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Piano Man [Enhanced, Original recording remastered]

Billy Joel Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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1. Travelin' Prayer
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4. You're My Home
5. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
6. Worse Comes To Worst
7. Stop In Nevada
8. If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You)
9. Somewhere Along The Line
10. Captain Jack

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This disc is the album that launched Billy Joel as the megastar singer-songwriter of the '70s, and with good reason. Both the title track and "Captain Jack" have become karaoke bar standards, staples of FM radio rock, and cocktail lounges. Some of the lesser-known material in this program, including the truly touching "You're My Home," have aged no less well. The minimal production used here puts Joel's piano and vocals at the forefront, and to good effect. This disc prefigures Joel's fame and remains one of the highest points of his art, and is an essential for any collection of soft rock. --Skip Heller

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His 1973 Columbia Records debut-and first charting album.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Piano Man Feb. 25 2004
By Vilbs
Format:Audio CD
On this, his first album with Columbia Records, Billy Joel first showed the promise and talent that would make him one of the most recognizable and beloved songwriters of the past quarter century.
Aside from the classic title track, which has also become synonymous with the artist himself, there are several wonderful songs on this album such as "Travelin' Prayer", melancholy songs like the "Ballad of Billy the Kid" and "Captain Jack", and even some softer songs like "Stop in Nevada" and "You're My Home".
This is definitely not Billy Joel's strongest album front to back, but in many ways it's his most lovable. In retrospect it's easy to see how this set the stage for the rest of his brilliant career, and fans of the Piano Man will definitely have to have this in their collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greats Nov. 2 2013
By Magnus
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have always loved the music of this very talented musician. I would gladly buy the rest of his music too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Record May 22 2013
By Seeker
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
This album sounds very good. Nothing to complain about here. Dynamics sound range everything is good. A little noise on the vinyl itself but nothing too bad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Early Album From The Piano Man Nov. 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
Back in the summer of 1979, before I knew anything of pop music aside from The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, I went to a sleepaway camp where someone in my bunk had this great album. I didn't know who it was, but I loved these great songs - Piano Man, the song about Billy the Kid. By 1985, I was getting heavily into music...and of course, being from Long Island, Billy Joel was required listening. In my effort to find music by this guy that my friends were listening to (and who I knew from the radio from songs like "Pressure", "Allentown" and "Tell Her About It"), I went sifting through my dad's record collection. I found several there...Trying to go in chronological order, the earliest one I found was "Piano Man". When I saw the track listing, I realized that this was that great album that we used to listen to in summer camp.
It wasn't long before I became intimately familiar with all the songs on this album. Nowadays, I don't listen much to Billy Joel (probably because I listened to so much of him during High School), but looking at "Piano Man" in the context of his other work as well as my exposure to much more and different and varied music over the years, I still feel that this is a really good album from someone who would emerge as one of the premier songwriters of the '70s and '80s.
Highlights of this album include the poignant, expressive title track which paints a vivid picture of Billy Joel's experience as a lounge pianist (I believe in L.A.). He paints great characters in this song which, in itself would make the song really good - of course, then there's the great music of the song. "Captain Jack" was another great hit off of this album - an ode to the hopelessness of suburban teenagerdom...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Early Hits And A Few Misses Sept. 8 2003
Format:Audio CD
Singer Billy Joel's 1973 album, Piano Man, offers some the artist's earliest work. While the release gave the prolific songwriter a signature anthem, that has been with him ever since, the album also showed that superstar status still eluded him at that time.
As great as the classics "Piano Man", "Captain Jack","Worse Comes To Worst","You're My Home", "Stop In Neveda" and "If I Only Had The Words" are, the collection also features the likes of "Travelin' Prayer". I have always found that song a bit of a rambling mess. Equally unfocused is "Aint No Crime". At this point in his career, I don't think he quite had a knack for songs with a rapid tempo yet. But if the song was a slow ballad or had a mixed tempo, Joel could sing like no other. Fotunately he would go on to master songs with any tempo later on as time passed.
The CD has 10 tracks and a running time of 43:38 Recommened
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Piano Man is Born Feb. 25 2004
By Vilbs
Format:Audio CD
On this, his first album with Columbia Records, Billy Joel first showed the promise and talent that would make him one of the most recognizable and beloved songwriters of the past quarter century.
Aside from the classic title track, which has also become synonymous with the artist himself, there are several wonderful songs on this album such as "Travelin' Prayer", melancholy songs like the "Ballad of Billy the Kid" and "Captain Jack", and even some softer songs like "Stop in Nevada" and "You're My Home".
This is definitely not Billy Joel's strongest album front to back, but in many ways it's his most lovable. In retrospect it's easy to see how this set the stage for the rest of his brilliant career, and fans of the Piano Man will definitely have to have this in their collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really liked it Feb. 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
YOu have one of his best songs in "Piano Man" and then a pop song in "Captain Jack" The rest fo the songs coem off to me as great songs that are divided between gospel/soul, soft ballads and country and western. There isn't a bad song here. They are all good and I recommend it for a Billy Joel fan
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