4/18/2008

No, Not Camus'


[The Stranger album cover courtesy of allmusic.com]

1977's The Stranger, the album that many consider to be Billy Joel's finest moment, will get the the deluxe reissue treatment on July 8th. Columbia Records plans to release two versions: a two-CD set and a two-CD/single-DVD package. The extra disc consists of the previously unreleased "Live at Carnegie Hall 1977", recorded on June 3rd of that year, prior to the sessions for The Stranger. The DVD includes video clips and a 1978 hour-long appearance on the BBC's "The Old Grey Whistle Test", which allegedly only aired once. Chuck Klosterman's gotta be ecstatic.

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