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, 17 February 2013

Verulam Arms Watford 14th February 1983 - The Secret Gig

Here are a couple of links to a gig made available through the Burning Up Time Forum. An anniversary gig remastered by Dom P.

In Dom's own words:

'Here is a slight remaster of an old remaster... the famous Secret Gig at the Verulam Arms... I revisited these discs on the anniversary... and realised what a great gig it was, and also that my original mix lacked some bass welly.. so in celebration of the 30th Anniversay gone past, here it is again for all those who missed it, and anyone who is after the pursuit of sonic perfection, well kind of.... both MP3 and Hi res FLAC versions available!!!

The Stranglers
14th February 1983
Verulam Arms, Watford , England

1. Nuclear Device / Toiler On The Sea
2. Ships That Pass In The Night
3. It's A Small World
4. Just Like Nothing On Earth
5. No More Heroes
6. Who Wants The World?
7. Never Say Goodbye
8. Baroque Bordello
9. Golden Brown

10. Princess Of The Streets
11. Midnight Summer Dream / European Female
12. Tramp
13. The Raven
14. Duchess
15. London Lady
17. Banter
18. Genetix'

Many thanks Dom!