There were several other songs on this album that were almost as good as the first four. “All For Leyna,” a dark song about the obsession of a one night stand, is one of those tunes that just fascinates and stays with you. “Close To The Borderline” comes close to hard rock and, while not totally successful, it would prove to be one of his few forays in that direction and so remains an interesting artifact of the era. “Through The Night,” which closes the album, is a brilliantly constructed song that uses harmonies to good effect.
Today many people just listen to all different varieties of Billy Joel's greatest hits albums, which is a shame as releases like Glass Houses are creations that deserve individual attention. The songs contained here form a unit and are still a worthwhile listen today. Consider it another essential album in the continuing Billy Joel saga.