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, 1 March 2020

Edinburgh Picture House 1st March 2013

Following a couple of comments on the recent Dominion post, I was hunting for the last date of that short residency, today 1st March thirty four years ago. However, I do not have that gig (anyone got a lossless version of it.

Instead, here is the opening night of the 'Feel It Live' tour of 2013. The set was good that year with the welcome inclusion of 'English Towns', an often overlooked classic from the second album in my opinion.

MP3 (as received):

01. Toiler On The Sea
02. Goodbye Toulouse
03. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
04. Norfolk Coast
05. Thrown Away
06. Mercury Rising
07. Peaches
08. Always The Sun
09. Relentless
10. A Soldier’s Diary
11. Bring On The Nubiles
12. Duchess
13. Midnight Summer Dream
14. European Female
15. Genetix
16. English Towns
17. Golden Brown
18. Skin Deep
19. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
20. Who Wants The World?
21. Straighten Out
22. Something Better Change
23. No More Heroes
24. Tank


  1. I was at this show and I remember 'relentless' being a real stand-out song. I'd never heard it before and it's now my favourite post-Hugh Stranglers song. Songwriting at it's very best IMO

  2. Thought this gig was better than the following night in Glasgow.

  3. Yes, English Towns anytime!