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Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Joel – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (12/11/77)

Billy Joel
December 11, 1977
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Download MP3@192 kps

Covers: front, front 2, back, insert, back 2

Disc 1

01. Soundcheck / Introduction*
02. The Mexican Connection
03. The Stranger
04. Somewhere Along The Line
05. Summer, Highland Falls
06. Piano Man
07. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
08. Travelin’ Prayer
09. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
10. Still Crazy After All These Years
11. Just The Way You Are
12. Prelude / Angry Young Man
13. New York State Of Mind

Disc 2

01. The Entertainer
02. Vienna
03. Root Beer Rag
04. She’s Always A Woman
05. I’ve Loved These Days
06. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
07. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
08. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Captain Jack
09. Say Goodbye To Hollywood
10. Only The Good Young
11. Get It Right The First Time
12. Souvenir

*The introduction is edited out. It’s only 1 minute offically released music played from a reel at the beginning of the show.

I know I know, Billy Joel right? Really, I mean, do I want my street cred all but lost? But you know what? This is a good show. He’s still a bit cheezy, but the playing is good, and the energy is a lot of fun, and the sound is great. And come on, just try to tell me you don’t sing along when “Piano Man” comes on!

7 Responses to “Bootleg Bonanza: Billy Joel – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (12/11/77)

  1. Terry M Says:

    What’s the problem? Since when is ‘street cred’ at risk by liking Billy Joel? Who makes the rules? You – or some credmeisters in their parent’s basement? Just enjoy the good stuff, man, and stop worrying about your ‘cred’. Billy Joel is a great songwriter and musician. ……who cares about anything else?

  2. Mat Brewster Says:

    I don’t really care, I was just kidding around. Billy Joel isn’t exactly hip, and so I was just playing with that. The shows really good, which is why I posted it.

  3. Terry M Says:

    Hip – Shmip. Is Beethoven hip? Gershwin? Sinatra? The Beatles? Who decides these things? ‘Hip’ is a false god – like ‘cool’ or ‘cutting edge’. GOOD is never out of style. No matter what anyone says. And you happen to have good taste in music.

  4. Andy Says:

    Billy Joel had a lot of great songs. The sound is great as well.

  5. John Brereton, England Says:

    Absolutely brilliant. I also love the guitars. This is now one of my favourite live concerts.

  6. Mordalo Says:

    If you ever feel generous, and feel like reposting anything, please let it be this concert.

  7. Big Dave Says:

    Love this cd. One of my favorite all time bootlegs. I’ll have to check this site out. Thanks for the share!!

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