By Nicholas Jennings on Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Category: Reviews

Billy Joel - Piano Man Legacy Edition

Before he was a globe-trotting pop star with supermodel wives, Joel was a lounge artist stuck in a Los Angeles bar. His breakthrough recording, with its title track mirroring those struggling days, turned everything around, establishing the Bronx-born artist as a chart-topping singer-pianist to rival Elton John. This 2-CD edition of the album, featuring such Elton-like numbers as “Captain Jack” and “Stop in Nevada,” includes a long-lost 1972 radio concert with several of Joel’s earliest love songs available for the first time.