Launched his career (4 stars)
This album launched Billy Joel's career so it is really surprising that no reviews have been posted. Here's one. Piano Man was his first hit. I've grown tired of it over the years but objectively it's a better than average song. Captain Jack was a concert favorite and a staple of AOR radio. You're My Home and If I Only Had the Words to Tell You are early ballads that foreshadowed much more successful ballads like Just The Way You Are. W
The best and classic Billy Joel (5 stars)
I admire all his work, especially early, but this nearly debut effort will always be one of my all-time favorite albums. I listen to and love each song.
I Beg To Differ (5 stars)
Billy Joel is not a poor lyricist, in fact he is the greatest to ever live. His lyrics are interesting, entertaining, beautiful, and overall ingenious. For example, in his classic "Everybody Loves You Now," a song that doesn't happen to be included on this disc, there is one of the best lyrics of all-time. That line is "they all want your white body and they await your reply. But between you and me and the Staten Island fe
Born: May 09, 1949 in New York, NY [The Bronx]
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Although Billy Joel never was a critic's favorite, the pianist emerged as one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the latter half of the '70s. Joel's music consistently demonstrates an affection for Beatlesque hooks and a flair for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway melodies. His fusion of two distinct eras made him a superstar…
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