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STRAY Live In Japan 2013

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The momentum is sustained until the last note dies down, long after the recent ’1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’ bares the band’s soft underbelly, and ‘Buying Time’ thrives on individual solos and a talkbox asking if the audience are all right.

Why shouldn’t they be if the performance is so powerful? That’s the spirit and the way to stray!

DMME.net (August 2014)


It’s testament to the band that the new material stands up alongside the oldies, ‘Harry Farr’ and ’1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’ in particular have all the hallmarks of Stray classics as the band roar through their blistering set.

Rock ‘n’ Reel magazine (July 2014)


‘After The Storm’, starting with a bit of improv, this track gets better the longer it goes on, numerous tempo changes, touches of Hendrix and plenty of room for bassist Robbie Stewart-Matthews and drummer Karl Randall to shine.

Classic Rock Society (July/August 2014)


If you still haven’t checked out what Stray are all about then this is a fine starting point. The converted will find that this is the best live album from the band’s long career.

metaltalk.net (March 2014)


This is a highly recommended live set for any fan of the band or British hard rock in general. Guitar fanatics will have plenty to salivate over as Del Bromham gets into some serious six string theatrics throughout, and these songs are all instantly memorable. Another winner from the fine folks at Angel Air.

Sea Of Tranquillity (March 2014)


Overall, Japan’s first taste of Stray seems to go down well. This is a decent marker of where the band are right now … this is as good a point as any to rediscover the infectious energy and stomp of one of rock’s great survivors.

Get Ready to ROCK! (March 2014)


The current incarnation of Stray operate firmly within the power trio format, and this energised live set finds Bromham dipping into his illustrious back catalogue as they regale their Tokyo audience with a career spanning selection of tracks led by ‘After The Storm’, ‘Buying Time’ and ‘All In Your Mind’.

Kevin Bryan, Regional Newspapers (February 2014)

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