The Stranger (album)

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The Stranger is the fifth studio album by American singer Billy Joel, released in September 1977 by Columbia Records.wikipedia
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The Stranger is the fifth studio album by American singer Billy Joel, released in September 1977 by Columbia Records.
After releasing the albums Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles in 1974 and 1976 respectively, Joel released his critical and commercial breakthrough album, The Stranger, in 1977.

Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song)

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Four singles were released in the US, all of which became top-40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, including "Just the Way You Are" (#3), "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "She's Always a Woman" (both #17), and "Only the Good Die Young" (#24).
"Just the Way You Are" is a song by Billy Joel from his fifth studio album The Stranger (1977).

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Other songs, such as "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" and "Vienna", have become staples of his career and are frequently performed in his live shows.
"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger.

Vienna (Billy Joel song)

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Other songs, such as "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" and "Vienna", have become staples of his career and are frequently performed in his live shows.
Vienna is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger, released as the B-side to his "Just the Way You Are" single.

Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

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Four singles were released in the US, all of which became top-40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, including "Just the Way You Are" (#3), "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "She's Always a Woman" (both #17), and "Only the Good Die Young" (#24).
"Movin' Out" originally appeared on Joel's 1977 album The Stranger.

The Stranger (song)

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The album's title track, according to Joel, was written by him without any core themes in mind and could be open up to interpretation, though he stated that it could be seen as a song about a man with schizophrenia.
"The Stranger" is a song by rock artist Billy Joel from his 1977 album of the same name, The Stranger.

Phil Ramone

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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.
He produced Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger and began a fruitful collaboration with Joel producing a string of hit albums throughout the rest of the 1970s and 1980s.

Liberty DeVitto

Joel wanted the album to feature his newly-formed touring band that had formed during the production of Turnstiles, which consisted of drummer Liberty DeVitto, bass player Doug Stegmeyer and saxophonist Richie Cannata.

Only the Good Die Young

Four singles were released in the US, all of which became top-40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, including "Just the Way You Are" (#3), "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "She's Always a Woman" (both #17), and "Only the Good Die Young" (#24).
"Only the Good Die Young" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 rock album The Stranger.

Doug Stegmeyer

Joel wanted the album to feature his newly-formed touring band that had formed during the production of Turnstiles, which consisted of drummer Liberty DeVitto, bass player Doug Stegmeyer and saxophonist Richie Cannata.

Richie Cannata

Joel wanted the album to feature his newly-formed touring band that had formed during the production of Turnstiles, which consisted of drummer Liberty DeVitto, bass player Doug Stegmeyer and saxophonist Richie Cannata.

She's Always a Woman

Four singles were released in the US, all of which became top-40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, including "Just the Way You Are" (#3), "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "She's Always a Woman" (both #17), and "Only the Good Die Young" (#24).
"She's Always a Woman" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger.

Root Beer Rag

A live version was included with the DVD that was part of the 30th anniversary re-release of The Stranger.

Piano Man (song)

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Following Joel's breakthrough as a popular musician with the release of The Stranger, it became one of his most well-known songs.

Captain Jack (Billy Joel song)

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This song, along with the songs "Piano Man" and "The Entertainer", were the songs that Joel was best known for before the release of The Stranger in 1977.

52nd Street (album)

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The follow-up to his breakthrough success album, The Stranger, Joel tried to give the album a fresh sound, hiring various jazz musicians to make it feel differentiated from his previous album efforts.

Ted Jensen

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The following year, he mastered Billy Joel's The Stranger, which began a working relationship with Phil Ramone.

Turnstiles (album)

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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.

List of best-selling albums in the United States

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