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7 years, 1 month ago at Nov 5 1:45
都会の寂しさを歌ったタイトル曲"The Stranger"が大ヒット。ピアノを主体としたリズミカルなサウンドが特徴。プロデュースは、フィル・ラモーン。
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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 S ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony
Release date: 20 October 1977
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0074646938423 UPC: 074646938423
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"Joel, a truculent cult pianist from Long Island, vaulted into Top 40 dominance with this showy, romanticized vision of city sprawl, complete with moonlighting cops, Broadway schlock, love-struck greasers and the peerless wedding ballad “Just the Way You Are.” Standout track: “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”"


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Favorite Songs of All Time: 1978-1979 (148 music items)

""Only The Good Die Young""


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Favorite Songs of All Time: 1976-1977 (87 music items)

""Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" Runners up: "Just the Way You Are" "Get It Right the First Time" "Vienna" "She's Always a Woman" "Only the Good Die Young""


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