The Stranglers - Duchess

The Stranglers - Duchess

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK 7" 1979 (United Artists - BP 308)

A Duchess 2:30
B Fools Rush Out 2:10

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US 7" 1980 (IRS - IR 9018)

A Duchess 2:29
B The Raven 5:12

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 14, 9 wks

Credits

UK 7":

Produced by The Stranglers and Alan Winstanley
Engineered by Alan Winstanley

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US 7":

Produced by The Stranglers and Alan Winstanley
Engineered by Alan Winstanley/Steve Churchyard
From the I.R.S. album Stranglers IV SP-70011

Additional Credits

'Duchess' and 'The Raven' recorded at Pathe Studios, Paris, June 1979. Mixed at Air London Studios by Alan Winstanley and Steve Churchyard

Hugh Cornwell - guitar, lead vocals on 'Duchess' and 'Fools Rush Out'
Dave Greenfield - keyboards
Jean Jacques Burnel - bass, lead vocals on 'The Raven'
Jet Black - drums

Reviews & Opinions

STEVE BUSH, SMASH HITS, AUGUST-SEPTEMBER, 1979: Can't suss this one out at all. Hugh Cornwell actually sings. Yeah, a bit shaky maybe, but it's proper singing. And the song's quite nice. But it's also repetitive and lacks any real substance. The B-side, which is more like the Stranglers we all know and hate, is equally insubstantial.

Additional Notes

'Duchess' is the first single from The Raven.

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