Tracklist

CD 1: 1973-1977
# Title Rating Length
1 Piano Man
4.45 5:37
2 Captain Jack
4.5 7:15
3 The Entertainer
4 3:39
4 Say Goodbye to Hollywood
3:55
5 New York State of Mind
4.5 6:03
6 The Stranger
3.5 5:08
7 Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
4.35 7:33
8 Just the Way You Are
5 3:36
9 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
4 3:28
10 Only the Good Die Young
4 3:53
11 She's Always a Woman
3.75 3:18
CD 2: 1978-1985
# Title Rating Length
1 My Life
3:52
2 Big Shot
3:44
3 You May Be Right
5 4:09
4 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
4.5 2:55
5 Don't Ask Me Why
4 2:57
6 She's Got a Way
3 3:01
7 Pressure
3:16
8 Allentown
3.5 3:49
9 Goodnight Saigon
4.5 7:00
10 Tell Her About It
5 3:36
11 Uptown Girl
4.4 3:15
12 The Longest Time
5 3:36
13 You're Only Human (Second Wind)
4:49
14 The Night Is Still Young
3 5:29

Credits

CD 1: 1973-1977

acoustic guitar:
Steve Burgh (track 11)
Hugh McCracken (tracks 7, 11)
clarinet:
Richie Cannata (track 7)
electric bass guitar:
Wilton Felder (track 1)
Doug Stegmeyer (bass player, aka Slug Douglas) (tracks 5–7, 9–11)
drums (drum set):
Rhys Clark (track 2)
Liberty DeVitto (US drummer) (tracks 5–7, 9–10)
Ron Tutt (tracks 1, 3)
pedal steel guitar:
Tom Whitehorse (track 3)
flute:
Richie Cannata (track 11)
organ:
Richie Cannata (track 10)
organ and piano:
Billy Joel (track 2)
guitar:
Larry Carlton (track 1)
Don Evans (US engineer, guitar player, singer, producer & arranger) (track 3)
Dean Parks (track 1)
guitar [guitar overdubs]:
William Bennett (guitarist) (track 1)
harmonica and piano:
Billy Joel (track 1)
bass:
Emory Gordy (track 3)
banjo:
Tom Whitehorse (track 3)
electric guitar:
Steve Burgh (track 7)
percussion:
Bobbi Hall (track 1)
Neil Jason (percussionist) (track 5)
Ralph MacDonald (track 6)
keyboard [keyboards]:
Billy Joel (tracks 3, 5)
saxophone:
Richie Cannata (tracks 5, 7, 9–10)
piano:
Billy Joel (tracks 5–7, 9–11)
accordion:
Dominic Cortese (track 7)
accordion and keyboard [keyboards]:
Michael Omartian (track 1)
Moog:
Billy Joel (track 3)
arranger:
Michael Omartian (tracks 1–2)
assistant engineer:
John Bradley (track 5)
composer:
Billy Joel (tracks 1–4, 6–11)
Billy Joel (1975) (track 5)
engineer:
Phil Ramone (tracks 6–7, 9–11)
Jim Boyer (producer/engineer) (tracks 6–7, 9–11)
Ron Malo (tracks 1–2)
Don Puluse (track 5)
lead vocals:
Billy Joel (tracks 1–3, 5–7, 9–11)
lyricist:
Billy Joel (tracks 1–4, 6–11)
Billy Joel (1975) (track 5)
mixer:
Bruce Botnick (track 5)
other vocals [whistle]:
Billy Joel (track 6)
producer:
Phil Ramone (tracks 6–7, 9–11)
Michael Stewart (US producer/guitarist) (tracks 1–3)
Billy Joel (track 5)
sound engineer:
Ron Malo (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1973) (track 1)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1974) (track 3)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1977) (tracks 6–7, 9–11)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 8)
Impulsive Music (tracks 6, 8)
Joelsongs (tracks 6–11)
mixed at:
A&R Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (tracks 6–7, 9–11)
recorded at:
A&R Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (tracks 6–7, 9–11)
edit of:
remasters:
New York State of Mind (2011 remaster) by Billy Joel (track 5)
later parody versions:
Ode to a Superhero (track 1)
Piano Colt (track 1)
Piano Dick (track 1)
later translated versions:
可會有明天 (track 8)
recording of:
Captain Jack (track 2)
Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song) (track 8)
Piano Man (track 1)
The Entertainer (track 3)
The Stranger (track 6)

CD 2: 1978-1985

other instruments [syntharmonica]:
Ronnie Cuber (track 13)
Jon Faddis (track 13)
Mark Rivera (track 13)
electric bass guitar:
Doug Stegmeyer (bass player, aka Slug Douglas) (tracks 4–5, 8–9, 11–14)
drums (drum set):
Liberty DeVitto (US drummer) (tracks 4–5, 8–9, 11, 13–14)
synthesizer:
David Lebolt (track 13)
synthesizer [synthesizers]:
David Lebolt (track 14)
flute, organ and saxophone:
Richie Cannata (tracks 4–5)
guitar:
David Brown (guitarist for Billy Joel) (tracks 4–5)
Russell Javors (tracks 4–5, 8–9)
harmonica:
Billy Joel (track 14)
electric guitar:
David Brown (guitarist for Billy Joel) (tracks 8–9, 11, 13)
Russell Javors (track 13)
John McCurry (track 14)
percussion:
Jimmy Bralower (tracks 13–14)
snare drum [field snare]:
Bill Zampino (track 9)
keyboard:
Billy Joel (track 14)
piano:
Billy Joel (tracks 5–6, 8–9, 11)
horn arranger:
David Matthews (US jazz/bop keyboardist, pianist, and arranger) (track 13)
additional producer:
Brian Ruggles (track 6)
assistant engineer:
Peter Hefter (tracks 13–14)
Bradshaw Leigh (tracks 4–5)
assistant producer:
Michele Slagter (tracks 4–5)
associate engineer:
Bradshaw Leigh (tracks 8–9)
background vocals:
Peter Hewlett (track 13)
Frank Simms (track 13)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Billy Joel (track 12)
composer:
Billy Joel (tracks 1–14)
engineer:
Jim Boyer (producer/engineer) (tracks 4–5, 8–9, 11–14)
lead vocals:
Billy Joel (tracks 4–6, 8–9, 11, 13–14)
lyricist:
Billy Joel (tracks 1–14)
mixer:
Jim Boyer (producer/engineer) (tracks 8–9, 11–12)
producer:
Phil Ramone (tracks 4–6, 8–14)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1980) (tracks 4–5)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1980) (tracks 4–5)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1982) (tracks 8–9)
publisher:
Joelsongs (tracks 11–12)
ヤマハミュージックEH(CM) (tracks 1, 11–12)
EMI April Music Inc. (1978) (tracks 1–2)
Impulsive Music (1978) (tracks 1–2)
April Music (1979 – 1980) (track 3)
Impulsive Music (1979 – 1980) (track 3)
April Music (1980) (tracks 4–5)
Impulsive Music (1980) (tracks 4–5)
recorded at:
Paradise Club in Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1980-06) (track 6)
remixed at:
edit of:
sampled by:
later parody versions:
You May Be Bright (track 3)
later translated versions:
Gärdettjej (track 11)
不要囉嗦 (track 1)
我愛你 (track 11)
live recording of:
She's Got a Way (1980-06) (track 6)
recording of:
Allentown (track 8)
Big Shot (track 2)
Don’t Ask Me Why (track 5)
Goodnight Saigon (track 9)
My Life (track 1)
Pressure (track 7)
Tell Her About It (track 10)
The Longest Time (track 12)
Uptown Girl (track 11)
You May Be Right (track 3)