Okay, I know I sound a bit like I'm promoting the damn thing rather than actually just raving about it, but I genuinely believe that this is Billy Joel's finest albums. It is because of him that I wanted to learn to play the piano to a relatively high level, but it is because of root beer rag, possibly the best song joel has ever done, that I will keep practising. Even though it is only instrumental, it is pure genius.
Souvenir is a real thought provoker at 2 minutes long and streetlife serenader and roberta are also lovely ballads to listen to. But, don't get bored by those thoughts because the entertainer is there to kick into life with its crescendo of sound. The weekend song also helps out if there was ever any problem of it getting to quiet!
Los angelinos is pretty good, and last of the big time spenders and the great surburban showdown are great fun to play all you piano players out there. And of course, the mexican connection, which possibly seems out of place on this album, but is still pretty good if root beer rag is not your thing. However, if root beer rag is not your thing, there's something wrong..!