Stray (album)

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Stray
Studio album by Aztec Camera
Released June 1990
Genre Rock
Length 41:11
Label Sire
Producer Roddy Frame, Eric Calvi
Aztec Camera chronology
Love
(1987)
Stray
(1990)
Dreamland
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Stray is the fourth album by British group Aztec Camera, released in June 1990 on the Sire Records label.

Stray was praised for its diversity of songs and styles, and for the assured nature of Roddy Frame's lyrics (which had been considered the weak-point of some of his earlier material). Its understated production was also received positively, particularly coming after the group's previous album Love, which sold well in the United Kingdom but had been criticised by some[by whom?] for being too sanitised and glossy.

Stray peaked at #22 on the albums chart. The single "Good Morning Britain", a collaboration with Mick Jones, reached #19.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Roddy Frame.

  1. "Stray" 5:34
  2. "The Crying Scene" 3:34
  3. "Get Outta London" 3:41
  4. "Over My Head" 5:53
  5. "Good Morning Britain" 4:02
  6. "How It Is" 4:00
  7. "The Gentle Kind" 5:32
  8. "Notting Hill Blues" 6:41
  9. "Song for a Friend" 2:27

Singles[edit]

"The Crying Scene" (UK #70)
"Good Morning Britain" (UK #19)

Personnel[edit]

  • Roddy Frame - Guitars, Vocals
  • Gary Sanctuary - Keyboards
  • Paul Powell - Bass Guitar
  • Frank Tontoh - Drums

References[edit]