New York State of Mind

Continuing my retrospective posting of 2010 piano songs, here’s my version of Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind. This has always been one of my favourite songs to play. It originally appeared on the 1976 Turnstiles album, and was never a hit in its own right, but took on something of a new meaning when Billy performed it at the Concert for New York City in October 2001 in honour of those affected by the events of 9/11.

There is lots more Billy Joel in my collection. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my December songs here.