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Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Throughout the years, Joel's songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people, mirroring his own goal of writing songs that "meant something during the time in which I lived ... and transcended that time.” Billy ... Read more in Amazon's Billy Joel Store

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  • Audio CD (February 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GMWFM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,687 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Villa d'Este, reverie for piano, Op. 3
2. Waltz No. 1 for piano ("Nunley's Carousel"), Op. 2
3. Grand Canal, aria for piano, Op. 7
4. Invention for piano in C minor, Op. 6
5. On a Separation, soliloquy for piano, Op. 1
6. I. Innamorato
7. II. Sorbetto
8. III. Delusion
9. Waltz No. 2 for piano ("Steinway Hall"), Op. 5
10. Waltz No. 3 for piano ("For Lola"), Op. 9
11. Film Noir, fantasy for piano, Op. 4
12. Dublinesque, air for piano, Op. 10

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I absolutely loved Billy Joel's classical music sojourn.
Freddie
I bought the music book for it and decided to invest in the recording.
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I am a serious classical musician, and love this album very much.
J. Nordstrom

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Sacek on April 27, 2010
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I was never a big Billy Joel fan, and I never purchased his pop albums, but then one day I heard this music, the "Fantasies & Delusions" suite. I then realized that Billy is actually a compositional genius, but he chose not use his gifts as a classical composer. Instead, he chose to write quick pieces, (songs), that would make him loads of money, and probably get him dates. I can't fault him for that, but he has left his major talent mostly unused.

To date, I only know of one album of this nature by him, his greatest collection of works, the "Fantasies & Delusions" suite. A hundred years from now, radios may no longer be playing his pop songs, but surely, there will be many classical music connoisseurs still enjoying his classical opus. Even with this small body of pieces, Billy Joel has made his mark in musical history.

Do I love this album? You bet I do!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 7, 2009
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It's different than most of his other stuff, of course. But if you're looking for something easy and refreshing, this is definitely one of them. I listened to parts of it on his greatest hits album, as well as the Broadway show "Movin Out" and was impressed by it. I bought the music book for it and decided to invest in the recording. Definitely a Billy Joel sound, but with a classical feel to it. Great for lazy, balmy spring days.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen Larson on February 8, 2014
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I have heard criticism that he plays like Bach, or Chopin or Debussy. What a fine complaint! Wouldn't you like to be in that same group! He is amazing. We listen to this so often, always when having a dinner party. People can't believe it is Billy Joel. Most talented man.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Newton C. Vencil, Newton C. Vencil on March 17, 2014
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Billy Joel writes with such passion. Every thing about this cd is inspiring, uplifting, magical and transporting. Absolutely lovely. Loved it.
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Some of Billy's finest work. Fun to listen to these compositions and then hear little bits of them in his pop song writing.
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By Irma Gurman on December 19, 2013
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It is fascinating climbing into Billy Joel's head and his lifelong connection to classical music. Many of the pieces are pseudo Chopin and Bach.
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KUDOS Billy Joel ! ! !

Absolutely Beautiful. I'm hopeful this isn't his last-

If you love Billy Joel then this is a MUST have for your collection.
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I just had a different perception of what it was going to be. It's not bad, but not one of my favorite classical CDs.
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