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Editorial Reviews


1. That's Not Her Style
2. We Didn't Start the Fire
3. The Downeaster "Alexa"
4. I Go to Extremes
5. Shameless
6. Storm Front
7. Leningrad
8. State of Grace
9. When in Rome
10. And So It Goes

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 20, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0012GMV2G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,280 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The songs are very upbeat and rock!
K. M. Morris
This CD is one of my favorites of Billy proving that he is an excellent musician, for those who like good rock it's amazing.
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Supberb quality on this remastered issue from one of the best albums by Mr. Joel.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Anonymouse on March 4, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I am not in any way dissing Billy Joel or the Storm Front album... in fact I've bought at least 6 copies of it, if not more.

However, for people who might care, I'd advise skipping the Remastered version for one reason.... in the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" there is a 1 second technical glitch of computer garble. (Which if I remember correctly was also repeated on GH3, and on available copies in mp3.)

The original Storm Front album did not have the glitch. So unless you're buying it purely for some other reason, I'd advise purchasing the original release over the remastered one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Morris on April 18, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is the only Billy Joel album I own. I could never get into any of his other stuff. This album came out when I was in middle school, and I heard 'We didn't start the fire', and 'I go to extremes' on the radio and was hooked. I bought the album and loved all the songs! I bought this copy to replace my old copy. This album is still great to this day! The songs are very upbeat and rock! ***Highly recommended***
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sal Nudo VINE VOICE on May 12, 2012
Format: Audio CD
With the help of producer Mick Jones, the guitarist from Foreigner, Billy Joel went in a power-pop direction on "Storm Front." The punchy and energetic tunes "That's Not Her Style" and "We Didn't Start the Fire" both establish a swaggering and urgent tone right away -- but the best tracks on this CD are the quieter ones with piano at the forefront. Some of these songs definitely sound like they were written, recorded, produced and released in the late 1980s, but it's unfair to pigeonhole this entire 1989 record as overproduced and too glossy for its own good. "Leningrad," for example, is as beautiful as anything Joel has ever written. The song is a tender, mournful snapshot of a Russian man named Viktor, a "child of war" who lived through the gloom of Communism to find eventual joy. Joel eloquently sums up Viktor's life and sublimely encapsulates a segment of post-World War II Russian life as if it were a musical history lesson. It's a truly striking song, with lyrics that tug at the heart.

For every canned-pop tune on this CD -- "Shameless," "Storm Front" and "When in Rome" come foremost to mind -- there are ones like the sweeping and sea-laden "The Downeaster `Alexa'" and heartfelt "Leningrad" that save it from `80s insignificance. And with the tranquil "And So It Goes," Joel saved the best for last -- despondent lyrics and a lush-sounding piano; it's a heartrending song about inevitable divorce, which, given the way Joel defends his well-known lady on the opening track, is a surprising way to go out.

"Storm Front" sparkles and pops with probably the topmost bells and whistles that musical production could offer at the time, but the music ultimately lacks the heart, drive and soul of Billy's best work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joelfan on June 6, 2014
Format: Audio CD
For the most part, i think music fans and Joel fans agree that Billy's best recordings are found in the period between 1975 and 1982. Certainly his best "complete" albums can be found there in that period. The Storm Front album continued the slightly downward progression in Joel's writing abilities after The Nylon Curtain. Like always there's a few good songs to be found on Storm Front - The Downeaster Alexa is one of his best songs for any period, We Didn't Start The Fire had a kick to it and became the big hit for the album, the title song had a nice slow groove to it and provided a nice set opener for the tour that followed (why he never plays it anymore I don't know). But as with all of Joel's post-Nylon Curtain (1982) albums, there's about half an album that's either bland or flat out bad. That's Not Her Style and I Go To Extremes are passable rock songs (nothing great but not too bad) and And So It Goes stays just far away enough from becoming sentimental sap. But songs like When In Rome, Shameless, and State Of Grace are wretched. And Leningrad, although an admirable effort, is pretty boring as a song....jut kind of lays there musically. Again, like The Bridge, while Storm Front is by no means a terrible album, it also doesn't compare well to Billy's best albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By akamarti on July 3, 2013
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My copy somehow went missing and I am slowly replacing my library of his songs. This one has a great many "folk" type songs, but modern problems are covered rather than using the old standards.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Di Noia on May 21, 2013
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I am a big fan of Billy Joel. This cd is one of my favorites of his music. It is great.
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Anything Billy Joel does is phenomenal. He is a true musical talent. So, whether this album or any Billy Joel album, they are terrific. However, this album, STORM FRONT, is remarkable because of his song Leningrad. It's a big switch from his usual format, but its uniqueness is what makes this album mesmerizing. His song about Alexa gives off a very similar quality.................almost ballads, but better.
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By Cathy on July 13, 2014
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Billy's great!
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