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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!
If ever an album needed remastering (not to mention a release beyond Japan), "It's A Game" certainly qualifies. Hands down the best BCR album fronted by Les McKeown, "It's A Game" combines excellent musicianship, classic pop covers, and some of the best compositions to come from the in-house writing duo of Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood. Best tracks here are Faulkner &...
Published on 2 Oct. 2007 by Robert J. Santaniello

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2.0 out of 5 stars The broken dream
This was the B.C.R's 5th of 7 album's and is by far their weakest.Released in 1977,the band changed their musical direction and produced more soulful music with element's of disco.Some of the track's here are excellent such as the single's "It's a game"(pop),and "You made me beleive in magic"(soul),and 2 of the ballad's "Don't let the music die",and "The way i feel...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!, 2 Oct. 2007
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Robert J. Santaniello (Flushing, NY USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: It's A Game (Audio CD)
If ever an album needed remastering (not to mention a release beyond Japan), "It's A Game" certainly qualifies. Hands down the best BCR album fronted by Les McKeown, "It's A Game" combines excellent musicianship, classic pop covers, and some of the best compositions to come from the in-house writing duo of Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood. Best tracks here are Faulkner & Wood's hauntingly evocative "Don't Let The Music Die," the bewitching, guitar snarling "Love Fever," the lesbian (!) hooker epic "Sweet Virginia" and the pure joyous dance pop cover of the Sandpebbles' "Love Power" (love that Framptonesque wah-wah guitar!). Everything here is listenable and enjoyable, two slight shortcomings notwithstanding. One is the exclusion of the Sutherland Brothers' exquisite "The Pie" which appeared on the original Japanese release, and the other being the unnecessarily irrelevant psychedelic guitar puked all over Faulkner's cover of Bowie's "Rebel Rebel". Minor criticisms, though, that do not mar the Rollers finest hour as a pop band. Oh...and the remastering is sonically pure and perfect. Check out Faulkner's new set of demos available on his website for purchase and be witness to the fact we've been deprived of what would have been 25 additional years of new Roller music conceived and directed by his genius.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Game's Up, 3 Jan. 2008
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'It's A Game' was the last BCRs album I bought at the time of release. This was a 1977 album and by this time my music taste was starting to change. The title track was a great single as were You Made Me Believe In Magic & The Way I feel Tonight. Listening to this today it's amazing how good it actually was. The musicianship is good and the vocals are excellant. The only drawback is the cover of 'Rebel Rebel' which is totally out of place and should never have made it out of the studio. They wrote better rock n roll songs themselves - Money Honey for example.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CD, 3 Sept. 2013
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It was great to listen to their songs again. Love the album. Arrive in good condition with disc and case intact.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 Aug. 2014
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Always loved this album nice to be able to hear it again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 July 2014
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My childhood on CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Jan. 2015
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2.0 out of 5 stars The broken dream, 5 Jan. 2008
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This was the B.C.R's 5th of 7 album's and is by far their weakest.Released in 1977,the band changed their musical direction and produced more soulful music with element's of disco.Some of the track's here are excellent such as the single's "It's a game"(pop),and "You made me beleive in magic"(soul),and 2 of the ballad's "Don't let the music die",and "The way i feel tonight" in particular are strong song's.Their are a couple of flawed disco type song's in "Love power",and "Dance dance dance" which could of been better and their rock cover of Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" is awful.The 1978 follow-up album "Strangers in the wind" was a vast improvement on this as was their 7th and final l.p "Breakout"(pop) which was released in 1985.Overall i'd rate this album 6/10.NOTE:Between the "Strangers" and "Breakout" the band changed their name to The Rollers and released 3 album's "Elevator","Voxx",and "Ricochet" between 1979 and 1981 and was the BCR minus Les who had left and made solo album's.
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