IV (The Stranglers album)

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IV
Compilation album by The Stranglers
Released 1980
Recorded 1977-1980
Genre Post-punk
Length 37:04
Label IRS (SP70011)
Producer The Stranglers, Alan Winstanley, Martin Rushent, Steve Churchyard
The Stranglers chronology
IV
(1980)
The Collection 1977-1982
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

IV is an album by The Stranglers, released in 1980 on IRS and only available in the US and Canada.

The Stranglers previous album, The Raven, had not been released in the US. IV contained, on side one, a selection of tracks from The Raven. Side Two contained the following tracks, which were previously unreleased on any Stranglers Album: "5 Minutes" & "Rok It To The Moon" (1978 UK single), "Vietnamerica" (which was later released as the B-side to the 1981 "Let Me Introduce You to The Family" UK single), "G.m.B.H" (an extended version of the 1980 UK single "Bear Cage", which was unavailable elsewhere) and "Who Wants the World?" (1980 UK single).

The original release also came with a free single containing "Choosey Susie" (from the 1977 UK single free with Rattus Norvegicus), "Straighten Out" (b-side to the 1977 UK Single "Something Better Change") plus "Ode to Joy / Do The European" (live Jean-Jacques Burnel solo tracks, unavailable elsewhere until the CD release of his first solo album Euroman Cometh), and "White Room", a Cream cover from the Nosferatu album by Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "The Raven"
  2. "Baroque Bordello"
  3. "Duchess"
  4. "Nuclear Device"
  5. "Meninblack"
Side Two
  1. "5 Minutes"
  2. "Rok It To The Moon"
  3. "Vietnamerica"
  4. "G.m.B.H"
  5. "Who Wants The World?"
Free Single
  1. "Ode to Joy/Do the European" (live) - J.J. Burnel
  2. "Choosey Susie" - the Stranglers
  3. "White Room" - Hugh Cornwell
  4. "Straighten Out" - the Stranglers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Ogg. "IV - The Stranglers | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 

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