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BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Original Master Recording limited edition 9-track double album 2-LP, mastered by Krieg Wunderlich at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System, specially plated and pressed on 180-gram High-Definition vinyl and cut at 45RPM. The Stranger was first released in 1977 and is widely regarded as an absolute classic. Featuring the hits Movin' Out, Just The Way You Are, She's Always A Woman, and the epic Scenes From An Italian Restaurant. This in-demand Mobile Fidelity edition was originally issued in 2013, and subsequent represses sell out in record time. This one is no exception. Gatefold picture sleeve individually gold-foil numbered, factory sealed inside a perforated-edge loose bag. Highly recommended)
#Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

TRACKLISTING AND EXTRA INFORMATION
<B>LOADED WITH SMASH HITS: "MOVIN' OUT (ANTHONY'S SONG)," "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE," "ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG," "SHE'S ALWAYS A WOMAN"

1/4" / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 64 to analog console to lathe</B>

Billy Joel entered 1977 with a great track record but in need of breakthrough. Pairing with producer Phil Ramone (Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel), who developed the requisite ingredients missing from Joel's formula, the singer-songwriter became a household name and chart-topping success courtesy of The Stranger. Ranked 67 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and certified ten-times platinum, Joel's artistic and commercial smash remains a pop-rock benchmark.

Side One
1. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
2. The Stranger

Side Two
1. Just the Way You Are
2. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant

Side Three
1. Vienna
2. Only the Good Die Young
3. She's Always a Woman

Side Four
1. Get It Right the First Time
2. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)

Whereas a handful of Joel's preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramone's more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalist's bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.

A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, "Just the Way You Are" epitomizes Joel's balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated "Only the Good Die Young" bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, "She's Always A Woman" hints at trouble underfoot. And then there's the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.

Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" and "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.

Artist - Billy Joel (click link for complete listing)
Title - The Stranger - Original Master Recording 45RPM - Sealed (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 2022
Format - 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Record Label - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Catalogue No - MFSL2-383
Country of Origin - USA
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Audiophile – This is an Audiophile item. Click link for similar items
Additional info - Deleted, Sealed, Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 821797238311
Condition - Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
RareVinyl.com Ref No - BLY2LTH803365
Related Artists - Alexa Ray Joel, The Hassles.

GENRES
Male Solo, POP, Rock.

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