Glass Houses (VINYL)

Billy Joel

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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.


  1. You May Be Right
  2. Sometimes A Fantasy
  3. Don't Ask Me Why
  4. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
  5. All For Leyna
  6. I Don't Want To Be Alone
  7. Sleeping With The Television On
  8. C'Etait Toi (You Were The One)
  9. Close To The Borderline
  10. Through The Long Night



Utgitt 1980 Format VINYL
Sjanger Rock Antall disker 1
Antall spor 10 Artist Billy Joel
Label Friday Music Bestillingsnummer FRIM213638.1