Billy Joel’s The Stranger Is a Best Hits Album: The Opus

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Billy Joel’s Best Hits – Quantity I & Quantity II — licensed double diamond — options 23 of his classics, 26% of which all come from The Stranger. That’s six tracks from a nine-song album making their approach into the “best” class. Have been the compilation to be launched at this time, you’d virtually have to incorporate “Vienna” as properly, because of its social media-spurred resurgence in widespread tradition.

Basically, Joel’s fifth full-length is in and of itself a best hits assortment. It consists of 4 Prime 40 hits (“Simply the Means You Are,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Music),” “Solely the Good Die Younger,” and “She’s At all times a Girl”), a TikTok anthem (“Vienna”), and one of many best medley tracks ever recorded (“Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”). On Episode 3 of The Opus: The Stranger, we discover every of those traditional tunes to find what made them such lasting contributions to American music.

Serving to host Adam Unze look at these iconic items and explaining their private connections to them are Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Bayside’s Anthony Raneri, The Arkells’ Anthony Carone, and Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness. Plus, you’ll hear insightful archival interviews with Billy Joel himself in addition to producer Phil Ramone.

Coming from Consequence Podcast Community and Sony Legacy, you possibly can take heed to the brand new episode above. Comply with together with the remainder of The Opus Season 19 by liking, reviewing, and subscribing wherever you get your podcasts. You may as well stream and obtain The Stranger right here, and relive Joel’s 1990 live shows at Yankee Stadium with the lately launched Stay at Yankee Stadium. To catch a extra fashionable Joel live performance — together with his co-headlining tour with Stevie Nicks — get tickets right here.

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