- Audio CD (6 Sep 1993)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Warner
- ASIN: B000026HBA
- Other Editions: MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,702 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Stray almost sounds like the work of a man who has only just realised that you can plug in a guitar and is determined to make up for lost time. "That's How It Is" remains Frame's most explicitly rock & roll moment, and "The Crying Scene" was a deftly executed summation of everything that had made previous Aztec Camera records great--a way with melody, lyric, vocal and guitar apparently as effortless as it was unarguably peerless. --Andrew Mueller
The obvious favourite is the Crying Scene with its 'You only get one hit' chorus and lyrics bursting with life, but before you know it you are rocked by Get Outta London, smooched by Over my Head, moved by Notting Hill Blues and charmed by the final sucker punch of Song for a Friend [hear Roddy and Eddi Reader's [Fairground Attraction] version if you can].
Deceptively charming, eclectic and, as always lyrically fascinating - it's very good value at the price - even if you aren't already a Roddy convert.