Win A Billy Joel 'Complete Albums Collection' Box Set

Rejoice! A $200 deluxe edition of Billy Joel’s classic catalog is the latest sweepstakes on the Stereogum prizewagon. To enter, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite Billy Joel album via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). US entrants only. The set includes:

  • 14 classic albums remastered PLUS a bonus disc with 17 rare and non-album recordings
  • 2 lavish 60-page booklets
  • Complete printed lyrics to every Billy Joel composition
  • Dozens of photos, many rare, from throughout the decades
  • Insightful new interview with Billy by longtime Boston Globe music writer Steve Morse
  • All albums in replica cardboard jackets and sleeves reproducing original LP artwork
  • Elegant display case

The albums included:

  • Cold Spring Harbor (1971)
  • Piano Man (1973)
  • Streetlife Serenade (1974)
  • Turnstiles (1976)
  • The Stranger (1977)
  • 52nd Street (1978)
  • Glass Houses (1980)
  • Songs In The Attic (1981)
  • The Nylon Curtain (1982)
  • An Innocent Man (1983)
  • The Bridge (1986)
  • Storm Front (1989)
  • River Of Dreams (1993)
  • Fantasies And Delusions (2001)
  • plus a bonus disc of rare and original recordings.

The Complete Albums Collection is available now via MyPlayDirect.

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Comments (176)
  1. Probably The Stranger for me. Glass Houses and An Innocent Man are also great, but The Stranger is just non-stop awesome from start to finish. Well, almost to finish. I usually pretend that last cut isn’t on there.

  2. The Stranger. Doesn’t get any better.

  3. The Stranger.

  4. The Stranger

  5. An Innocent Man!!!

  6. Glass Houses.

  7. 52nd Street – Side One is such a jazzy masterpiece.

  8. The Stranger

  9. The Stranger.

  10. Either the Stranger or Glass Houses…

  11. The Stranger. Strangely, everyone else thinks so too. ;n)

  12. The Stranger, but An Innocent Man is a close second. 52nd Street is also pretty great.

  13. The Stranger.

  14. The Stranger, for sure. Billy Joel has been my favorite my entire life.

  15. The Stranger. It’s just too iconic not to pick it. :)

  16. The Stranger. A great variety of songs. All amazing.

  17. The Stranger

  18. I’ll go with Storm Front since 8 year old me discovered Billy via We Didn’t Start The Fire

  19. Turnstiles

  20. The Stranger, hands down.

  21. Attila, of course.

    • Hahaha, actually it’s a great album! I really don’t know why people bad-mouth it so much. Think of all the effort that was put in with all of those organ solos with having to play a bass line with another keyboard. Billy Joel is amazing.

  22. Streetlife Serenade (sentimental childhood favorite).

  23. The Stranger, without a doubt. It all comes back to “Only the Good Die Young” for me.

  24. an innocent man.

  25. Glass Houses.

  26. Oh, The Stranger, for sure. <3

  27. The Stranger

  28. River of Dreams

  29. Definitely “Turnstiles”. 8 tracks, great listen from start to finish. The highlight for me off that album would be “Summer, Highland Falls”.

  30. The Stranger. Beginning to end – classic. That’s some legendary stuff.

  31. Grew up in Vienna so it’s gotta’ be The Stranger.

  32. Defiantly Cold Spring Harbor. There’s not a bad song on it and it has my favourite song, Tomorrow is Today, his suicide note. Thank god that his attempt failed.

  33. The Stranger

  34. Glass Houses, the peak of pop-era Billy Joel.

  35. Glass Houses for me!

  36. Turnstiles, the first album I owned.

  37. Turnstiles, definitely.

  38. My favorite is Turnstiles also. A lot of people saying Turnstiles.

  39. My favorite is River of Dreams. It’s an album that is a bit spiritual and I like that about it.

  40. Gotta go with Turnstiles as well! Miami 2017, Summer, Highland Falls, and Prelude/Angry Young Man are some of my favorite songs. Miami 2017 for its great story telling. Summer, Highland Falls for its beautiful metaphors. Prelude/Angry Young Man for its awesome piano beginning. Doesn’t get much better than Turnstiles!

  41. Songs in the Attic is a great live collection of his earlier songs.

  42. My favorite album would have to be An Innocent Man… not to mention my favorite song “Uptown Girl”!

  43. Turnstiles album…..but a hard decision to make because all of his albums are phenomenal. Turnstiles was one of Billy Joels most creative albums. although one of the more unknown, it has fantastic hits that continue to mind blow me to this day.

  44. Turnstiles it’s one of his greatest albums of all time. Not one bad song on it

  45. Probably the Stranger or 52nd Street, but at this very moment… The Stranger!

  46. 52nd Street. Musically the best. Rosalinda’s Eyes…..

  47. Songs in the attic. Great little sampling of tracks from older albums in one place

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