Billy JoelThe Stranger

Label:Columbia – PC 34987, Family Productions – PC 34987, Columbia – 34987
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style:Soft Rock, Pop Rock


A1Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)3:30
A2The Stranger5:08
A3Just The Way You Are4:50
A4Scenes From An Italian Restaurant7:35
B2Only The Good Die Young3:54
B3She's Always A Woman3:19
B4Get It Right The First Time3:54
B5Everybody Has A Dream4:35

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Issued with custom black & white lyric / credits / photo inner sleeve.

Produced in association with Home Run.

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.

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

A and B-sides label: ℗ 1977 CBS Inc.
Sleeve, photo side: © 1977 CBS Inc.
Sleeve, lyrics side, top left: Published by Joelsongs
Sleeve, lyrics side, bottom right: All songs: © 1977 Joelsongs (BMI), except where noted

Back cover: Columbia 100 years recording sound 1877-1977 logo

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (B5): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A1 to B4): BMI
  • Other (Printer's ID on spine): SPC logo
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: side A runout): o ② AL34987 . 1E . 2G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: side B runout): ② BL - 34987 - 1B - 2G: o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: side A runout): AL-34987-1B-2G: o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: side B runout): ② BL-34987-1A-2G o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: side A runout): AL-34987-1B-2G: o ②
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: side B runout): BL-34987-1A-2G: o ②
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: side A runout): AL-34987-1C-2G o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: side B runout): BL-34987-1A-2G: o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: side A runout): AL-34987-1G-2HZ: DM-14
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: side B runout): BL-34987-1E-2HZ: DM-15
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: side A runout): AL-34987-1D-2G:
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: side B runout): BL-34987-1B-2G:
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: side A runout): AL-34987-1D-2G:
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: side B runout): BL-34987-1B-2G: ②
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8: side A runout): AL-34987-1G-2HZ: DM-15
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8: side B runout): BL-34987-1E-2HZ: DM 7

Other Versions (5 of 248)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Stranger (LP, Album)CBSSBP 237057New Zealand1977
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The Stranger (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS, CBS, CBS, CBSCBS 82311, 82311, S CBS 82311, JC 34987UK1977
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The Stranger (LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing)Columbia, Family Productions, Columbia, Family ProductionsJC 34987, 34987US1977
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The Stranger (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS/Sony25AP 843Japan1977
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The Stranger (8-Track Cartridge, Album)Columbia, Family Productions, Columbia, Family ProductionsJCA 34987, 34987US1977



  • Matt_19's avatar
    It sounds like a fantastic analogue pressing - lots of warmth and fullness. This was a well recorded and engineered album to begin with, and I love the sound out of this pressing!
    • musicnut72's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      Good sounding pressing. Very warm and full. I think the album in general was recorded and produced well overall, but this Canadian variation definitely impresses me (no pun intended).


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