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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST BUY FOR A STRANGLERS FAN, 17 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Spectre Of Love (Audio CD)
A true return to form, on first hearing i wasnt too sure.But Baz Warne has put his own character on the vocals, and as usual you can rely on JJ, DAVE and JET to knock out another great tune,,hope the rest of the album is as good.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Spectre of Love, 17 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Spectre Of Love (Audio CD)
DEBUT single from The Stranglers' 16th album - Suite XVI - 'The Spectre of Love' displays Radio 2 pop sensibility with enough catchiness and charming intrigue to satisfy the hardcore-in-black and recapture even the most wayward fan.

In their 32nd year, the erstwhile punky tones are here: the driving Burnel bass, the wacky Wurlitzer organ, the twangy guitar and solid Jet Black drums - the way The Stranglers should always be, but this time, with a renewed sharpness... For those not in the know, guitarist Baz Warne is the lead vocalist here, and for most of the album following the quick exit of front man Paul Roberts a couple of months back - and what a cool, sinister voice he has.

Spectre deserves some decent radio play, even if it's Radio 2 - but one thing's for sure: it won't get them on Top of the Pops!

R.I.P. TOTP... Viva The Stranglers IV!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spectre of love, 26 Aug 2006
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Paul (Blackburn, Lancashire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Spectre Of Love (Audio CD)
If there's any justice, the stranglers will have a big hit on their hands with this one. Not only does it sound uniquely like the stranglers, it marries together the qualities that have made the band so popular and durable over the years.

The pounding drums - happy birthday Jet Black 68 today - Burnel's growling bass, Dave's swirling organs and lovely guitar licks coupled with a menacing vocal delivery from Baz Warne.

Above all though it's so incredibly catchy.

Buy it!!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sheer audacity, 25 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Spectre Of Love (Audio CD)
The only word to describe the stranglers re-entering our universe with such confidence and orginiality after so many years in the wilderness is ... audacity. After the magnificent return to form of Norfolk Coast in 2004 the Meninblack show that they are still on top creative form with a melodic and melancholy swagger through the darker side of love which pushes the right buttons for stranglers fans and non-stranglers fans alike. You just have to love the men they love to hate ...

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars be prepared to be blown away., 17 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Spectre Of Love (Audio CD)
if you thought norfolk coast was a return to form, be prepared to be blown away by the meninblack's latest offering.

it's a cracking single , with them back to a 4 piece this is pure stranglers brilliance.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This makes you glad to be alive and a stranglers fan, 17 Sep 2007
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Crc Greenwold "Carl1977" (Weston Super Mare UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Spectre Of Love (Audio CD)
Spectre of Love, No More Heroes, Grip, Somthing Better Change, Peaches.
there I have said it, this song rests easy with these greats.
If the Stranglers have now found the formula again after the under acheving Roberts years then they have given every man and woman in black what we have yearned for over the past 16 years we knew you had it in you still it just took the finding of the right man in Baz, its a pity Norfolk Coast was not minus Roberts here's to the next 16 years and I am serious what would we do without the Stranglers
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