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

Genre: Rock / Pop
Performer: The Stranglers
Title: The Old Testament - The U.A. Studio Recordings (1977-1982)
Style: New Wave, Punk
Date of release: 2013
Label: EMI
Catalog Number: 50999 975022 2 7, 975 0222
Country: UK
FLAC album size: 2331 mb
MP3 album size: 2807 mb


1The StranglersBurning Up Time2:25
2The StranglersDon't Bring Harry4:10
3The StranglersHow To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day3:07
4The StranglersWalk On By
Written-By – Bacharach And David
5The StranglersSomething Better Change3:37
6The Stranglers(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)4:01
7The StranglersWalk On By (Edit)4:27
8The StranglersDeath And Night And Blood (Yukio)2:51
9The StranglersShah Shah A Go Go4:50
10The StranglersStraighten Out2:49
11The StranglersUgly4:06
12The StranglersCurfew3:16
13The StranglersManna Machine3:17
14The StranglersSchool Mam7:06
15The StranglersEnglish Towns2:12
16The StranglersFour Horsemen3:40
17The StranglersGolden Brown3:31
18The StranglersGrip '89 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)4:01
19The StranglersLongships1:11
20The StranglersSecond Coming4:22
21The StranglersHallow To Our Men7:26
22The StranglersSweden (All Quiet On The Eastern Front)2:17
23The StranglersDo You Wanna?2:28
24The StranglersThreatened3:35
25The StranglersBring On The Nubiles2:16
26The StranglersCruel Garden2:16
27The StranglersThe Man They Love To Hate4:26
28The StranglersLa Folie6:08
29The StranglersDuchess2:30
30The StranglersHanging Around4:25
31The StranglersTop Secret3:27
32The StranglersIt Only Takes Two To Tango3:42
33The StranglersBitching4:26
34The StranglersI Feel Like A Wog3:18
35The StranglersWaltzinblack3:38
36The StranglersJust Like Nothing On Earth3:55
37The StranglersEnough Time4:19
38The StranglersN'Emmenes Pas Harry4:17
39The StranglersBaroque Bordello3:50
40The StranglersEverybody Loves You When You're Dead2:43
41The StranglersThe Raven5:13
42The StranglersWaiting For The Meninblack3:44
43The StranglersNo More Heroes (Radio Edit)2:57
44The StranglersTurn The Centuries Turn4:35
45The StranglersTits (Live At Hope & Anchor)5:28
46The StranglersMean To Me1:58
47The StranglersDead Loss Angeles2:24
48The StranglersShah Shah A Go Go (12" Version)5:21
49The StranglersShut Up1:08
50The StranglersSometimes4:54
51The StranglersGoodbye Toulouse3:16
52The StranglersDead Ringer2:46
53The StranglersPeasant In The Big Shitty (Live At The Nashville '76)3:47
54The StranglersLa Folie (Radio Edit)3:46
55The StranglersPin Up2:50
56The StranglersThe Shadows (Live At Hope & Anchor)4:48
57The StranglersFools Rush Out2:13
58The StranglersLet Me Introduce You To The Family3:09
59The StranglersLove 303:55
60The StranglersYellowcake UF63:00
61The StranglersTwo Sunspots2:32
62The StranglersThe Meninblack (Waiting For 'Em)3:35
63The StranglersLondon Lady2:31
64The StranglersOld Codger2:51
65The StranglersTank2:58
66The Stranglers / Celia & The MutationsMony Mony3:04
67The StranglersNuclear Device (The Wizard Of Aus)3:33
68The StranglersRok It To The Moon2:48
69The StranglersTramp3:05
70The StranglersVietnamerica4:05
71The Stranglers5 Minutes3:17
72The StranglersNo More Heroes3:28
73The StranglersHey! (Rise Of The Robots)2:52
74The StranglersBear Cage (12" Extended Mix)6:31
75The StranglersIn The Shadows4:38
76The StranglersNon Stop2:30
77The StranglersGo Buddy Go4:00
78The StranglersPrincess Of The Streets4:35
79The StranglersDown In The Sewer7:54
80The StranglersIce3:27
81The Stranglers / Celia & The MutationsMean To Me2:01
82The StranglersGenetix5:16
83The StranglersPeaches (Radio Edit)4:07
84The StranglersManinwhite4:27
85The StranglersStrange Little Girl
Written-By – Warmling, The Stranglers
86The StranglersPeasant In The Big Shitty3:27
87The StranglersBear Cage2:51
88The StranglersAin't Nothing To It
Written-By – Milton Mezzro, The Stranglers
89The StranglersChoosey Susie3:15
90The StranglersThrown Away3:30
91The StranglersPeaches4:05
92The StranglersNice 'N' Sleazy3:14
93The StranglersSverige2:51
94The StranglersMeninblack4:49
95The StranglersDagenham Dave3:19
96The StranglersToiler On The Sea5:28
97The StranglersOutside Tokyo2:09
98The StranglersWho Wants The World?3:16


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CDSTRANG 1The Stranglers The Old Testament - The U.A. Studio Recordings (1977-1982) ‎(4xCD, Comp + Box)EMICDSTRANG 1UK1992


  • Compiled By [Orginal Compilation And 'Original' Rarities LP/CD]Nik Yeomans
  • Coordinator [Original Box Set And Repackage Coordination]Tim Chacksfield
  • Design [Original Package And Re-Package Design At Waldo's Design And Dream Emporium]Phil Smee
  • Management [Marketing]Jo Blair
  • Mastered ByPeter Mew
  • Other [Original Booklet Article] – Chris Twomey
  • Written-ByThe Stranglers


Remastered and reissued compilation of the first 6 studio LPs and singles recorded for the United Artists label between 1977-1982 plus a bonus fifth disc with additional tracks not available on the original release.

Tracks 1-1 to 1-9: taken from the "IV, Rattus Norvegicus" LP

Track 1-10: from the bonus single that came with the first 1000 copies of "IV, Rattus Norvegicus"

Track 1-11: B-side from the "Peaches" single

Tracks 1-12 to 2-4: from the "No More Heroes" LP

Track 2-5: B-side from the "Something Better Change" single

Tracks 2-6 and 2-7: from the single "5 Minutes"

Tracks 2-8 to 2-19: from the "Black And White" LP

Track 2-20: B-side from the "Nice 'N' Sleazy" single

Tracks 2-21 and 2-22: free bonus single that came with the first 75000 copies of the "Black And White" LP

Track 2-23: from the "Walk On By" single

Tracks 3-1 to 3-11: "The Raven" LP

Track 3-12: B-side of "Duchess" single

Track 3-13: B-side of the "Nuclear Device" single

Track 3-14: B-side of the "Let Me Introduce You To The Family" single

Track 3-15: from the "Bear Cage" single

Track 3-16: from the "Who Wants The World?" single

Tracks 3-17 to 4-5: from the "(The Gospel According To) The Meninblack" LP

Track 4-6: B-side to the "Thrown Away" single

Track 4-7: B-side of the "Just Like Nothing On Earth" single

Tracks 4-8 to 4-18: from the "La Folie" LP

Track 4-19: B-side of the "Golden Brown" single

Tracks 4-20 and 4-21: from the "Strange Little Girl" single

Contains a 24-page booklet

℗ & © 2013 EMI Records Ltd.

Printed in the EU


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  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 2100004082625 9750232
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 2100004082663 9750252
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): 2100004082700 9750272
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4): 2100004082748 9750292
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 5): 2100004082816 9750312
  • Mastering SID Code (Discs 1-5): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 9R97
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 9R76
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 3): IFPI 9R95
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4): IFPI 9R76
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 5): IFPI UU076
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0542


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Marketed By – EMI
  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Published By – Complete Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Carlin Music Corp.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing
  • Published By – Plumbshaft Ltd.
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Comments to album The Stranglers - The Old Testament - The U.A. Studio Recordings (1977-1982)
The rarities disc neither includes "Tomorrow Was Hereafter" (TMIB) nor "You Hold The Key To My Love In Your Hands" (La Folie), so it is hardly the definitive summing up of The Old Testament of The Stranglers.
Unfortunately it doesn't also include the cocktail version of "Bring on the Nubiles". A pity because those would have fit. Still, an awesome boxset.
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