SOLAR T 1 Always the Sun by The Stranglers

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Catalogue numberSOLAR T 1
TitleAlways the Sun
Artist(s)The Stranglers
Cover conditionVery Good Plus
Record conditionVery Good Plus
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byEpic
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreMusic - Punk and New wave
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesSOLART 1 A1 TIM TOM + J. J. A 1 0 (650130 6 crossed out)
SOLART 1 B1 TY A 1 0 (650130 6 crossed out)
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Always the Sun (Hot mix) [The Stranglers]5.58
B1Norman normal [The Stranglers]4.30
B2Souls (Recorded live at Le Palais Des Sports, Orleans, April 28th 1985.) [The Stranglers]3.18
Total length of media 13:46.


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Jet Black (Brian Duffy) (1974-), Jean-Jacques Burnel (1974-), Hugh Cornwell (up to 1990), Hans Warmling (up to 1975), Dave Greenfield (1975-2020), Paul Roberts (1990-2006), John Ellis (1990-2000), Baz Warne (2000-)

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ES 12201Always the sun (Hot mix)

Other versions

I have the title track on these releases:
[albums]0190295187149Peaches - The very best of the Stranglers
[cds]2100000 48652610 track collectors album
[singles]34 - 06990Always the Sun
[singles]34 - 06990Always the Sun
[albums]460259 1All live and all of the night
[albums]460259 1 PAll live and all of the night
[cds]460259 2All live and all of the night
[albums]463366 1Dreamtime
[cds]463366 2Dreamtime
[albums]466835 1Feline / Dreamtime
[cds]466835 2Feline / Dreamtime
[cds]467395 2Feline / Aural sculpture / Dreamtime
[albums]467541 1Greatest hits 1977 - 1990
[cds]467541 2Greatest hits 1977 - 1990
[cds]467541 9Greatest hits
[cds]471416 2All twelve inches
[cds]509826 2Sweet smell of success
[singles]650130 7Always the Sun
[cdsingles]656430 2Always the Sun (Sunny side up mix)
[cassingles]656430 4Always the Sun (Sunny side up mix)
[cassingles]656430 4Always the Sun (Sunny side up mix)
[cdsingles]656430 5Always the Sun (Live)
[12inches]656430 6Always the Sun
[singles]656430 7Always the Sun (Sunny side up mix)
[cds]CDADV 101The hit men
[cds]CDEPC 26648Dreamtime
[cds]CG009Here & there
[dvds]CMP 1009Live at Alexandra Palace
[cds]EK 40607Dreamtime
[albums]EPC 26648Dreamtime
[albums]EPC II 26648Dreamtime
[singles]ES 1174Always the Sun
[12inches]ES 12201Always the sun (Hot mix)
[albums]ESSLP 194Saturday night, Sunday morning
[albums]HITS 5Hits 5
[singles]IE4 - 7198Always the Sun
[albums]INCA 666Aural fantasy
[singles]JC 1519Always the Sun
[cds]PRMCD 2004Anthology
[cds]R2CD 42-57Gold
[singles]SOLAR 1Always the Sun
[singles]SOLAR D 1Always the Sun / Nice in Nice
[singles]SOLAR P 1Always the Sun

Further information

The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. The current members are Jean-Jacques Burnel, Baz Warne, Jim Macaulay and Toby Hounsham. Past members were Jet Black, Hugh Cornwell, Hans Warmling, Dave Greenfield, John Ellis and Paul Roberts.

Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have originated in the UK punk scene. Formed as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude identified them as one of the instigators of the UK punk rock scene that followed, their idiosyncratic approach rarely followed any single musical genre and the group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through the sophisti-pop of some of their 1980s output. They had major mainstream success with their 1982 single "Golden Brown". Their other hits include "No More Heroes", "Peaches", "Always the Sun" and "Skin Deep" and the 2003 Top 40 hit "Big Thing Coming", which was seen as a return to form.


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