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4.3 out of 5 stars
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Cold Spring Harbor
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on July 15, 2015
For a much-maligned album, I rather liked it after listening to so many of Billy's other albums for so many years. Yes, it's not loaded with radio hits like some of his subsequent albums, but that's part of its charm for me. I felt like I was getting a glimpse at the past, while still being quite aware of the future. Billy became a superstar, but at this point in his career he wasn't. I liked listening to this album knowing that these were the first public steps taken by a then-unheralded solo artist who would later become on the world's most respected and liked pop stars. In particular, Got to Begin Again, the last track, which I was not previously familiar with, is a well wrought, piano-based ballad to which anyone who has had to start over can relate.
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on March 31, 2012
I always considered myself to be a fan of Billy Joel's earlier works. In fact, his tracks that never found popularity on the radio are some of my favorites. "Cold Spring Harbor" was released two years before "Piano Man", and represents a younger, more pure example of a great singer and even greater pianist. Nothing gets in the way here, just clean, uncomplicated music. No doubt you will recognize "She's Got a Way", but this is an earlier, and I think better, version. The only way you can miss with this album is if you are a listener who is looking for the Billy Joel you already know.
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on February 28, 2016
I bought this album to complete my Billy Joel collection. It was interesting to hear his early work, but the best songs, "She's Got a Way" and "Everybody Loves You Now" were better recorded on his Songs in the Attic album.
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Early recordings by a very talented songwriter/musician. Definitely more high-pitched vibrato in his voice than I'm used to hearing, but this was way back in 1971. Not his best, but still pretty good.
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on July 15, 2017
Great
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on October 10, 2016
Great music
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on February 24, 2009
When i read the release write up i noticed completely "remastered". I am an ardent fan of Billy. Have all his albums which this one i found on the amazon, a must for all Billy joel fans, the remastring of the original track is really worthy of mention.

A must buy a chip from the old block
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on October 16, 2009
You can hear the seeds of what was to come here from Billy Joel...first coming together with the next album PIANO MAN, and then onward. A very worthwhile listen and must-have for the "collectors" among us of an artist with many influences but a unique voice.
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on July 16, 2015
Great service and a good album, good service
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on January 1, 2016
Nice collection of songs.
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