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Piano Man

Piano Man is a pop album by Billy Joel, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). The title track is one of Joel's signature songs, and remains a concert standard. Piano Man emerged out of legal difficulties with Joel's label and became his breakthrough album.

In 1974, the single "Piano Man", a fictionalized retelling of Joel's days as a lounge singer in New York City, peaked at #25 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart, and at #4 on the Adult Contemporary singles chart. "Travelin' Prayer" and "Worse Comes to Worst" peaked at #77 and #80, respectively, on the Pop Singles chart, while the album hit #27 on the Pop Albums chart.

Track listing

  1. Travelin' Prayer (Joel) - 4:10
  2. Piano Man (Joel) - 5:37
  3. Ain't No Crime (Joel) - 3:20
  4. You're My Home (Joel) - 3:14
  5. The Ballad of Billy the Kid (Joel) - 5:35
  6. Worse Comes to Worst (Joel) - 3:28
  7. Stop in Nevada (Joel) - 3:40
  8. If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You) (Joel) - 3:35
  9. Somewhere Along the Line (Joel) - 3:17
  10. Captain Jack (Joel) - 6:55

Personnel

  • Billy Joel - Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
  • Larry Carlton - Guitar
  • Eric Weissberg - Banjo
  • Billy Armstrong - Violin
  • Richard Bennett - Guitar
  • Rhys Clark - Drums
  • Laura Creamer - Vocals
  • Mark Creamer - Vocals
  • Wilton Felder - Bass, Keyboards
  • Emory Gordy - Bass
  • Fred Heilbrun - Banjo
  • Ted Jensen - Remastering
  • Ron Malo - Engineer
  • Michael Omartian - Accordion, Arranger
  • Dean Parks - Guitar
  • Susan Steward - Vocals
  • Michael Stewart - Producer
  • Ron Tutt - Drums
  • Beverly Parker - Design



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