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, 31 July 2016

Acoustic Festival of Britain Nantwich 30th July 2006

JJ at the The Acoustic Festival of Britain
30th July 2006

Here's almost an anniversary gig from 10 years ago (last night!). It's acoustic (well it is Sunday morning) from The Acoustic Festival of Britain. 

01. Instead Of This
02. Long Black Veil
03. Dutch Moon
04. European Female
05. Princess Of The Streets
06. Strange Little Girl
07. Always The Sun
08. In The End
09. English Towns
10. Southern Mountains
11. Golden Brown
12. Cruel Garden
13. Never To Look Back
14. No More Heroes
15. I Hate You
16. Old Codger
17. Sanfte Kuss
18. Walk On By

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this, Adrian - looking forward to hearing it. An excursion for Walk On By, a staple of Hugh's live performances, but Old Codger? Never seen this before performed live - do you know of any other versions apart from the Melly on the B&W EP and this one?

    Cheers, Dave Sez.