This album resonates with me on so many levels, it’s incredible. I don’t even know where to start.. is it the incredibly beautiful and lively instrumentals? Is it the relatable lyrics weaved in the vividly memorable melodies? Is it the perfect singing by Joel? Honestly I don’t know, all that I know is that this music just works amazingly well for me and that this is an album I’ll be playing for ages. There’s not a dull moment on this record and that’s a feat only a few albums can achieve. “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” encapsules what this entire record does for me, it is a journey from song from song; whilst this is an extreme form of it of course I do see similarities between this song and the 42:33 runtime of this album.
I don’t know how an album from 1977 can sound so fresh to this day, it might be because it’s obvious that Joel is having fun on this record and fun is timeless.
Normally I’d point out my favorite moments on the record, but if I were to do that I’d be writing too much. Just listen to the record!