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Artist: Stratus

Title: Throwing Shapes

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Category: AOR

Year: 2008

Label: Krescendo

Catalog Number: KRECD21


Tino Troy lead guitar, vocals
Bernie Shaw lead vocals
Clive Burr drums, vocals
Chris Troy bass guitar, vocals
Alan Nelson keyboards

Recorded in 1984.


1.  Back Street Lovers  
2.  Gimme Something  
3.  Even If It Takes  
4.  Give Me One More Chance  
5.  Never Say No  
6.  Run for Your Life  
7.  Romancer  
8.  Enough Is Enough  
9.  So Tired  

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From: Japangea Date: October 11, 2008 at 11:19
Late Praying Mantis started the new band with Clive Burr(ex-Iron Maiden) by using Escape,then Tygon(unsure but sounds like this),and finally Stratus.Sounds very similar to Praying Mantis but more ordinary British Hard Rock.If you like Lionheart,this is alo for you.

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From: Jez Date: October 21, 2008 at 14:35
As mentioned above, this features Clive Burr ex Iron Maiden, Bernie Shaw ex Grand Prix (now Uriah Heep) & The Troy Bros. from Praying Mantis and is a good example of Brit AOR/Melodic rock of the time. It isn't of the best quality recording wise it has to be said & it obviously wasn't a big budget recording, although this transfer from wherever it was sourced,is about as good as you are going to get & is well above the acceptable level. 'Throwing Shapes' has some nice tracks on show, with 'Back Street Lovers' starting things off, giving a pretty good indication of where the band are pitching themselves and what to expect for the next 40 odd minutes. 'Give Me One More Chance' is the albums ballad and a pretty good one at that , whilst 'Romancer' & 'Run For Your Life' have a nice uptempo Pompy feel to them. There's a couple of tracks I am not to keen on, but overall, this is a pretty good album, that maybe of it's time, but is one to check out for all the 80's AOR fans out there.

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: January 14, 2009 at 17:16
Album of excellent invoice...

From: juan carlos Date: January 14, 2009 at 21:12
WoW! Clive Burr ex-Iron Maiden/Trust/Praying Mantis here! Troyīs Bros(Praying Mantis and Uriah Heep), you just can wait a really good album. Very Nice British AOR/MR album of that time indeed āla Lionheart thatīs for sure. Obviously i prefer more side A, i mean The first 4 Tracks and 'Enough Is Enough', 'Give Me One More Chance' is the only ballad here, Good! 8.5/10

From: spaguzz Date: February 18, 2009 at 5:08
Wow, it's arrived right now... the sound is amazing. 80's Hard rock full of AOR keyboards. Great.. a must to have!

From: aorluver Date: January 9, 2014 at 16:14
You'd be hard pressed to find a more crappy singer Give it a wide berth -the album SUCKS

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 22, 2015 at 13:42
Yeah this was a Project Clive Burr of Iron Maiden fame(R.I.P.)did back in the 80's and recently the album was reissued(in 2008 to be precised)...full of keyboards and with that typical British AOR sound that reminds me of bands such as Fastway(AOR era),Statetrooper,Midnight Blue,Legs Diamond and some others of the genre...best tracks for me are 2,6 & the rocking 10...some other fine moments are tracks 1,3,4(nice one)& 8...production is not the best but somehow acceptable.85/100

From: aTomiK Date: November 23, 2015 at 5:17
Run for Your Life was in Troma classic Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) and itīs a good tune. Havenīt heard anything else from this one.

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