Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Saturday 28 July 2012

Reading Festival 26th August 1983

JJ Burnel
Reading Festival
26th August 1983
Following on from a thread on the Burning Up Time Forum which discussed this gig, here is the full set recording (as opposed to the edited radio broadcast).


1. Intro
2. Nuclear Device
3. Toiler On The Sea
4. Ships That Pass In The Night
5. It's A Small World
6. No More Heroes
7. Who Wants The World
8. Never Say Goodbye
9. Golden Brown

1. Midnight Summer Dream
2. European Female
3. Thrown Away
4. Tramp
5. The Raven
6. Duchess
7. London Lady
8. Down In The Sewer
9. Bring On The Nubiles
10. Genetix

Full artwork here:


  1. just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work to enable people like myself the opportuinity to obtain some great stranglers recordings,that were previously not accessable or obtainable. OUTSTANDING .

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  3. reupp if only possible, please!