Billy Joel ‎– 52nd Street

Columbia ‎– FC 35609, Columbia ‎– 35609, Family Productions ‎– FC 35609
Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Big Shot 4:01
A2 Honesty
Acoustic Guitar – David SpinozzaArranged By [Horns & Strings] – Robert Freedman
A3 My Life
Backing Vocals – Donnie Dacus, Peter Cetera
A4 Zanzibar
Marimba, Vibraphone – Mike MainieriTrumpet – Freddie Hubbard
B1 Stiletto 4:39
B2 Rosalinda's Eyes
Acoustic Guitar [Nylon String] – Hugh McCrackenMarimba, Vibraphone – Mike MainieriPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldRecorder [Sopranino Recorder] – George Marge
B3 Half A Mile Away
Arranged By [Horns] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Babi Floyd, Frank Floyd, Milt Grayson, Ray Simpson, Zack Sanders*Guitar – Eric GalePercussion – Ralph MacDonald
B4 Until The Night
Acoustic Guitar [Nylon String] – Hugh McCrackenArranged By [Horns & Strings] – Robert FreedmanPercussion – David Friedman
B5 52nd Street 2:27

Companies, etc.



Pressing variation to these releases, Billy Joel - 52nd Street & Billy Joel - 52nd Street: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute

David Spinozza appears courtesy of A&M Records.
Ralph MacDonald and Eddie Daniels appear courtesy of Marlin Records, A Division of T.K. Productions, Inc.
Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and Mike Mainieri appear courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Jon Faddis appears courtesy of Pablo Records.
David Friedman appears courtesy of ECM Records.

Cat # FC 35609 appears on the label and spine.
Cat # 35609 appears on the rear cover, bottom-right and inner sleeve, bottom-right.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 35609
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 35609
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched variant 1): T1 AL 35609 1J TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched variant 1): T1 BL 35609 1AB TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Runout Stamped variant 1): o STERLING
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched variant 2): T1 AL 35609-1AE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched variant 2): T BL 35609 1CF
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped variant 2): o STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 3): oT1 AL 35609 1AC [etched] Sterling [stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 3): oT1 BL 35609-1AF [etched] Sterling [stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 4): AL 35609 1BF [etched] Sterling [stamped] TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 4): BL 35609-1CB [etched] Sterling [stamped]

Other Versions (5 of 148) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CK 52858 Billy Joel 52nd Street(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) Columbia, Legacy CK 52858 US 1992 Sell This Version
MFSL 2-384, 88725469791 Billy Joel 52nd Street(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group MFSL 2-384, 88725469791 US 2013 Sell This Version
32693 Billy Joel 52nd Street(LP, Album, RE) CBS 32693 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
CSCS 6063 Billy Joel 52nd Street(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony CSCS 6063 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
SICP-10123-4 Billy Joel 52nd Street(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, RM) Sony Records Int'l SICP-10123-4 Japan 2018 Sell This Version


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February 26, 2019
How can I tell if my record is Terre Haute Pressing or not?


September 18, 2018

Not a bad tune on the entire disk. Lots of catchy hooks, great stories, and tight ensemble work. "Zanzibar" with Freddie Hubbard solos is my favorite track. Killer LP.


August 30, 2017

Decent album, easy listening and a good addition to your collection.


February 23, 2017
Won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1980