The Stranglers are one of those bands that while they had a devout UK fanbase, struggled for acceptance in the rest of the world, especially the US. (Why, I do not know.) However, in the UK, they enjoyed a robust string of Top 40 hits and best-selling albums. Their debut album, Rattus Norvegicus, was issued in 1977 giving the band an out of the gate Platinum success although it would be their only one at that level. “Peaches” came from that album.
On March 3, The Stranglers celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Feline, which was released in 1983. When released, Feline enjoyed 3 UK singles and charted well as an album in the world market, due, in part, to the signing to Epic Records, giving the band a larger push. Here, Feline will celebrate its anniversary with a 2CD that adds in single edits, 12″ remixes, live cuts, and other studio track rarities associated with the album.
Feline will be reissued on CD, DD, and on Limited Edition Translucent Red Marble vinyl 2LP. You can pre-order here.
Feline (40th Anniversary Edition) – The Stranglers
01 Midnight Summer Dream
02 It’s A Small World
03 Ships That Pass In The Night
04 The European Female (In Celebration Of)
05 Let’s Tango In Paris
07 All Roads Lead To Rome
08 Blue Sister
09 Never Say Goodbye
01 The European Female (Radio Edit)
02 Midnight Summer Dream (Special Single Mix)
03 Paradise (7” Edit)
06 Midnight Summer Dream (Special 12” Mix)
07 Savage Breast
08 Vladimir & Olga
09 Midnight Summer Dream/European Female (Live)
10 Aural Sculpture Manifesto