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A 4 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING EVERY TRACK RECORDED BY STRAY FOR TRANSATLANTIC RECORDS BETWEEN 1970 & 1974

NEWLY REMASTERED

STRAY REUNION CONCERT AT THE BORDERLINE, LONDON ON OCTOBER 20th 2017

INCLUDES ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY BY MALCOLM DOME

Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of a re-mastered 4CD clamshell boxed set anthologising all the recordings made by the legendary STRAY for Transatlantic Records between 1970 & 1974.

Formed in 1966 by West London musicians Del Bromham (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Gadd (vocals), Gary Giles (bass) & Steve Crutchley (drums). Crutchley soon departed the band and was replaced by Richie Cole.

By August 1968 and whilst aged only 15 or 16 years old, they had begun to make a name for themselves on the Underground music scene in London, performing at legendary venues such as The Roundhouse and Middle Earth. The band’s hard-edged progressive rock earned a loyal following, which resulted in the band signing to Transatlantic Records in January 1970.

Over the next four years the band would record five remarkable albums and would tour with some legendary names in rock such as Black Sabbath, The Groundhogs, Status Quo and Ten Years After. One of the hardest working bands in Britain, Stray failed to make the commercial impact they deserved, but their influence was felt by a new generation of musicians, perhaps best illustrated by the fact that Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris declared himself to be a fan (leading to Iron Maiden recording a version of the Stray classic ‘All in Your Mind’ as the B-side to their ‘Holy Smoke’ single).

Covering every track from the albums “Stray”, “Suicide”, “Saturday Morning Pictures”, “Mudanzas” and “Move It”, this set also features a thirteen track CD which gathers together studio out-takes, demos and rare singles (including four songs recorded for Pye Records in 1968 at an audition session for producer John Schroeder). Newly re-mastered, “All in Your Mind” includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Malcolm Dome.

Track List:

DISC ONE
1. ALL IN YOUR MIND
2. TAKING ALL THE GOOD THINGS
3. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
4. TIME MACHINE
5. ONLY WHAT YOU CAN MAKE IT
6. YESTERDAY’S PROMISE
7. MOVE ON
8. IN REVERSE / SOME SAY

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “STRAY” – RELEASED IN 1970

9. SON OF THE FATHER
10.NATURE’S WAY
11.WHERE DO OUR CHILDREN BELONG
12.JERICHO
13.RUN MISTER RUN
14.DEAREST ELOISE
15.DO YOU MISS ME?

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “SUICIDE” – RELEASED IN 1971

DISC TWO
1. SUICIDE

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “SUICIDE” – RELEASED IN 1971

2. OUR SONG
3. AFTER THE STORM
4. SISTER MARY
5. MOVE THAT WIGWAM
6. LEAVE IT OUT
7. HOW COULD I FORGET YOU?
8. MR. HOBO
9. QUEEN OF THE SEA
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “SATURDAY MORNING PICTURES” RELEASED IN 1971

10.CHANGES
11.COME ON OVER
12.ALRIGHT MA!
13.OIL FUMES AND SEA AIR
14.GAMBLER
15.HALLELUJAH

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MUDANZAS” – RELEASED IN 1973

DISC THREE
1. I BELIEVE IT
2. PRETTY THINGS
3. SOON AS YOU’VE GROWN
4. LEAVE IT TO US

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MUDANZAS” – RELEASED IN 1973

5. TAP
6. MOVE IT
7. HEY DOMINO
8. CUSTOMS MAN
9. MYSTIC LADY
10. SOMEBODY CALLED YOU
11. GIVE IT UP
12. LIKE A DREAM
13. DON’T LOOK BACK
14. RIGHT FROM THE START
15. OUR PLEA

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MOVE IT” RELEASED IN 1974

DISC FOUR
DEMOS & RARITIES:
1. CHANGE YOUR MIND
2. THE MAN WHO PAINTS THE PICTURES
3. IN THE NIGHT
4. OUTCAST

PYE STUDIOS DEMOS – RECORDED IN NOV’ 1968

5. ALL IN YOUR MIND (SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN ITALY IN 1971

6. ENCORE

RECORDED AT OLYMPIC STUDIOS 1971 DURING SESSIONS FOR “SUICIDE”

7. OUR SONG (SINGLE VERSION)
8. MAMA’S COMING HOME

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1971

9. GEORGIA
10. GET OUT RIGHT AWAY

RECORDED IN 1971

11. BRAND NEW DAY

B-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1973

12. MOVE IT (SINGLE VERSION)
13. CRAZY PEOPLE

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1973

DISC ONE
1. ALL IN YOUR MIND
2. TAKING ALL THE GOOD THINGS
3. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
4. TIME MACHINE
5. ONLY WHAT YOU CAN MAKE IT
6. YESTERDAY’S PROMISE
7. MOVE ON
8. IN REVERSE / SOME SAY

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “STRAY” – RELEASED IN 1970

9. SON OF THE FATHER
10.NATURE’S WAY
11.WHERE DO OUR CHILDREN BELONG
12.JERICHO
13.RUN MISTER RUN
14.DEAREST ELOISE
15.DO YOU MISS ME?

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “SUICIDE” – RELEASED IN 1971

DISC TWO
1. SUICIDE

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “SUICIDE” – RELEASED IN 1971

2. OUR SONG
3. AFTER THE STORM
4. SISTER MARY
5. MOVE THAT WIGWAM
6. LEAVE IT OUT
7. HOW COULD I FORGET YOU?
8. MR. HOBO
9. QUEEN OF THE SEA
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “SATURDAY MORNING PICTURES” RELEASED IN 1971

10.CHANGES
11.COME ON OVER
12.ALRIGHT MA!
13.OIL FUMES AND SEA AIR
14.GAMBLER
15.HALLELUJAH

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MUDANZAS” – RELEASED IN 1973

DISC THREE
1. I BELIEVE IT
2. PRETTY THINGS
3. SOON AS YOU’VE GROWN
4. LEAVE IT TO US

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MUDANZAS” – RELEASED IN 1973

5. TAP
6. MOVE IT
7. HEY DOMINO
8. CUSTOMS MAN
9. MYSTIC LADY
10. SOMEBODY CALLED YOU
11. GIVE IT UP
12. LIKE A DREAM
13. DON’T LOOK BACK
14. RIGHT FROM THE START
15. OUR PLEA

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MOVE IT” RELEASED IN 1974

DISC FOUR
DEMOS & RARITIES:
1. CHANGE YOUR MIND
2. THE MAN WHO PAINTS THE PICTURES
3. IN THE NIGHT
4. OUTCAST

PYE STUDIOS DEMOS - RECORDED IN NOV’ 1968

5. ALL IN YOUR MIND (SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN ITALY IN 1971

6. ENCORE

RECORDED AT OLYMPIC STUDIOS 1971 DURING SESSIONS FOR “SUICIDE”

7. OUR SONG (SINGLE VERSION)
8. MAMA’S COMING HOME

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1971

9. GEORGIA
10. GET OUT RIGHT AWAY

RECORDED IN 1971

11. BRAND NEW DAY

B-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1973

12. MOVE IT (SINGLE VERSION)
13. CRAZY PEOPLE

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1973
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