Hugh Cornwell was a large part to the band known as The Stranglers. The Stranglers enjoyed a healthy relationship with the UK fanbase and so produced more than a few high-charting albums as well as 23 Top40 UK radio hits. In the US, however, their star didn’t shine as brightly although they maintained a devoted fanbase (of which I’m pleased to say, I’m one).

Over the decades, the band, with different lineups, although always with founding member, Jet Black, as well as Jean-Jacques Burnel, and Dave Greenfield. Hugh Cornwell stopped being a member of The Stranglers in 1990 after a solid production of ten classic Stranglers studio sets (which ended with 10). Since his run with The Stranglers, Cornwell busied himself with a number of projects included a handful of solo albums.

On October 5, Hugh Cornwell will release an interesting 2CD set that will offer a CD of ten new songs, and a CD (sub-titled Restoration) of re-recorded acoustic takes of ten friendly Stranglers tracks. The set will be titled Monster with the original new album retaining that title and the second CD of re-recorded Stranglers tracks acquiring the Restoration title.

Monster will be released on 2CD, DD, and 180g-weight 2LP black vinyl.

MonsterHugh Cornwell

CD1 (Monster)
01 – Pure Evel
02 – La Grande Dame
03 – The Most Beautiful Girl in Hollywood
04 – Mosin’
05 – Mr. Leather
06 – Bilko
07 – Robert
08 – Monster
09 – Attack of the Major Sevens
10 – Duce Coochie Man

CD2 (Restoration)
01 – Outside Tokyo
02 – Let Me Down Easy
03 – Souls
04 – Don’t Bring Harry
05 – Goodbye Toulouse
06 – Ships That Pass In The Night
07 – Never Say Goodbye
08 – No More Heroes
09 – Big in America
10 – Always The Sun


By MARowe