Classic: Mr. Mister, Go On, 1987
As the missing fourth album (Pull) of this wonderful exponent of eighties studio aces formed band is finally getting an official release, I thought it was time to pay tribute to the album I love the most from them.
Okay, everybody is familiar with Kyrie and especially Broken Wings (both from their second album Welcome To The Real World), but this is the one I have played the most over time.
Mr. Mister were a band that took sophisticated rock music to a whole other level. And this is the album to prove it with. Strictly speaking it is hardly a hard rocking album, but the songs are so intense and so unbelievably well crafted and executed, it is every serious musicians wet dream I suppose.
Things kick off with Stand And Deliver, whose catchy chorus should have made it big. Next is Healing Waters that evolves from mystique into an almost gospel like tune. The mystery returns on the opening sequences of Dust. The chorus is instant, and the immense voice of Richard Page still grabs you in seconds.
I could go on bragging about this album. But I think it is best to just whet your appetite. An album to track down and play unto eternity…
Richard Page has released a few more albums since this, check his site for that. Drummer Pat Mastelotto has been active with King Crimson among others. Alas I lost track of keyboarder Steve George and guitar player Steve Farris.