Billy Joel / The Stranger [Columbia / JC 34987]

Billy Joel / The Stranger [Columbia / JC 34987]



本作は、フィルラモーンがプロデュースを担当した1977年発表作品。グラミー賞で「最優秀レコード」と「最優秀楽曲」の2部門を獲得した「素顔のままで(Just the Way You Are)」、都会で働く若者を主人公にしたロックナンバー「Movin' Out」などヒット曲を収録。ギターにスティーブカーン、ハイラムブロック、サックスにフィルウッズ、オルガンにリチャードティー等、ジャズミュージシャンが参加。ニューヨークを舞台にした現代人の孤独をソフィスティケイトされたメロディと映像的なリリックで表現し尽くした傑作。

A1 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
A2 The Stranger
A3 Just The Way You Are
A4 Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
B1 Vienna
B2 Only The Good Die Young
B3 She's Always A Woman
B4 Get It Right The First Time
B5 Everybody Has A Dream
B6 Untitled

Accordion – Dominic Cortese (tracks: A4)
Acoustic Guitar – Hugh McCracken (tracks: A3, A4, B3 to B5), Steve Burgh (tracks: A3, B3)
Alto Saxophone – Phil Woods (tracks: A3)
Backing Vocals – Gwen Guthrie (tracks: B5), Lani Groves (tracks: B5), Patti Austin (tracks: B5), Phoebe Snow (tracks: B5)
Bass – Doug Stegmeyer
Drums – Liberty Devitto
Electric Guitar – Hiram Bullock
Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [High String] – Mr. Steve Khan
Engineer – Jim Boyer, Phil Ramone
Orchestrated By – Patrick Williams
Organ – Richard Tee (tracks: B5)
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald (tracks: A2, A3, B4, B5)
Piano [Acoustic], Vocals, Keyboards [Electric], Synthesizer – Billy Joel
Producer – Phil Ramone
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Organ – Richie Cannata