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Greatest Hits 1977-1990
     

Greatest Hits 1977-1990

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by The Stranglers
 

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Despite its rather cheeky title, Greatest Hits 1977-1990 is a good place to sample the entire Stranglers output. From the squalor of the late-'70s material, to the smoothed-out gloom pop of songs like "Skin Deep" and other mid- to late-'80s neo-goth rock, this is a solid anthology that values

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Despite its rather cheeky title, Greatest Hits 1977-1990 is a good place to sample the entire Stranglers output. From the squalor of the late-'70s material, to the smoothed-out gloom pop of songs like "Skin Deep" and other mid- to late-'80s neo-goth rock, this is a solid anthology that values substance over style and exhaustive track selection. For sure, a well-edited Stranglers anthology is the only way to enjoy them; they recorded way too much dross to spend time searching out all of their plentiful, marginal records.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972420929
catalogNumber:
724209
Rank:
10540

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stranglers   Primary Artist
J.J. Burnel   Bass,Vocals
Jet Black   Percussion,Drums
Dave Greenfield   Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Hugh Cornwell   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Stranglers   Composer,Producer
J.J. Burnel   Composer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Jet Black   Composer
Steve Churchyard   Producer
Dave Greenfield   Composer
Ted Hayton   Producer
Mike Kemp   Producer
Laurie Latham   Producer
Martin Rushent   Producer
Alan Winstanley   Producer
Hugh Cornwell   Composer
Chris Twomey   Liner Notes
J.L. Graphyk   Engineer

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Greatest Hits 1977-1990 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fine set of songs from a band who started as punks, moved into goth-rock and ended up doing cover versions to get a hit single.The raw sound of the early tracks Peaches and Heroes soon give way to the beautiful melodies of award-winning Golden Brown and 1983's European Female. The set as a whole seem to reflect a band who weren't afraid to experiment with a softer approach while providing some comptent pop at the same time. Always The Sun remains their finest single. The covers include a straight take of All Day And All Of The Night whereas their 1990 treatment of 96 Tears does seem a little overcooked.Worth your time if only to prove that punks can play their instruments and write songs about love and relationships.