Storm Front (album)


  • Vocals / Keyboards: Billy Joel
  • Bass: Schuyler Deale
  • Drums: Liberty DeVitto, Sammy Merendino, Crystal Taliefero
  • Guitar: Dave Brown, Joey Hunting, Mick Jones
  • Keyboard: John Mahoney, Jeff Jacobs, Kevin Jones
  • Harmonica: Don Brooks
  • Horns: Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns
  • Streich-/Bläser-Arrangements: Jeff Jacobs, Arif Mardin, Bill Zampino
  • Accordion: Dom Cortese

Stormfront is the eleventh studio album by American musician Billy Joel.


Compared to its predecessor, " The Bridge " the album was much more successful. After its release in October 1989 reached "Storm Front" first place in the U.S. album charts. With the song " We Did not Start the Fire ", where the musicians worked up important events in American history from 1949 to 1989, the record also contains one of Joel's three No. 1 hits. The second single " I Go to Extremes " made ​​the leap to number six on the Billboard charts and is also an exploration of the artist with the ups and downs of his life. Further singles released were " And So It Goes" (# 37), " That's Not Her Style" (# 77) and "The Downeaster ' Alexa ' " (# 57).

Cover versions

The country musician Garth Brooks took " Shameless " for his album " Ropin ' the Wind" scratch. The cover version was released as a single and reached the top of the U.S. country charts, as well as placing in the UK singles chart. In addition, the Canadian singer Paul Anka " I Go to Extremes " coverte on his published in 2007 album " Classic Songs. My Way ".

Title list

Both the music and the lyrics of all the tracks come from Billy Joel.

Chart positions