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  Mobile Fidelity -
  UDSACD 2091
  Billy Joel: Glass Houses
  "Glass Houses"

Billy Joel
Track listing:
  1. You May Be Right
2. Sometimes a Fantasy
3. Donít Ask Me Why
4. Itís Still Rock and Roll to Me
5. All for Lenya
6. I Donít Want to Be Alone
7. Sleeping With the Television On
8. Cíetait Toi (You Were the One)
9. Close to the Borderline
10. Through the Long Night
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Reviews: 2

Review by progboy September 3, 2012 (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
In 1980 I bought "Glass Houses" on cassette..........yup cassette! And played it over and over again until the chromium dioxide wore off the reels. It wasn't until recently that I repurchased this album on SACD thanks to the folks at MOFI. This was Joel's 7th album and was part of the soundtrack to my life!
"Glass Houses" was remastered by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs who IMHO did an excellent job in representing this pop-treasure in 2012 with great warmth and clarity. Mr. LoVerde also was responsible for so many of the great MOFI releases.....including the great first Foreigner album (sorry but this album is my fav rock album and he did a great job on that one too)

The song "all for Leyna" is worth the price for this album alone! IMHO the best Joel track ever!

I can not compare this SACD to earlier rebook or other Billy Joel SACD releases ......sorry but I can only share my opinion that this one sure sounds nice and clear and rich at higher volumes.

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Review by tdunster December 1, 2012
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Glass Houses has been a guilty pleasure of mine for many years. As a teen it was one of my favourite albums and I've lost count how many times I have played it.

Today I purchased the MFSL SACD version and I was not disappointed. This one has the signature DSD sound and puts to shame all previous versions.

From start to finish this is an excellent recording and should belong in any Bill Joel fans collection.

Higly recommended.

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