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Billy Joel- The Stranger

Billy Joel- The Stranger
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3 years, 1 month ago at May 24 18:05
While his four previous albums had been moderately successful, The Stranger became Joel's true critical and commercial breakthrough. His songs are now classified as classic rock. The stranger itself is one of the best song ever created, with the whistling stranger.
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Description: This, pop superstar Joel's breakout LP, came years after he first hit the charts with the novelty-ish "Piano Man." In the meantime, the New York-based songwriter released two lackluster and stylistically confused platters that blunted interesting songs with a sound that was neither Elton mellow nor Elton attitude. Produced by Phil Ramone, The Stranger took those who had written Joel off as a one-hit wonder by surprise ("Just the Way You Are" was among the biggest hits of 1977) and it remains a solid introduction to Joel's restless muse at a crucial point in his career. It invited a few comparisons to Bruce Sp ... (more)
Manufacturer: CBS Mastersound
Release date: 24 October 1990
EAN: 0074643498722 UPC: 074643498722
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