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

Theatre de L'Empire Paris 12th November 1979

Another great gig from the Raven tour in Europe, Brilliant quality for its age and a fitting post for a significant anniversary!

Same set as played four days later in Bordeaux.... no changes required! Thanks are due again to Eric2Vini for permission.



  1. That's very great audio document about my favourite Raven's period ! Hope that all fans in black enjoy it ! Thanks to you Adrian ! Cheers. Eric2Vini

  2. For this and the Raven Rough Mixes, thanks a million, Eric2Vini, for sharing these, and thanks as always to Adrian for making it available to all of us ... cheers, Dave Sez.