For some reason this song never became memorable to me when the original studio recording was released in Fall 1977 on Billy Joel‘s The Stranger  album. Yet when I remastered the live version from the oft-bootlegged December 1977 concert at his home venue Nassau Long Island Coliseum, it’s bossa nova vamping in the choruses of “Get It Right the First Time” really seemed to work. Billy Joel guests here for the fortieth anniversary of that timeless album The Stranger the week of September 18. – Redbeard