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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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Lakenhalle Cultural Centre, Ypres, Belgium 3rd April 2004

Following on from the 'Shot At Dawn' post, it seems fitting to post this recording of the band when they played Ypres in 2004 on the European leg of the 'Norfolk Coast' tour.

On this occasion pre-gig the band made time to attend the nightly 'Last Post Ceremony' that takes place at 8 pm every evening (as has been the case since 11th November 1929). The Last Post is sounded by the buglers of the local volunteer Fire Service.

MP3 (only available format):

01. Norfolk Coast
02. Skin Deep
03. Big Thing Coming
04. Peaches
05. I Don’t Agree
06. All Day And All Of The Night
07. Always The Sun
08. Long Black Veil
09. Golden Brown
10. Tuckers Grave
11. Duchess
12. Lost Control
13. Who Wants The World
14. I’ve Been Wild
15. Grip
16. Something Better Change
17. Tank
18. Walk On By
19. Five Minutes
20. Mine All Mine
21. No More Heroes

1 comment:

  1. This was an emotional evening, witnessing the Last Post being played for the first time (not including Dusseldorf '88!) & the fact that the band actually put their stage time back so they could attend the Menin gate ceremony too... It was quite surreal walking back from such a sombre event with the band and then into a gig. Owen