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Game Theory - Dead Center [Deluxe Reissue] (2014)

24-11-2015, 20:38
Music | Pop | Rock | Indie | FLAC / APE

Title: Dead Center (Deluxe Reissue)
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Omnivore Recordings
Genre: Indie Rock, Power Pop
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 79:42 min
Total Size: 183 / 495 MB


01. Nine Lives to Rigel Five
02. Penny, Things Won’t
03. Dead Center (French LP Version)
04. The Red Baron
05. The Letter
06. Shark Pretty
07. Metal and Glass Exact
08. Selfish Again
09. Too Late for Tears
10. Life in July
11. No Matter What (Demo)
12. Mother Of Pearl (Live)
13. Nine Lives to Rigel Five (Live)
14. Trouble (Live)
15. Shark Pretty (Live)
16. Gloria (Live)
17. Too Late for Tears
(Michael Q’s “George Martin” Rough Mix)
18. Radio Free Europe (Live)
19. Penny, Things Won’t (Live)
20. Say It Ain’t So Joe (Radio Session)
21. Dead Center (Flexi Disc Version)

Underground 80's power pop band Game Theory released five full-length albums that have since been out of print, that was until Omnivore Recordings stepped in. The band's 1982 debut album "Blaze Of Glory" was remastered and re-released in September by Omnivore Recordings and now the label is looking to re-release the French-only compilation "Dead Center." The album was released in 1984 in France only and it combines the band's first two EPs "Pointed Accounts Of People You Know" and "Distortion."

The music definitely carries that synthesizer sound that made every pop song a hit in the 80's. Beginning with the modern, keyboard-heavy "Nine Lives To Rigel Five," Game Theory were full of pop anthems that never caught the ear of the general public, but found an underground following as the band grew to cult status. The band looked to be the leaders of the early 80's new wave movement with "Dead Center," but also show their post-punk edginess with their rendition of "The Letter." The original ten-song release adds on another eleven songs to this newly released version of the album. The bonus tracks are made up of demos, live versions and rare mixes of the song's that have showed up on this and other albums from Game Theory. The live versions of "Mother Of Pearl" and "Trouble" shows the band enjoying the live setting as their passion for performing is heard in the delivery of these songs. One of the highlights of the bonus tracks is Game Theory's live cover of "Gloria" as they try to capture the intensity of the original.

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