Billy Joel – An Innocent Man U.S. Mastersound half speed mastered LP

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Free U.S. shipping!  A U.S. limited edition half speed mastered audiophile pressing of An Innocent Man by Billy Joel.

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Offered for sale is a U.S. limited edition half speed mastered audiophile pressing of An Innocent Man by Billy Joel.

About this copy: This copy of An Innocent Man is 1983 pressing on the Columbia label, issued as part of their short-lived “Mastersound” series.

The cover is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.  The generic Mastersound insert is missing.

The disc is M- with no spindle marks on the labels and no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Billy Joel LP, as this pressing was issued shortly before the Mastersound series was discontinued.

Background:   Released in 1983, An Innocent Man was the ninth album by Billy Joel.

The album reached #2 on the UK charts and #4 in the U.S., though the album spawned six singles, all of which hit the U.S. Top 40 and three of which made the U.S. Top 10 singles chart.

Allmusic.com gave An Innocent Man a 4 star review:

Recording The Nylon Curtain exhausted Billy Joel, and even though it had a pair of major hits, it didn’t rival its predecessors in terms of sales. Since he labored so hard at the record, he decided it was time for a break — it was time to record an album just for fun. … Joel has rarely sounded so carefree either in performance or writing, possibly due to “Christie Lee” Brinkley, a supermodel who became his new love prior to An Innocent Man. He can’t stop writing about her throughout the album — only three songs, including the haunted title track, aren’t about her in some form or fashion. That giddiness is infectious, helping make An Innocent Man an innocent delight that unwittingly closes Joel’s classic period.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
HC 48837
Year of Release: 1983
Format: Stereo
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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in