STRANGLERS - ALL LIVE AND ALL OF THE NIGHT GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL Album

The Stranglers: Capturing the Night in Musical Brilliance

The Stranglers' "All Live and All of the Night Gatefold" is a live album capturing the band's electrifying performances from 1985-1987. This sonic journey through punk rock history showcases their musical brilliance, tight-knit chemistry, and enduring legacy. The gatefold cover reflects the band's artistic evolution, making it a timeless gem in The Stranglers' discography.

 

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"All Live And All Of The Night" Album Description:

The Stranglers, an iconic British punk rock band, etched their mark in musical history with the release of the electrifying live album, "All Live and All of the Night Gatefold." This masterpiece, recorded during the years 1985 and 1987, stands as a testament to the band's prowess in delivering an unforgettable live performance.

Genesis of the Album:

In the mid-'80s, The Stranglers were riding the wave of success, with a string of hit albums and singles under their belt. Eager to showcase their raw energy and stage presence, the band embarked on a series of live performances that would later become the foundation for "All Live and All of the Night Gatefold."

The decision to create a live album was fueled by the band's desire to capture the magic of their on-stage dynamics. The recording process spanned multiple venues across the years, allowing the band to cherry-pick the finest moments, creating a comprehensive compilation that would encapsulate the essence of The Stranglers in their prime.

Musical Brilliance Unleashed:

From the pulsating beats of "Golden Brown" to the rebellious anthem "No More Heroes," the album delivers a sonic journey through The Stranglers' diverse repertoire. The live setting adds a layer of intensity, breathing new life into familiar tracks and offering fans a fresh perspective on the band's catalog.

The interplay between Jean-Jacques Burnel's distinctive bass lines, Hugh Cornwell's gritty vocals, and the relentless rhythm section showcases the tight-knit chemistry that defines The Stranglers. The crowd's enthusiastic response becomes an integral part of the experience, elevating each track to a crescendo of sonic euphoria.

Artistic Evolution and Legacy:

"All Live and All of the Night Gatefold" not only captures The Stranglers at their zenith but also serves as a time capsule, preserving the energy and spirit of their live performances. The album's gatefold cover, adorned with striking visuals, reflects the band's artistic evolution and commitment to delivering a complete sensory experience.

Music Genre:

 Punk Rock, New Wave 

Album Production Information:

The album: "STRANGLERS - All Live and All of the Night Gatefold" was produced by: The Stranglers and Ted Hayton

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Jet Black and Ted Hayton

This album was recorded at: Le Zenith, Paris, 29 April 1985 - Hammersmith Odeon, London 31 March 1987 - The Reading Festival, 30 August 1987

Album sleeve design: J.L (Graphyk), with thanks to Grant

Album cover photography: Nik Yeomans, Malcolm Heywood

Record Label Information:

 EPIC EPC 460259
Packaging: Gatefold (FOC) cover design with photos on the inside cover pages

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 290 gram  

Year & Country:

 1988 Made in Holland
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: STRANGLERS - All Live and All of the Night Gatefold
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jett Black - Drums & Percussion
  • J.J. Burnel - Bass & Vocals
  • Hugh Cornwell - Guitars & Vocals
  • Dave Greenfield - Keyboards and backing vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "STRANGLERS - All Live and All of the Night Gatefold"

The detailed tracklist of this record "STRANGLERS - All Live and All of the Night Gatefold" is:

    Track-listing
  1. " No More Heroes "
  2. " Was It You "
  3. " Down In The Sewer "
  4. " Always The Sun "
  5. " Golden Brown "
  6. " North Winds "
  7. " European Female "
  8. " Strange Little Girl "
  9. " Nice N Sleazy "
  10. " Toiler On The Sea "
  11. " Spain "
  12. " London Lady "

 

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"All Live And All Of The Night" Record Label Details: EPIC EPC 460259

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The Stranglers: Pioneers of Punk and Masters of Eclectic Rock

Band Information:

The Stranglers were a British rock band that emerged in the late 1970s, during the punk rock era. They quickly distinguished themselves from their punk contemporaries by incorporating elements of other genres, such as reggae, jazz, and new wave, into their music. Over the course of their career, which spanned four decades, The Stranglers released 17 studio albums and became known for their eclectic sound and controversial lyrics.

The Stranglers were formed in 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, by Hugh Cornwell (vocals, guitar), Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass), Jet Black (drums), and Hans Wärmling (keyboards). They played their first gig in September of that year and soon became a fixture on the London pub circuit. In 1975, they signed to United Artists Records and released their debut album, "Rattus Norvegicus," which featured the hit singles "Peaches" and "Grip." The album was a critical and commercial success, and The Stranglers quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative bands in the UK.

Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, The Stranglers released a string of successful albums, including "No More Heroes" (1977), "Black and White" (1978), "The Raven" (1979), and "La Folie" (1981). Their music was characterized by a mix of punk energy, new wave experimentation, and reggae rhythms. They also became known for their provocative lyrics, which dealt with controversial topics such as prostitution, drug use, and political corruption. This led to some controversy and criticism, but it also helped to establish The Stranglers as a band that wasn't afraid to push boundaries.

In addition to their studio albums, The Stranglers were also renowned for their live performances. They were known for their intense energy and the raw power of their music. Their concerts were often chaotic and unpredictable, with Cornwell's snarling vocals and Burnel's driving bass lines whipping the crowd into a frenzy. Despite this, The Stranglers also showed a more introspective side, as demonstrated by songs such as "Golden Brown" (1982), which became one of their biggest hits.

The 1980s saw The Stranglers shift towards a more polished, mainstream sound. They scored hits with songs such as "Always the Sun" (1986) and "Skin Deep" (1984), but some fans felt that the band had lost some of their edge. In the 1990s, they returned to their punk roots with albums such as "10" (1990) and "Written in Red" (1997). They also continued to tour extensively, cementing their reputation as one of the UK's most enduring and influential bands.

The Stranglers' legacy has been felt across multiple genres, with artists as diverse as The Libertines, The Arctic Monkeys, and The Black Keys citing them as an influence. Their eclectic sound and daring lyrics paved the way for later bands to experiment with different genres and styles. They were also pioneers of the punk movement, helping to establish it as a credible musical genre and inspiring countless other bands to follow in their footsteps. 

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