Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release Billy Joel's A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia, the artist's historic 1987 Russian concert tour revisited, on DVD/Blu-ray on May 20.
It will be available in a Deluxe Edition boxed set containing a full-length concert film (The Concert) on DVD or Blu-ray; a 2CD album (The Music) featuring previously unreleased tracks and bonus material; and, as an exclusive, the Showtime documentary film chronicling Billy's 1987 Soviet Tour, directed by Emmy winner Jim Brown.
In addition, the Deluxe Edition comes with a book containing rare photos and new liner notes including first-hand accounts from writers and journalists who were there, among them Gary Graff, Michael Jensen, Neal Preston, Rona Elliot and Wayne Robins.
A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia: The Concert (DVD/Blu-ray) and The Music (2CDs) will be available individually, or inside the Deluxe Edition.
The DVD/Blu-ray contains newly restored and remastered material from Live In Leningrad, 1987, a full-length concert film that has been unseen since its VHS release. For its DVD and Blu-ray debut, The Concert has been remastered from the original 35mm negative and expanded to include 12 previously unreleased performances, more than doubling the running time of the original release.
A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia: The Concert
1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
3. Goodnight Saigon
4. Big Man On Mulberry Street
5. Baby Grand
6. An Innocent Man - previously unreleased
7. Honesty - previously unreleased
8. The Longest Time - previously unreleased
9. A Matter Of Trust
10. Only The Good Die Young
11. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - previously unreleased
12. Sometimes A Fantasy - previously unreleased
13. You May Be Right - previously unreleased
14. Uptown Girl
15. Big Shot
16. Back In The U.S.S.R.
The Music (2 CDs) expands on 1987's original live Концерт release, with 12 previously unreleased performances.
A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia: The Music (2CD)
2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid - previously unreleased
5. She's Always A Woman - previously unreleased
6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - previously unreleased
7. Goodnight Saigon
9. Big Man On Mulberry Street
10. Baby Grand
11. What's Your Name - previously unreleased
12. The Longest Time - previously unreleased
13. An Innocent Man
1. Pressure - previously unreleased
3. A Matter Of Trust
4. Only The Good Die Young
5. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - previously unreleased
6. Sometimes A Fantasy
7. You May Be Right - previously unreleased
8. Uptown Girl
9. Big Shot
10. Back In The U.S.S.R.
11. The Times They Are A Changin'
12. She Loves You - previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
13. New York State Of Mind - previously unreleased
14. Piano Man - previously unreleased
The CD, DVD/Blu-ray and Deluxe Editions may be pre-ordered at Amazon (http://smarturl.it/bj_russia_amznCDDVD).
The Music (2CD) is available digitally on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/bj_russia_itunes). Earlier this year, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announced that all of the artist's studio albums had been newly Mastered For iTunes (itunes.com/BillyJoel) and would be available individually or as part of Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection, a specially priced bundle which includes a bonus anthology of 17 rarities.