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Welcome To The Real World

Mr. MisterAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA Records Label
  • ASIN: B000002WBS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,970 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How'd a band like this only last three albums? July 2, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This is the middle one of three albums from "Kansas Jr." (the other two don't seem to be available), but these guys were tight and melodic from day one, as well as funky enough to keep them out of the "soft rock" quagmire (Robert Fripp obviously thought so when he ended drummer Pat Mastelotto's "planned obsolescence" by making him Bill Bruford's junior partner in the present King Crimson). But that was the 'Eighties for you. Anything melodic came out ear-candy. Anything with punch had to be harsh and grating. Except Mr. Mister--they played hard-driving, radio-friendly pop songs with the finesse of an art rock band. Like the opener "Black/ White"--this bunch had an uncanny talent for being right about which song should be the first one. You find that also on the first album with "Hunters Of the Night" and on the last album with "Stand and Deliver" (which became the theme to the film of the same name). Upbeat songs, all of them--but they don't just crash into you and knock you over on the first beat like the headbanger stuff of that era. They serenely shift into <drive> and build in intensity through the first verse, reaching full stride at the chorus. The next time you play the song, you realize that it didn't start slow and speed up--it was at full tempo from beat one. Other writers here cover the avoidance of synth-pop cliches well, but I think they're talking textures. I can't help but notice that the keyboardist slides deftly between rock, jazz and R & B chordings so well that you forget that, theoretically, these are mutually exclusive forms. But this dude often puts them all in the same song. Why is it that Foreigner is still in business but this band is yesterday's papers? There ain't no justice!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Lost Band. February 22, 2000
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I was 12 when "Broken Wings" hit the airwaves and I hated it. Then "Kyrie" hit the airwaves and I loved it. Then "Is It Love" hit the airwaves and I liked that too. In 1987 I bought Welcome to the Real World and Go On. I loved them both, but most people would say that Welcome to the Real World is Mr. Mister's most memorable cd. Later, in '89 I bought I Wear the Face and thought that it was a good debut disc. Mr. Mister is like the Cutting Crew and Bourgeois Tagg--they should have been long-lasting musical acts. I guess with the commercial failure of Go On in '87 the band decided to call it quits. They should have persevered because Go On was a more mature effort than Welcome to the Real World. Go On also had a richer, more organic sound to it. But, Welcome to the Real World is the only disc still in print. I'd recommend it because every track is solid. No album filler or long-winded passages. Just a nice, well produced, well played pop album. Interestingly, Richard Page did a solo cd in 1996 that was mediocre compared to what he did with Mr. Mister. This is a great cd, you won't be disappointed, it's worth the money.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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That question is taken from their hit "Kyrie," but later on that. Following the brisk New Wave/rock of I Wear The Face, with "Hunters Of The Night," Mr. Mister (creative name, huh?) made their best-known album, which contains a more streamlined version of the hybrid electropop/rock sound, where a grinding guitar was meshed in with airy synths. Welcome To The Real World yielded their only three Top Ten singles, two of which would hit #1. They benefitted from lead vocalist/bassist Richard Page with his tempered but pleading voice, keyboard/vocalist Steve George, who were also sessions vocalists for bigger artists, Steve Farris's fiery guitars, and Pat Mastelotto's power drums. A good combination.
"Black/White" with its meshed keyboards and bombastic guitar and 80's keyboard theatrics, could've been a single. Actually, it might've been the followup to "Is It Love," but if it was, it tanked. Shouldn't have, as it's not all bad.
Instead of wearing the face, Mr. Mister sings of wearing the "Uniform Of Youth," a call to parents from children. With the anthemic drums and lyrics, as well as the skittery keyboards, again, another possible single. There's a resigned feeling in this song, asking to be respected for individuality, but also a request to parents: "no one said the world was fair/all I want is for you to care."
"Run To Her" could've been another single, as it's a quiet synth ballad emphasizing Page's softer vocals, which is up a register from normal.
Clearly enough thought of Page's pleading vocals and those fiery guitar bursts in the moody ballad "Broken Wings," with its airy synth and bassline. It made the #1 spot, but signalled the beginning of their fifteen minutes, something encompassed only within this album. Between the three singles, this is my favourite.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable album November 9, 2004
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Having been released in 1985, Welcome to the Real World is the second full-length album from Mr. Mister. It consists of ten tracks. The material is in a pop rock musical direction. Altogether, I find the songwriting to be gratifying, the musicianship to be taut, and the sound quality to be pleasing. Two ballads are included, "Run to Her" and "Broken Wings." Richard Page is a likeable vocalist--he also handles the bass guitar duties. Steve George's keyboard work and the guitar playing of Steve Farris complement each other. Examples of George's impressive keyboard playing can be heard on the lively, album-opening "Black/White," which exhibits a pretty keyboard melody on the chorus, and on the vibrant "Uniform of Youth"--displaying rapid-fire keyboard work from him. The harmony vocals are remarkable, also (this is evidenced during the refrain of the vivacious "Is It Love"). My favorite songs are "Don't Slow Down," "Run to Her," and "Broken Wings." The catchy "Don't Slow Down" contains an infectious keyboard line from George that is indelible, ardent vocal harmonies, and euphonious guitar work from Farris. The serene and attractive ballad "Run to Her" features a fervent vocal performance from Page that is striking. The epic, elegant ballad "Broken Wings" is a nicely tailored composition that presents keyboard playing from George that is enveloping, atmospheric, and regal; also, Page's bass guitar playing is memorable, and Farris' guitar melody during the ending section is notable. Other pieces that I like are "Into My Own Hands," "Kyrie," and "Welcome to the Real World." The sprightly "Into My Own Hands" sports a dynamic chorus and melodic guitar soloing from Farris--at song's end are charming harmony vocals. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice CD
It has some really good songs on it. I am very happy I bought it. The CD arrived on time and in good condition. Very pleased with my purchase.
Published 4 months ago by Patricia Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great eighties album
Defiantly eighties great album two major hits on it the other songs are awesome also these guys were great I would recommend this
Published 6 months ago by Joseph Murrell
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just "Kyrie."
I love the Christian-influenced #1 hit "Kyrie," but I was pleasantly surprised to see that there are other great tunes including "Is It Love?" and others.
Published 11 months ago by dan9
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Mister
This is not a "greatest hits" collection, but it may as well be. "Broken Wings", "Kyrie", and many more are included. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mark J. House
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing album
I ordered this as a diehard fan of Mr. Mister and someone who already had the vinyl version of the same album. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Trina_rocks
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the 80's.....period!
I've had this album 3 time now. I finally have it on my Cpu so I wont lose it. Do yourself a tabor and pick it up.
Published 18 months ago by Whit Privette
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Had this album when it was first released.Liked it then like it now.
One of the better 80's bands that played normal music not that new wave
crap that other bands got... Read more
Published 23 months ago by dawber34
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This is a great album with two of my favorite of theirs on this CD. Overall this is a great CD and I would recommend this.
Published on March 24, 2012 by Rick Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite bands
Mr. Mister is one of my favorites of all time. Granted they may seem dated, but music and the positive memories evoked certainly make for high ratings, at least on a personal... Read more
Published on March 10, 2012 by UmYDntUTellMe
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish Mr.Mister were still making music.....
"Welcome To The Real World" was Mr. Mister's second album and their most well-known album to date. They were great musicians and song-writers and there are no fillers on this disc... Read more
Published on February 6, 2012 by Troy Adcox
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