I may have finished A Year of Billy Joel but my work here is still not done. I still owe this project a few more updates. Things have been very busy but I’m getting closer.
In the meantime, happy birthday Billy Joel. I hope you are well and I hope we see you on the road soon.
Anonymous asked: Are you able to review the song Money or Love, its an unreleased song by Billy
Thanks for asking about this song. “Money or Love” is something that I had on my list of unreleased songs that I planned on covering last year. However when I got to it and listened to the demo version that appears on the My Lives box set I decided to put it aside in favor of some other songs.
I listened to it again today for the first time since last year. It’s got a typically solid Billy Joel melody and the lyrics on that version hint at a much deeper story. Because it’s only a demo I have no idea how it’s final version would have played out musically or if it’s lyrical focus would have shifted. It’s was not uncommon for Billy Joel to drastically re-work material between the demo and completed stage. While I think “Money or Love” is a solid demo with potential to be a very good song but still incomplete in the demo stage.