The Stranglers On Stage On Screen in December
New Wave Pictures and Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of The Stranglers On Stage On Screen on 8th December 2008 priced at £14.99. This release brings together a live concert of the British group with a mini-feature film starring Jean Jacques Burnel of The Stranglers.
The Stranglers formed in September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. They began as a pub rock group, but later branched out to explore other styles of music using psychedelia, Doors-like keyboards and the driving aggression of punk and new wave.
Recorded at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the live set consists of:
Waltzinblack (intro), Norfolk Coast, All Day And All Of The Night, Big Thing Coming, Peaches, Skin Deep, Always The Sun, Long Black Veil, I’ve Been Waiting, Lost Control, Goodbye Toulouse, Summat Outanowt, Walk On By, Duchess, Burning Up Time, Toiler On the Sea, Time To Die, Tank, Mine All Mine, No More Heroes
Accompanying the music is the mini-feature film, Norfolk Coast.
Norfolk Coast features Jean Jacques Burnel of The Stranglers in his first main screen role as Warner. Left by his wife Wendy (Lynsey Baxter), Warner struggles to come to terms with her subsequent suicide. He returns to his native Norfolk where he tries to rationalise his memories of a childhood torn apart by incest and an adherence to a strange cult. He turns to his older cousin Linda, played by acclaimed Academy Award nominated actress Susannah York, for help and advice but instead seeks his own way out through confronting his father, Tucker, (Nicholas Ball). All the conflicting strands in his life begin to unwind and we are left with a question mark hanging over what is the true reality of Warner’s situation. Strangely atmospheric, reminiscent of movies like the Wicker Man and even Performance, the film blends landscape and a nightmarish take on family life to produce an unsettling and haunting picture.