I own a fair amount of Elton and Billy's piano songbooks. They usually are chord based and play well. This one played right from the book sounds pretty much just like what you hear on an album. If you are able to add a bit more of the melody, you can really make these songs sound great. There is a fair amount of just plain chords for many of the songs, which maybe it is the exact recorded version, I don't know. The measures which contain the most recognizable portions of the songs, play and sound like you would hope for. All that said, I'd buy this again or recommend this to a Billy fan.