12 Gardens Live

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12 Gardens Live
Billy Joel 12 Gardens Live.jpg
Live album by Billy Joel
Released June 13, 2006
Recorded Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Genre Rock
Length 2:32:47
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Billy Joel
Billy Joel chronology
My Lives
(2005)
12 Gardens Live
(2006)
Billy Joel – The Hits
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

12 Gardens Live is a Sony music compilation of songs performed by American singer/songwriter Billy Joel during a record run of twelve sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City in early 2006. It was released on June 13, 2006.

Although some of the singer's best known hits are on the album, many of them are transposed into a different key (often lower) to accommodate Joel's deepening voice. This is also the first time "Piano Man" has appeared on a live album, despite being Joel's signature song.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Billy Joel.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Prelude/Angry Young Man" – 5:21
  2. "My Life" – 4:59
  3. "Everybody Loves You Now" – 3:04
  4. "The Ballad of Billy the Kid" – 5:30
  5. "The Entertainer" – 4:01
  6. "Vienna" – 3:35
  7. "New York State of Mind" – 7:05
  8. "The Night Is Still Young" – 5:13
  9. "Zanzibar" – 5:57
  10. "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" – 5:03
  11. "The Great Wall of China" – 5:07
  12. "Allentown" – 3:51
  13. "She's Right On Time" – 3:56
  14. "Don't Ask Me Why" – 3:10
  15. "Laura" – 5:19
  16. "A Room of Our Own" (hidden track) – 4:10

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Goodnight Saigon" – 7:17
  2. "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" – 3:48
  3. "An Innocent Man" – 5:41
  4. "The Downeaster "Alexa"" – 3:50
  5. "She's Always A Woman" – 3:41
  6. "Keeping the Faith" – 4:53
  7. "The River of Dreams" – 5:21
  8. "A Matter of Trust" – 4:39
  9. "We Didn't Start The Fire" – 4:47
  10. "Big Shot" – 4:23
  11. "You May Be Right" – 4:49
  12. "Only The Good Die Young" – 3:43
  13. "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" – 7:35
  14. "Piano Man" – 5:43
  15. "And So It Goes" – 3:50
  16. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (hidden track) – 3:26

In addition to the above, the iTunes Store offers two extra songs, "Stiletto" and "Honesty". Also for a short time, Sony Music Direct was offering direct downloads of "You're My Home" and "Sleeping with the Television On" as an incentive to purchase the CD from Sony Music's website.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 22
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria Top 40) [3] 11
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [4] 80
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[5] 52
UK Albums (OCC) [6] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r837987
  2. ^ "australian-charts.com Billy Joel – 12 Gardens Live". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Album Search: Billy Joel - 12 Gardens Live" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Album Search: Billy Joel - 12 Gardens Live" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  5. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2006. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  6. ^ "Billy Joel > Artist > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2017-04-10.