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River of Dreams is the twelfth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on August 10, 1993. River of Dreams presented a more serious tone than found in Joel's previous albums, dealing with issues such as trust and long-lasting love. It was rumored that the themes of trust and betrayal, particularly certain lyrics from the songs "A Minor Variation" and "The Great Wall of China", stem from Joel's legal disputes with his former manager and ex-brother-in-law, Frank Weber, who reportedly embezzled millions of dollars from Joel and used dubious accounting practices to cover it up.
Since the release of this album, Joel has stopped recording studio albums as a performer but he continues to tour, record occasional singles and released a classical album featuring solo piano performed by Hyung-ki "Richard" Joo titled Fantasies & Delusions in 2001.
The album cover was a painting by Joel's then-wife, Christie Brinkley. In 1993, Rolling Stone gave her the Top Picks award for "The Best Album Cover of the Year".
|1||No Man's Land||4:48|
|2||The Great Wall Of China||5:47|
|3||Blonde Over Blue||4:55|
|4||A Minor Variation||5:36|
|5||Shades Of Grey||4:11|
|6||All About Soul||6:01|
|7||Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)||3:34|
|8||The River Of Dreams||4:08|
|9||Two Thousand Years||5:21|
|10||Famous Last Words||4:54|