Infinity Drive


Infinity Drive is an album of demos written and recorded as album content for The Stranglers when John Ellis and Paul Roberts were members. The tracks were not used. However, over the years, many fans have asked if these tracks would ever be released in a commercial format. As a result of support from a number of generous Kickstarters we can now make this interesting piece of musical history available on CD.

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Weight 0.06 kg
Dimensions 17.5 x 20 x 1 cm
Infinity Drive


5 reviews for Infinity Drive

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Johnnie Holdaway

    If you liked the John Ellis and Paul Roberts era of The Stranglers (MIB) you will love this album of tracks that didn’t make it onto MIB albums. Thought provoking lyrics, intricate guitars by John and the wonderful voice of Paul. Buy it now you won’t regret it, the only regret will be JE and PR sadly left the MIB. Check out also John’s other work of Sly Guitar and The Gallery series, well worth listening to !

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jim Drury

    A really good listen, containing a great deal of musical and lyrical depth. These tracks should have made up the bulk of The Stranglers’ disappointing Coup de Grace album. They’re far superior. My personal faves are the title track and ‘Never Saw Anyone.’

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mikayel Abazyan

    Being a fan of John Ellis and Paul Roberts, I couldn’t pass by this new release of “old” material which sounds very fresh. I have been listening to these recordings for two weeks already and there is no sign of them becoming boring.
    Oh, those vocals! Oh, that guitar!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Wright

    An album such as this is an interesting challenge as the artist is choosing to expose songs that were often strangled at birth; it takes a certain courage and self belief to release the material regardless of the reason why the songs didn’t make the selection for the original intended destination album. The first surprise I had on listening to the album was how developed the songs are, often demo recordings are just bones with minimal flesh added to give an idea of a song, at other times they are simple 4 track things with an electronic beat added for tempo. These sangs are neither, they are ready to go straight from the box. The lyrics are complete, thought out and at times provocative, the instruments are all there down to keyboards and backing guitar tracks underlying John Ellis’ distinctive, complex lead guitar style. Then we come to the vocals by Paul Roberts; these were reportedly added many yeas later and are, I fear to say, much better than any vocals recorded during his tenure with The Stranglers. While in the band Paul focused on deeper, resonant tones and was at times forcing his voice artificially low while on this album he is very much mid range and his voice rings out in a manner not heard before. It’s a good album and I feel had some of these songs made it to full gestation and been recorded by The Stranglers, with the extra resources available then their Coup de Grace album would have been a far stronger and more memorable piece.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Woolfenden

    Infinity Drive is an excellent album destined to be a future classic from two of England’s best singer song writers .

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