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Bargain but flawed
on 23 June 2017
I'm a huge fan of Billy Joel so bought this CD to be able to listen to him in the car. With 18 tracks for £3 it is good value for money and includes many of his biggest hits, including some that are capable of transporting me to exact times and places in my past.
A couple of issues prevented me from giving this CD five stars. First up Piano Man has been butchered. I can't ever understand including a radio edit on a particular artist's CD, unless as an extra track. If you're buying a greatest hits you want the whole song, not one someone seems to have attacked with a machete. Secondly there are some glaring omissions, like Scenes from an Italian Restaurant and Downeaster Alexa, without these it's hard to get on board with the title 'the very best of'.
It is a bargain though, especially with the free autorip when you purchase the CD.