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Billy Joel A Matter of Trust PBS Pledge
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BILLY JOEL A MATTER OF TRUST PBS PLEDGECOMBO, 2-CD SET & BLU-RAY

  • 2-CD SET, BILLY JOEL – A MATTER OF TRUST - THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA - THE MUSIC
  • BLU-RAY, BILLY JOEL - A MATTER OF TRUST – THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA - THE CONCERT

In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on “The Bridge” tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin’s invitation to the U.S.S.R. for 6 fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. During their stay, Billy and his family, along with musicians, staff, and a huge press entourage spent their days interacting with the Russian people, forging true bonds of friendship wherever they went.

For the first time, this multi-disc 2 CD / DVD or Blu-ray package, A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia, presents an expanded version of what fans saw and heard over a quarter-century ago. The newly remastered 2-CD set adds 11 previously unreleased songs to the original 16-song Kohuept CD from 1987, which closely re-creates Billy’s full concert sequence. The extra material includes concert rehearsal takes and solo performances by Billy on the live Russian TV show, The Ring.

The DVD or Blu-ray in this special edition is a new two-part experience, with an expanded version of the original 1987 VHS release Live From Leningrad, and a separate documentary film that takes a fresh look at the groundbreaking trip. The newly remastered concert film adds 7 previously unreleased songs. The brand new 90-minute documentary painstakingly incorporates some of the documentary material from 1988, both released and unreleased.

But the heart and soul of this new documentary film comprises up-to-date interviews with nearly 20 U.S. and Russian participants, including Billy, Christie Brinkley, band musicians, crew, and many others. There is a passion and intimacy to their interviews that underscores the historical significance of what these fellow travelers all witnessed, and the warmth that the Russian people showered on them.

This new deluxe box set A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia also includes newly commissioned essays and previously unseen photography.

$180

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Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

BILLY JOEL A MATTER OF TRUST PBS PLEDGECOMBO, 2-CD SET & DVD

  • 2-CD SET, BILLY JOEL – A MATTER OF TRUST - THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA - THE MUSIC
  • BLU-RAY, BILLY JOEL - A MATTER OF TRUST – THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA - THE CONCERT

In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on “The Bridge” tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin’s invitation to the U.S.S.R. for 6 fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. During their stay, Billy and his family, along with musicians, staff, and a huge press entourage spent their days interacting with the Russian people, forging true bonds of friendship wherever they went.

For the first time, this multi-disc 2 CD / DVD or Blu-ray package, A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia, presents an expanded version of what fans saw and heard over a quarter-century ago. The newly remastered 2-CD set adds 11 previously unreleased songs to the original 16-song Kohuept CD from 1987, which closely re-creates Billy’s full concert sequence. The extra material includes concert rehearsal takes and solo performances by Billy on the live Russian TV show, The Ring.

The DVD or Blu-ray in this special edition is a new two-part experience, with an expanded version of the original 1987 VHS release Live From Leningrad, and a separate documentary film that takes a fresh look at the groundbreaking trip. The newly remastered concert film adds 7 previously unreleased songs. The brand new 90-minute documentary painstakingly incorporates some of the documentary material from 1988, both released and unreleased.

But the heart and soul of this new documentary film comprises up-to-date interviews with nearly 20 U.S. and Russian participants, including Billy, Christie Brinkley, band musicians, crew, and many others. There is a passion and intimacy to their interviews that underscores the historical significance of what these fellow travelers all witnessed, and the warmth that the Russian people showered on them.

This new deluxe box set A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia also includes newly commissioned essays and previously unseen photography..

$180

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Billy Joel A Matter of Trust PBS PledgeBLU-RAY, BILLY JOEL: A MATTER OF TRUST – THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA – THE CONCERT

In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on “The Bridge” tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin’s invitation to the U.S.S.R. for 6 fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. During their stay, Billy and his family, along with musicians, staff, and a huge press entourage spent their days interacting with the Russian people, forging true bonds of friendship wherever they went.

The newly remastered concert film adds 7 previously unreleased songs to the 1987 concert previously released on VHS. All 11 songs from the broadcast concert are on the DVD or Blu-ray, plus 6 additional songs.

$120

Track List: *song NOT in broadcast program, #song previously unreleased

  1. Prelude / Angry Young Man
  2. Allentown
  3. Goodnight Saigon
  4. Big Man on Mulberry Street *
  5. Baby Grand *
  6. An Innocent Man #
  7. Honesty #
  8. The Longest Time *#
  9. A Matter of Trust
  10. Only the Good Die Young
  11. It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me *#
  12. Sometimes a Fantasy *#
  13. You May Be Right #
  14. Uptown Girl
  15. Big Shot
  16. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  17. Pressure *#

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Billy Joel A Matter of Trust PBS PledgeDVD, BILLY JOEL: A MATTER OF TRUST – THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA – THE CONCERT

In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on “The Bridge” tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin’s invitation to the U.S.S.R. for 6 fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. During their stay, Billy and his family, along with musicians, staff, and a huge press entourage spent their days interacting with the Russian people, forging true bonds of friendship wherever they went.

The newly remastered concert film adds 7 previously unreleased songs to the 1987 concert previously released on VHS. All 11 songs from the broadcast concert are on the DVD or Blu-ray, plus 6 additional songs.

$120

Track List: *song NOT in broadcast program, #song previously unreleased

  1. Prelude / Angry Young Man
  2. Allentown
  3. Goodnight Saigon
  4. Big Man on Mulberry Street *
  5. Baby Grand *
  6. An Innocent Man #
  7. Honesty #
  8. The Longest Time *#
  9. A Matter of Trust
  10. Only the Good Die Young
  11. It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me *#
  12. Sometimes a Fantasy *#
  13. You May Be Right #
  14. Uptown Girl
  15. Big Shot
  16. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  17. Pressure *#

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Billy Joel A Matter of Trust PBS Pledge2-CD SET, BILLY JOEL: A MATTER OF TRUST – THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA– THE MUSIC

In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on “The Bridge” tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin’s invitation to the U.S.S.R. for 6 fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. During their stay, Billy and his family, along with musicians, staff, and a huge press entourage spent their days interacting with the Russian people, forging true bonds of friendship wherever they went.

This newly remastered 2-CD set adds 11 previously unreleased songs to the original 16-song Kohuept CD from 1987. The set includes all 11 songs from the broadcast program plus 16 more tracks.

$84

Track List: *song NOT in broadcast program, #song previously unreleased

CD #1

  1. Odoya *
  2. Prelude / Angry Young Man
  3. Honesty
  4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid *#
  5. She’s Always a Woman *#
  6. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant *
  7. Goodnight Saigon
  8. Stiletto *
  9. Big Man on Mulberry Street *
  10. Baby Grand *
  11. What’s Your Name *#
  12. The Longest Time *#
  13. An Innocent Man

CD #2

  1. Pressure *#
  2. Allentown
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Only the Good Die Young
  5. It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me *#
  6. Sometimes a Fantasy *
  7. You May Be Right #
  8. Uptown Girl
  9. Big Shot
  10. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  11. The Times They Are A Changin’ [performance from the live Russian tv show, The Ring]
  12. She Loves You [rehearsal] *#
  13. New York State of Mind *#
  14. Piano Man [performance from the live Russian tv show, The Ring] *#

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727