Billy Joel will be going back to the USSR with the May 20 release of "A Matter of Trust -- The Bridge to Russia," a multi-product celebration of his history-making 1987 shows in Moscow and Leningrad.
Joel was the first Western rock act to take a full touring production into the then-USSR, playing three shows in each city. The 1987 "Kohcept" (i.e. "Concert") live set will be expanded into a two-CD live album with 12 previously unreleased performances -- including a rehearsal version of the Beatles' "She Loves You" -- while the DVD/Blu-ray will expand on the 1987 "Live in Leningrad" HBO special with six previously unreleased songs.
A Deluxe Edition box set, meanwhile, will include the recent Showtime documentary "A Matter of Trust -- The Bridge to Russia" as well as a book containing photos and new liner notes written by tour publicist Michael Jensen, photographer Neal Preston and journalists who covered the trek. Joel next plays on March 9 in Toronto.
The DVD/Blu-ray track list includes:
1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
3. Goodnight Saigon
4. Big Man On Mulberry Street
5. Baby Grand
6. An Innocent Man - previously unreleased
7. Honesty - previously unreleased
8. The Longest Time - previously unreleased
9. A Matter Of Trust
10. Only The Good Die Young
11. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - previously unreleased
12. Sometimes A Fantasy - previously unreleased
13. You May Be Right - previously unreleased
14. Uptown Girl
15. Big Shot
16. Back In The U.S.S.R.
The CD track list includes:
2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid - previously unreleased
5. She's Always A Woman - previously unreleased
6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - previously unreleased
7. Goodnight Saigon
9. Big Man On Mulberry Street
10. Baby Grand
11. What's Your Name - previously unreleased
12. The Longest Time - previously unreleased
13. An Innocent Man
1. Pressure - previously unreleased
3. A Matter Of Trust
4. Only The Good Die Young
5. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - previously unreleased
6. Sometimes A Fantasy
7. You May Be Right - previously unreleased
8. Uptown Girl
9. Big Shot
10. Back In The U.S.S.R.
11. The Times They Are A Changin'
12. She Loves You - previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
13. New York State Of Mind - previously unreleased
14. Piano Man - previously unreleased