Billy Joel - Piano Man LP
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Numbered Edition 180-gram LP Sourced from Original Master Tapes
Joel’s Breakthrough 1973 Album Filled With Memorable Character Sketches
Billy Joel’s Piano Man established a legend via two elements that became a trademark of his career: simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics that speak to universal truths and instilled feelings of pathos. With the classic title track, Joel captures the emotions and expectations all of us—consciously or not—attach to our favorite musicians: “Sing us a song you're the piano man/Sing us a song tonight/Well we're all in the mood for a melody/And you've got us feeling alright,” he croons. Indeed, Joel has everyone feeling good on this breakout set.
Never before properly remastered, we secured the original master tapes to present this 1973 singer-songwriter masterwork in unparalleled fidelity. The cavity of Joel’s piano, tension of the strings, and reach of his voice are astounding on this numbered edition LP pressing. The New York native finally seems as if he’s playing in your room rather than down the hall.
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"