I was never a big Billy Joel fan, and I never purchased his pop albums, but then one day I heard this music, the "Fantasies & Delusions" suite. I then realized that Billy is actually a compositional genius, but he chose not use his gifts as a classical composer. Instead, he chose to write quick pieces, (songs), that would make him loads of money, and probably get him dates. I can't fault him for that, but he has left his major talent mostly unused.
To date, I only know of one album of this nature by him, his greatest collection of works, the "Fantasies & Delusions" suite. A hundred years from now, radios may no longer be playing his pop songs, but surely, there will be many classical music connoisseurs still enjoying his classical opus. Even with this small body of pieces, Billy Joel has made his mark in musical history.
Do I love this album? You bet I do!