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An Innocent Man album for sale by Billy Joel was released Oct 20, 1998 on the Sony Music label. This is where Joel reaches back to his roots, a process essential to a maturing artist who realizes he has to look at where he's from before he can move further ahead. Things get off to a jumping start with the organ-driven R&B of "Easy Money," somewhat reminiscent of "Gimme Some Lovin'." Joel touches on the styles of the '50s and early '60s on the street-corner doowop of "The Longest Time" and the Four Seasons homage "Uptown Girl" (written for his then-wife, fashion model Christie Brinkley). An Innocent Man CD music contains a single disc with 10 songs. ...See Full Description
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Sure, it's good-sounding, good-feeling, innocent music. But this isn't the kind of album that legends are made of. This is one of 3 Billy Joel albums I don't care for much at all. But I do like the crunch of the title track. 2.5/5 stars
By nychro7 (Boston)
||Some of Billy's Best|
I disagree with the other review. Give Billy Joel credit for trying to do something a little different. It is a very creative album with a concept and a different sound from the rest of Billy's catalog. Some very popular songs are on this album and the sound sets them alone from his previous records. Every song on this album is solid. If you listen to this record and take it for what it is, this is some of Billy Joel's best work.
By Joe (Milwaukee)
||Billy's rollercoaster ride|
I listened to this 1st when I was about 15 and learnt every song and still 20 years older are singing and soaking up every memorising note he hits. Truly his best work he has produced. You can see the happiness in his eyes on the video's and hear the joy in his voice on the cd. Must have been in real love when writing these songs.
By rumgirlch (New Zealand)
Billy Joel did this album as a tribute to 50s music, so obviously that's where the doo-wop sound comes from. Great album!!
By jarredrowden (Texas)
||For Joel fans, this is his weakest effort.|
Don't know what happened with Billy Joel on this album, but it was quite evident he aimed for more pop oriented, radio friendly music on this one. Most Joel fans enjoy his earlier material along with Storm Front from the later period, but this release in his weakest in my opinion. Only three above average tracks stand out in songs such as "An Innocent Man," "Leave A Tender Moment Alone," and "Keeping The Faith." The rest of the songs linger around a 1950's doo-wop sound, and don't really live up to his classic songwriting and playing skills. Fortunately after this album he released "The Bridge," which was a whole lot better. For details, see my review of that album.
By J.A. (Fort Mill, SC)
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An Innocent Man songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1090313|
|Release Date||Oct 20, 1998|
|Producer||Phil Ramone; Billy Joel|
|Engineer||Michael Allaire; Jim Boyer; Scott James; Bradshaw Leigh|
|Recording Time||40 minutes|
|Additional Info||Remastered; Enhanced CD||