All My Life

All My Life

by Billy Joel


Since Billy Joel gave up writing songs after his 1993 album River of Dreams, the appearance of a new song written and performed by him 14 years later is an event, even if it appears only as a promotional single. "All My Life" is a piano-and-strings ballad in the mode of "Just the Way You Are" or "New York State of Mind," with Joel crooning a lyric about a mature man who comes to love and marriage late in life. It would be easy to imagine Frank Sinatra singing this song, if he were still around to do so, since the composition overall is well in the pre-rock tradition of the Great American Songbook. As it is, "All My Life" is likely to be taken up by cabaret singers and others, since it is worthy of becoming a late and unexpected standard from a songwriter who has been devoting himself only to instrumental compositions and concert tours for a long time now.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/2007
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886970725521
catalogNumber: 707255

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Joel   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Rodney Jones   Guitar
Rob Mounsey   Piano,Conductor
Elena Barere   Violin,Concert Master
Chuck Burgi   Drums
Tommy Byrnes   Guitar,Vocals
Richie Cannata   Saxophone
Andy Cichon   Bass,Vocals
Karen Dreyfus   Viola
David Finck   Bass
Jon Herington   Guitar
Karen Karlsrud   Violin
Jeanne LeBlanc   Celli
Richard Locker   Celli
Mark Rivera   Flute,Guitar,Saxophone,Vocals
David Rosenthal   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Crystal Taliefero   Guitar,Percussion,Saxophone,Vocals
Craig Mumm   Viola
Carol Webb   Violin
Katherine LiVolsi Stern   Violin
Anne Lehmann   Violin
David Chan   Violin
Vince Lionti   Viola
Enrico DiCecco   Violin
Matthew Lehmann   Violin
Desiree Elsevier   Viola
Eva Burmeister   Violin
Jeremy Turner   Celli
Carl Fischer   Trombone,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Billy Joel   Producer
Rob Mounsey   Arranger
Tommy Byrnes   Director
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Brian Ruggles   Engineer
Joel Singer   Engineer

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