The Stranger

~ Release group by Billy Joel

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
The Stranger 12" Vinyl 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) JC 34987 [none]
The Stranger 12" Vinyl 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Family Productions PC 34987 [none]
The Stranger 12" Vinyl 9 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 82311 [none]
The Stranger CD 9 CBS/Sony (Japan) 35DP 2
The Stranger CD 9 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 450914 2 5099745091423
The Stranger CD 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) WCK 34987 074643498722
The Stranger Enhanced CD 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 02-491184-11, 491184 2 5099749118423
The Stranger CD 9 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CK 34987 07464349872
The Stranger CD 9 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 69384 074646938423
The Stranger CD 9 SME Records (Japanese imprint - not equivalent to "Sony Music Entertainment") SRCS 9447 4988009944791
The Stranger SACD 18 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CS 69384 074646938461
The Stranger CD 9 Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) MHCP-463 4562109408997
The Stranger (30th anniversary Legacy edition) 2×CD 9 + 12 Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697 22581-2 886972258126
The Stranger (30th anniversary edition, with Best Buy exclusive 5-song cd) 3×CD 9 + 12 + 5 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697 32251 2 886973225127
The Stranger Digital Media 9 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) [none]
The Stranger Hybrid SACD 9 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2089 821797208963
The Stranger (24bit/88.2kHz) Digital Media 9 Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SIXX01861B00Z 4547366206319
The Stranger CD 9 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CDCBS 82311 [none]
The Stranger Digital Media 9 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 074646938423

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Just the Way You Are
included in: The Complete Albums Collection
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 70)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000190392 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/57029 [info]
Wikidata: Q202183 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Stranger (album) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/billy_joel/the_stranger/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/25300/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fh54 [info]