Stranglers in the Night

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Stranglers in the Night
Studio album by The Stranglers
Released September 1992
Recorded 1991-1992
Genre Post-punk
Length (LP)
Label Psycho
Producer Mike Kemp
The Stranglers chronology
10
(1990)
Stranglers in the Night
(1992)
About Time
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars [1]

Stranglers in the Night is the eleventh album by The Stranglers, opened the recording career of the Stranglers MK II, with Paul Roberts on vocals and John Ellis on guitar. It was also the first release on the band's own record label, Psycho, in 1992. The band returned to a purer, less "produced" sound; the horns have departed and the songs have a less-constrained, harder edge.[citation needed] Styles vary from ballads such as "Southern Mountains" and "Grand Canyon" to the fast-paced "Sugar Bullets" and "Brainbox". The North American version of this album (with a white, rather than dark grey, cover) contained three extra tracks ("Coffee Shop", "Vicious Circles" and "So Uncool"), which were originally B-sides in the UK. The album peaked at No. 33 in the UK Albums Chart in September 1992.[2] The single "Heaven And Hell" was released from the album, and peaked at No. 46 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1992.[2] The follow-up single, "Sugar Bullets", failed to chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Time to Die"   3:51
2. "Sugar Bullets"   5:26
3. "Heaven or Hell"   4:31
4. "Laughing at the Rain"   3:42
5. "This Town"   5:18
6. "Brainbox"   2:48
7. "Southern Mountains"   3:46
8. "Gain Entry to Your Soul"   4:28
9. "Grand Canyon"   4:11
10. "Wet Afternoon"   4:02
11. "Never See"   4:00
12. "Leave It to the Dogs"   5:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabid, Jack. "The Stranglers: Stranglers in the Night [Limited Edition] > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 535. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.