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WATCH: Billy Joel DVD preview features singer crowdsurfing in Russia

WATCH: Billy Joel DVD preview features singer crowdsurfing in Russia

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Billy Joel's concert video of his 1987 show in the former Soviet Union is getting a makeover.  And fans can see the band's performance of "For The Longest Time" -- and Billy doing some crowdsurfing -- in a preview clip on RollingStone.com.  

Joel takes a few dips into the audience during the song, and vocally never misses a beat.  While Billy never strays far from the stage, his band eventually helps him back up after an extended time out.  Someone from the crowd then jumps onto the stage and makes an unsuccessful attempt to speak with Billy.  He's soon pulled away from the star, but allowed to remain on the stage as the group finishes the song. 

Joel's concert marked one of the first times a Western artist had been allowed to perform in the Soviet Union.  Highlights from the historic event were released on VHS as "Live in Leningrad, 1987."  That material has been remastered and restored, and additional footage added to the upcoming A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia. The concert will be released as a two CD set, on DVD and Blu-ray, and in a deluxe CD-DVD package that also includes a Showtime documentary about Joel's tour. 

A Matter of Trust will be in stores on May 20th. 

 

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