Over the weekend, I bought myself the double CD set The Essential Billy Joel. It has lots of my Joel favorites, including Goodnight Saigon, You’re My Home, The Downeaster Alexa and My Baby Grand (duet with Ray Charles).
The three songs it’s missing, imho, are Big Shot, The Stranger and Vienna.
I have similar complaints about my Neil Diamond. I have Greatest Hits, one and two. But they’ve cut a verse of Shiloh, and neither of them has Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon or Solitary Man.
So what “collections” or “Greatest Hits” albums do you have that you feel are missing a thing or two?
(BTW, I’d really like for this not to devolve into a critique of anyone else’s musical taste).