Billy Joel - Hassles Featuring Billy Joel: Early Sessions mp3 album

Billy Joel - Hassles Featuring Billy Joel: Early Sessions mp3 album
  • Performer:
    Billy Joel
  • Title:
    Hassles Featuring Billy Joel: Early Sessions
  • Genre:
Billy Joel - Hassles Featuring Billy Joel: Early Sessions mp3 album

  • Size FLAC version
    1782 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1543 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1730 mb
  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    258
  • Formats:
    XM MP4 AU AC3 AUD AA

Delta Blue's 2002 double-disc collection Early Sessions theoretically is a godsend for Billy Joel collectors, since it contains two items that have never been released on CD: the second album from the Hassles, 1968's Hour of the Wolf, and the original version of his solo debut, Cold Spring Harbor, which boasted a different mix and a few longer takes (including a nearly six-minute "You Can Make Me Free"). This is all well and good, but the problem is the presentation. First of all, the packaging is careless, containing no indication of what these tracks are, a career-spanning biography as liner notes, and -- bizarrely -- a photo of Joel circa The Bridge on the cover. Then, Hour of the Wolf is presented out of order, with the second side first. This would all be acceptable if the music itself sounded good, but it does not. Both albums sound as if they were transferred from vinyl and then run through a noise-reduction process, resulting in a horrific, muddy mix on both discs; the music sounds submerged under gallons of water. Collectors may still want the disc just to get the two albums, but it's a guarantee that if they do succumb to temptation, they won't respect themselves in the morning.

Credits

Billy Joel - Primary Artist