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The Stranger

Reissued, Enhanced, Remastered

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His 1977 #2 smash, with Just the Way You Are , and more.

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This, pop superstar Joel's breakout LP, came years after he first hit the charts with the novelty-ish "Piano Man." In the meantime, the New York-based songwriter released two lackluster and stylistically confused platters that blunted interesting songs with a sound that was neither Elton mellow nor Elton attitude. Produced by Phil Ramone, The Stranger took those who had written Joel off as a one-hit wonder by surprise ("Just the Way You Are" was among the biggest hits of 1977) and it remains a solid introduction to Joel's restless muse at a crucial point in his career. It invited a few comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, with its prominent sax breaks, hard-edged rebel-rockers ("Only the Good Die Young"), and slice-of-life dramatics ("Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"), recounting life in a lower middle-class (Eastern Urban) setting; but Joel's chameleonic, formalist approach to pop wasn't to be so easily pigeonholed (Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man...). --Don Harrison

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful album
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not What I expected!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Joel is a master musician & composer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic LP, Can't fault it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Billy Joel album ever
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5.0 out of 5 stars great album
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5.0 out of 5 stars .. much better than you will remember ..
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely tracks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, arrived in good time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album and great SACD
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5.0 out of 5 stars At Last You Can Hear The True Voice Of Billy Joel
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