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").
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.
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
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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.
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|A3||Dead Loss Angeles
Bass [2nd] – Hugh Cornwell
|B1||Shah Shah A Go Go||4:50|
|B2||Don't Bring Harry||4:10|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Liberty/United Records (UK) Ltd.
- Bass – Jean Jacques Burnel*
- Design [Coordination] – John Pasche
- Design [Inner Sleeve] – Shoot That Tiger!
- Design Concept [Cover Concept] – The Stranglers
- Drums – Jet Black
- Engineer – Alan Winstanley
- Guitar – Hugh Cornwell
- Keyboards – Dave Greenfield
- Management – Ian Grant
- Mixed By – Alan Winstanley, Steve Churchyard
- Photography By [2d Cover Photo] – Chris Ryan
- Photography By [3d Cover Photo] – Toppan
- Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Paul Cox
- Photography By [Inner Bag Photo] – Allan Ballard
- Producer – Alan Winstanley, The Stranglers
- Vocals – Dave Greenfield, Hugh Cornwell, Jean Jacques Burnel*
- Written-By – The Stranglers
Notesincludes original printed lyrics inner sleeve featuring Joh Bjelke-Peterson (Australian Premier of QLD) graphics which was subsequently withdrawn due to controversy.
This is the version without the raven's picture as a hologram.
NB : duration for last tracks on both side are missing from labels.
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
Disque gravé et pressé en France
Distribution Pathé marconi - EMI
℗ 1979 Liberty-United Records (UK) Ltd.
|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|