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Innocent Man Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (20 Oct. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony/Columbia
  • ASIN: B00000DCHG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 435,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Billy Joel ~ Innocent Man

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Format: Audio CD
As a Teenager Billy Joel was influenced by many musicians and styles from Classical (Beethoven), 50's Pop (James Brown) and the 60's (Beatles). This is evidant in his Music. On this album the songs are a dedication to the Doo Wop and Soul Music of the 50's, songs are remiscant of James Brown, Franki Valli and The Drifters. Here Joel gives us a collection of Easy Listening but well created songs of complete diversity.
This was Joel's most popular album to date and was due to the fact that is sounded like he was having so much fun- well he was i n love with a famous Model at the time. this album contained at least 5 hits including 2 number 1's (Uptown Girl, Tell her about it)
The best Highlights are the Acapella number 'The Longest Time" the poetic Ballad "Leave a tender moment alone" the tempations style "An Innocent Man" and the Soul sounding "Easy Money" and "Keeping the Faith" the latter an expalanation of the album which closes the album where Joel states "The Good old days weren't always Good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems" so he doesn't want to wallow in Nosatlgia, although there's no harm in reminiscing.
Billy says he writes with no audience in mind he does what he does because he feels like it at the time. Joel has recorded Rock N Roll, Ballads and Jazz with a little bit more complexity but I don't think he recorded songs that were as fun and entertaining as he did on An Innocent Man. One to enjoy again and again.
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An Innocent Man, Billy Joel’s 1983 follow-up to the seminal Nylon Curtain, is a heartfelt tribute to the doo-wop and rhythm-n-blues based rock and roll music of the late 1950s and 60s. Its 10 songs vary in moods and tempos, ranging from the sassy “Easy Money” to the introspective title track, “An Innocent Man.” This retro atmosphere is reflected not only in most of its songs; the album’s front and back cover art has Billy and his band looking for all the world like a youth gang out of “West Side Story.”
Musically speaking, Joel’s creative roots show a very eclectic set of influences. “An Innocent Man” has a pulsing bass undertone very similar to the classic doo-wop song “Under The Boardwalk,” the type of romantic vocal made famous by such groups as The Platters, The Regents, and The Diamonds. “This Night,” an ode to a friendship that turned into romance, not only has Frankie Valli-style vocals, but Billy Joel’s love of classical music shows in its chorus, which lifts its melody from Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto. “For The Longest Time” is also in the style of classic doo-wop, down to the a capella background vocals and melodic constructions. (In fact, it was this song that inspired me to listen to real doo-wop, a genre of music that I find more stirring that what passes for pop songs today.) “Uptown Girl,” which was Joel’s musical Valentine to Christie Brinkley, with its poor-guy-loves-a-rich-girl storyline, Frankie Valli falsetto styling, and catchy hooks and backbeats (provided by ace drummer Liberty DeVito) is sunny and charmingly innocent.
“Leave a Tender Moment Alone” is more contemporary, or at least more “timeless.
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By A Customer on 17 Feb. 2000
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I was brought up on this album! A timeless classic: from the crowd pleasing hit 'Uptown Girl' to the Beethoven-inspired 'This Night', its never too late to relax with a whisky and listen to Billy sing about teenage love, first encounters, and hazy memories.. Nostalgia is underrated- this is pure listening heaven.
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By A Customer on 10 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am a massive Billy Joel fan and started out listening to my parents Bily Joel The Stranger album. I naturally progressed onto his next most successful album An Innocent Man. At first I was dissappointed.....how ignorent of me! I left this album for months until I had nothing to do and then I gave it another try!! As a 17 year old boy I found tracks that realted to where I was, where I had been and where I wantd to go!!
Its an album that you just relate to. Every feeling that you've ever had, but couldn't describe, is in this album! The girls you wanted to kiss,the girls you shouldn't have kissed and the girls you wish you could kiss again-its all in this album!!
Its growing up put into music!!!
Its also amazing music no matter what!!
A must have
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Billy Joel's 1983 album, "An Innocent Man," is, in my opinion, one of his best recordings. Because I like many kinds of music (rock, country, New Age, Celtic, and some classical), this album has enough variety yet is evocative of rock 'n' roll's early roots.
While not all the songs appeal to me - "Easy Money" being perhaps my least favorite track - I can honestly say that I really enjoy Joel's tribute to the doo-wop and early rock of his younger days. He has written some very lovely songs in the past, but in this album I particularly like his Frankie Vallie-style "For The Longest Time." It has a nice melody and a catchy hook, and the background vocals are evocative of a somehow more innocent time.
I also like Joel's take on the redeeming value of love expressed in his Carole King-inspired "An Innocent Man," with its bass guitar intro, Joel's tender piano melody, and the recognition that heartbreak exists but that one should not let that stop others from trying to heal the wounds.
My favorite song in this album is "This Night," which has gentle lyrics, a chorus melody borrowed from Beethoven, who is one of Joel's favorite classical composers, and a beat that was perfect for dancing with my boyfriend. If you are a romantic soul, like I am, this song is sure to move your heart.
Betty June Moore
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