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The Essential Billy Joel


Download links and information about The Essential Billy Joel by Billy Joel. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 36 tracks with total duration of 02:35:00 minutes.

Artist: Billy Joel
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 36
Duration: 02:35:00
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No. Title Length
1. Piano Man 5:39
2. You're My Home 3:13
3. Captain Jack 7:17
4. The Entertainer 3:40
5. Say Goodbye To Hollywood 4:37
6. Miami 2017 (I've Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway) 5:14
7. New York State of Mind 6:03
8. She's Always a Woman 3:22
9. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) 3:30
10. Only the Good Die Young (Single Version) 3:55
11. Just the Way You Are 4:50
12. Honesty 3:54
13. My Life 4:45
14. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me 2:57
15. You May Be Right 4:16
16. Don't Ask Me Why 2:59
17. She's Got a Way (Live) 3:00
18. Allentown 3:52
19. Goodnight Saigon 7:06
20. An Innocent Man 5:18
21. Uptown Girl 3:18
22. The Longest Time 3:43
23. Tell Her About It 3:55
24. Leave a Tender Moment Alone 3:57
25. A Matter Of Trust 4:12
26. Baby Grand (with Ray Charles) [duet with Ray Charles] 4:04
27. I Go To Extremes 4:23
28. We Didn't Start the Fire 4:51
29. Leningrad 4:06
30. The Downeaster "Alexa" 3:45
31. And So It Goes 3:40
32. The River of Dreams 4:05
33. All About Soul (Remix) 5:59
34. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) 3:33
35. Waltz no. 1 (Nunley's Carousel) 6:58
36. Invention In C minor 1:04



The Essential Billy Joel is the most inclusive Billy Joel compilation, following him from his early years through to his foray into classical music. It leaves out only a few important songs (no "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"?) and has a flow that helps an album recorded over many years sound natural, telling the story of Joel's career as one of the 20th century's most popular and accomplished songwriters. It'll be interesting to see if there's ever another artist of Joel's scope who can survive several decades of changes in the music business. "Piano Man" sounds as if it had always existed. "Captain Jack" details a time and place now long past. "New York State of Mind" has become an anthem. "Just the Way You Are" shows a touch of gentleness from a rough character. "My Life" and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" prove that Joel can rock. "An Innocent Man," "Uptown Girl," "The Longest Time," and "Tell Her About It" gave Joel a second wind in the '80s, with a sound that recalled old-time rock 'n' roll at a time when many rockers were looking out of place.