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.

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Raven - The Rough Mixes

'The Raven' did not fall from the sky as the near perfect finished creation that we all know and love. Here are the rough mixes of most tracks from the album. Admittedly, these versions are pretty close to the final output, albeit lacking some of the polish applied to the final cuts.

Most notable here if the inclusion of 'Social Secs', Hugh's musical response to the 'Rock Goes To College' debacle in the band's hometown of Guildford.

My thanks go to Eric2Vini for his permission to upload this on Aural Sculptors.


Artwork pdfs are included in the download file.

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