Qobuz Store wallpaper
Catégories :
Panier 0

Votre panier est vide

Billy Joel|Piano Man

Piano Man

Billy Joel

Disponible en
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Musique illimitée

Écoutez cet album en haute-qualité dès maintenant dans nos applications

Démarrer ma période d'essai et lancer l'écoute de cet album

Profitez de cet album sur les apps Qobuz grâce à votre abonnement

Souscrire

Profitez de cet album sur les apps Qobuz grâce à votre abonnement

Téléchargement digital

Téléchargez cet album dans la qualité de votre choix

Langue disponible : anglais

Embittered by legal disputes with his label and an endless tour to support a debut that was dead in the water, Billy Joel hunkered down in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, spending six months as a lounge singer at a club. He didn't abandon his dreams -- he continued to write songs, including "Piano Man," a fictionalized account of his weeks as a lounge singer. Through a combination of touring and constant hustling, he landed a contract with Columbia and recorded his second album in 1973. Clearly inspired by Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, not only musically but lyrically, as well as James Taylor, Joel expands the vision and sound of Cold Spring Harbor, abandoning introspective numbers (apart from "You're My Home," a love letter to his wife) for character sketches and epics. Even the title track, a breakthrough hit based on his weeks as a saloon singer, focuses on the colorful patrons, not the singer. If his narratives are occasionally awkward or incomplete, he compensates with music that gives the songs a sweeping sense of purpose -- they feel complete, thanks to his indelible melodies and savvy stylistic repurposing. He may have borrowed his basic blueprint from Tumbleweed Connection, particularly with its Western imagery and bluesy gospel flourishes, but he makes it his own, largely due to his melodic flair, which is in greater evidence than on Cold Spring Harbor. Piano Man is where he suggests his potential as a musical craftsman. He may have weaknesses as a lyricist -- such mishaps as the "instant pleasuredome" line in "You're My Home" illustrate that he doesn't have an ear for words -- but Piano Man makes it clear that his skills as a melodicist can dazzle.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

Plus d'informations

Piano Man

Billy Joel

launch qobuz app J'ai déjà téléchargé Qobuz pour Mac OS Ouvrir

download qobuz app Je n'ai pas encore téléchargé Qobuz pour Mac OS Télécharger l'app

Copier le lien pour partager la page

Vous êtes actuellement en train d’écouter des extraits.

Écoutez plus de 70 millions de titres avec votre abonnement illimité.

Écoutez cet album et plus de 70 millions de titres avec votre abonnement illimité.

1
Travelin' Prayer (Album Version)
00:04:12

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Piano Man (Album Version)
00:05:36

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Lyricist - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Ain't No Crime (Album Version)
00:03:17

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
You're My Home (Album Version)
00:03:13

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Lyricist - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
The Ballad of Billy the Kid (Album Version)
00:05:40

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Worse Comes to Worst (Album Version)
00:03:12

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Stop in Nevada (Album Version)
00:03:54

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You) (Album Version)
00:03:32

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Somewhere Along the Line (Album Version)
00:03:19

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Captain Jack (Album Version)
00:07:16

Billy Joel, Composer - Billy Joel, Performer - Michael Stewart, Producer - Ron Malo, Engineer - Michael Omartian, Arranger - Ted Jensen, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Descriptif de l'album

Embittered by legal disputes with his label and an endless tour to support a debut that was dead in the water, Billy Joel hunkered down in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, spending six months as a lounge singer at a club. He didn't abandon his dreams -- he continued to write songs, including "Piano Man," a fictionalized account of his weeks as a lounge singer. Through a combination of touring and constant hustling, he landed a contract with Columbia and recorded his second album in 1973. Clearly inspired by Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, not only musically but lyrically, as well as James Taylor, Joel expands the vision and sound of Cold Spring Harbor, abandoning introspective numbers (apart from "You're My Home," a love letter to his wife) for character sketches and epics. Even the title track, a breakthrough hit based on his weeks as a saloon singer, focuses on the colorful patrons, not the singer. If his narratives are occasionally awkward or incomplete, he compensates with music that gives the songs a sweeping sense of purpose -- they feel complete, thanks to his indelible melodies and savvy stylistic repurposing. He may have borrowed his basic blueprint from Tumbleweed Connection, particularly with its Western imagery and bluesy gospel flourishes, but he makes it his own, largely due to his melodic flair, which is in greater evidence than on Cold Spring Harbor. Piano Man is where he suggests his potential as a musical craftsman. He may have weaknesses as a lyricist -- such mishaps as the "instant pleasuredome" line in "You're My Home" illustrate that he doesn't have an ear for words -- but Piano Man makes it clear that his skills as a melodicist can dazzle.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

À propos

Distinctions :

Améliorer cette page album

Qobuz logo Pourquoi acheter sur Qobuz ?

Les promotions du moment...

Everyday Life

Coldplay

Everyday Life Coldplay

A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay

Ghost Stories

Coldplay

Ghost Stories Coldplay

Parachutes

Coldplay

Parachutes Coldplay
À découvrir également
Par Billy Joel

You`re My Home

Billy Joel

You`re My Home Billy Joel

The Essential Billy Joel

Billy Joel

The Stranger

Billy Joel

The Stranger Billy Joel

52nd Street

Billy Joel

52nd Street Billy Joel

She's Got A Way

Billy Joel

She's Got A Way Billy Joel

Playlists

Dans la même thématique...

The Quest

Yes

The Quest Yes

Tapestry

Carole King

Tapestry Carole King

Graceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Paul Simon

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel

Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel

Toto IV

Toto

Toto IV Toto
Les Grands Angles...
Et Nirvana tua le rock

En 1987 naissait Nirvana, l’embardée punk la plus inattendue de la fin du XXe siècle. Carrière éclair, tubes éternels, engouement planétaire et épilogue tragique : et si la bande de Kurt Cobain n’était autre que le dernier grand groupe de l’histoire du rock ? A l’occasion des 30 ans de leur album culte “Nevermind”, retour sur l’histoire d’un phénomène générationnel sans pareil.

Le rock progressif en 10 albums

Au cours des 40 dernières années, le rock progressif a connu le sommet des charts, le sérieux des pupitres ou les honneurs de l’appellation art rock, élargissant son lexique à travers des influences insaisissables, toujours en reconfiguration. Si, aujourd’hui, le genre n’est plus revendiqué avec la même ferveur qu’hier, on peut toujours observer son empreinte chez des artistes allant de Tool à Kanye West. Qobuz vous présente dix albums majeurs du prog rock, dont le rayonnement n’est pas près de faiblir.

The Doors, l’orchestre de Jim Morrison

Il y a cinquante ans, le 3 juillet 1971, Jim Morrison s’éteignait mystérieusement dans une baignoire parisienne, laissant orphelins ses trois partenaires, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger et John Densmore, qui ont œuvré sans relâche durant six ans pour transposer ses rêves en musique.

Dans l'actualité...