The Stranglers : Feline : 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition : Review
Originally released in January 1983, FELINE is The STRANGLERS’ seventh studio LP and was their first for then-new label, Epic.
Much of FELINE was written at Jet’s house – a disused railway station in Gloucestershire – and as soon as the band were free from the shackles of EMI, Epic arranged for them to decamp to ICP Studios in Brussels for all of September, 1982 to record it. It was produced there by the band with Steve Churchyard (Big Country, INXS, Taylor Swift) and mixed by Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex).
The album was preceded by the single EUROPEAN FEMALE, which saw the band back in the UK’s Top 10 Singles Chart. The album got to number 4 in the UK Album chart
Two further singles were released from FELINE, MIDNIGHT SUMMER DREAM and PARADISE
Both the bonus LP and bonus CD on this 40th Anniversary release feature the same tracks; a mix of B-sides and rarities.
EACH FORMAT FEATURES NINE BONUS TRACKS
Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine