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Billy Joel

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (7:34)

"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger.

Although never released as a single, it has become one of Joel's most celebrated compositions among fans, appearing on most of his compilation albums. The song is effectively a medley of three individual songs which are fused together. In an interview, Joel cites the second side of The Beatles album Abbey Road as one of the main influences behind it. The song starts with a… read more

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A bottle of white, a bottle of red
Perhaps a bottle of rose instead
We'll get a table near the street
In our old familiar place

Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant Lyrics


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  • One of his best!
  • A modern masterwork. It has movements, like a symphony, and amazing lyrics.
  • Bottle of white, bottle of red, Billy had both!
  • The crescendo at 6:00 is heart felt!
  • Wonderful real story.......what more could be expected from an artist with his eye on real life and real situations. Saluud Billy!
  • Top man.
  • My fave of his.
  • I think about palermo 08/2011 :-)))
  • Amazing song writer and pianist. His music comes alive.
  • ...discovered this by way of someone at our local bar who used to sing this regularly on the karaoke......

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