February 4, 2023

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Billy Joel’s Best Hits – Quantity I & Quantity II — licensed double diamond — options 23 of his classics, 26% of which all come from The Stranger. That’s six tracks from a nine-song album making their method into the “best” class. Have been the compilation to be launched right this moment, you’d virtually have to incorporate “Vienna” as effectively, due to its social media-spurred resurgence in common tradition.

Basically, Joel’s fifth full-length is in and of itself a best hits assortment. It contains 4 Prime 40 hits (“Simply the Approach You Are,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Track),” “Solely the Good Die Younger,” and “She’s All the time a Lady”), a TikTok anthem (“Vienna”), and one of many best medley tracks ever recorded (“Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”). On Episode 3 of The Opus: The Stranger, we discover every of those basic tunes to find what made them such lasting contributions to American music.

Serving to host Adam Unze study these iconic items and explaining their private connections to them are Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Bayside’s Anthony Raneri, The Arkells’ Anthony Carone, and Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness. Plus, you’ll hear insightful archival interviews with Billy Joel himself in addition to producer Phil Ramone.

Coming from Consequence Podcast Community and Sony Legacy, you may hearken to the brand new episode above. Comply with together with the remainder of The Opus Season 19 by liking, reviewing, and subscribing wherever you get your podcasts. You can even stream and obtain The Stranger right here, and relive Joel’s 1990 live shows at Yankee Stadium with the just lately launched Stay at Yankee Stadium. To catch a extra trendy Joel live performance — together with his co-headlining tour with Stevie Nicks — get tickets right here.

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