Label: Columbia - 491181 2,Columbia - COL 491181 2 • Format: CD Album, Remastered, Enhanced • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Pop Rock
The album emerged from legal difficulties with Joel's former label Family Productions, and ultimately became his first breakthrough album. The title tracka fictionalized retelling of Joel's experiences with people he met as a lounge singer in Los Angelespeaked at No. Columbia Records released a two-disc legacy version of Piano Man in November This edition included a slightly truncated live Philadelphia This radio broadcast was extremely important to the success of Joel's Billy Joel - Piano Man career because, after the show was recorded, the live recording of " Captain Jack " was played by the station and quickly became "the most requested song in the station's history".
Once the popularity of this live recording was known, people working for Columbia Records heard the recording and signed Joel to the label. Adapted from the AllMusic credits. Rolling Stone mused that Piano Man "represents a new seriousness and flexibility" for Joel, comparing it to the stylings of Elton John. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For a jazz album, see Piano Man Hilton Ruiz album.
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