Glass Houses (album)

album by Billy Joel

Glass Houses is the seventh studio album by Billy Joel and released on 12 March, 1980 through Columbia Records. It went to number 1 in Canada, Iceland and the United States, number 2 in Australia and Norway, number 3 in Zimbabwe, number 4 in Austria, number 6 in New Zealand, Japan and Sweden and number 9 in the United Kingdom. It won a Grammy Award in 1981.

Glass Houses
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 12, 1980
Recorded1979 at A&R Recording, New York City
LabelFamily Productions/Columbia
ProducerPhil Ramone
Billy Joel chronology
52nd Street
Glass Houses
Songs in the Attic
Singles from Glass Houses
  1. "All for Leyna"
    Released: January 1980
  2. "You May Be Right"
    Released: March 1980
  3. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
    Released: May 1980
  4. "Don't Ask Me Why"
    Released: July 1980
  5. "Sometimes a Fantasy"
    Released: 1980

Track listing change

All songs written by Billy Joel.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "You May Be Right"   4:15
2. "Sometimes a Fantasy"   3:40
3. "Don't Ask Me Why"   2:59
4. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"   2:57
5. "All for Leyna"   4:15
Total length:
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "I Don't Want to Be Alone"   3:57
7. "Sleeping with the Television On"   3:02
8. "C'était Toi (You Were the One)"   3:25
9. "Close to the Borderline"   3:47
10. "Through the Long Night"   2:43
Total length:

References change

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Bridge by Billy Joel album review | Classic Rock Review". June 14, 2011. It was also Joel's first album during the 1980's to not be focused on a single, overriding concept. 1980's Glass Houses was punk/new wave..
  3. Cateforis, Theo (2011). Are We Not New Wave?: Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s. University of Michigan Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-472-03470-3.
  4. Christgau, Robert (1990). "Billy Joel: Glass Houses". Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-679-73015-X. Retrieved November 25, 2020.