52nd Street (album)

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52nd Street is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on Oct 12, 1978.wikipedia
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52nd Street is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on Oct 12, 1978.
Joel's next album, 52nd Street, was released in 1978 and became his first album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

My Life (Billy Joel song)

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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).
"My Life" is a song by Billy Joel that first appeared on his 1978 album 52nd Street.

Honesty (Billy Joel song)

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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).
Columbia Records released the song as the third single from his sixth studio album 52nd Street (1978) in 1979.

Big Shot (song)

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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).
"Big Shot" was the second hit single from Billy Joel's 1978 album 52nd Street.

Grammy Award for Album of the Year

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It was similarly well received by critics, earning the 1979 Grammy for Album of the Year.

22nd Annual Grammy Awards

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Album of the Year went to Phil Ramone and Billy Joel for 52nd Street, and Song of the Year went to Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald for "What a Fool Believes".

Freddie Hubbard

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(Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard guests on "Zanzibar".)
Hubbard's trumpet playing was featured on the track "Zanzibar", on the 1978 Billy Joel album 52nd Street (the 1979 Grammy Award Winner for Best Album).

Compact disc

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Additionally, the album is notable for being among the first albums commercially released on the compact disc format, reaching store shelves on October 1, 1982 in Japan (it was one of fifty CDs released that day, including The Stranger, but bore the first catalogue number in the sequence, 35DP-1, and so is frequently cited as the first to be released).

Phil Ramone

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This Grammy was presented to its producer, Phil Ramone.
On that date in 1982, A & R Recording released a digital compact disc version of Billy Joel's 52nd Street in Japan, alongside Sony's CD player CDP-101.

David Spinozza

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Spinozza played acoustic guitar on the song "Honesty" on the 1978 Billy Joel album "52nd Street".

The Stranger (album)

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The follow-up to his breakthrough success album, The Stranger, Joel tried to give the album a fresh sound, hiring various jazz musicians to make it feel differentiated from his previous album efforts.

52nd Street (Manhattan)

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The title is a reference to 52nd Street, one of New York City's jazz centers in the middle of the century.
Billy Joel has a studio album called 52nd Street.

Peter Cetera

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He is credited as one of the background vocalists on Billy Joel's single "My Life", released in 1978, from the album 52nd Street.

Glass Houses (album)

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This album was the third collaboration between Joel and producer Phil Ramone, following The Stranger and 52nd Street and the final such collaboration in association with Home Run.