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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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Parc De Exposition Lille France 30th September 1983


Happy birthday to this black limbed beast of a gig. Cheers as ever to my partner in crime, Dom P, for these FLAC files.


01. Aural Sculpture
02. Down In The Sewer
03. Toiler On The Sea
04. Ships That Pass In The Night
05. It’s A Small World
06. No More Heroes
07. Who Wants The World?
08. Never Say Goodbye
09. Golden Brown
10. Midnight Summer Dream
11. European Female
12. The Raven
13. Thrown Away
14. Tank
15. London Lady
16. Hugh
17. Hanging Around
18. Nubiles (Cocktail Version)
19. Bring On The Nubiles


  1. This is in my Top 20 Stranglers boots of all time.

  2. Why are songs in the download not track listed..? They are listed here on the site, so why not on the songs?

  3. An oversight suspect. Easy to amend once downloaded.

  4. My first European gig. Great memories.

  5. Hope I'm not too late - but the link doesn't work... This was my fave boot as kid and I left the tape on a train. Hugh goading the locals by telling the visitors not to "judge France by Lille" was brilliant. Any chance of a re-post?