“In 1980, Billy Joel was in an interesting position. He had achieved massive multiplatinum success in 1977 with his fifth album, “The Stranger” and his 1978 follow-up, “52nd Street” won Album of the Year at the Grammys. Joel was 30 years old and at the top of his game. However, a new decade was dawning in the music business, which was transitioning out of the punk-disco era and embracing new wave. What was a Piano Man from Long Island to do? Enter “Glass Houses,” a bold release from Joel and his band that headed in a new direction.” – Newsday
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