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Billy Joel ‎– 52nd Street LP
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Billy Joel ‎– 52nd Street

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  • Label: Columbia ‎Records  FC 35609 / AL-35609-1A-2HZ:
  • Country: Canada
  • Released: 1978
  • Genre/Style: Jazz, Rock, Pop / Pop Rock, Ballad, Latin Jazz
  • Grade LP: (VG+) Sleeve: (VG)


52nd Street is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released in 1978. It was the first of four Joel albums to top the Billboard charts, and it earned him two Grammys. Three songs reached the Top 40 in the United States, contributing to the album's success: "My Life" (#3), "Big Shot" (#14), and "Honesty" (#24). It was similarly well received by critics, earning the 1979 Grammy for Album of the Year.

The title is a reference to 52nd Street, which was one of New York City's jazz centers in the middle of the century. Joel's label was headquartered on 52nd Street (in the CBS Building) at the time of the album's release. The studio where recording took place was also on 52nd Street, a block away from the CBS Building.

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