|1. Big Shot|
|3. My Life|
|6. Rosalinda's Eyes|
|7. Half A Mile Away|
|8. Until The Night|
|9. 52nd Street|
Following up his 1977 breakthrough smash The Stranger was no easy task for Billy Joel; 52nd Street shows he wasn't quite up to the challenge, though it sold similarly well and kept the momentum for his fast- track career until the more impressive Glass Houses appeared in 1980. 52nd Street isn't without its moments: "My Life" remains one of Joel's most memorable hit singles, "Half a Mile Away" is a wonderful slice of infectiously upbeat pop, and "Rosalinda's Eyes" sways to an alluringly airy Latin feel. But macho poseur numbers such as "Big Shot" and "Stiletto" are embarrassingly overwrought, while the arty "Zanzibar" ultimately comes across more as pretentious than adventurous. The closing title track fails to convince anyone Joel is a cool blues hound. --Peter Blackstock --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Mobile Fidelity version is quite good. I think the only problem I had was probably a studio set up thing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by The Seeker
I had the album and heard some of his music and wanted it on CD format. I knew that I would love it.Published on Aug. 17 2009 by E. J. Vardon
Cant go wrong with this SACD version of one of Billys best(The Stranger,Nylon Curtain,Glass Houses as well.) Nothing compares to a well done SACD in multichannel. Read morePublished on May 2 2005
this is a very good album. Roselinda and stiletto are AWESOME!
there are other Awesome songs too! Heck, I love the whole album!
I was given '52nd Street' for my 15th birthday along with Breakfast in America by Supertramp (1979). It was many years before I discovered "The Stranger". Read morePublished on March 21 2004
After the mega-hit "The Stranger", which spawned hit after hit, Billy Joel released "52nd Street". Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by Vilbs