Box Sets, Reissues, Tracklist — May 9, 2013 at 7:30 am

The Stranglers reissuing ‘The Old Testament’ box set with added disc of rarities

The Stranglers

Later this month, EMI Music will reissue The Stranglers’ 1992 box set The Old Testament: The U.A. Studio Recordings (1977-1982), which collects the punk legends’ first six albums plus bonus singles and B-sides on four CDs, and now includes a brand-new fifth disc of rarities including live tracks, radio edits and remixes.

Due out May 27 in the U.K., the 5CD set includes the albums Rattus Norvegicus (1977), No More Heroes (1977), Black and White (1978), The Raven (1979), The Gospel According To The Meninblack (1981) and La Folie (1981), plus the aforementioned 15-track bonus disc. No word yet if the music is newly remastered. Full tracklist is posted below.

The set currently is available for pre-order on for just £11.99, which is about $18.60 — or just $3.72 per disc.


Tracklist: The Stranglers, The Old Testament: The U.A. Studio Recordings (1977-1982)

CD 1
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”
11. “Go Buddy Go”
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”

CD 2
1. “Peasant in the Big Shitty”
2. “Burning Up Time”
3. “English Towns”
4. “School Mam”
5. “Straighten Out”
6. “5 Minutes”
7. “Rok It to the Moon”
8. “Tank”
9. “Nice N’ Sleazy”
10. “Outside Tokyo”
11. “Sweden (All Quiet On the Eastern Front)”
12. “Hey! (Rise of the Robots)”
13. “Toiler On the Sea”
14. “Curfew”
15. “Threatened”
16. “In the Shadows”
17. “Do You Wanna”
18. “Death and Night and Blood (Yukio)”
19. “Enough Time”
20. “Shut Up”
21. “Walk On By”
22. “Mean to Me”
23. “Old Codger”

CD 3
1. “Longships”
2. “The Raven”
3. “Dead Loss Angeles”
4. “Ice”
5. “Baroque Bordello”
6. “Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus)”
7. “Shah Shah a Go Go”
8. “Don’t Bring Harry”
9. “Duchess”
10. “The Meninblack (Waiting for ‘Em)” (Instrumental)
11. “Genetix”
12. “Fools Rush Out”
13. “Yellowcake UF6”
14. “Vietnamerica”
15. “Bear Cage”
16. “Who Wants the World”
17. “Waltzinblack”
18. “Just Like Nothing On Earth”
19. “Second Coming”
20. “Waiting for the Meninblack”
21. “Turn the Centuries Turn”

CD 4
1. “Two Sunspots
2. “Four Horsemen”
3. “Thrown Away”
4. “Manna Machine”
5. “Hallow to Our Men”
6. “Top Secret”
7. “Man in White”
8. “Non Stop”
9. “Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead”
10. “Tramp”
11. “Let Me Introduce You to the Family”
12. “Ain’t Nothin’ to It”
13. “The Man They Love to Hate”
14. “Pin Up”
15. “It Only Takes Two to Tango”
16. “Golden Brown”
17. “How to Find True Love and Happiness in the Present Day”
18. “La Folie”
19. “Love 30”
20. “Strange Little Girl”
21. “Cruel Garden”

CD 5
1. “Peaches” (Radio Edit)
2. “Mony Mony”
3. “Mean to Me”
4. “No More Heroes” (Radio Edit)
5. “Walk On By” (Radio Edit)
6. “Sverige”
7. “N’Emmenes Pas Harry”
8. “Bear Cage” (12-Inch Extended Mix)
9. “Shah Shah a Go Go” (12-Inch Version)
10. “The Meninblack (Waiting for ‘Em)”
11. “La Folie” (Radio Edit)
12. “Peasant in the Big Shitty” (Live at The Nashville ’76)
13. “Tits” (Live at The Hope And Anchor)
14. “In the Shadows” (Live at The Hope And Anchor) (Edit)
15. “(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)” [Grip ’89 Remix]





One Comment

  1. John Sayers

    This will be a great deal for a fantastic box set if it ISN’T remastered. The mastering on the original cds and box sounded the best they ever have on cd. The last batch of remasters were loud, shrill, and brickwalled.

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