Billy Joel - In His Own Words
Philadelphia, Pa. - November 6, 2001 - 3BR 1106 - SB 6

Disc 1:

  1. Summer Highland Falls / Intro
  2. ...welcome
  3. ...doing the gig
  4. Louie Louie
  5. ...asking the Beatles
  6. interlude
  7. ...a question regarding '2017'
  8. Be My Baby / Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  9. ...going back to NYC
  10. Miami 2017
  11. Start Me Up
  12. A Day in the Life
  13. ...musical talent
  14. ...singing out of key
  15. New York State of Mind
  16. ...writing a folk song
  17. Downeaster Alexa
  18. ...any new writing?
  19. Uptown Classical Girl
  20. Invention in C Minor
  21. "I Wrote That!"
  22. Air

Disc 2:

  1. ...another Billy Joel Song?
  2. Just the Way You Are
  3. Variations on "Only the Good Die Young"
  4. ...a request
  5. Lullabye
  6. ...musings on what to do
  7. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  8. ...discussing "Suite for Piano"
  9. Innamorato
  10. ...themes of the piece
  11. Sorbetto
  12. we're into it
  13. Delusion
  14. stories
  15. ...a harmonica holder?
  16. Piano Man

Comments: Billy Joel reflects on his music "In His Own Words", and A&E Special. Music's "Piano Man" has had great success with personal appearances in which he talks to audiences about his work and takes questions, illustrating some of his remarks with portions of songs from "She's Always a Woman" and "Just the Way You Are" to "Uptown Girl" and "My Life", as well as music from his Number One Classical album, Fantasies and Delusions, with special guest pianist, Ricahrd Joo. This show was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium in Philadelphia.

A fascinating, interesting recording, and essential to anyone curious about the songwriting process!