Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 is an excellent retrospective of the first half of Billy Joel's career. Beginning with "Piano Man," the first disc runs through a number of early songs before arriving at the hit-making days of the late '70s. In fact, there are so many hits, it's inevitable some are left off; specifically, "Honesty," "An Innocent Man," "Leave a Tender Moment," and "Keeping the Faith." But all the others -- including "Just the Way You Are," "Only the Good Die Young," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," and "Uptown Girl," among many more -- are present and accounted for. Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 does its job perfectly, encapsulating why Billy Joel was one of the most popular singer/songwriters of his era.