Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Billy Joel’s A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia, the artist’s historic 1987 Russian concert tour revisited on DVD/Blu-ray and CD, on Tuesday, May 20th.
A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia will be available in a Deluxe Edition boxed set containing a full-length concert film (The Concert) on DVD or Blu-ray; a 2 CD album (The Music) featuring previously unreleased tracks and bonus material; and, as an exclusive, the Showtime documentary film chronicling Billy’s 1987 Soviet Tour, directed by four-time Emmy-winner Jim Brown (Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, American Roots Music, An Evening with Henry Belafonte).
In addition, the Deluxe Edition comes with a book containing rare photos and new liner notes including first-hand accounts from writers and journalists who were there, among them Gary Graff, Michael Jensen, Neal Preston, Rona Elliot and Wayne Robins.
A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia (DVD/Blu-ray) and The Music (2 CDs) will be available individually, or inside the Deluxe Edition.
A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia (DVD or Blu-ray) contains newly restored and remastered material from Live In Leningrad, 1987, a full-length concert film that has been unseen since its VHS release. For its DVD and Blu-ray debut, The Concert has been remastered from the original 35 millimeter negative and expanded to include 12 previously unreleased performances, more than doubling the running time of the original release.
1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
3. Goodnight Saigon
4. Big Man On Mulberry Street
5. Baby Grand
6. An Innocent Man – previously unreleased
7. Honesty – previously unreleased
8. The Longest Time – previously unreleased
9. A Matter Of Trust
10. Only The Good Die Young
11. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
12. Sometimes A Fantasy – previously unreleased
13. You May Be Right – previously unreleased
14. Uptown Girl
15. Big Shot
16. Back In The U.S.S.R.
2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid – previously unreleased
5. She’s Always A Woman – previously unreleased
6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – previously unreleased
7. Goodnight Saigon
9. Big Man On Mulberry Street
10. Baby Grand
11. What’s Your Name – previously unreleased
12. The Longest Time – previously unreleased
13. An Innocent Man
1. Pressure – previously unreleased
3. A Matter Of Trust
4. Only The Good Die Young
5. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
6. Sometimes A Fantasy
7. You May Be Right – previously unreleased
8. Uptown Girl
9. Big Shot
10. Back In The U.S.S.R.
11. The Times They Are A Changin’
12. She Loves You – previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
13. New York State Of Mind – previously unreleased
14. Piano Man – previously unreleased
A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Music (2 CD) is available digitally on iTunes. Earlier this year, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announced that all of Joel’s studio albums had been newly Mastered For iTunes and would be available individually or as part of Billy Joel – The Complete Albums Collection, a specially priced bundle which includes a bonus anthology of 17 rarities.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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