Everybody Loves You Now

"Everybody Loves You Now" is a song written by Billy Joel.wikipedia
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Cold Spring Harbor (album)

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It was first released on his 1971 debut album Cold Spring Harbor and was also released as a b-side to his singles "She's Got a Way" and "Tomorrow Is Today."
Joel later released live versions of "She's Got a Way" and "Everybody Loves You Now", first included on this album, in his Songs in the Attic (1981), recorded in live performances.

Songs in the Attic

Live versions were included on the albums Songs in the Attic, 12 Gardens Live and Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert.
"Everybody Loves You Now" (not a single) directed by Steve Cohen (live at Sparks);

12 Gardens Live

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Live versions were included on the albums Songs in the Attic, 12 Gardens Live and Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert. He played it as the 2006 shows at Madison Square Garden and the song was included on the resulting album 12 Gardens Live.

She's Got a Way

It was first released on his 1971 debut album Cold Spring Harbor and was also released as a b-side to his singles "She's Got a Way" and "Tomorrow Is Today."
Joel originally included "She's Got a Way" on a five-song demo tape that included other songs that would appear on Cold Spring Harbor, such as "Everybody Loves You Now" and "Tomorrow Is Today".

Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert

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Live versions were included on the albums Songs in the Attic, 12 Gardens Live and Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert. Joel also included it in his set for the final concert at Shea Stadium in July 2008, and it was included on the resulting album Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert.

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Cold Spring Harbor, New York

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She now considers herself too good to return to her hometown of Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island.

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She now considers herself too good to return to her hometown of Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island.

Acoustic guitar

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Ken Bielen describes "Everybody Loves You Now" as "an acoustic guitar-based shuffle."

Swing (jazz performance style)

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Ken Bielen describes "Everybody Loves You Now" as "an acoustic guitar-based shuffle."

Boogie-woogie

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Bielen describes Joel's piano playing as "upbeat" and Schruers describes him as playing "hammering, almost barrelhouse chords.

Chord (music)

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Bielen describes Joel's piano playing as "upbeat" and Schruers describes him as playing "hammering, almost barrelhouse chords.

Demo (music)

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Joel originally included "Everybody Loves You Now" on a five-song demo tape that also included other songs that would appear on Cold Spring Harbor such as "She's Got a Way" and "Tomorrow Is Today" which Joel made in an unsuccessful attempt to secure his first solo recording contract with Paramount Records.

Paramount Records (1969)

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Joel originally included "Everybody Loves You Now" on a five-song demo tape that also included other songs that would appear on Cold Spring Harbor such as "She's Got a Way" and "Tomorrow Is Today" which Joel made in an unsuccessful attempt to secure his first solo recording contract with Paramount Records.

AllMusic

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Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine described the live version included on Songs in the Attic as hitting harder than the studio version.

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Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine described the live version included on Songs in the Attic as hitting harder than the studio version.

16 mm film

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A 16 mm black and white promotional video was made of "Everybody Loves You Now" being performed live at a small club in support of Songs in the Attic.

Carnegie Hall

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For example, he played it at the Gaslight au Go Go in 1971 and at Carnegie Hall in 1973.

Madison Square Garden

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He played it as the 2006 shows at Madison Square Garden and the song was included on the resulting album 12 Gardens Live.

Hammond organ

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This version incorporates a Hammond B-3 organ, which according to Bielen adds "soulful fullness."

Shea Stadium

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Joel also included it in his set for the final concert at Shea Stadium in July 2008, and it was included on the resulting album Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert.

Billboard (magazine)

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As early as 1974, Billboard Magazine critic Jim Melanson described "Everybody Loves You Now" as one of the songs that had brought Joel to national attention.

Mark Bego

Music critic Mark Bego praises Joel's "keyboard dexterity" and the drumming on the song, saying that it "perfectly confronts the ironic duality of a life in show business."

The Rolling Stone Album Guide

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According to Rolling Stone Album Guide critic Paul Evans, "Everybody Loves You Now" was a precursor for the sarcasm Joel would incorporate in his songs throughout his career.