The Stranglers - Giants And Gems: An Album Collection (11 CD Box set) with Free MP3's of the albums £29.08 delivered @ Amazon
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The Stranglers - Giants And Gems: An Album Collection (11 CD Box set) with Free MP3's of the albums £29.08 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 20th Mar
Thought this was fantastic value at £2.64 an album on CD with the MP3's too. Buying just the MP3's of this boxset will cost you an extra £6, so it actually works out cheaper to but the CD boxset and get the MP3's free.

The Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most ‘continuously successful’ bands from the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s, with 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums.

Giants and Gems: An album Collection includes 8 albums from the UA/ Liberty years (1977-86) plus ‘Live At The Hope And Anchor 1977’ (1992), and the more recent albums ‘Suite XVI’ (2006) and ‘Giants’ (2012).

Giants and Gems: An album Collection contains the hit singles: (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) / Peaches / Go Buddy Go / Something Better Change / Straighten Out / No More Heroes / 5 Minutes / Nice 'N’ Sleazy / Walk On By / Duchess / Nuclear Device / Don’t Bring Harry / Thrown Away / Let Me Introduce You To The Family / Who Wants The World / Golden Brown / La Folie / Strange Little Girl / Grip '89 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) (remix) / Big Thing Coming / Long Black Veil.

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Disc 1 Sometimes 4.55 Goodbye Toulouse 3.16 London Lady 2.32 Princess of the Streets 4.37 Hanging Around 4.27 Peaches 4.06 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 4.00 Ugly 4.07 Down in the Sewer (Medley) 7.58

Disc 2
I Feel Like a Wog 3.17 Bitching 4.26 Dead Ringer 2.46 Dagenham Dave 3.18 Bring On the Nubiles 2.16 Something Better Change 3.36 No More Heroes 3.28 Peasant in the Big Shitty 3.26 Burning Up Time 2.24 English Towns 2.12 School Mam 7.05

Disc 3
Tank 2.57 Nice N' Sleazy 3.12 Outside Tokyo 2.08 Sweden (All Quiet On the Eastern Front) 2.50 Hey! (Rise of the Robots) 2.15 Toiler On the Sea 5.25 Curfew 3.15 Threatened 3.34 In the Shadows 4.35 Do You Wanna? 2.28 Death and Night and Blood (Yukio) 2.49 Enough Time 4.18

Disc 4
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 4.08 Dagenham Dave 3.29 Burning Up Time 3.26 Dead Ringer 3.03 Hanging Around 4.41 I Feel Like a Wog 3.32 Straighten Out 2.52 Curfew 3.47 Do You Wanna?/Death and Night and Blood (Yukio) (Medley) 5.38 5 Minutes 4.33 Go Buddy Go 5.40

Disc 5
Longships 1.10 The Raven 5.13 Dead Loss Angeles 2.24 Ice 3.25 Baroque Bordello 3.50 Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus) 3.31 Shah Shah a Go Go 4.50 Don't Bring Harry 4.09 Duchess 2.31 The Meninblack (Waiting for 'Em) (Instrumental) 4.48 Genetix 5.17
Edited by: "andywedge" 20th Mar
Disc 6 Waltzinblack 3.37 Just Like Nothing On Earth 3.54 Second Coming 4.22 Waiting for the Meninblack 3.44 Turn the Centuries Turn 4.34 Two Sunspots 2.32 Four Horsemen 3.39 Thrown Away 3.30 Manna Machine 3.16 Hallow to Our Men 7.26

Disc 7
Non Stop 2.29 Everybody Loves You When You're Dead 2.42 Tramp 3.04 Let Me Introduce You to the Family 3.08 Ain't Nothin' to It 3.56 The Man They Love to Hate 4.22 Pin Up 2.46 It Only Takes Two to Tango 3.37 Golden Brown 3.27 How to Find True Love and Happiness in the Present Day 3.04 La Folie 6.04

Disc 8
Tits 5.28 Choosey Susie 3.18 Goodbye Toulouse 3.41 Bitching 4.21 Mean to Me 2.50 School Mam 5.34 Peasant in the Big Shitty 3.44 In the Shadows 5.16 Walk On By 6.20 Princess of the Streets 6.01 Go Buddy Go 7.09 No More Heroes 3.27 Straighten Out 2.52 Peaches 4.07 Hanging Around 4.33 Dagenham Dave 3.22 Sometimes 5.05 Bring On the Nubiles 3.10 London Lady 2.18

Disc 9
Go Buddy Go 3.56 Top Secret 3.26 Old Codger 2.49 Man in White 4.29 Rok It to the Moon 2.45 Love 30 3.54 Shut Up 1.07 Walk On By 6.20 Vietnamerica 4.01 Mean to Me 1.55 Cruel Garden 2.14 Yellowcake UF6 2.55 5 Minutes 3.17

Disc 10
Unbroken 3.48 The Spectre of Love 3.35 She's Slipping Away 3.28 Summat Outanowt 2.14 Anything Can Happen 3.53 See Me Coming 3.55 Bless You (Save You, Spare You, Damn You) 5.35 A Soldier's Diary 2.17 Barbara (Shangri-la) 3.44 I Hate You 2.58 Relentless 5.01

Disc 11
Another Camden Afternoon 4.03 Freedom Is Insane 6.09 Giants 3.41 Lowlands 3.14 Boom Boom 3.21 My Fickle Resolve 5.32 Time Was Once On My Side 3.30 Mercury Rising 3.36 Adios (Tango) 4.39 15 Steps 4.57
Edited by: "andywedge" 20th Mar
Nice one!
One of my claims to fame - I went to see the stranglers in the Ulster Hall in Belfast in 1978, I was a few months shy of my 15th birthday. Towards the end of the show there was a stage invasion and being the shy, retiring type, I did my bit. Anyway, the bouncers cleared the stage but left me alone for some reason. I spent the rest of the night standing watching Dave Greenfield (who really should have gotten a Nobel prize in keyboard playing a long time ago) and chatting to him between songs. He also gave me a "Never Mind The Bo**ocks Here's The Sex Pistols" button badge. Oddly.
I've heard a few of these albums and to be honest, like many bands of the eara, you're better off sticking with a greatest hits compilation.
Baldieman646 m ago

I've heard a few of these albums and to be honest, like many bands of the …I've heard a few of these albums and to be honest, like many bands of the eara, you're better off sticking with a greatest hits compilation.


There aren't many bands of that 'eara' that are still currently doing sellout tours. Voted hot 'cause it's the Stranglers, but it's that price on eBay anyway.
What memories. What a group. What a price. I remember paying close to £100 for a box set of the Jam's work. The stranglers have a much bigger catalogue. Although I have many of the albums in vinyl at this price it is worth buying even if I have half of this collection.

The thing about "the best" of is it doesn't capture the band. The albums need to be listened to as a whole, not a snippet here and a snippet there. You lose the essence of the band by listening to their "best hits".

This is not a pop band. The bulk of the music is not pop fodder. The music is deep and with substance. The keyboard player is absolutely amazing (more like an accomplished classical pianist than a mere keyboard player).

What a heritage this band leaves behind
Edited by: "fiqqer" 20th Mar
mickrick44 m ago

One of my claims to fame - I went to see the stranglers in the Ulster Hall …One of my claims to fame - I went to see the stranglers in the Ulster Hall in Belfast in 1978, I was a few months shy of my 15th birthday. Towards the end of the show there was a stage invasion and being the shy, retiring type, I did my bit. Anyway, the bouncers cleared the stage but left me alone for some reason. I spent the rest of the night standing watching Dave Greenfield (who really should have gotten a Nobel prize in keyboard playing a long time ago) and chatting to him between songs. He also gave me a "Never Mind The Bo**ocks Here's The Sex Pistols" button badge. Oddly.


I saw them at Glasgow Apollo in late 70's as a young lad, this was at their height of punk but their much more than that, so much a complete band. I agree Dave's brill!
Btw I have every album they ever made.
Edited by: "leitchyleck" 20th Mar
Baldieman6429 m ago

I've heard a few of these albums and to be honest, like many bands of the …I've heard a few of these albums and to be honest, like many bands of the eara, you're better off sticking with a greatest hits compilation.


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gavinrawlings33 m ago

There aren't many bands of that 'eara' that are still currently doing …There aren't many bands of that 'eara' that are still currently doing sellout tours. Voted hot 'cause it's the Stranglers, but it's that price on eBay anyway.



What made this the deal for me was the MP3s free with the CDs. Pretty sure you don't get the MP3's too on ebay?
gavinrawlings46 m ago

There aren't many bands of that 'eara' that are still currently doing …There aren't many bands of that 'eara' that are still currently doing sellout tours. Voted hot 'cause it's the Stranglers, but it's that price on eBay anyway.



If t ain't Hugh Cornwell, it ain't The Stranglers....
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