Strangers On A Train were born in 1990, the embryo of a musical hybrid of talents comprising Clive Nolan, Karl Groom and Tracy Hitchings. "The Key Part I: The Prophecy" is the beginning of The Key trilogy, an epic concept conceived by Clive Nolan who also wrote all the music and lyrics. "The Prophecy" set out to be a performance album based on the strength of the compositions, the skills of the individual members of the band and a high level of emotional intensity. One could call it "chamber rock"; drawing from the traditional roots of progressive rock and yet abandoning the unnecessary clichés that have always attached themselves to that genre of music. The Prophecy contains over an hour of thoroughly composed, well thought out, brilliantly performed music. Sometimes haunting, sometimes soothing, versatile in style and just plain different that will provide a unique listening experience. Strangers On A Train quickly got a faithful following and nowadays they enjoy a cult status. They have been known to be popular amongst progressive rock fans and those accustomed with Nolan's works, as well as crossing over to a wider audience appreciative of New Age music and Cinematic soundscapes.

A handful of gigs followed along with "The Key Part II: The Labyrinth", the much anticipated second album. When the band's Dutch record label SI Music went out of business, Verglas Music decided to re-release the two albums as the demand was still very much there. There was always the intention to record and release part III of the trilogy, but because of the success of the members' other bands (Arena/Landmarq/Threshold etc) this has been put on hold for a while. However, you may rest assured that this album will see the light of day... and you will never have heard anything like it!

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click here for a review of The Labyrinth (new frame)