Billy Joel – Glass Houses (1980) [MFSL 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Billy Joel – Glass Houses (1980) [MFSL 2012]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:12 minutes | Scans included | 1,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 693 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2091

The back-to-back success of The Stranger and 52nd Street may have brought Billy Joel fame and fortune, even a certain amount of self-satisfaction, but it didn’t bring him critical respect, and it didn’t dull his anger. If anything, being classified as a mainstream rocker — a soft rocker — infuriated him, especially since a generation of punks and new wave kids were getting the praise that eluded him. He didn’t take this lying down — he recorded Glass Houses. Comparatively a harder-rocking album than either of its predecessors, with a distinctly bitter edge, Glass Houses still displays the hallmarks of Billy Joel the pop craftsman and Phil Ramone the world-class hitmaker. Even its hardest songs — the terrifically paranoid “Sometimes a Fantasy,” “Sleepin’ With the Television On,” “Close to the Borderline,” the hit “You May Be Right” — have bold, direct melodies and clean arrangements, ideal for radio play. Instead of turning out to be a fiery rebuttal to his detractors, the album is a remarkable catalog of contemporary pop styles, from McCartney-esque whimsy (“Don’t Ask Me Why”) and arena rock (“All for Leyna”) to soft rock (“C’etait Toi [You Were the One]”) and stylish new wave pop (“It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” which ironically is closer to new wave pop than rock). That’s not a detriment; that’s the album’s strength. The Stranger and 52nd Street were fine albums in their own right, but it’s nice to hear Joel scale back his showman tendencies and deliver a solid pop/rock record. It may not be punk — then again, it may be his concept of punk — but Glass Houses is the closest Joel ever got to a pure rock album.

Tracklist:

01. You May Be Right
02. Sometimes A Fantasy
03. Don’t Ask Me Why
04. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me
05. All For Leyna
06. I Don’t Want To Be Alone
07. Sleeping With The Television On
08. C’Etait Toi (You Were The One)
09. Close To The Borderline
10. Through The Long Night

Note:
Mastered by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

SACD ISO

https://hexupload.net/q0vzfi01ijc0/BillyJoelGlassHouses1980MFSL2012SACDISO.part1.rar
https://hexupload.net/mciqsrqbiguo/BillyJoelGlassHouses1980MFSL2012SACDISO.part2.rar

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https://xubster.com/dh30dpkou7e7/BillyJoelGlassHouses1980MFSL2012SACDISO.part2.rar.html

Hi-Res FLAC

https://hexupload.net/u51c12gs8ves/BillyJoelGlassHouses1980MFSL2012FLAC2488.2.rar

https://xubster.com/8j7lg72bmfa2/BillyJoelGlassHouses1980MFSL2012FLAC2488.2.rar.html

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