Billy Joel – She’s Got A Way: Love Songs (2013) [HDTracks]

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: She’s Got A Way: Love Songs
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Columbia/Legacy
Genre: Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz]
Total Time: 01:19:19
Total Size: 1,76 GB
WebSite: Album Preview

Reviewed by Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
As one of the biggest-selling Artists of all time, perhaps it was only a matter of time before Billy Joel was subjected to a romantically themed collection, and so came She’s Got a Way: Love Songs, released just in time for Valentine’s Day 2013. This 18-track collection reveals an odd truth about Joel: he didn’t write all that many love songs. A few of his biggest hits are love songs but only a few: the early song “She’s Got a Way,” which wasn’t a hit until its Songs in the Attic incarnation in the early ’80s; “Just the Way You Are,” an unabashedly romantic soft rock staple that helped make him a star in the mid-’70s; “This Is the Time,” a gently nostalgic song from The Bridge; “The Night Is Still Young,” an added cut to 1986’s Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2. And that’s about it. Other hits here aren’t really love songs — “She’s Always a Woman” is too nasty to be romantic (“she’ll carelessly cut you and laugh while you’re bleedin'”), “Honesty” isn’t about love, nor is “An Innocent Man” — and that’s why this compilation relies so heavily on album tracks, usually from early Billy Joel albums. That is where Joel wrote about love, when he had a “Travelin’ Prayer” and declared to his lover “You’re My Home.” He had other love songs later, including “Shameless,” which Garth Brooks turned into a standard, but the overall impression left by She’s Got a Way is that love songs are not Billy’s forte. Which isn’t to say this isn’t an enjoyable collection: there are many good songs here — all the aforementioned tunes, along with “Until the Night” — and it’s a good collection of Joel’s moodier, slower, melodic numbers. It just doesn’t quite deliver on the romance it promises.
01. Travelin’ Prayer
02. The Night Is Still Young
03. This Is the Time
04. She’s Got a Way
05. Temptation
06. Nocturne
07. Until the Night
08. She’s Right On Time
09. You’re My Home
10. Just the Way You Are
11. She’s Always a Woman
12. State of Grace
13. Honesty
14. This Night
15. Shameless
16. An Innocent Man
17. All About Soul (Remix)
18. And So It Goes

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