houses (1980)
8. Songs In The Attic (1981)
9. The Nylon Curtain (1982)
10. An Innocent Man (1983)
11. The Bridge (1986)
12. Storm Front (1989)
12. River Of Dreams (1993)
14, Fantasies & Delusions (2001)
15. Collected Additional Masters (1985-2007

As a special treat for fans, the "Collected Additional Masters (1985-2007)" album found in the bundle offers up 17 tracks that are not found on any of Joel's previous albums, including rarities like "You Picked a Real Bad Time," "House of Blue Light," a live version of the Beatles' "I'll Cry Instead" and a couple of Elvis covers. The full track listing is:

“Hey Girl”
“You’re Only Human (Second Wind)”
“The Night is Still Young”
“Elvis Presley Boulevard”
“To Make You Feel My Love”
“Light as a Breeze”
“I’ll Cry Instead”
“House of Blue Light”
“Nobody Knows But Me”
“Heartbreak Hotel”
“In a Sentimental Mood”
“You Picked a Real Bad Time”
“All Shook Up”
“Where Were You on Our Wedding Day”
“Don’t Worry Baby”
“When You Wish Upon a Star”
“All My Life”

"Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection" may be purchased at iTunes for $89.99

For information on other collections from the archives of Legacy Records visit the official Legacy Records website.

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