I agree wholeheartedly with the Durchholz description that accompanies this listing. Billy Joel is a master of lyrics, harmony, arrangement, not to mention performance. But what sets him apart is the message he imparts in song, a message of a real authentic intelligent person of compassion, and someone who has not been defeated. This collection has all of his hits, minus maybe some toward the end of his run. As a piano player myself, his ability is impressive, and you may know that he has continued to compose music in a more complex classical style. As a person and a true New Yorker, he has avoided the crassness and craziness that comes with celebrity in the US. He disproves the saying "Only the good die young."
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