• Vocals / Keyboards: Billy Joel
  • Guitar: Richard Bennett
  • Orchestra: Ken Ascher
  • Saxophone: Richie Cannata
  • Drums: Liberty DeVitto
  • Guitar: Howie Emerson
  • Guitar: Russell Javor
  • Bass: James Smith
  • Percussions: Mingo Lewis

Turnstiles is the fourth studio album by American musician Billy Joel. It was released in May 1976 and is the first record after spending several years in California produced Joel back in his hometown of New York.


The album celebrates over long distances Billy Joel's return to New York City, so the title Summer, Highland Falls, New York State of Mind and Miami 2017 ( Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) are directly related to the world city. However, while New York State of Mind is a hymn to Joel's home, Miami describes in 2017 a vision for the future a devastated New York in 2017, the musicians of the reasons not explicitly call and provides only hint in the form of bankruptcy, corruption and mafia shops. The beginning of the album is Say Goodbye to Hollywood, which also makes direct reference to the change of location. I've Loved These Days also describes in an ironic way, the " regret " of the artist having to leave the decadence of Hollywood behind.

Title list

Both the music and the lyrics of all the tracks were written by Billy Joel.