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The Third Day of Second Discmas

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It’s the third day of Second Discmas, and what could be better than two copies of some Ben Folds rarities or three Spector compilations? How about five, count ’em, five Piano Men?

Well, it’s only one Piano Man; specifically, it’s Piano Man by Billy Joel. But we’re giving away five copies of Joel’s legendary debut for Columbia Records, featuring the hits “Piano Man” and “Captain Jack.” This remastered Legacy Edition also features, for the first time anywhere, Joel’s 1972 performance at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, recorded by WMMR-FM and remixed for this set. It was here that one of the first recorded versions of “Captain Jack” was heard, becoming an underground radio hit across the Eastern seaboard and drumming up hype for this fresh, talented songwriter, leading to his eventual deal with Columbia and decades of commercial acclaim.

As before, entering is easy: all you do is either send us an e-mail at theseconddisc (at) gmail (dot) com, like this article as it’s posted to our Facebook page or retweet it as it’s posted to our Twitter feed. And don’t forget, if you’ve already entered our previous days of giveaways, you’re still eligible to win this one! Entries for this giveaway close Friday at 3 p.m., at which point we’ll be giving away an even bigger set, so make sure you’re here to see it!

Written by Mike Duquette

December 15, 2011 at 15:00

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