To paraphrase another famous rock band, Billy Joel’s The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 2 goes to 11.
The box set treats fans to 21 years of classic songs with just shy of a dozen records. That’s including an album never released on vinyl before, and a long-awaited expanded version of a fan favorite.
Released November 3, 2023, the collection includes every studio album from Glass Houses in 1980 through 2001’s Fantasies and Delusions, marking the first time Billy’s classical album has ever been released on vinyl.
For many listeners, it’s the first time they’ll get copies of Storm Front and River of Dreams on wax as well – both those albums came out when CDs and cassettes had replaced records as the primary medium.
The set also includes a long-awaited fan favorite: 1982’s Live From Long Island, available not only for the first time on vinyl, but also for the first time with the full tracklisting.
To celebrate this monumental release, we sat down with art director Edward ODowd, and Billy Joel archivist John Jackson, to get the story behind restoring the original artwork, creating new visuals, enhancing and expanding the live release, and much more.
Join us as we dig deep into BIlly Joel’s The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 2.
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