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SHE’S GOT A WAY: LOVE SONGS (BILLY JOEL)

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REVIEW:

She’s Got A Way: Love Songs is a perfect distillation of the artist’s expressions of love and romance over the course of his life and career. The album brings together some of Billy’s finest and most heartfelt performances, iconic hits playing alongside under-appreciated deep catalog selections.

She’s Got A Way: Love Songs are the love songs, ballads and sentimental favorites comprising a dream Billy Joel playlist for old and new romantics alike, bringing new context to classics like “Just the Way You Are,” “Honesty” and “She’s Always a Woman” while rediscovering forgotten masterpieces like “Travelin’ Prayer” (the b-side of the “Piano Man” single), Billy’s version of “Shameless” (a #1 country smash for Garth Brooks), and the haunting instrumental “Nocturne” (from 1971’s Cold Spring Harbor).

Billy Joel has been a favorite of mine for so long. However, this feels more like a collection that belongs in a digital format for hardcore collectors. Loose thematic ensembles work to a point, but I’m not sure that every song belongs on your Valentine Day’s playlist. Maybe, I’m nuts. Still, it’s cool to hear the original version of Shameless.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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