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Giants

4 Mar. 2012 | Format: MP3

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4:03
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6:09
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3:41
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3:14
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3:21
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4:57
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Product details

  • Release Date: 4 Mar. 2012
  • Label: Coursegood Ltd
  • Copyright: (p) 2012, Coursegood Ltd
  • Total Length: 42:42
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B007971A9C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,866 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Sam Holliday VINE VOICE on 5 Mar. 2012
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Over the past few years The Stranglers have become firmly established as one of the best, most exciting and most powerful live acts around.
Sell-out shows and high-profile festival appearances have sealed their relationship with their famously loyal fan base as well as introducing and re-introducing themselves to new and old fans alike.
The band have simply become a live phenomenon.
Again.
But, even though they are now in their 38th year and they could spend their lives on the road reworking the material from their vast back catalogue, the band have never stopped songwriting and never turned their back on the recording studios. Thus they are back now their their 17th studio album - their first for five years - and its title is apt because this is a giant, epic and impressive work.
Giants is an eclectic and very unpredictable record which harnesses many old Strangler strengths - the bass seems to have been turned up to 11 again at times - with some genuine surprises. So you have traditional Stranglers rockers like the jaunty Time Was Once On my Side, the punchy and purposeful Freedom Is Insane, the pleasingly 1977 retro Lowlands and the simply wonderful closing track 15 Steps, next to a dreamy opening instrumental, a touch of rock `n' jazz in the mesmerising My Fickle Resolve and a track that manages to mix lyrics in Spanish with a tango and some pretty brutal guitar playing which sounds like Van Halen may have performed it. Yep, they are not playing it safe here but then again playing it safe has never been a Strangler trait.
The album as a whole has genuine impact, genuine power and gives the genuine feeling that The Stranglers still have something to say and have musical and lyrical ideas aplenty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Weirwolfe on 4 April 2014
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I'm not a Stranglers fan as such and to be honest I only ever heard Golden Brown which left me cold at the time. I read a recent interview in Classic Rock with them and decided to take a chance on this disc. In a word, superb. What a pleasant surprise. From the jazz infused swing of My Fickle Resolve to the effortless swagger of the title track there's not a duff track to be found. This disc is a masterpiece of musicianship and dark wit. This has made this fifty- something, jaded music lover become excited about music again. Thanks Stranglers. Where to go from here?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Scott Carrick on 26 Oct. 2014
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Good but not as good as Norfolk Coast or Suite XVI.

Hopefully their mooted final album if it ever gets completed will hit those Dizzy Heights again.

Still worth purchasing though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. S. Grant on 26 April 2014
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I recently saw the Stranglers on their current Spring 2014 tour and clearly they were in good form and played tracks, presumably from this album, which came across well. On the strength of that gig I bought the Giants album and good it is too. It's up there with many mid-period Cornwell-Stranglers albums, so evidently it's very good. To be honest, this is one that I will play plenty of. Not of their albums have had that effect since "10", although 10 was fairly poppy but enjoyable. Much more traditional Stranglers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert on 18 Dec. 2013
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Stranglers back to their best. Jean-Jaque's bass, Dave's keyboards, Jet Black's drums and the vocals....all good. Great for anyone who remembers these guys early albums fondly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By howard on 7 Oct. 2014
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A good album. I think fans will place it amongst the top shelf albeit a tad tame but it will probably also appeal to new fans.
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By dave t on 19 April 2014
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One of the best albums they have made in a long time this is a must have for any stranglers fan, after seeing them live have not stopped playing this and other albums since
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. P. Rasch on 13 Jan. 2014
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I stopped listening to the Stranglers with Hugh Cornwells departure over 20 years ago. I'm shocked to say this is better than anything Hugh was involved in since La Folie. A really great album that even my wife listens to. Buy it.
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