||From the Vault...
© Columbia Records
Year of Release: 1976
Say Goodbye To Hollywood
Summer Highland Falls
All You Wanna Do Is Dance
New York State Of Mind
Prelude/Angry Young Man
I've Loved These Days
(Seen The Lights
Go Out On Broadway)
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Billy Joel's Turnstiles was released in 1976, where a year aftetr. he would
become more famous with The Stranger. The song that'll ring memory bells would be
the Phil Spector-ish "Say Goodbye To Hollywood," a song that would be more recognized
as a live track from his 1981 release, Songs In The Attic.
"Summer, Highland Falls" has the traditional early Billy Joel sound, even so
on some future album releases. "All You Wanna Do Is Dance" has a different Billy
Joel sound, having a somewhat Reggae feel. "New York State Of Mind" is another
typical traditional Billy Joel styled song, and one of many of his signature songs from his
early years. "James" is another nice, relaxing Billy Joel-styled tune, likewise
"I've Loved These Days."
"Prelude/Angry Young Man" is another one of those, "I seem to have heard this
song before..." And of course, Billy Joel's piano playing is the standout. The last track,
"Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)" has a more upbeat pop style in sound.
Turnstiles is a very enjoyable album. Traditional Billy Joel-styled songs,
his piano playing is always the standout on each song. Likewise, his songwriting has
always been exceptional. The Stranger would be his next release, and although
many of his pre-Stranger songs would become regular favorites ("Piano Man"
for starters), it's always a treat to listen to an artist's or band's early works, before
they would become famous.
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