Billy Joel ‎– The Stranger

Columbia ‎– JC 34987, Family Productions ‎– JC 34987
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing, Masterdisk Mastering

Companies, etc.



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, like Billy Joel - The Stranger.
"P" stamped in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing.

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 (Side A Label): AL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched / "MASTERDISK", "P" & "P" Stamped): AL-34987-2A | MASTERDISK RL P P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched / "MASTERDISK", "2", "C" & "P" Stamped): BL-34987-3D MASTERDISK RL 2 C P
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 140) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JC 34987, 34987 Billy Joel The Stranger(LP, Album, San) Columbia, Family Productions, Columbia, Family Productions JC 34987, 34987 US 1977 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
JC 34987 Billy Joel The Stranger(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia, Family Productions JC 34987 US 1977 Sell This Version
PC 7057 Billy Joel The Stranger(Cass, Album, Dol) CBS, Family Productions PC 7057 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
CSCS 6016 Billy Joel The Stranger(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony CSCS 6016 Japan 1990 Sell This Version