Piano Man
is the second album by Billy Joel, it was released in 1973.  After the huge dismay of his debut album Cold Spring Harbor, Joel, angered by his unfair long term contract, moved away from New York City to downtown Los Angeles, CA.  Once there, afraid that word would get back to Family Productions, took a job in a small corner piano bar, The Executive Room, so as not to be discovered by anyone from music buisiness.  It was here where the signature title track was born, out of all of the miserable locals in which Joel observed.  Piano Man is one of Joel's signature tracks and a seminal song in piano rock. It remains a concert standard, and is the source of his nickname.


  1. "Travelin' Prayer" – 4:10
  2. "Piano Man" – 5:37
  3. "Ain't No Crime" – 3:20
  4. "You're My Home" – 3:14
  5. "The Ballad of Billy the Kid" – 5:35

Side BEdit

  1. "Worse Comes to Worst" – 3:28
  2. "Stop in Nevada" – 3:40
  3. "If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)" – 3:35
  4. "Somewhere Along the Line" – 3:17
  5. "Captain Jack" – 6:55

Hit SinglesEdit