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Pull (Mr. Mister album)

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Released  November 23, 2010
Length  51:30
Release date  23 November 2010
Genres  Rock music, New wave
Recorded  1989-1990
Artist  Mr. Mister
Label  Little Dume Recordings
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Producer  Mr. Mister & Paul De Villiers
Similar  Mr Mister albums, Rock music albums

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Pull is the fourth studio album by American pop band Mr. Mister, and the only album not to feature founding guitarist Steve Farris, who had departed the band in 1989. It was recorded from 1989 to 1990, but the record company refrained from releasing this more introspective album. Due to the band's being left without a record company – and subsequent breakup – the album was left without an official release until 2010, when it was remixed and released by Richard Page's own Little Dume Recordings label.

Contents

The album was made available as a physical CD plus digital download.

No singles were released from this album, although one track ("We Belong to No One") was offered as a free download from the Little Dume website while the album was being prepped for release. Also, "Waiting in My Dreams" was first featured on the band's The Best of Mr. Mister album.

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Background

After the band's 1987 album Go On... did not fare as well commercially as their predecessor Welcome to the Real World, the band returned to the studio in the fall of 1988 to record their fourth studio album Pull. The band decided to record material that had "more air and acoustic" within them, essentially opting for a more organic approach. Producer Paul De Villiers pushed the band to experiment with more piano, organ and real percussion. However, when the album was presented to RCA, which had just been taken over by BMG Ariola, the company responded "we don't know what to do with it". The label felt the album's material was too experimental, and therefore not commercial. This resulted in the label refusing to release the album, which still needed to undertake final mixing. The band did approach other labels with the record, but with no success they soon disbanded.

Before the album's official 2010 release, Pull was leaked unofficially, resulting in various bootleg copies of the album appearing on the internet. These featured various fan-made album covers. After years of trying to release the album, Page was helped by Jeremy Holiday in getting the album released independently. Page wanted to make the album available to fans, who had "hounding me about this album for years". Speaking to Mike Duquette in 2010, Page added: "The bootleg copies just don't cut it, and people have made up their own titles, so it's finally good to just set the record straight, to say, "here's how we wanted it to sound," and remaster it with Bob Ludwig."

  1. "Learning to Crawl" - 5:48
  2. "Waiting in My Dreams" - 4:54
  3. "Crazy Boy" - 3:29
  4. "Close Your Eyes" - 4:44
  5. "Lifetime" - 4:36
  6. "I Don't Know Why" - 4:52
  7. "We Belong to No One" - 4:55
  8. "Burning Bridge" - 4:02
  9. "No Words to Say" - 5:22
  10. "Surrender" - 4:27
  11. "Awaya" - 4:20
  • Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 written by: Richard Page, Steve George, and John Lang.
  • Tracks 1, 6, 10, and 11 written by: Page, George, Lang, and Pat Mastelotto.
  • Track 9 written by: Page and George.
  • Personnel

    Mr. Mister
  • Richard Page - vocals, bass guitar, lyrics, producer
  • Steve George - vocals, keyboards, soprano sax, lyrics, producer
  • Pat Mastelotto - drums, percussion
  • Additional personnel
  • John Lang - lyrics
  • Kevin Killen - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Paul De Villiers - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Trevor Rabin - guitar (tracks 1, 5, 6, 11), additional bass (tracks 1, 5, 11)
  • Buzz Feiten - guitar (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11)
  • Doug Macaskill - guitar (tracks 3, 11)
  • Peter McRea - guitar (tracks 9, 10)
  • Luis Conte - additional percussion (tracks 2, 5, 8, 11)
  • Songs

    1Learning to Crawl5:45
    2Waiting in My Dreams4:54
    3Crazy Boy3:28

    References

    Pull (Mr. Mister album) Wikipedia


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