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the old testament (u.a. studio recordings 1977-1982)



Released: 27th May 2013


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5 cds collecting 'rattus norvegicus', 'no more heroes', 'black & white', 'the raven', 'the gospel according to the meninblack' & ‘la folie’ plus singles, b-sides & a rarities album.

during their time with united artists, the stranglers proved they were one of the most innovative & influential bands spawned by the new wave era, but they had already travelled far beyond. they would continue to defy all artistic boundaries with an extraordinarily consistent recording output. bonus rarities includes radio edits, extended mixes, remixes & lesser known, yet no less perfect, contributions to their back catalogue between ’77 & ‘82.

the old testament (u.a. studio recordings 1977-1982)


  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 (Medley)
  10. Choosey Susie - from the free single with the album 'Rattus Norvegicus'
  11. Go Buddy Go - B side of the Peaches single
  12. I Feel Like a Wog
  13. Bitching
  14. Dead Ringer
  15. Dagenham Dave
  16. Bring On the Nubiles
  17. Something Better Change
  18. No More Heroes
  19. Peasant in the Big Shitty
  20. Burning Up Time
  21. English Towns
  22. School Mam
  23. Straighten Out - B side of the Something Better Change single
  24. 5 Minutes
  25. Rok It to the Moon
  26. Tank
  27. Nice N' Sleazy
  28. Outside Tokyo
  29. Sweden (All Quiet On the Eastern Front)
  30. Hey! (Rise of the Robots)
  31. Toiler On the Sea
  32. Curfew
  33. Threatened
  34. In the Shadows
  35. Do You Wanna
  36. Death and Night and Blood (Yukio)
  37. Enough Time
  38. Shut Up - B side of the Nice ‘N’ Sleazy single
  39. Walk On By
  40. Mean to Me - from the free single with the Black And White Album
  41. Old Codger - From the single Walk On By
  42. Longships
  43. The Raven
  44. Dead Loss Angeles
  45. Ice
  46. Baroque Bordello
  47. Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus)
  48. Shah Shah a Go Go
  49. Don't Bring Harry
  50. Duchess
  51. The Meninblack (Waiting for 'Em) (Instrumental)
  52. Genetix
  53. Fools Rush Out - B side of The Duchess single
  54. Yellowcake UF6 - B side of the Nuclear Device single
  55. Vietnamerica - B side of Let Me Introduce Me To The Family
  56. Bear Cage
  57. Who Wants the World - Single A side
  58. Waltzinblack
  59. Just Like Nothing On Earth
  60. Second Coming
  61. Waiting for the Meninblack
  62. Turn the Centuries Turn
  63. Two Sunspots
  64. Four Horsemen
  65. Thrown Away
  66. Manna Machine
  67. Hallow to Our Men
  68. Top Secret - B side of Thrown Away
  69. Man in White - B side of Just Like Nothing On Earth
  70. Non Stop
  71. Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
  72. Tramp
  73. Let Me Introduce You to the Family
  74. Ain't Nothin' to It
  75. The Man They Love to Hate
  76. Pin Up
  77. It Only Takes Two to Tango
  78. Golden Brown
  79. How to Find True Love and Happiness in the Present Day
  80. La Folie
  81. Love 30 - B side of Golden Brown
  82. Strange Little Girl - Single A side
  83. Cruel Garden - Single B side
  84. Peaches (Radio Edit)
  85. Mony Mony
  86. Mean to Me
  87. No More Heroes (Radio Edit)
  88. Walk On By (Radio Edit)
  89. Sverige
  90. N'Emmenes Pas Harry
  91. Bear Cage (12'' Extended Mix)
  92. Shah Shah a Go Go (12'' Version)
  93. The Meninblack (Waiting for 'Em)
  94. La Folie (Radio Edit)
  95. Peasant in the Big Shitty (Live at The Nashville '76)
  96. Tits (Live at The Hope And Anchor)
  97. In the Shadows (Live at The Hope And Anchor) (Edit)
  98. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) [Grip '89 Remix]