The Essential Billy Joel

The Essential Billy Joel

Music CD - 2001
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Publisher: New York : Columbia, c2001
Characteristics: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 09, 2018

If you like Billy Joel - This is the CD to check out.

Feb 21, 2018

(user quote) - "To each their own. Everybody is a critic."

Feb 17, 2018

This CD has over 2.5 hours of fantastic music. Granted the last two songs are instrumental and are examples of his "classical" songs, which may not be an example of his best, but is an example of his range.
Both discs have an incredible range of hits and songs that show the talent of this piano man.
With sensitivity and masterful writing of just some of my favourites, such as: Honesty, Piano Man, The Entertainer, We Didn't Start The Fire, Just The Way You Are, New York Stat of Mind, It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Leave A Tender Moment Alone, A Matter of Trust, Allentown, An Innocent Man, and Baby Grand (duet with Ray Charles), to name but a few.
Highly recommended.

Feb 15, 2018

Born in "The Bronx", NYC (1949) - (singer/songwriter/pianist) Billy Joel is a 6-time Grammy-award winner. He is the 6th best-selling recording artist in the USA with sales of his records exceeding 150 million copies, worldwide.

Greatly influenced in his songwriting by both the Beatles and the Four Seasons - Joel (at 68 years of age) has been in the music business for 5 decades now.

This "Greatest Hits" compilation is a 2-disc set that contains 36 tracks in all which were recorded by Joel (along with accompanying musicians) in the years between 1973-2001.

Two of my favourite tunes in this set are - "Uptown Girl" and "My Life".

Apr 22, 2017

Disc 1 gives me a couple of my favorites. Disc 2 sadly doesn't do anything for me.


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