Piano Man

Billy Joel - Piano Man
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1973 Ratings: #84 / 109
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
Liked by 1 person
November 9, 1973 / Release Date
LP / Format
Family Productions/Columbia / Label
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In 1971, young Billy Joel released his debut album: Cold Spring Harbor. CSH received barely any attention from the public and press. There were many mistakes in the album's production as a result of producer Artie Ripp's faulty ability to mix an album. The album was a commercial failure and drove Billy to fire Ripp as his producer. In utter humiliation of the album's flop, Billy moved from New York to Los Angeles and began playing gigs in a piano bar under the name of Bill Martin. His ... read more
Travelin' Prayer - 80
Piano Man - 95
Ain't No Crime - 75
You're My Home - 80
The Ballad of Billy the Kid - 85
Worse Comes to Worst - 75
Stop in Nevada - 80
If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You) - 85
Somewhere Along the Line - 80
Captain Jack - 85

Destaque: Piano Man
10. Ain't No Crime
9. Worse Comes to Worst
8. Travelin' Prayer
7. Somewhere Along the Line
6. If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
5. Stop in Nevada
4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
3. Captain Jack
2. You're My Home
1. Piano Man
After Billy Joel's debut flopped he returns with Piano Man and with that his most well known song the self titled song which is just one of the best piano rock songs of all time and it was a huge turning point of Joel. The rest of album is solid and is through and through enjoyable pop rock.

Track Review

Travelin' Prayer 8/10
Piano Man 10/10
Ain't No Crime 8.5/10
You're My Home 8/10
The Ballad of Billy the Kid 7/10
Worse Comes to Worst 8/10
Stop in Nevada 8/10
If I Only Had the Words (To ... read more
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Track List

  1. Travelin' Prayer
  2. Piano Man
  3. Ain't No Crime
  4. You're My Home
  5. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
  6. Worse Comes To Worst
  7. Stop In Nevada
  8. If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You)
  9. Somewhere Along The Line
  10. Captain Jack
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Added on: August 6, 2014