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Billy Joel to Release 1987 Russian Concert as Expanded CD and DVD

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Long out-of-print, Billy Joel‘s document of his famous 1987 Russian concerts is about to return to shelves. On May 20, he will release ‘A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia’ on CD and video.

Rolling Stone reports that the two-CD set of ‘A Matter of Trust: A Bridge to Russia’ takes his 1987 live album ‘Kohuept’ (Russian for ‘Concert’) and adds 11 previously unreleased songs (listed below). The unheard tracks range from hits like ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me’ and ‘You May Be Right’ to a rehearsal cover of the Beatles‘ ‘She Loves You.’ Fittingly, Joel chose a different Beatles song, ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.,’ to play at his Russian shows.

The home video version of ‘A Matter of Trust’ contains 22 songs. It removes ‘Odoya’ (a traditional Russian song), ‘What’s Your Name’ ‘Pressure,’ ‘She Loves You,’ ‘New York State of Mind’ and ‘Piano Man’ from the CD, but adds ‘Tell Her About It.’

In addition, there will be a deluxe edition package that combines both the CD and video and adds a documentary about his Russian tour that has been airing on Showtime since January. This edition also contains a book of rare photos and liner notes.

‘A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia – The Music’

Disc One

‘Prelude/Angry Young Man’
‘The Ballad of Billy the Kid’*
‘She’s Always a Woman’*
‘Scenes From An Italian Restaurant’*
‘Goodnight Saigon’
‘Big Man on Mulberry Street’
‘Baby Grand’
‘What’s Your Name’*
‘The Longest Time’*
‘An Innocent Man’

Disc Two

‘A Matter of Trust’
‘Only the Good Die Young’
‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me’*
‘Sometimes a Fantasy’
‘You May Be Right’*
‘Uptown Girl’
‘Big Shot’
‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’
‘The Times They Are a-Changin”
‘She Loves You’*
‘New York State Of Mind’*
‘Piano Man’*

* previously unreleased

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