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Billy Joel

May 1, 1987

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Liner Notes

Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev's late 80's glasnost policy encouraged freedom of expression and relaxed the suppression of media. This allowed for two things: Public dissent against the soviet state and a Billy Joel pit-stop on his world tour supporting The Bridge. Joel was the first American pop star to tour Russia with a full stage show, and this recording presents his first press conference after it was announced.

Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev's late 80's glasnost policy encouraged freedom of expression and relaxed the suppression of media. This allowed for two things: Public dissent against the soviet state and a Billy Joel pit-stop on his world tour supporting The Bridge. Joel was the first American pop star to tour Russia with a full stage show, and this recording presents his first press conference after it was announced.