BILLY JOEL: LIVE AT YANKEE STADIUM
Genre: Music Concert
Billy Joel seems incapable of putting on anything but a stunning concert. He is a master of the form, and for nearly 30 years he consistently has sold out any venue he has chosen to play. Still, it was a remarkable feat to sell out Yankee Stadium, not once, but twice. A native New Yorker (and avid baseball fan), Joel was the first pop/rock performer allowed to play “The House That Ruth Built,” and on the first two nights of summer in 1991, he brought the house down.
Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium arguably is the singer/songwriter’s finest concert video. The cinematography and editing are impressive, giving the feel at times of a theatrical release rather than a television special. Skillful editing effectively captures the interplay among Joel, his band, and the enthusiastic fans who crowd the tiered stage.