audio review : Turn The Lights Back On ( song ) … Billy Joel

“Did I wait too long to Turn The Lights Back On,” Billy Joel ponders. Considering he hasn’t made an album since 1993, I’d say yes. He’s released just one song since; All My Life in 2007; but this one is better. It also makes more sense conceptually as the long-awaited follow-up to Famous Last Words; the final song on his final album.

From the first second, this sounds like a lost gem from the past. It’s not just Billy Joel’s singing voice, which still sounds like Billy Joel after all these years, but his comfy melodies that take you back in time. It’s not till the bombastic drums come into play that you realize he’s “here right now”. Better thirty-something years late than never.

my rating : 4 of 5


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