BILLY JOEL : LIVE AT THE BOTTOM LINE
Disc One (71:35)
Disc Two (72:51)
Label : Mistral Music
Venue : The Bottom Line, New York City, New York, USA
Date : June 10th, 1976
Quality : Soundboard Recording (A-)
Review : A very creative but pitiful attempt at putting several radio broadcast shows on a 2 disc set. This bootleg fails because at least the tracks from the Bottom Line concert of June 10, 1976 are mastered too fast! The fate that clinched the decline of Cold Spring Harbor has once again struck! (This is positive information. The author has heard the actual rebroadcast of this legendary performance on WNEW in NY.) The bootleggers probably had to do this in order to fit the material on to two discs. Disc One and the first 4 tracks on Disc Two make up the Bottom Line concert. Actually the final track that was played that night "Souvenir" is missing from this boot. The rest of the tracks appear to be from a 1972 radio show probably from WMMR in Philadelphia, but unconfirmed (the bootleg does not even differentiate the gigs). There is one extra track not listed in the liner notes at the end of Disc Two. Some of you may not recognize two of the tracks on Disc Two, but Billy himself does introduce these songs. It is any wonder if these tracks were ever recorded in the studio....