Feline (The Stranglers album)

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Feline
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Studio album by The Stranglers
Released 1 January 1983
Recorded December 1982
Studio ICP Studios in Brussels, Belgium
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Length 38:31
Label Epic
Producer The Stranglers, Steve Churchyard
The Stranglers chronology
La Folie
(1981)
Feline
(1983)
Aural Sculpture
(1984)
Singles from Feline
  1. "European Female"
    Released: December 1982
  2. "Midnight Summer Dream"
    Released: February 1983
  3. "Paradise"
    Released: July 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Feline is the seventh studio album by The Stranglers and was released in January 1983 (on the Epic record label in the United Kingdom). The first edition came with a free one-sided 7" single "Aural Sculpture Manifesto". Feline drew heavily on two of the dominant musical influences in Europe of the time, by using primarily acoustic guitars and electronic drums as well as Dave Greenfield's synthesizers. The American edition of the album included the British hit single "Golden Brown" as the closing track on side one of the original vinyl (and the fifth song in on the CD version).[2]

Feline peaked higher than their earlier studio album release, La Folie, reaching No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart.[3]

There were three singles released from Feline - The first was "European Female" which reached No. 9 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1983, and was followed by a remixed 7" version of "Midnight Summer Dream" in February (which peaked at No. 35 in the UK). The third and final single released was "Paradise" (released in July 1983) which reached No. 48.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Stranglers.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Midnight Summer Dream" 6:12
2. "It's a Small World" 4:34
3. "Ships That Pass in the Night" 4:06
4. "European Female (In Celebration Of)" 3:58
Side B
No. Title Length
5. "Let's Tango in Paris" 3:12
6. "Paradise" 3:46
7. "All Roads Lead to Rome" 3:50
8. "Blue Sister" 3:57
9. "Never Say Goodbye" 4:10
Total length: 38:31
2001 CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
10. "Savage Breast" 3:18
11. "Pawsher" 4:57
12. "Permission" 4:53
13. "Midnight Summer Dream/European Female (live)" (recorded live at The Zenith, Paris, 29 April 1985) 10:18
14. "(The Strange Circumstances Which Lead to) Vladimir and Olga" 3:54
15. "Aural Sculpture Manifesto" 3:20
Total length: 68:25

Personnel[edit]

The Stranglers

with:

  • Anna Von Stern, France Lhermitte - backing vocals on "Paradise"
Technical
  • Tony Visconti - mixing
  • Nick Marchant - art direction, design
  • Tim Widdal - design

References[edit]

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