The Stranglers

The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs [Repost]

The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 385 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
New Wave, Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Coursegood | # CG009 | 02:34:02

As part of The Stranglers' celebration of their Ruby Anniversary, the definitive collection of the B-side recordings they made whilst signed to Epic is released for the first time, via their own label. Appropriately, as befits a band marking forty years together, Here & There: The Epic B-sides Collection 1983-1991 gathers 40 tracks across 2 CDs and is also released as a 40 track digital package. The Stranglers released no less than 13 singles in the UK during this period, which saw them produce five albums: four studio and one live. The Stranglers signed to Epic Records in 1982 having been with United Artists / Liberty since 1977. The change of label coincided with changes in marketing policy across the UK industry - often dubbed "the Frankie Goes to Hollywood effect". Previously, The Stranglers' had released only one 12" single - an extended version of Bear Cage in 1980 - but from 2nd Epic single, Midnight Summer Dream until 1990, each release had a 12" version which required extra studio or, increasingly, live tracks to "add value" to the package.
The Stranglers - No More Heroes (1977) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-53275, Japan]

The Stranglers - No More Heroes (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-53275 | ~ 315 or 112 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 93 Mb
New Wave / Punk

Rattus Norvegicus, the Stranglers' first album (and first of two in 1977), was hardly a punk rock classic, but it outsold every other punk album and remains a pretty good chunk of art-punk. On the other hand, No More Heroes, recorded three months later and released in September 1977, is faster, nastier, and better…
The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus (1977) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67941, Japan]

The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2006 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67941 | ~ 321 or 120 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 162 Mb
New Wave / Punk

Like the Vibrators, the Stranglers were an older band which managed to gain visibility and success through association with Britain's punk movement. Musically, the group is much more polished than some of their rawer brethren such as the Adverts and Siouxsie and the Banshees…
The Stranglers - Black And White (1978) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67943, Japan]

The Stranglers - Black And White (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2006 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67943 | ~ 424 or 142 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 54 Mb
New Wave / Punk

Of the first three Stranglers albums, Black & White is arguably the weakest, yet it still has some absolutely stunning moments. For example, the epic "Toiler on the Sea" picks up where "Down in the Sewer" and "School Mam" left off on the band's two previous efforts…

The Stranglers - Access All Areas (1998)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 18, 2016
The Stranglers - Access All Areas (1998)

The Stranglers - Access All Areas (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 479 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Punk Rock, New wave | VoicePrint/The Official Stranglers Fan Club #SOF001CD

The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s. Access All Areas is a compilation of live tracks recorded by The Stranglers during their 1995 UK tour. It is also the name of a hacking community that met in London UK on an annual basis. Originally commissioned by SIS UK (the Stranglers Information Service) and released in 1996, this album has since been re-released (in 1998) on the VoicePrint label.

The Stranglers - Greatest Hits 1977-1990 (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 29, 2015
The Stranglers - Greatest Hits 1977-1990 (1990)

The Stranglers - Greatest Hits 1977-1990 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rock, New Wave, British Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Epic | # 467541 2 | Time: 00:54:20

Despite its rather cheeky title, Greatest Hits 1977-1990 is a good place to sample the entire Stranglers output. From the squalor of the late-'70s material, to the smoothed-out gloom pop of songs like "Skin Deep" and other mid- to late-'80s neo-goth rock, this is a solid anthology that values substance over style and exhaustive track selection. For sure, a well-edited Stranglers anthology is the only way to enjoy them; they recorded way too much dross to spend time searching out all of their plentiful, marginal records.
The Stranglers - Giants And Gems: An Album Collection (2014) [11CD Box-Set]

The Stranglers - Giants And Gems: An Album Collection (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
11CD | Parlophone, 825646336777 | ~ 3254 or 1175 Mb | Scans(png) -> 592 Mb
Rock / New Wave / Synth-Pop / Punk Rock

In 2013, the great five-disc Stranglers box set The Old Testament: The U.A. Studio Recordings (1977-1982) from 1992 was reissued, featuring most of the group's best albums plus a bunch of drool-worthy bonuses (demos, B-sides, remixes, and other whatnot). This bulky 11-disc set was released just one year after – the excuse being that the band's 40th anniversary must be honored – but the differences are vast, with this one serving a purpose for the hardcore while Old Testament is the clear winner for the more casual listener…
The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014)

The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014)
EAC Rip | 2CDs | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 1.04 GB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 366 MB | Full scans - 79.3 MB
Label: Coursegood Ltd. | Catalog.#: CG009 | Genre: Punk Rock, New Wave

The Stranglers formed as the Guildford Stranglers in the southern England village of Chiddingfold (near Guildford) in 1974, plowing a heavily Doors-influenced furrow through the local pub rock scene – such as it was. Of the four founding members, only Hugh Cornwell had any kind of recognizable historical pedigree, having played alongside Richard Thompson in the schoolboy band Emil & the Detectives.

The Stranglers - Dreamtime (1986) [RE-UP]  Music

Posted by luckburz at Sept. 12, 2013
The Stranglers - Dreamtime (1986) [RE-UP]

The Stranglers - Dreamtime
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 280 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Epic # 463366 2 | Country/Year: Europe 1986
Genre: Rock | Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

…Epic Records were certain this album would be a big success on the back of the much hyped single "Always The Sun" which Epic were sure would go 'top three', and early signs were good with the single receiving substantial radio airplay. However a lacklustre PR campaign led to its disappointing chart placing in the UK singles chart (#30). However it should be known that the UK album chart at this time still included compilation albums as well as studio albums, unlike today. In terms of today's charts Dreamtime would have appeared in or around the top 5. Still, the band felt that the album's commercial potential was never fulfilled, especially with regard to the lead single.

The Stranglers - On Stage, On Screen (2012)  Music

Posted by robi62 at July 28, 2012
The Stranglers - On Stage, On Screen (2012)

The Stranglers - On Stage, On Screen (2012)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 102 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.778) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Rock, Punk | Label: Wienerworld | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Feb 2012 | Runtime: 126 min. | 4,18 GB (DVD5)

The Stranglers, it’s now been almost 38 years since this band came into being. Formed by drummer Jet Black in ’74, the line-up has gone through a few changes throughout the years, finally culminating (at the time of this recording) in Jet, JJ Burnel, Dave Greenfield, Paul Roberts on vocals and ex Toy Doll Baz Warne on guitar, the latter two replacing Hugh Cornwell’s role in the band since 1990. This performance was filmed at the end of 2005 at the Shepherds Bush Empire, and although I wasn’t at this particular gig (mainly due to the terrible visibility for short-arses like me at the venue) I did spot my brother in the audience at the beginning – thoroughly enjoying himself with the plethora of other 40+ year old males that have always made up The Stranglers fan-base.