Thursday 18th November 2011 LISTEN HERE!
Billy Joel Innocent Man
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel has had a multi-award winning career, selling over 150 million albums and taking his music all around the world. His musical output has changed over his 40 year career, influenced by classical, Tin Pan Alley, blues, and rock and roll.
An Innocent Man” was released in 1983 and quickly became his best selling album from the 80’s, and one of the best albums of the decade and of all time. The album salutes the rock and doo-wop of the 50’s and 60’s, the music the Joel grew up listening to, and what would influence him to become a singer-songwritter himself.
The album has a vast genre of music contained within, ranging from good old Rock ‘N’ Roll in songs such as Tell Her About It and Uptown Girl to a blend of jazz and blues in songs such as Christie Lee and Easy Money. The album contains the inspired title track Innocent man a lament to the hurt and distrust caused from lost love.
Over all, it is an album worthy of a play on Album Legends, and as is quite often the case, the hidden gems are the songs which were never released.
Tune in Album Legends on The Voice! This sensational album will be played IN FULL this Thursday night 10th November 2011. We kick off the show at 7pm with an eclectic mix of album tracks spanning the last 4 decades. At 9pm we hit the play button on Innocent Man which we’ll play in it’s entirety! No Ad’s, no Jingles, no talking….just the Album Legend…