Coup de Grace (The Stranglers album)

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Coup de Grace
Studio album by The Stranglers
Released 26 October 1998
Genre Rock
Label Eagle Records
The Stranglers chronology
Written in Red
(1997)
Coup de Grace
(1998)
Norfolk Coast
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Coup de Grace is the fourteenth album by The Stranglers released in 1998.

The tracks on Coup de Grace represent a greater writing input from Jean Jacques Burnel (JJ Burnel) than on more recent outings; he also sings four of the ten tracks. Heavily influenced by the band's troop-entertaining trips to such places as the Falkland Islands and Bosnia, and (in JJ's words) "life in general", the tracks cover such topics as the ravages of war, religious conflicts, and failed relationships. In album includes the minimally-accompanied ballad "In the End".

The album failed to reach the official UK Albums Chart, their first such release to do so.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Cat no/Label: EAGCD042/Eagle
  1. "God is Good" - 4:03
  2. "You Don't Think That What You've Done is Wrong" - 3:13
  3. "Tonight" - 3:18
  4. "Jump Over My Shadow" - 4:32
  5. "Miss You" - 5:04
  6. "Coup de Grace (S-O-S)" - 3:24
  7. "In the End" - 3:14
  8. "No Reason" - 5:16
  9. "Known Only unto God" - 4:40
  10. "The Light" - 5:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Stranglers: Coup de Grace" at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 535. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.