Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic (1981) [2013, MFSL UDSACD 2092]

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Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic (1981) [2013, MFSL UDSACD 2092]

Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2092 | ~ 300 or 302 or 144 Mb | Scans(png) -> 319 Mb
Rock / Pop Rock / Soft Rock

Having scored three multi-platinum hits in a row, Billy Joel took a breather, releasing his first live album, Songs in the Attic, as he worked on his ambitious follow-up to Glass Houses. Joel wisely decided to use the live album as an opportunity to draw attention to songs from his first four albums. Apart from "Piano Man," none of those songs had been heard by the large audience he had won with The Stranger. Furthermore, he now had a seasoned backing band that helped give his music a specific identity – in short, it was an opportunity to reclaim these songs, now that he had a signature sound. And Joel didn't botch the opportunity – Songs in the Attic is an excellent album, ranking among his very best work. With the possible exception of the Turnstiles material, every song is given a fuller, better arrangement that makes it all spring to life. "Los Angelenos" and "Everybody Loves You Now" hit harder in the live setting, while ballads like "She's Got a Way," "Summer, Highland Falls," and "I've Loved These Days" are richer and warmer in these versions. A few personal favorites from these albums may be missing, but what is here is impeccable, proving that even if Joel wasn't a celebrity in the early '70s, his best songs of the era rivaled his biggest hits.

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG
Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic (1981):

Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic (1981) [2013, MFSL UDSACD 2092]

Tracklist:

01. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) 05:04
02. Summer, Highland Falls 03:6
03. Streetlife Serenader 05:17
04. Los Angelenos 03:45
05. She's Got A Way 03:02
06. Everybody Loves You Now 03:12
07. Say Goodbye To Hollywood 04:24
08. Captain Jack 07:16
09. You're My Home 03:06
10. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid 05:27
11. I've Loved These Days 04:36

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 20. August 2014, 20:01

Billy Joel / Songs In The Attic MFSL

Used drive : PLEXTOR BD-R PX-B950SA Adapter: 6 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

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10 | 38:17.18 | 5:27.05 | 172293 | 196822
11 | 43:44.23 | 4:36.50 | 196823 | 217572


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Filename C:\Users\Meijin\Desktop\ALLexxess\Billy Joel\1981 Songs In The Attic (Hybrid SACD MFSL 2013)\Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic MFSL.wav

Peak level 98.8 %
Extraction speed 3.6 X
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 0FB26297
Copy CRC 0FB26297
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

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All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-08-22 00:01:10

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Analyzed: Billy Joel / Songs In The Attic MFSL
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.42 dB -15.30 dB 5:05 01-Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
DR12 -0.18 dB -15.20 dB 3:07 02-Summer, Highland Falls
DR12 -0.28 dB -16.27 dB 5:18 03-Streetlife Serenader
DR12 -0.32 dB -14.47 dB 3:46 04-Los Angelenos
DR14 -2.25 dB -20.30 dB 3:02 05-She's Got A Way
DR12 -0.36 dB -14.77 dB 3:12 06-Everybody Loves You Now
DR12 -0.69 dB -14.21 dB 4:24 07-Say Goodbye To Hollywood
DR11 -0.33 dB -14.99 dB 7:17 08-Captain Jack
DR13 -0.29 dB -15.83 dB 3:07 09-You're My Home
DR12 -0.14 dB -15.55 dB 5:27 10-The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
DR13 -0.10 dB -16.83 dB 4:37 11-I've Loved These Days
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 841 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic (1981) [2013, MFSL UDSACD 2092]

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