As far as i'm concerned The Bridge is Billy's most under-appreciated and underrated album. From the frenetic opening of Running On Ice to the final track of Getting Closer, Billy and the band rock this 80's masterpeice. This album takes me back to 1986 like no other yet at the same time manages to not sound dated. One of Billy's jazzier and funkier records, i tend to think of The Bridge as an 80's version of 52nd Street. With hidden gems like Code Of Silence and Big Man On Mulberry Street and also the hits Matter Of Trust, This Is The Time and Modern Woman, The Bridge is an an amazing album and the equal of any in Billy's catalogue.
This was the first album by Billy I owned. Sort of the start to my collection. I played it on and on and I still love it today.
FUNNY THIS HAS NO REVIEWS. PROBABLY MY THIRD FAVORITE ALBUM BY THE MAN, "RUNNING ON ICE" IT'S FULL OF YOUTH, DON'T KNOW HOW OLD BILLY WAS HERE BUT IT'S A GREAT OPENER. IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR TO KEEP MENTIONING SOME TRACKS WHILE OMITTING OTHERS, LISTENING TO IT AS A WHOLE IT'S THE BEST THING TO DO. IT REFLECTS A MODERN SOUND FOR IT'S TIME THAT TODAY IT'S NOT DATED AND THE SKIPPER MIGHT BE "BABY GRAND", THOUGH WONDERFUL, IT APPEARS IN MANY OTHER WORKS. BILLY GETS PERSONAL BIT DOES NOT FORGET TO GROOVE.