154 Songs, 11 Hours 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Billy Joel was among the most successful musicians of the 20th Century. His best-known songs are classics and his live performances are arena-sized parties, with fans of all ages singing along to his every word. Here are his 14 albums and a 17-track ‘Collected Additional Masters’ that features individual songs that never made a proper album. Songs like “Piano Man,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Movin’ Out,” “Big Shot,” “My Life,” “You May Be Right,” “Allentown,” “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” “The Longest Time” and countless other hits made Joel a radio staple, but it’s the deep album cuts such as “Summer, Highland Falls,” “Until the Night,” “Through the Long Night,” “Big Man On Mulberry Street” and “Famous Last Words” that made his albums stand out. (Though, every album is also packed with hits!) River of Dreams was his final ‘pop’ album and Opus 1-10 Fantasies & Delusions: Music or Solo Piano was his public foray into classical music, before he semi-retired from music. It’s a shame, but Joel wished to go out on top. Clearly, he has.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Billy Joel was among the most successful musicians of the 20th Century. His best-known songs are classics and his live performances are arena-sized parties, with fans of all ages singing along to his every word. Here are his 14 albums and a 17-track ‘Collected Additional Masters’ that features individual songs that never made a proper album. Songs like “Piano Man,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Movin’ Out,” “Big Shot,” “My Life,” “You May Be Right,” “Allentown,” “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” “The Longest Time” and countless other hits made Joel a radio staple, but it’s the deep album cuts such as “Summer, Highland Falls,” “Until the Night,” “Through the Long Night,” “Big Man On Mulberry Street” and “Famous Last Words” that made his albums stand out. (Though, every album is also packed with hits!) River of Dreams was his final ‘pop’ album and Opus 1-10 Fantasies & Delusions: Music or Solo Piano was his public foray into classical music, before he semi-retired from music. It’s a shame, but Joel wished to go out on top. Clearly, he has.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Geoff G. ,

All Albums?

Is this collection missing the Live album recorded in Russia?

temjs ,

The Piano Man at His Finest!

I was given this box set as a Christmas present, and as an avid Billy Joel fan, I am ecstatic!

All 13 studio albums are included, ranging from 1971's Cold Spring Harbor, to 2001's Fantasies and Delusions (Classical), allowing Joel's musical evolution to unfold before the listener.

One of two live albums produced before the new millenium, Songs in the Attic (1981) is also part of the collection. My one complaint is that 1987's Kohuept is not part of the mix, as it was recorded before Joel "semi-retired" from music in 1994.

In addtion, various rare collected masters are included on a seperate disc, including the singles released with Greatest Hits Volumes 1, 2, and 3, and his last 2007 single, All My Life.

The presentation is both elegant and compact at the same time; I would have expected the physical box to be much larger. Two booklets are included with information and exclusive photographs, as well as the printed lyrics to all of Joel's songs.

Overall, this is a must have for the Billy Joel fan... do not pass up the opportunity to have this timeless treasure!!!

-E. Seltzer

SUFI ,

melodies

Some fine music here and he's not charging 1.29 a song. Bravo!

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