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Billy Joel - The Stranger mp3 download
Performer: Billy Joel
Title: The Stranger
Country: US
Released: 1977
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock
Rating: 4.4/5
Format: MP3 FLAC DTS AHX DMF VQF AU WMA MIDI
FLAC size: 1760 mb | MP3 size: 1977 mb | WMA size: 1486 mb
Genre: Rock

The Stranger is the fifth studio album by American singer Billy Joel, released in September 1977 by Columbia Records. It was the first of Joel's albums to be produced by Phil Ramone, with whom he would go on to work for all of his albums up until his 1986 album The Bridge. The Stranger was released a year following Joel's previous studio effort, Turnstiles, which had sold modestly and peaked low on the US charts, prompting Columbia to consider dropping Joel if his next release did not sell well.

The Stranger" is a song by rock artist Billy Joel from his 1977 album of the same name, The Stranger. The song was released as a single in Japan where it became very popular and peaked at on the Oricon chart, charting as well in Australia. It was the last single from the album in Japan, while the US and UK saw "She's Always a Woman", released the previous year, as the last single from the album. The single is featured on Joel's greatest hits album, Greatest Hits - Volume I & II.

The Stranger (album).

They do provide The Stranger with the feel of a concept album, yet there is no true thematic connection between the pieces, and his lyrics are often vague or mean-spirited. His lyrical shortcomings are overshadowed by his musical strengths. Even if his melodies sound more Broadway than Beatles - the epic suite "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant" feels like a show-stopping closer - there's no denying that the melodies of each song on The Stranger are memorable, so much so that they strengthen the weaker portions of the album

The Stranger is the title track from Billy Joel’s critical and commercial breakthrough album. Featuring a traditional rock outfit, the song begins with a slow, moody melody – reminiscent of a soundtrack of a noir film. Legend has it Billy Joel whistled the tune to producer Phil Ramone and expressed that he wanted an instrument to play that melody. Phil convinced him that the whistle was that of the stranger’s and that’s what ended up on record

The Stranger ‎(LP, Album, Ter). Columbia, Columbia, Family Productions. 82311, cbs 82311, jc 34987, s cbs 82311. The Stranger ‎(LP, Album). The Stranger ‎(CD, Album, RE). CBS/Sony.

Billy Joel Toggle Navigation. Just The Way You Are. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant. Only The Good Die Young. She's Always A Woman. Get It Right The First Time. Everybody Has A Dream.

Billy Joel – The Stranger (2008. Billy Joel – The Stranger (2008. 08/MP3/RAR) Disc 1. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) The Stranger Just The Way You Are Scenes From An Italian Restaurant Vienna Only The Good Die Young She’s Always A Woman Get It Right The First Time Everybody Has A Dream

Tracklist

A1 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) 3:30
A2 The Stranger 5:08
A3 Just The Way You Are 4:50
A4 Scenes From An Italian Restaurant 7:35
B1 Vienna 3:32
B2 Only The Good Die Young 3:54
B3 She's Always A Woman 3:19
B4 Get It Right The First Time 3:54
B5 Everybody Has A Dream 4:35
B6 Untitled 1:57

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Recorded At – A&R Studios
  • Mixed At – A&R Studios
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Published By – Joelsongs
  • Published By – Higher Music
  • Published By – Ripparthur Music
  • Published By – April Music Inc.

Credits

  • Accordion – Dominic Cortese (tracks: A4, B1)
  • Acoustic Guitar – Hugh McCracken (tracks: A3, A4, B3 to B5), Steve Burgh (tracks: A3, B3)
  • Alto Saxophone – Phil Woods (tracks: A3)
  • Backing Vocals – Gwen Guthrie (tracks: B5), Lani Groves (tracks: B5), Patti Austin (tracks: B5), Phoebe Snow (tracks: B5)
  • Bass – Doug Stegmeyer
  • Drums – Liberty Devitto
  • Electric Guitar – Hiram Bullock, Steve Burgh (tracks: A4)
  • Electric Guitar [6 String], Twelve-String Guitar [Electric 12 String], Acoustic Guitar [Acoustic Rhythm], Guitar [High String] – Mr. Steve Khan*
  • Engineer – Jim Boyer, Phil Ramone
  • Mastered By – RL*
  • Music By, Lyrics By – Billy Joel
  • Orchestrated By [Orchestration] – Patrick Williams
  • Organ – Richard Tee (tracks: B5)
  • Percussion – Ralph MacDonald (tracks: A2, A3, B4, B5)
  • Photography By – Jim Houghton
  • Piano [Acoustic Piano], Vocals, Keyboards [Electric Keyboards], Synthesizer – Billy Joel
  • Producer – Phil Ramone
  • Production Manager [Production Assistant] – Kathy Kurs
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Organ – Richie Cannata

Notes

Produced in association with Home Run.
Recorded and Mixed at A&R Recording, Inc. New York, N.Y.

Ralph MacDonald appears courtesy of Marlin Records.
Patti Austin appears courtesy of CTI Records.
Richard Tee appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phil Woods appears courtesy of Gryphon Productions, Inc.

MASTERDISK Stamped run-out...NOT Sterling.

B6 is unlisted on cover and jacket - it is titled "The Stranger (Reprise)" on reissues, but is present on this pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side label): AL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side label): BL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side runout, variant 1): AL-34987-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side runout, variant 1): BL-34987-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side runout, variant 2): AL-34987-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side runout, variant 2): BL-34987-3A
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side stamped, all variants): MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side stamped, all variants): MASTERDISK RL
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JC 34987, 34987 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia, Columbia, Family Productions JC 34987, 34987 US 1977
82311, CBS 82311, JC 34987, S CBS 82311 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS 82311, CBS 82311, JC 34987, S CBS 82311 UK 1977
JC 34987 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia, Family Productions JC 34987 US 1977
PC 7057 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) CBS, Family Productions PC 7057 Australia 1977
CSCS 6016 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony CSCS 6016 Japan 1990

Tracklist

A1 Movin' out (Anthony's song) 3:30
A2 The Stranger 5:08
A3 Just The Way You Are 4:50
A4 Scenes From An Italian Restaurant 7:35
B1 Vienna 3:32
B2 Only The Good Die Young 3:54
B3 She's Always A Woman 3:19
B4 Get It Right The First Time 3:54
B5 Everybody Has A Dream 4:35

Notes

Made in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Distribution Code: CB 471
  • Label Code: LC 0149

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JC 34987, 34987 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia, Columbia, Family Productions JC 34987, 34987 US 1977
82311, CBS 82311, JC 34987, S CBS 82311 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS 82311, CBS 82311, JC 34987, S CBS 82311 UK 1977
JC 34987 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia, Family Productions JC 34987 US 1977
PC 7057 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) CBS, Family Productions PC 7057 Australia 1977
CSCS 6016 Billy Joel The Stranger ‎(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony CSCS 6016 Japan 1990