Billy Joel ‎– Piano Man - 1973 Classic Soft Rock - 180 Grm LP

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Billy Joel ‎– Piano Man

Label:
Columbia ‎– 88985347301, Legacy ‎– 88985347301, Sony Music ‎– 88985347301
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country:
Europe
Released:
2016
Released: 1973
Genre: Rock
Style: Classic Rock

Track listing:

1. Travelin' Prayer
2. Piano Man
3. Ain't No Crime
4. You're My Home
5. Ballad Of Billy The Kid

6. Worse Comes To Worst
7. Stop In Nevada
8. If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You)
9. Somewhere Along The Line
10. Captain Jack

Album notes:

The title track from Billy Joel's major label debut, 1973's PIANO MAN, became a smash hit, and put the singer-songwriter/piano player on the musical map for good. A story-song, the verses consist of character sketches given by the resident musician at a bar-lounge, and these build toward a sweeping, melodically infectious chorus, and a melancholic, carnivalesque refrain. The tune demonstrates Joel's flair for narrative and lyrical detail, as well as his unmistakable knack for a catchy hook--qualities that would be the bedrock of his success through the 1970s and '80s.

Joel was still developing his trademark style here, and while the rest of the album doesn't quite measure up to the strength of "Piano Man," it fits quite neatly into the rubric of the one-man folk-rock artists of the era (namely Elton John, but also acoustic guitar-wielding troubadours like Harry Chapin). Still, there is evidence of Joel's signature tendencies throughout, like the tender love ballad "You're My Home" and the closer, "Captain Jack," a character-heavy story-song on the order of the title song. On the whole, PIANO MAN is an important step in Joel's development, and contains the musical and lyrical seeds that would sprout to full flower on albums like THE STRANGER, and subsequently catapult the artist to singer-songwriter stardom.

Billy Joel - Piano Man

brilliant song, just really good early billy is great

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Billy Joel - You're My Home

Supposedly this is from the concert from Sparks in Manhasset, NY sometime in the summer of 1981.

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Legacy
Color Black