The Nylon Curtain is the eighth solo studio album by art-pop pianist, composer, and singer Billy Joel, released in 1982 on Columbia/CBS. It starts with “Allentown,” a steelworkers lament that doubles as a nostalgic ode to the hopes, dreams, and sacrifices of the GI Generation.
A1. “Allentown” (3:50)
A2. “Laura” (5:02)
A3. “Pressure” (4:38)
A4. “Goodnight Saigon” (6:58)
B1. “She’s Right on Time” (4:11)
B2. “A Room of Our Own” (4:00)
B3. “Surprises” (3:28)
B4. “Scandinavian Skies” (5:59)
B5. “Where’s the Orchestra?” (3:16)
Billy Joel — vocals, piano, synthesizer, Hammond organ, melodica, lyrics, music, Synclavier
Liberty DeVitto — drums, percussion
Doug Stegmeyer — bass
Russell Javors — rhythm guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
David Brown — lead guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Dave Grusin — string arrangements, horn arrangements
Phil Ramone — producer
Jim Boyer — engineer, remixer
Ted Jensen — mastering
David Nadien — concertmaster
String Fever — strings
Dominic Cortese — accordion
Charles McCracken — cello
Eddie Daniels — saxophone
Rob Mounsey — synthesizer
Bill Zampino — snare
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