Billy Joel Glass Houses

Rating 4.3
3 ratings
List Price: $7.98
SALE PRICE: $5.97
You Save: $2.01 (25% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  SSP 88677

Customers who purchased this item also bought these:

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: October 20, 1998
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

Entertainment Reviews:

CMJ - 1/5/04, p.6
Ranked #11 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".

Product Description:

This edition of GLASS HOUSES is an Enhanced CD containing both a full audio program as well as video clips for the songs "Sometimes A Fantasy," "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" and "All For Leyna."
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
As one can tell from the cover photo of a blue-jeaned, leather-jacketed Joel getting ready to throw a rock (a pun on the album title), GLASS HOUSES is the album where he attempts to lay waste his reputation as MOR balladeer. He accomplishes this feat by forging a harder, more rocking sound, with the help of guitarists Russell Javors and David Brown. Though such cuts as "You May Be Right" and "All For Leyna" are far more visceral than much of Joel's previous work, this consummate songwriter sacrifices none of the tunefulness and highly developed compositional chops that brought him fame.
On "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me," Joel even reaches back to the roots of the style, celebrating its timelessness despite passing musical trends. The elliptical, McCartneyesque ballad "Don't Ask Me Why" provides a breather. Joel's most memorable tunes here, though, are the ones that pack a bit of kick. The propulsive, hard-edged "Sleeping With the Television On" is an examination of desire and alienation in the modern world, showing that even when he's rocking out, Joel is a man with a lot on his mind.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.3
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Music Categories:
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Billy Joel

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 28,369
  • UPC: 886978867728
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Rock & Pop: Hard Rock Music Categories: