The Stranglers ‎– The Raven

United Artists Records ‎– UAG 30262
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition

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A1 Longships 1:11
A2 The Raven 5:12
A3 Dead Loss Angeles
Bass [2nd] – Hugh Cornwell
A4 Ice 3:21
A5 Baroque Bordello 3:48
A6 Nuclear Device 3:28
B1 Shah Shah A Go Go 4:51
B2 (Don't Bring) Harry 4:09
B3 Duchess 2:29
B4 Meninblack 4:48
B5 Genetix 5:14

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Limited edition of 20000 copies with lenticular print on the front of the sleeve.

This is the initial release which had the image of Joh Bjelke-Petersen on the inner sleeve artwork. Another limited edition was inadvertently created when the band was forced to remove this image. Petersen was the subject of the album's sixth track, "Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus)". See The Raven for the version without the banned image.

℗© Liberty/United Records (U.K.) Limited

Inner Sleeve:
Engineered at Pathe Marconi Studio, Paris, June 1979.
Mixed at Air London Studios.

We would like to thank the following:
Paul 'Sheds' Jackson, Martin Mulligan, Alan McStravich, Max Prior, Sandie Read, Alan Edwards, Paul Loasby, Ground Control, Super Mick Lights
Management: Ian Grant, Black And White Management

Published by April Music Ltd./Albion Music Ltd.
℗ 1979 Liberty-United Records (UK) Ltd.
Made in England a product of United Artists Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runouts): BiLBO TA1PE UAG 30262 A-4U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runouts): PORKY UAG 30262 B-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Variant): A BILBO BOPPA! UAG 30262 A-3U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant): A PORKY PRIME CUT UAG 30262 A-1U

Other Versions (5 of 50) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GP-765, GP 765 The Stranglers The Raven(LP, Album, Promo, 3D ) United Artists Records, United Artists Records GP-765, GP 765 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-82740 The Stranglers The Raven(LP, Album) United Artists Records 1A 062-82740 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
4XQ-17190 The Stranglers The Raven(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XQ-17190 US 1980 Sell This Version
UAG 302 62 The Stranglers The Raven(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 302 62 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
7466154 The Stranglers The Raven(Cass, Album, RE) EMI 7466154 France 1990 Sell This Version


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April 29, 2016
Alternative matrices for this 3D cover version: UAG 30262 A-1U 'A PORKY PRIME CUT' and 'PORKY' UAG 30262 B-1U
These numbers are on ALL our copies (6) and each one contains the thin card inner sleeve WITH the withdrawn pic above 'Nuclear device'


August 11, 2015
You would think this would be the one with the hologram cover.