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The Stranger
(1998)
Billy Joel
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Label: Columbia
Duration: 42:27
Genre: Adult contemporary

This is indeed one of rare albums that is a must have for any serious collector of today's music! Joel's brilliance and talent shines throughout the entire CD. He has a very talented band, too! Not only are these great songs with entertaining lyrics and melodies, Joel uses these songs to portray common life experiences for people in today's world: Anger, disillusionment, the struggle to be truly vulnerable with a lover, despair, love for another, the temptation of drugs, raw sexuality and hope for the future. (In "Movin' Out," "The Stranger," "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant," "Just The Way You Are," "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant," "Only The Good Die Young," and "Everybody Has A Dream," respectively.) It is Joel's treatment of these natural human emotions and experiences coupled with great music and lyrics that makes this a stellar album.
Billy Joel gained much status as a result of this album-deservedly so! I recommend this for ANYBODY who wants an excellent instant classic addition to their collection! A BUY! GRIN


TrackDuration
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)3:30
The Stranger5:10
Just the Way You Are4:50
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant7:37
Vienna3:34
Only the Good Die Young3:55
She's Always a Woman3:21
Get It Right the First Time3:57
Everybody Has a Dream6:33
Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)6:38
Original Release: 1977-04-05
Composer: Billy Joel
Producer: Phil Ramone
UPC: 74643498722, 5099749118423, 821797208963