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The Essential Billy Joel

By: Billy Joel

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DISC 1 for The Essential Billy Joel Album By Billy Joel iTunes CD Universe
1   Piano Man Buy Buy  
2   You're My Home Buy Buy  
3   Captain Jack Buy Buy  
4   The Entertainer Buy Buy  
5   Say Goodbye To Hollywood Buy Buy  
6   Miami 2017 (I've Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) Buy Buy  
7   New York State Of Mind Buy Buy  
8   She's Always A Woman Buy Buy  
9   Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) Buy Buy  
10   Only The Good Die Young (Single Version) Buy Buy  
11   Just The Way You Are Buy Buy  
12   Honesty Buy Buy  
13   My Life Buy Buy  
14   It's Still Rock And Roll To Me Buy Buy  
15   You May Be Right Buy Buy  
16   Don't Ask Me Why Buy Buy  
17   She's Got A Way (Live) Buy Buy  
18   Allentown Buy Buy  
DISC 2 for The Essential Billy Joel Album By Billy Joel iTunes CD Universe
1   Goodnight Saigon Buy Buy  
2   An Innocent Man Buy Buy  
3   Uptown Girl Buy Buy  
4   The Longest Time Buy Buy  
5   Tell Her About It Buy Buy  
6   Leave A Tender Moment Alone Buy Buy  
7   A Matter Of Trust Buy Buy  
8   Baby Grand (duet with Ray Charles) Buy Buy  
9   I Go To Extremes Buy Buy  
10   We Didn't Start The Fire Buy Buy  
11   Leningrad Buy Buy  
12   The Downeaster "Alexa" Buy Buy  
13   And So It Goes Buy Buy  
14   The River Of Dreams Buy Buy  
15   All About Soul (Remix) Buy Buy  
16   Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Buy Buy  
17   Waltz no. 1 (Nunley's Carousel) Buy Buy  
18   Invention In C minor Buy Buy  

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Essential Billy Joel (2PC) Billy Joel Label: Sony Release Date: 10/2/2001 DISC 1: 1. Piano Man 2. You''re My Home 3. Captain Jack 4. Entertainer, The 5. Say Goodbye to Hollywood 6. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) 7. New York State of Mind 8. She''s Always a Woman 9. Movin'' Out (Anthony''s Song) 10. Only the Good Die Young 11. Just the Way You Are 12. Honesty 13. My Life 14. It''s Still Rock & Roll to Me 15. You May Be Right 16. Don''t Ask Me Why 17. She''s Got a Way 18. Allentown DISC 2: 1. Goodnight Saigon 2. Innocent Man, An 3. Uptown Girl 4. Longest Time, The 5. Tell Her About It 6. Leave a Tender Moment Alone 7. Matter of Trust, A 8. Baby Grand 9. I Go to Extremes 10. We Didn''t Start the Fire 11. Leningrad 12. Downeaster "Alexa", The 13. And So It Goes 14. River of Dreams, The 15. All About Soul - (Remix, remix) 16. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) 17. Waltz #1 (Nunley''s Carousel) 18. Invention in C Minor

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Early in his career, Billy Joel seemed cynical about fame, even as that distrust bore strange fruit: mainstream superstardom (thanks to "Just the Way You Are," "Honesty," and "My Life") and multiple Grammy awards, as well as the critic's-whipping-boy status that went with them. Maybe it was that restlessness--or undiluted cynicism--that inspired left turns into roots and nostalgia (the spunky "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me," "You May Be Right," "Uptown Girl," and "The Longest Time") as his career peaked. Perhaps not surprisingly, not long after Joel's songs seemed to find their most satisfying balance of angst and mature reflection on songs like "Storm Front" and "River of Dreams," he threatened to bolt the pop music business altogether. The 2001 recordings of "Waltz No. 1" and "Invention in C Minor" that round out this set are the unlikely products of Joel's commitment to classical music. Billy Joel remains both a true, if oft-lambasted, American pop icon and that rarest of animals: a bonafide crowd-pleaser with a serious case of 'tude. Both are well chronicled here. --Jerry McCulley

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