Classic Albums Live: Billy Joel – The Stranger

Roy Thomson Hall presents

Classic Albums Live and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country will be performing Billy Joel’s The Stranger exactly as you remember hearing it, note for note, cut for cut.

Released in September 1977, The Stranger was the fifth studio album by Billy Joel.

The album won two awards at the 1978 Grammy Awards, winning Record of the Year as well as Song of the Year for “Just the Way You Are.” It remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date, and surpassed Bridge Over Troubled Water to become Columbia’s best-selling album release, with more than 10 million units sold worldwide. It was ranked at No. 70 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.