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BILLY JOEL: A MATTER OF TRUST – THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA
January 31, 2014  | By David Bianculli

Showtime, 9:00 p.m. ET

 

In 1987, Billy Joel took his high-energy band, and act, to the U.S.S.R., making a significant and unprecedented visit to that Iron Curtain country as a very loud and spirited exercise in glasnost. At the time, the trip was captured in two works: the documentary A Matter of Trust, and the concert special Billy Joel: Live in Leningrad. More than 25 years later, here comes a new look at that trip, using additional as well as familiar footage, and conducting new interviews that put Joel’s trip in a truly historic perspective. And watch as Joel covers The Beatles’ “Back in the U.S.S.R.” – what a cover version. And, given the setting and the context, what a moment.

 
 
 
 
 
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