The Stranglers The Old Testament (The U.A. Studio Recordings 1977-1982) (5-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released:
  • Label: EMI Import

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Sometimes
  • 2.Goodbye Toulouse
  • 3.London Lady
  • 4.Princess of the Streets
  • 5.Hanging Around
  • 6.Peaches
  • 7.(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
  • 8.Ugly
  • 9.Down in the Sewer (Medley)
  • 10.Choosey Susie
  • 11.Go Buddy Go
  • 12.I Feel Like a Wog
  • 13.Bitching
  • 14.Dead Ringer
  • 15.Dagenham Dave
  • 16.Bring On the Nubiles
  • 17.Something Better Change
  • 18.No More Heroes

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Peasant in the Big Shitty
  • 2.Burning Up Time
  • 3.English Towns
  • 4.School Mam
  • 5.Straighten Out
  • 6.5 Minutes
  • 7.Rok It to the Moon
  • 8.Tank
  • 9.Nice N' Sleazy
  • 10.Outside Tokyo
  • 11.Sweden (All Quiet On the Eastern Front)
  • 12.Hey! (Rise of the Robots)
  • 13.Toiler On the Sea
  • 14.Curfew
  • 15.Threatened
  • 16.In the Shadows
  • 17.Do You Wanna
  • 18.Death and Night and Blood (Yukio)
  • 19.Enough Time
  • 20.Shut Up
  • 21.Walk On By
  • 22.Mean to Me
  • 23.Old Codger

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Longships
  • 2.The Raven
  • 3.Dead Loss Angeles
  • 4.Ice
  • 5.Baroque Bordello
  • 6.Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus)
  • 7.Shah Shah a Go Go
  • 8.Don't Bring Harry
  • 9.Duchess
  • 10.The Meninblack (Waiting for 'Em) (Instrumental)
  • 11.Genetix
  • 12.Fools Rush Out
  • 13.Yellowcake UF6
  • 14.Vietnamerica
  • 15.Bear Cage
  • 16.Who Wants the World
  • 17.Waltzinblack
  • 18.Just Like Nothing On Earth
  • 19.Second Coming
  • 20.Waiting for the Meninblack
  • 21.Turn the Centuries Turn

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Two Sunspots
  • 2.Four Horsemen
  • 3.Thrown Away
  • 4.Manna Machine
  • 5.Hallow to Our Men
  • 6.Top Secret
  • 7.Man in White
  • 8.Non Stop
  • 9.Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
  • 10.Tramp
  • 11.Let Me Introduce You to the Family
  • 12.Ain't Nothin' to It
  • 13.The Man They Love to Hate
  • 14.Pin Up
  • 15.It Only Takes Two to Tango
  • 16.Golden Brown
  • 17.How to Find True Love and Happiness in the Present Day
  • 18.La Folie
  • 19.Love 30
  • 20.Strange Little Girl
  • 21.Cruel Garden

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Peaches (Radio Edit)
  • 2.Mony Mony
  • 3.Mean to Me
  • 4.No More Heroes (Radio Edit)
  • 5.Walk On By (Radio Edit)
  • 6.Sverige
  • 7.N'Emmenes Pas Harry
  • 8.Bear Cage (12'' Extended Mix)
  • 9.Shah Shah a Go Go (12'' Version)
  • 10.The Meninblack (Waiting for 'Em)
  • 11.La Folie (Radio Edit)
  • 12.Peasant in the Big Shitty (Live at The Nashville '76)
  • 13.Tits (Live at The Hope And Anchor)
  • 14.In the Shadows (Live at The Hope And Anchor) (Edit)
  • 15.(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) [Grip '89 Remix]

Product Description:

A lavish package celebrating the myriad bumps, bruises, and highlights of the Stranglers' earliest and best, the boastfully titled Old Testament is a four-CD set that spans the group's first six albums (up to 1981's La Folie), also including a number of non-LP singles and B-sides. It also contains an exhaustive -- if blindly...er, boastful -- 112-page book, which makes the package all the more attractive for longtime fans who have long since hunter-gathered the rarities. It would be a major gamble to make this your first Stranglers purchase, especially due to the 1997 release of The Hit Men, which runs through the band's stylistically varied singles and doesn't indulge too much in the Stranglers' lengthy deterioration phase(s). They were productive from 1977-1981, discounting the number of album tracks that really shouldn't have seen the light of day. Make no mistake, nearly every good thing they did can be found within these four discs, save for the odd later hit like 1984's soft rock gem "Skin Deep." The band's rampant misogyny, occasional lapses into racial faux pas, and odd fixations on pointless violence can almost be forgiven through the undeniable musicianship and ability to write a great pop song, not to mention nasty corkers like "(Get a) Grip (on Yourself)" and "Toiler on the Sea." Lunkheadedness and quality control issues aside, the 80-plus songs on The Old Testament definitely prove the Stranglers to be worthy of a box set. ~ Andy Kellman
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  • UPC: 5099997502227
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