Freitag, 29. September 2017

It was 40 Years Ago

Bildergebnis für billy joel the stranger

when Billy Joel released his fifth solo album The Stranger. Way back in time it was definitely not the music I used to listen to and I didn't knew anything about him. I remember the days when he came to my town to promote this record. There were a few gigs at this day in the late 70's I could choose. Fats Domino and Jethro Tull were opportunities to go but my local radio recommended Billy Joel as a hidden secret and an artist that could have a bright future. With no expectations I went to his concert in a small venue in Stuttgart and was surprised about him playing his songs with a lot of emotional and intensive voice. Just him and his piano made this evening very special. Seldom heard something very special live any more until now. Since then Billy Joel and his songs accompanied until now and I have to admit that I didn't featured him at this place until now. You might like him or not but he wrote and recorded one of the best and most personal love songs ever. It is time to feature songs from this record right now.

Billy Joel - Get It Right The First Time
Billy Joel - She's Always A Woman To Me
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are