Billy Joel, 'The Stranger'
Shortly before Billy Joel came out of semi-retirement in 2013, he spoke to Rolling Stone about his future plans. "If I was going to play again in places like New York, I would probably feature entire albums," he said. "It would give me a chance to do songs we haven't played. We'd do one album and then play some obscurities. I enjoy playing those more than I enjoy playing the hits." Billy, what happened? This was a stellar plan. You play Madison Square Garden every single month and always try to make each show special. Why not surprise everyone and break out The Stranger this year? Six of the eight songs are regulars at your show. "Get It Right the First Time" hasn't been done since 1979 and "Everybody Has a Dream" hasn't surfaced since a one-off in 1998, but you can learn two songs. C'mon. It's time. While you're at it, how about doing Songs in the Attic in sequence?