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The Nylon Curtain

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Album by Billy Joel
Released September, 1982
Recorded A & R Recording and Media Sound Studios, New York, NY
Genre Rock
Length 41 min 57 sec
Record label Columbia
Producer Phil Ramone
Professional reviews
AMG 3.5/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:tlv8b594tsqh)
Billy Joel Chronology
Songs in the Attic
(1981)
The Nylon Curtain
(1982)
An Innocent Man
(1983)

The Nylon Curtain is an album by Billy Joel. It was released by CBS in 1982 (see 1982 in music) and produced by Phil Ramone.

The album is perhaps best known for bringing global attention to the plight of Allentown, Pennsylvania. In the song "Allentown," the lead track, Joel sings of the city's resoluteness amidst the demise of industry in this eastern Pennsylania city.

"The Nylon Curtain" was the seventh best selling album of 1982, with two million sales in the United States alone.

Track listing

all songs by Billy Joel

  1. "Allentown" - 3:52
  2. "Laura" - 5:05
  3. "Pressure" - 4:40
  4. "Goodnight Saigon" - 7:04
  5. "She's Right on Time" - 4:14
  6. "A Room of Our Own" - 4:04
  7. "Surprises" - 3:26
  8. "Scandinavian Skies" - 6:00
  9. "Where's the Orchestra?" - 5:47

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