22 Songs, 1 Hour 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Confidence is the key to Billy Joel’s finest studio album. Pitching himself somewhere between Elton John and Paul McCartney for melodic invention, he delivers songs that demand a muscular rock backing but are happy to flirt with Broadway sparkle to get their point across. And that’s not counting The Stranger’s two tentpole ballads—"Just the Way You Are" and "She’s Always a Woman­”—each strong enough to fend for themselves in anyone's greatest hits.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Confidence is the key to Billy Joel’s finest studio album. Pitching himself somewhere between Elton John and Paul McCartney for melodic invention, he delivers songs that demand a muscular rock backing but are happy to flirt with Broadway sparkle to get their point across. And that’s not counting The Stranger’s two tentpole ballads—"Just the Way You Are" and "She’s Always a Woman­”—each strong enough to fend for themselves in anyone's greatest hits.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Skylar_WestVine ,

A Classic with a Treat!

This is a classic record on it's own, but in this legacy edition, we are treated to a live recording with some great moment and a really sweet sax solo. Get this if you love Billy Joel... but if you are just starting out, get his The Hits album. Great collection of literally his best hits!

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