MR. MISTER – WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD

(POP/ROCK): This isn’t the best Mr. Mister album. That honor goes to their last project, Pull. Nevertheless, Welcome to the Real World is a stellar album that eclipses its predecessor I Wear the Face and its successor Go On … with a more balanced approach of rock, prog rock and pop. On this reissue, the familiar formula of Richard Page’s fantastic voice, current King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto’s innovative backbeat and Steve George’s forward-thinking pop keyboards are all present, in addition to Steve Farris’ West Coast rock guitar. The reissue gives you a few remixes and an even more enhanced sonic sheen. Welcome to the Real World is available via Richard Page’s Little Dume Recordings website; check out “Uniform of Youth (live)” and “Is it Love (dance mix).”