STRANGERS ON A TRAIN was formed in 1990 as another of Clive Nolan's (Pendragon, Arena, Shadowland, Caamora) projects. Nolan here is accompanied by Karl Groom and Tracy Hitchings, the singer for Landmarq. Nolan wrote all the music and lyrics for what is at some point supposed to be a trilogy of albums called "The Key". "The Key Part I: The Prophecy" was released in 1990 and its follow-up "The Key Part II: The Labyrinth" was released three years later in 1993. The band mixed in new age music and cinematic soundscapes into its neo-prog on these two releases.