EARLY STRANGLERS ALBUMS REISSUED!

THE STRANGLERS are to have their early albums reissued in expanded form this spring.

The Classic Collection comprises the bands releases for United Artists and Liberty from 1977 to 1981. They include the studio albums Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes, Black And White, The Raven, The Gospel According To The Meninblack and La Folie, as well as the 1979 live album Live (X Cert).

The reissues coincide with the bands Definitive Tour, which kicks off on 6 March in Liverpool. Full dates and tickets are available on the band’s website.

Released in expanded single CD form, each album is augmented by non-album singles, B-sides and rarities. Set for release on 2 March through Rhino, the albums are available to pre-order here.

Full tracklistings are as follows…

Rattus Norvegicus (1977)

1. Sometimes
2. Goodbye Toulouse
3. London Lady
4. Princess Of The Streets
5. Hanging Around
6. Peaches
7. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
8. Ugly
9. Down In The Sewer
10. Choosey Susie
11. Peasant In The Big Shitty – live
12. Go Buddy Go – Other side of Peaches
13. Peaches – Airplay version
14. Grip ’89 – (Get A) GRIP (On Yourself)
15. Grip ’89 – Grippin’ Stuff Mix 12”

No More Heroes (1977)

1. I Feel Like A Wog
2. Bitching
3. Dead Ringer
4. Dagenham Dave
5. Bring On The Nubiles
6. Something Better Change
7. No More Heroes
8. Peasant In The Big Shitty
9. Burning Up Time
10. English Towns
11. School Man
12. Straighten Out – B-side of Something Better Change single
13. In The Shadows – B-side of No More Heroes single
14. 5 Minutes – Single
15. Rok It To The Moon – B-side of 5 Minutes single
16. No More Heroes – Edit

Black And White (1978)

1. Tank
2. Nice‘n’Sleazy
3. Outside Tokyo
4. Hey! (Rise Of The Robots)
5. Sweden (All Quiet On The Eastern Front)
6. Toiler On The Sea
7. Curfew
8. Threatened
9. Do You Wanna?
10. Death And Night And Blood (Yukio)
11. In The Shadows
12. Enough Time
13. Shut Up – B side of Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
14. Walk On By
15. Mean To Me
16. Tits” – Live
17. Old Codger – B-side of Walk On By
18. Svergie
19. Walk On By – Single edit

The Raven (1979)

1. Longships
2. The Raven
3. Dead Loss Angeles
4. Ice
5. Baroque Bordello
6. Nuclear Device
7. Shah Shah A Go Go
8. Don’t Bring Harry
9. Duchess
10. Meninblack
11. Genetix
12. Fools Rush Out – B-side of Duchess
13. Yellowcakes UF6 – B-side of Nuclear Device (Wizard Of Aus)
14. In The Shadows – Live from Don’t Bring Harry EP
15. N’Emmenes Pas Harry – Single
16. Bear Cage – Single
17. Bear Cage” – 12” Double A-Side

The Gospel According to the Meninblack (1981)

1. Waltzinblack
2. Just Like Nothing On Earth
3. Second Coming
4. Waiting For The Meninblack
5. Turn The Centuries Turn
6. Two Sunspots
7. Four Horsemen
8. Thrown Away
9. Manna Machine
10. Hallow To Our Men
11. Who Wants The World? – Single
12. The Meninblack (Waiting For ‘Em) – B side of Who Wants The World?
13. Top Secret – B-side of Thrown Away
14. Maninwhite – B-side of Just Like Nothing On Earth
15. Vietnamerica – Non-album track
16. Tomorrow Was The Hearafter – A-side of Stranglers Information Service single
17. G.m.b.H – Extended version of Bear Cage which appeared on the US IRS album ‘IV’

La Folie (1981)

1. Non Stop
2. Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead
3. Tramp
4. Let Me Introduce You To The Family
5. Ain’t Nothing To It
6. The Man They Love To Hate
7. Pin Up
8. It Only Takes Two To Tango
9. Golden Brown
10. How To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day
11. La Folie
12. Vietnamerica – B-side of Let Me Introduce You To The Family
13. Love 30 – B side of Golden Brown
14. Waltzinblack – B side of La Folie
15. Strange Little Girl – Single
16. Cruel Garden – B-side of Strange Little Girl
17. You Hold The Key To My Love In Your Hands – From the ‘La Folie’ sessions
18. La Folie – Edit

Live (X Cert) (1979)

1. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
2. Dagenham Dave
3. Burning Up Time
4. Dead Ringer
5. Hanging Around
6. I Feel Like A Wog
7. Straighten Out
8. Curfew
9. Do You Wanna?
10. Death And Night And Blood
11. 5 Minutes
12. Go Buddy Go
13. Down In The Sewer
14. Something Better Change
15. Bring On The Nubiles
16. Bitching
17. Peaches
18. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
19. Ugly
20. London Lady

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