Poll: 'The Stranger' (1977) album by Billy Joel in your collection?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AdamCalifornia, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. WestGrooving

    WestGrooving Forum Resident

    California, U.S.A
    Wasn't too hard to find The Stranger LP at the thrift stores back in early 2000. I have a few Sterling TJ and a Masterdisk RL.. iirc.
  2. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    The Stranger is a helluva record. Of course I own it.
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  3. Drew

    Drew Forum Resident

    Columbus, OH
    The only copy of this album I own is the Sony SACD and its a great sounding disc.
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  4. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    No music by Billy Joel at all.

    I like his hits okay. Just never been interested in owning them. :shrug:
  5. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    I have a CD and maybe a vinyl copy. I had the new picture disc in my hand today but didn't buy it. For the most part I don't like Billy Joel but I had this album back in the day and still like a few songs. Other than that I have 52nd Street and The Nylon Curtain on vinyl. Has anybody heard the picture disc? I like the old school album jacket.
  6. Jack

    Jack Forum Resident

    Orange, MA
    Absolutely no, never. None.
  7. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    "'The Stranger' album and a lot of his other musi"

    Hated Joel for years, only came to like him over the last 10 years or so.

    Picked up most of his stuff in that time - can get everything he's done cheap in the used CD bins - but still haven't picked up everything, and I may never finish the collection. His last few albums just done seem very interesting from what I've heard from them...
  8. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    I’ve got all of his stuff. The only album of Billy’s that I play more than The Stranger would be Songs In The Attic.
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  9. John Porcellino

    John Porcellino Forum Resident

    Beloit, WI
    This was the first lp I ever purchased with my own money. $5.98 at Rolling Stone Records on Irving Park in Chicago. I was with my dad. I asked him to buy it for me and I would pay him back when we got home. At home, I dug out every penny and nickel I could find in my room and plunked it on my dad's desk... my entire life's savings!

    Currently I own my original time-of-release pressing, and the current cd version. My Billy Joel collection only runs The Stranger through Glass Houses, but I love all those records. After that I had gotten into punk and Billy was passé. Listened to Glass Houses last week, it's my favorite of his.
  10. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    North Yarmouth, ME
    Billy Joel is a very hard no for me, absolute nails on chalkboard.
  11. SickAgain

    SickAgain Active Member

    South Jersey
    Because people dislike what Billy Joel did to his former band mates. He's not a good person at all.
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  12. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    Yep. RL white label promo and a regular RL lp. Plus cds
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  13. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    Love this one and Songs in the Attic, really dislike almost everything else I've heard
  14. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    Because before Billy no one ever treated band mates bad ... *cough cough* Pete Best *cough cough* ...
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  15. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Forum Resident

    and that's unusual in music , how? hahaha
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  16. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Okay, but good music is good music.

    John Lennon, by his own admission, used to hit women, but millions still enjoy the hell out of his music.
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  17. OptimisticGoat

    OptimisticGoat Leap blindly with confidence.

    Makes perfect sense to me (not!). I have no view on the feuds but if you are saying SHF members should only own music by good people ... WOW....I'm happy to listen to his former band mates on his LPs.
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  18. GodShifter

    GodShifter Born Annoying®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    No Billy Joel at all in my collection. One of my most hated rock artists.

    Wait, does Attila count? I have that.
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  19. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Portland, OR
    same here!
  20. folkfreak

    folkfreak Forum Resident

    All official released material and a ton of live concerts and studio outtakes here.
  21. RichC

    RichC Forum Resident

    So it's your first day on the Internet? Welcome!!
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  22. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    Have all his albums on vinyl up through An Innocent Man.
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  23. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Forum Resident

    no mate. i just made the mistake of thinking people on here were mature
  24. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

    Great album, almost a greatest hits by itself. Have all his studio albums plus the live Songs in the Attic and Koept. Some live blue rays and DVDs.
  25. Rojo

    Rojo Forum Resident

    Yes I own it and I think it's a great record. Every song there is good to great.

    I overplayed it at some point so I can't enjoy it as much as I used to.

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