Billy Joel released Greatest Hits Volume 1+2 in 1985, about 12 years into his career. The album version contained many songs, but with abbreviated versions of a few of them. The CD version, which came out a bit later, had nearly complete versions of those songs as well as a couple additional songs. All of the versions came out with two new songs, You’re Only Human and The Night Is Still Young.
When you go through your career, you should keep track of all of your “greatest hits” – stories you can share with others about achievements, milestones, etc. As well, you should also have a couple “new songs” – new adventures you are currently working on that can add flavor to your already successful track record.
Years after its release, Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Volume 1+2 remains one of the top selling compilations of all time. Let it be a lesson to you – your greatest hits may be 20-30 years old, but they still add flavor and character to the brand called you.