Stranglers - Dreamtime 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Album Description:  Dreamtime is the album released by The Stranglers in 1986. The title track was inspired by a belief of the aboriginal peoples of Australia - called Dreamtime. This album appears to be a natural evolution from Aural Sculpture; it contains a mixture of upbeat and thoughtful tracks and includes the addition of pedal steel guitar to complement the horns. Highlights include "Always the Sun", which became a frequently-played live track and "Shaking like a Leaf", with its "Swing"-like feel.


Stranglers - Dreamtime front cover

Album Description: 

Music Genre:

Post Punk New Wave
Description / Collector's info:  This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Stranglers and photos. 

Album Production Information:

Produced by The Stranglers and Mike Kemp

Record Label Information:

EPIC EPC 26648

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

1986 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Stranglers - Dreamtime
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jett Black
  • J.J. Burnel
  • Hugh Cornwell
  • Dave Greenfield
Track Listing of: Stranglers - Dreamtime

The Song/tracks on "Stranglers - Dreamtime" are:

    Side One:
  • Always the Sun
  • Dreamtime
  • Was it You?
  • You'll always reap What You Sow
  • Ghost Train
    Side Two:
  • Nice in Nice
  • Big in America
  • Shakin' like a Leaf
  • Mayan Skies
  • Too Precious

Album Photo Gallery of Stranglers - Dreamtime


Front Cover Photo Of Stranglers - Dreamtime


Stranglers - Dreamtime front cover

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover Stranglers - Dreamtime


Stranglers - Dreamtime back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve Stranglers - Dreamtime


Stranglers - Dreamtime custom inner sleeve

Second Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve Stranglers - Dreamtime


Stranglers - Dreamtime custom inner sleeve

Close up of Side One record's label Stranglers - Dreamtime

"Dreamtime" Record Label Details: EPIC EPC 26648

Close up "Dreamtime" Record Label Details: EPIC EPC 26648

Side Two Close up of record's label Stranglers - Dreamtime


Side Two Close up of record's label Stranglers - Dreamtime
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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