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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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Revival Philadelphia 14th April 1987

This doesn't happen so often but I'm glad when it does! As far as I am aware this is a previously unavailable recording from the band's 1987 Stateside tour. Here they appear in Philadelphia. Nice sounding gig all round. Many thanks for the original poster, billydee, who was happy for this to be shared on Aural Sculptors. Cheers!


Artwork: Any offers?

01. /No More Heroes (fades in)
02. Was It You
03. Down in the Sewer
04. - banter -
05. Nice in Nice
06. Punch and Judy
07. - banter -
08. Souls
09. - banter -
10. Always the Sun
11. Strange Little Girl
12. Golden Brown
13. - banter -
14. North Winds
15. Big in America
16. Nice 'n' Sleazy
17. Who Wants the World?
18. Bring On the Nubiles
19. Shakin' Like a Leaf
20. Uptown
21. 5 Minutes
22. Tank
23. Toiler on the Sea
24. - banter -
25. Spain
26. Duchess
27. London Lady

Total time- 01:27:06

Source- (1) Sennheiser 441 mic
Recorder- Sony PCM-F1 @ 16bit > Zenith Portable Betamax Recorder
Transfer- Master tape > Sony Betamax > Modified Sony 601EsD PCM digital out > 16/44 WAV (PCM emphasis decoded in the process)
Processing: WAV > Audacity > TLH FLAC8 > Foobar2000

Recorded by- billydee and Teddy Ballgame
Transferred by- The Philly Crew
Processing and upload to Dime (Sept 2019)- billydee

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