- Performer The Stranglers
- Title The Raven
- Style New Wave, Avantgarde
- Other formats VOC AIFF AA ASF XM DTS WMA
- Genre Rock
- Size MP3 1963 mb
- Size FLAC 1708 mb
- Rating: 4.9
- Votes: 498
The Raven is the fourth studio album by English new wave band The Stranglers. It was released on 21 September 1979, through record label United Artists. The first two songs, much of the artwork (the band is shown standing on the prow of a Viking longship) and the album title refer to Norse mythology. The album deals with a variety of issues, including Japanese ritual suicide ("Ice"), heroin use ("(Don't Bring) Harry"), the Iranian Revolution ("Shah Shah a Go Go") and genetic engineering ("Genetix").
The Stranglers – The Raven. Label: United Artists Records – UAG 30262. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. This release has the image of Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Australia map on the inner sleeve artwork. This is the version without the raven's picture as a hologram o lenticular print on the front of the sleeve. Inner Sleeve: Engineered at Pathe Marconi Studio, Paris, June 1979. Mixed at Air London Studios. We would like to thank the following: Paul 'Sheds' Jackson, Martin Mulligan, Alan McStravich, Max Prior, Sandie Read, Alan Edwards, Paul Loasby, Ground Control, Super Mick Lights Management: Ian Grant, Black And White Management
By the time The Raven was released, the Stranglers had branched out a bit from their punk-influenced pop music stylings and grouchy p-based lyrics. Half the songs on this album (among them "Dead Loss Angeles," "Nuclear Device," "Shah Shah a Gogo," and "Genetix") spout verses critical of social or political issues. Only the first of these four numbers, with its clipped vocal delivery and stripped-down, bass-heavy arrangement, shows significant British punk influence.
Artists The Stranglers The Raven. The Raven The Stranglers. This album has an average beat per minute of 129 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/166 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.
Punk-Rock The Stranglers. 队列表 Punk-Rock The Stranglers The Raven. Band Name The Stranglers. 3. Dead Loss Angeles. 4. Ice. 5. Baroque Bordello. 7. Shah Shah a Go Go. 8. Don't Bring Harry.
The Raven is the fourth studio album by English new wave band The Stranglers. The Raven was released on 21 September 1979. It reached No. 4 in the UK albums chart, remaining in the chart for eight weeks. However, it is believed it should have made No. 1 but for an error in the chart.
|A3||Dead Loss Angeles
Bass [2nd] – Hugh Cornwell
|B1||Shah Shah A Go Go||4:51|
|B2||Don't Bring Harry||4:09|
|UAG 30262||The Stranglers||The Raven (LP, Album, Ltd)||United Artists Records||UAG 30262||UK||1979|
|GP-765, GP 765||The Stranglers||The Raven (LP, Album, Promo, 3D )||United Artists Records, United Artists Records||GP-765, GP 765||Japan||1979|
|UAJ(L)1017||The Stranglers||The Raven (LP, Album)||United Artists Records||UAJ(L)1017||South Africa||1979|
|4XQ-17190||The Stranglers||The Raven (Cass, Album, RE, Dol)||EMI America||4XQ-17190||US||1985|
|UAG 30262||The Stranglers||The Raven (LP, Album, MP)||United Artists Records||UAG 30262||UK||1979|