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The Essential Billy Joel

October 2, 2001 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 2, 2001
  • Release Date: October 2, 2001
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 2:33:20
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  • ASIN: B00136JOVG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,793 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M Fine on October 31, 2010
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I bought this album several months ago, and I absolutely love it. This was my introduction to Billy Joel, and while other reviewers have pointed out some omissions, this album has gotten me interested enough in him to WANT to look into more albums.

It takes a little while to dive into this completely, because this is so massive, but what's also convenient is that most of these songs seem to be grouped together by album, so if you like certain sections you know which albums to go after.

Look, diehard fans won't need this. To those who have never experienced the magic that is Billy Joel, START HERE!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Connie Sumer on January 6, 2014
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If you like Billy Joel but, for some inexplicable reason, haven't managed to acquire a single song over the last 25 years, this album is a delight. The 36 tracks have such varied energy and feeling, that I enjoyed playing them straight through without getting bored by "that same old sound".
My only complaint might be that mp3 tagging enthusiasts may be a bit annoyed by "(Album Version) [Clean]" being tacked on to nearly every song title.
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When it comes down great guilty pleasure artists, we often seem to forget what influence they've made on music today, especially back in the 80's. For those acts, we always will think of Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince. But, for Billy Joel, he really made the best that was still coming around. 35 years after he broke ground with Piano Man, he has still dominated with his music on the radio. While he hasn't recorded an album since 1993's River Of Dreams, his music still stands the test of time because it is worth while from beginning to end. But for those who seem more interested in acts like Britney Spears and anyone who has been on American Idol, and doesn't own a Billy Hoel record, than this is a start to download for your MP3 player.

The Essential Billy Joel is a collection of over 30 tracks from Billy's long and successful career from the 70's, 80's and 90's. The songs here have all been remastered well, and chronicle a innocent man who has made the music of our times. The collection includes a lot of great standards he has made his own for over 35 years like Piano Man, River Of Dreams, We Didn't Start The Fire, the delight diddy Uptown Girl, and The Longest Time, all the way to #1 hits like My Life, It's Still Rock N' Roll To Me and Allentown. There is so much that is great in music, but there are a few of his great songs that were sadly overlooked like You're Only Human (Second Wind), Modern Woman and a few other good songs. But, those are small complaints, because those songs were only minor hits. Instead, the collectin includes some of his songs from his 2001 classical pop album instead.
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By Rondre3k on January 9, 2014
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Good collection. I never hear this stuff any more (maybe its the radio stations I listen to). But I remember when these songs were really popular. Overheard my 9 year old listening to Uptown Girl on some website. Saw Billy Joel's New Years Rockin Eve concert. Decided to put this on my iPhone. Fun trip down memory lane.
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By J. Colleran on February 3, 2013
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Billy Joel is certainly one of the best song writers and singers of the last few decades. This collection provides the best of his music in one place. It is an excellent value for the money.
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I have been listening to Billy Joel for years and this pretty much has every song I could have asked for (and a few I don't care for, but the balance makes it worth it).
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By Janet on May 25, 2014
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Brought back many happy memories. Most of my favorite hits by Billy are on the CD. I recommend it highly.
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By Nikki on August 16, 2012
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This album is one of the best in the world. There are songs on this album for every age. Love Billy Joel
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