“The Stranger” is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel released in 1977.
While his four previous albums had been moderately successful, The Stranger became Joel’s true critical and commercial breakthrough, spending six weeks at #2 on the U.S. album charts.
Considered his magnum opus, it remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date, and was ranked number 70 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Original Label. LP Columbia JC 34987 1977 *****