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Billy JoelThe Stranger

Label:Columbia – JC 34987, Family Productions – JC 34987
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing, Sterling Mastering
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Soft Rock, Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)3:30
A2The Stranger
PercussionRalph MacDonald
5:08
A3Just The Way You Are
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken, Steve Burgh
Alto SaxophonePhil Woods
PercussionRalph MacDonald
4:50
A4Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
AccordionDominic Cortese
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken
Electric GuitarSteve Burgh
7:35
B1Vienna
AccordionDominic Cortese
3:32
B2Only The Good Die Young3:54
B3She's Always A Woman
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken, Steve Burgh
3:19
B4Get It Right The First Time
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken
PercussionRalph MacDonald
3:54
B5Everybody Has A Dream
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken
OrganRichard Tee
PercussionRalph MacDonald
4:35
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Credits

Notes

© 1977 CBS Inc.
℗ 1977 CBS Inc.
© 1971 Higher Music
© 1971 Ripparthur Music
© 1977 Joelsongs

"P" stamped in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing.
STERLING stamped in runout denotes this version was mastered at Sterling Sound, whereas Billy Joel - The Stranger was mastered at Masterdisk.
TJ etched in runout denotes Ted Jensen

B6 bonus track is titled "The Stranger (Reprise)" on later releases.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Stamped in runout): P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 34987
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 1): P AL-34987-3A STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 1): BL-34987-4A TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 2): P AL-34987-3A STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 2): P BL-34987-4J STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 3): P AL 34987 3AJ STERLING TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 3): P BL 34987 4BL STERLING TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped, variant 4): P AL 34987-3AA 1 STERLING TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 4): P BL-34987-4BA B STERLING TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 5): AL 34987 3AJ STERLING TJ P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 5): BL 34987 4BB STERLING TJ 0 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 6): P AL-34987-3A STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped, variant 6): P BL 34987-4AA STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 7): P AL-34987-3A TJ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped, variant 7): BL 34987-4AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 8): P AL-34927-3A STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 8): P BL-34927-4A STERLING TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, variant 9): P AL 34987 3AJ STERLING TJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, variant 9): P BL 34927 4BF STERLING TJ

Other Versions (5 of 234)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
The Stranger (LP, Album)CBSSBP 237057New Zealand1977
Recently Edited
The Stranger (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS, CBS, CBS, CBSCBS 82311, 82311, S CBS 82311, JC 34987UK1977
The Stranger (LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing)Columbia, Family Productions, Columbia, Family ProductionsJC 34987, 34987US1977
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The Stranger (LP, Album, Reissue)CBS/Sony25AP 843Japan1977
The Stranger (LP, Album)Columbia, Family Productions, ColumbiaPC 34987, 34987Canada1977

Reviews

  • lofi_farts's avatar
    lofi_farts
    My copy has:
    Side A: P AL-34987-3A
    Side B: P BL-34987-4A
    (the "P" on both sides doesn't look as official as the rest of the etchings; it's more faded than the rest)
    • bap59's avatar
      bap59
      my copy has a Side 2 variant:
      Matrix / Runout (Side 2, stamped): BL-34987-4H

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