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Old Testament
Stranglers
Old Testament
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Import edition of 1992 box-set that's out-of-print in the US. The four CD set spans the group's first six albums (up to 1981's 'La Folie'), also including a number of non-LP singles & B-sides. Contains 83 tracks and a 112 ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Stranglers
Title: Old Testament
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Europe Generic
Release Date: 1/31/1997
Album Type: Box set, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077779992423, 077779992454, 766486879928

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Album Description
Import edition of 1992 box-set that's out-of-print in the US. The four CD set spans the group's first six albums (up to 1981's 'La Folie'), also including a number of non-LP singles & B-sides. Contains 83 tracks and a 112 page book. All housed in a deluxe
 

CD Reviews

History is worth it's price
mencken61 | Metairie, La. United States | 07/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This import covers the Stranglers' strongest stuff. The cost--barring buying an eventual re-mix, which is unlikely--seems high, yet if you wish a near exhaustive catalog, you cannot go wrong here. All of the first albums and most of the singles and B-sides are here (there were a few, mostly foreign-language singles excluded). The book-length liner notes are well-written and amusing, the art-work is fitting, and the material is, as you would expect, superb. The best box set I've ever bought."
It is all here
Carl Mack | Palm Springs, CA United States | 05/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, didn't know a box set of the stranglers existed but pretty much everything is here. What a great collection of all the classic strangler compositions."
Everything you could possibly want!
Mark A. Carter | New York | 12/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yup, it's all there. All the official releases from their 1st 6 albums on UA + a few singles. Everything you remember from the heyday of the Stranglers from 77-82. Never really completely punk but somehow harder and nastier & with David Greenfield's sophisticated Organ playing they set themselves apart in a World of their own. All the Classics you would imagine are here 'No More Heroes', 'Get a Grip', 'Something Better Change' hey I could go on and on and on. They were a pretty prolific band on the singles front and this great compilation ends with some of their most successful stuff, which strangely enough was the most laid-back. 'Golden Brown' was one of those few records that crossed all genres. It played everywhere and could be taken as sinister or romantic, take your pick. Back in 77-78' the Strangler's were all about nasty reality which came over in their sexually charged lyrics & their 'Oi mate, shut your face' mentality. At least that's how they came across. Listening back on a lot of their older catalogue I'm impressed by J.J''s deep bass licks & just how threatening Hugh Cornwell's vocals could be. Packaged nicely in a fake antique book style cover. The lid folds off to reveal 4 discs with the track listings pretty much chronological I think. The big big bonus here for all you Stranglers fans (& if you're buying this comprehensive box then I should think you had better be a fan) is the splendid thick booklet that comes with it. Very informative and nicely researched reflecting everything you could possibly want to know about the band. So all in all the best collection of early Stranglers available and a showcase for one of the most unique bands to appear from the Punk/Rock period of the late 70's."