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Billy Joel - River Of Dreams download album

  • Performer: Billy Joel
  • Title: River Of Dreams
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MIDI AAC MP4 AUD VOC MOD ADX
  • Released: 1993
  • Style: Pop Rock, Ballad
  • MP3 album: 1454 mb
  • FLAC album: 1537 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Billy Joel - River Of Dreams download album

River of Dreams is the twelfth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel (and his final rock/pop album), released on August 10, 1993. River of Dreams presented a much more serious tone from Joel than found in his previous albums, dealing with issues such as trust and long-lasting love

The River of Dreams" is a song by American musician Billy Joel. It is the title track and first single from his 1993 album River of Dreams. The song was a hit, peaking at number 3 on the United States and UK charts, making it Joel's highest charting of the 1990s (River of Dreams was the only album he released during the 1990s). It also hit the top spot in Australia and on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song was produced by Joe Nicolo and Danny Kortchmar.

The River of Dreams is the title-track of Billy Joel’s last pop album from 1993. The song was a hit, peaking at on the United States and UK charts, making it his highest charting of the 1990s (it was his only album released during the 1990s). The River of Dreams was nominated for the 1993 Grammy Record of the Year award, but lost to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.

Billy Joel had never taken as much time to record an album as he did with River of Dreams, and its troubled birth is clear upon the first listen. Never before had he recorded an album that sounded so labored, as if it was a struggle for him to write and record the songs. With River of Dreams, he's surrounded himself with ace studio musicians and star producer Danny Kortchmar, all of whom have the effect of deadening an already self-consciously serious set of songs

Billy Joel gets a lot of song ideas in his dreams, and often struggles to remember them when he wakes up. For this song, however, he woke up with the song in his head, but tried NOT to write it. He explained on The Howard Stern Show in 2010: "I thought, Who the hell am I to try to pull off this gospel song, so I took a shower to wash this song away. I sang it in the shower and knew I had to do i. In Joel's dream, he was "walking in his sleep," which inspired that lyric

River of Dreams is truly a unique album. It feels like one that several long-time artists would think of doing, but never release. Where Joel's previous albums had a bit of an impending sense by detailing what one is facing, River of Dreams is a release that seems to express what one goes through during and after a midlife crisis. The fun-filled vibe is in extremely short supply, but we're treated to something that shows true evolution in what Joel had released throughout his career.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 No Man's Land 4:45
A2 The Great Wall Of China
Percussion – Jim SaporitoSynthesizer – Jeff Jacobs
5:49
A3 Blonde Over Blue
Bass – Lonnie Hillyer
4:53
A4 A Minor Variation
Baritone Saxophone – Arno HechtTenor Saxophone – Richie CannataTrombone – Osvaldo Melindez*Trumpet – Laurence Etkin*
5:34
A5 Shades Of Grey
Bass – Schuyler DealeDrums – Liberty DeVittoProducer – Billy JoelProducer [Additional], Mixed By – David Thoener
4:10
B1 All About Soul
Backing Vocals – Crystal Taliefero, B. David Whitworth*, Marlon Saunders, Wrecia FordVocals [Guest] – Color Me Badd
5:58
B2 Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) 3:30
B3 The River Of Dreams
Backing Vocals – Crystal Taliefero, B. David Whitworth*, Marlon Saunders, Wrecia FordBass – Chuck Treece, Jeff Lee Johnson*, Lonnie Hillyer Co-producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Joe Nicolo*Engineer [Assisted By] – Dirk GrobelnyEngineer, Mixed By – Phil NicoloGuitar – Mike TylerPercussion – Andy "Funky Drummer" Kravitz*
4:10
B4 Two Thousand Years 5:18
B5 Famous Last Words 4:53

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Heriba Ltda.
  • Distributed By – Discos Heriba

Credits

  • Arranged By [Orchestra] – Ira Newborn (tracks: 2, 6 to 8)
  • Art Direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Artwork [Cover Art] – Christie Brinkley
  • Backing Vocals – Frank Simms (tracks: 1, 2, 8), George Simms (tracks: 1, 2, 8)
  • Bass – T.M. Stevens (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10)
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Drums – Zachary Alford (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8)
  • Engineer – Carl Glanville (tracks: 1 to 7, 9, 10)
  • Guitar – Danny Kortchmar (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8 to 10), Leslie West (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Tommy Byrnes (tracks: 1, 3, 5, 6)
  • Mastered By – Ted Jensen
  • Mixed By – Niko Bolas (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
  • Photography By – Glen Erler
  • Producer – Danny Kortchmar (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 10)
  • Vocals, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Written-By – Billy Joel

Notes

Manufacturado por " HERIBA LTDA." con licencia SONY MUSIC
HERIBA LTDA., La Paz - Bolivia
Industria Boliviana

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CK 53003 Billy Joel River Of Dreams ‎(CD, Album, Pit) Columbia CK 53003 US 1993
473872 4 Billy Joel River Of Dreams ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia 473872 4 UK 1993
473 872-4 Billy Joel River Of Dreams ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia 473 872-4 Singapore 1993
CT 53003 Billy Joel River Of Dreams ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 53003 US 1993
659 Billy Joel River Of Dreams ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Star 659 Poland 1993




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