Billy Joel 2/15/22

In celebration of his 50th anniversary as a recording artist, Billy Joel is offering new color editions of his albums exclusively at Walmart, starting February 18th. Six of Billy’s legendary sets are being reissued — Piano Man (tan swirl), The Stranger (Grey Swirl), 52nd Street (Blue Swirl), Glass Houses (Sky Blue), An Innocent Man (Custard), and Storm Front (Red). Each album is packaged with its own exclusive 12-by-12 photo insert.

Billy’s 1983 classic, An Innocent Man, is being reissued in custard in the new vinyl series. He recalled that at the time, the circumstances in his romantic life actually made him feel like he was a teenager again: [“I’d gotten divorced and I started dating these different women. I was going out with models. . .  I was a rock star. A single guy, who was a rock star. I was, like, amazed at my good fortune at the time. I started dating Christie Brinkley at the time, too. And started writing songs about these experiences. . . I kinda felt like a teenager all over again. And you don’t fight that, when you’re gonna write — you write what you’re feeling, and I didn’t fight it. The material was coming so easily and so quickly, and I was having so much fun doing it — I was kind of reliving my youth.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . reliving my youth)

  • Billy Joel tour dates (subject to change):
    February 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
    March 12 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
    March 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    April 8 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    April 23 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
    May 14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    June 10 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    June 25 – Notre Dame, IN – Notre Dame Stadium
    July 9 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
    July 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    August 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Concert At PNC Park
    August 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    September 23 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Billy Joel is offering exclusive color editions of six of his albums exclusively at Walmart, stating February 18th.

SIDE NOTES

  • Released in 2019 was Billy Joel‘s digital playlist, titled Live Through The Years, which features 20 performances captured in concert between 1977 and 2006.
  • Highlights on Live Through The Years include “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant,” “Prelude/Angry Young Man,” “She’s Got A Way,” “Allentown,” “The Ballad Of Billy The Kid,” “Piano Man,” “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” “My Life,” “Big Shot,” “River Of Dreams,” and more.
  • Among the deep dives featured on the set are: “Sleeping With The Television On,” “Vienna,” “You’re My Home,” “Get It Right The First Time,” and “A Room Of Our Own.”