Billy Joel releases ‘Turnstiles’ featuring ‘New York State of Mind’ (1976)

Billy Joel’s ‘Turnstiles’ feat. “New York State of Mind” is his fourth studio album, released on May 19, 1976 by Family Productions..

Track Listing : 1.Say Goodbye To Hollywood (Billy Joel) – 04:36 . 2.Summer, Highland Falls (Billy Joel) – 03:15 . 3.All You Wanna Do Is Dance (Billy Joel) – 03:40 . 4.New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel) – 05:58 . 5.James (Billy Joel) – 03:53 . 6.Prelude/Angry Young Man (Billy Joel) – 05:17 . 7.I’Ve Loved These Days (Billy Joel) – 04:31 . 8.Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) (Billy Joel) – 05:12

Musicians : Billy Joel – Piano, Electric Piano, Moog Synthesizer, Clavinet, Organs, Harmonica, Vocals . Richie Cannata – Saxophones, Clarinet . Liberty Devitto – Drums . Howie Emerson – Guitars . Russell Javors – Guitars . Mingo Lewis – Percussion . James Smith – Acoustic Guitar . Doug Stegmeyer – Bass Guitar . Phil Woods – Saxophone In (4)

Production : Produced By Billy Joel . Ken Ascher . Bruce Botnick – Mixing . John Bradley – Engineer . Don Puluse – Engineer . Lou Waxman – Engineer

Arrangements : Ken Ascher

Package : Jerry Abramowitz – Photography . John Berg – Cover Design . Richard White – Graphic Design

Recorded In January 1976 At Ultrasonic Recording Studios, Hempstead, Ny.

Released On May 19, 1976 By Family Productions.

(Source Billy Joel‘s ‘Turnstiles’ feat. “New York State of Mind” | Official Site)


mdekoning @ RateYourMusic
This was recorded at a beautiful moment in his career: producing himself for the first and only time in his career so this album’s finally free of the overproduced sound that could be heard on his earlier albums. […]

I cannot understand why Turnstiles was not a huge commercial success. It would sell a million copies over time but when compared to the sales of its predecessor, The Stranger, that figure would pale in comparison. […]

Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
Musically the album is very satisfying, lyrically less consistently so but oftentimes quite good as well, and though Turnstiles didn’t quite break Billy on mainstream radio, it helped lay the groundwork for the gargantuan success of The Stranger. […]


Billy Joel‘s ‘Turnstiles’ feat. “New York State of Mind”


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