LEGACY RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE RELEASE OF BILLY JOEL – LIVE AT SHEA STADIUM, FULL LENGTH CONCERT FILM AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME ON CD, DVD & BLU-RAY DISC TUESDAY, MARCH 8
Film of Singer's Historic 2008 Concerts Closing America's Cradle of Stadium Rock Includes Performances By Guest Artists Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks and John Mayer + DVD/Blu-ray Bonus Duets with Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey and John Mellencamp
On Tuesday, March 8, Legacy Recordings will release, for the very first time, Billy Joel – Live At Shea Stadium, a full-length music film of Billy Joel's historic shows in July 2008 marking the last-ever concerts at rock's first great arena venue.
Billy Joel – Live At Shea Stadium will be available in a CD/DVD set as well as a stand-alone DVD and stand-alone Blu-ray Disc.
The full-concert companion to the acclaimed Lionsgate documentary “The Last Play At Shea,” Billy Joel Live At Shea Stadium features more than two hours of Billy and his band offering definitive, and often transcendent versions of hits, rarities, deep catalog, personal favorites and crowd-pleasing surprises including duets with guest artists Paul McCartney (“I Saw Her Standing There,” “Let It Be”), Tony Bennett (“New York State of Mind”), Garth Brooks (“Shameless”) and John Mayer (“This Is The Time”) along with exclusive DVD/Blu-ray bonus performances with Steven Tyler (“Walk This Way”), Roger Daltrey (“My Generation”) and John Mellencamp (“Pink Houses”).
Built in 1964, Shea Stadium was the home of the New York Mets for 45 years. Designed as a multi-purpose stadium, Shea became the birthplace of arena rock when the Beatles appeared there August 15, 1965, establishing the ballpark as a pinnacle venue for rock's biggest names: The Who, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and others have all played Shea.
Chosen as the last rock act to play the venue, Billy Joel staged his “Last Play At Shea” concerts on July 16 and July 18, 2008, rocking a combined audience of 110,000 fans with one of the most emotionally charged shows ever played at the historic stadium. After 45 years, two New York Mets World Series victories, the arena debut of The Beatles and Billy Joel's “The Last Play At Shea,” the final section of Shea Stadium was torn down in 2009.
A broadcast edition of Billy Joel – Live At Shea Stadium will premiere on PBS Great Performances in March.
Billy Joel – Live At Shea Stadium
1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
2. My Life
3. Summer, Highland Falls
4. Everybody Loves You Now
6. New York State Of Mind (with Tony Bennett)
8. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
9. She's Always A Woman
10. Goodnight Saigon
11. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
12. Shameless (with Garth Brooks)
13. This Is The Time (with John Mayer)
14. Keeping The Faith
15. Captain Jack
16. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
17. The River Of Dreams/A Hard Day's Night
18. We Didn't Start The Fire
19. You May Be Right
20. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
21. Only The Good Die Young
22. I Saw Her Standing There (with Paul McCartney)
23. Take Me Out To The Ballgame
24. Piano Man
25. Let It Be (with Paul McCartney)
DVD/BLU-RAY BONUS PERFORMANCES
Walk This Way (with Steven Tyler)
My Generation (with Roger Daltrey)
Pink Houses (with John Mellencamp)