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Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol 1 and 2 MoFi 3LP 180g Numbered Box Set

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Limited to 3000 hand numbered copies world-wide.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs
believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. The essential idea is to unveil all the detailed musical information on the original master recording without adding deterioration, coloration or other sonic artefacts.

With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware.

Product Number: POS-134864
Brand: Mobile Fidelity
Model Number: LMF418-2
Condition: New
Warranty: 12 Months
Weight: 1208

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol 1 and 2 MoFi 3LP 180g Numbered Box Set

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All of Billy Joel's Peak-Era Hits In One Place on This Timeless 26-Track Set

It's the third best-selling record in American history. It contains nearly every one of Billy Joel's peak-era chart hits as well as a smattering of fan favourites. It encapsulates exactly why the singer-songwriter-pianist remains one of the most beloved, commercially successful, relentlessly creative, and oft-referenced artists in music. Spanning 1973 to 1985, Joel's Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II functions as a hand-guided tour through pop, rock, doo-wop, blues, R&B, blue-eyed soul, and chamber jazz. It is rivalled by few - if any - other compilations.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's pristine reissue of this ubiquitous classic finally does justice to the Hall of Fame calibre music. Part of the label's restoration of Joel's most crucial releases, Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II literally takes on new life. Devoid of the flatness, squelched dynamics, and limited soundscapes that defined previous versions, the collection brings Joel's genius and intentions into a more transparent light.

Is it any wonder that this double set has moved more than 23 million copies to date? No. All told, 20 Top 40 singles line up alongside six album-track favourites, the songs all instantly recognised by name. This is touchstone material that's long crossed over into multiple generations of listeners and eradicated genre boundaries, and formed the basis of Joel's constantly sold-out concerts for the past two-plus decades.

As demonstrated on diverse fare ranging from "Piano Man" to "The Stranger," "Big Shot" to "Uptown Girl," and the pair of then-new tracks ("You're Only Human (Second Wind)" and "The Night Is Still Young"), Joel always succeeds in wrapping his head around rich swaths of American pop, his music stopping by way of New Orleans, Kansas City, Memphis, Chicago, and other milestone cities.

The singer's simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics speak to universal truths and uplift. Joel's melodic flair does the rest, filling out tunes with comprehensive arrangements, towering harmonies, and a swift sense of purpose. His catalogue testifies on behalf of unimpeachably ovational songwriting and execution. Experience all his hits in heart-rustling fidelity. They, and you, have waited long enough for such an intimate encounter.

GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog™ System for Vinyl

GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ is a proprietary cutting system built and designed by legendary design genius Tim De Paravicini, with consultation from one of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's founding fathers - Stan Ricker, an audio engineer responsible for many of MFSL's most heralded past releases.

The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system is comprised of a Studer™ tape machine with customised reproduction electronics* and handcrafted cutting amps that drive an Ortofon cutting head on a restored Neumann VMS-70 lathe. (*It is worth noting that independent studies have confirmed that the GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system can unveil sonic information all the way up to 122kHz!)

First and foremost, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs only utilise first generation original master recordings as source material for their releases. MFSL then play back master tapes at half speed enabling the GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system to fully extract the master's sonic information. The lacquers are then plated in a specialised process that protects transients in the musical signal. (Due to this process, there may be occasional pops or ticks inherent in initial play back, but as the disc is played more, a high quality stylus will actually polish the grooves and improve the sound). MFSL further ensure optimum sound quality by strictly limiting the number of pressings printed for each release. These limited editions, in addition to being collectors' items, ensure that the quality of the last pressing matches the quality of the first.

Track Listing

A1: Piano Man
A2: Captain Jack
A3: The Entertainer
A4: Say Goodbye To Hollywood

B1: New York State Of Mind
B2: The Stranger
B3: Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

C1: Just The Way You Are
C2: Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
C3: Only The Good Die Young
C4: She's Always A Woman

D1: My Life
D2: Big Shot
D3: Honesty
D4: You May Be Right
D5: It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

E1: Don't Ask Me Why
E2: She's Got A Way
E3: Pressure
E4: Allentown
E5: Goodnight Saigon

F1: Tell Her About It
F2: Uptown Girl
F3: The Longest Time
F4: You're Only Human (Second Wind)
F5: The Night Is Still Young

Album Credits

Produced by Billy Joel (track A3), Michael Stewart (track A1), Phil Ramone (tracks A2, A4 to D5)

Engineer: Jim Boyer

Assistant Engineer: Peter Hefter

Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich, assisted by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA on the GAIN 2 ULTRA ANALOG SYSTEM.

Release Information

Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFSL 3-418

Series: Original Master Recording, Gain 2™ Ultra Analog, 180g Series

Format: 3 x Vinyl LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered, Box Set

Country: US

Released: 19 Jul 2017

Genre: Rock, Pop

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