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The World Is A Game [CD]

Mystery Audio CD
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Mystery was formed in 1986 by Michel St-Pere in the Montreal region. Originally created as a studio project, it would take nearly four years before a stable line-up takes form. By 1990 the band consisted of Michel St-Pere on guitars, Raymond Savoie on vocals, Stephane Perreault on drums, and Benoit Dupuis on Keyboards. During the same time, Studio illusion is created, a recording studio owned ... Read more in Amazon's Mystery Store

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  • Audio CD (10 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Unicorn Digital
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,526 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh - first reviewer! (It's good!!!!!) 10 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
Not keen on being first reviewer, but I'll base this on the reader having some knowledge of this great Canadian Band.
Well - Prog; at least it sits quite neatly into that bracket - it is great rock music!
Lead by the amazing voice of Benoit David, this new opus is full of the usual Mystery trademarks.
Excellent musicianship and solid melodies - very accessible and agreeable; a worthy follow on from the superb "One Among the Living".
In places and at times, it is quite anthemic - for me two stand out tracks are the title song - "The World Is A Game" (has a great hook) and "Dear Someone". It's all wrapped with the 19 minute epic - "Another Day" which is full of variety.
Benoit's voice is amazing, he seems to have fully recovered from the malady that caused his abrupt departure from Yes.
Notably - the guest drummer is the awesome Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, TFT, Genesis etc.) with greatly underated bass player Antoine Fafard; (check out his solo album - "Solus Opernadi)and - of course the genius of Mr Mystery - Michel St-Pere, a gifted musician.
Definitely 5 stars from me - I love this band who deliver quality and excellence.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The World is a Game 26 Oct 2012
By Mark
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The World Is A Game, is the album the last Yes album should have been. Benoit David's vocals sound more comfortable with the sound of Mystery than Yes. The music on this album is top notch with first class production. If you have not heard of Mystery before give them a try, if you like classic prog rock with a modern twist you won't be disappointed. You should also give thier previous album a try: One Among The Living.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Find! 28 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
I`d never heard of this band before, but I ordered this album due to the 5 star reviews on Amazon. This is a gamble, I know, as this strategy has backfired a few times in the past. But on this occasion, I`m so glad I did. The album is nothing short of superb.

Where a lot of modern day prog falls down is in the songwriting department. Great musicianship can only get you so far then it all falls apart without decent songs. Glad to say, this lot seem to have it in spades. A good song can then be ruined by a poor vocalist. Again, Mystery score highly as Benoit David is excellent. Sounding more Geddy Lee than Jon Anderson, but retaining his own identity.

So, along with Neal Morse, Transatlantic, IQ, Magenta etc I can now add a new name to my current listening material.I`ve ordered their previous album on the strength of this one and, from what I`ve heard, I doubt I will be disappointed with that album,either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality is not a Mystery 4 Aug 2014
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The World Is A Game has all the qualities a typical prog rock fan loves, swirling keyboards, solid drumming (I particularly like the prog rock style of drumming), guitar solos but dare I say, it is David Benoit's wonderful voice that really adds the jam on this album.
Someone else has commented that his voice just suits Mystery's musical style so it's all the more frustrating he has now left the group, I refer to the Mystery gig at the Borderline in London, UK on 9 September when the guitarist was also be a different player. Talking about musical chairs, it sometimes be very frustrating for all concerned when groups lose members they would prefer not to lose.
I have also bought One Among The Living although I consider The World Is A Game the better of the two, a bit proggier, the former a bit more of a mixed rock and prog rock style (if this makes any sense).
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 18 Jan 2014
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This is the new release from a Canadian band, who appear to take influences from progressive English rock music. . This follows on from their previous release in 2010 One Among the Living, The singer Benoit David is obviously a big Yes fan. He used to sing in a yes tribute band, before being promoted to the real thing, singing for Yes between 2008 - 2012. This is a fantastic collection of songs and is recommended to anyone who is a fan of decent music.
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