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Together since 1966, Stray have been ploughing their progressive rock furrow for over four decades with very little reward.

Reduced quite effectively to a trio, wiry guitarist/vocalist Del Bromham is the only original member on this impressive return to form. It has passion, fire, intensity and anger in tracks like 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Free At Last and Harry Farr.

The first four Stray albums were essential items in every self-respecting rock fan’s library; this one should be added to the collection.

Pete Makowski joined Sounds music weekly aged 15 as a messenger boy, and was soon reviewing albums. When no-one at the paper wanted to review Deep Purple's Made In Japan in December 1972, Makowski did the honours. He also wrote for Street Life, New Music News, Kerrang!, Soundcheck, Metal Hammer and This Is Rock, and was a press officer for Black SabbathHawkwindMotörhead, the New York Dolls and more.