Welcome to the Real World (Mr. Mister album)

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Welcome to the Real World
Welcome to the Real World CD cover.JPG
Studio album by Mr. Mister
Released November 27, 1985
Recorded October 1984 - April 1985
Genre Pop rock, AOR,[1] new wave[1]
Length 43:35
Label RCA
Producer Mr. Mister, Paul De Villiers
Mr. Mister chronology
I Wear the Face
(1984)I Wear the Face1984
Welcome to the Real World
(1985)
Go On...
(1987)Go On...1987
Singles from Welcome to the Real World
  1. "Broken Wings"
    Released: September 25, 1985
  2. "Kyrie"
    Released: December 1985
  3. "Is It Love"
    Released: May 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [2]
Kerrang!5/5 stars [3]

Welcome to the Real World is the second album by American pop rock band Mr. Mister. Released in 1985, it climbed to #1 on the Billboard album charts during early 1986. Two singles from the album, "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie", both went to #1 on the US singles chart. "Is It Love," was also a top 10 hit for the band, peaking at #8 on the Billboard chart.

A remastered 25th-anniversary edition of the album was released as a Digipak on April 20, 2010.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Richard Page, Steve George, and John Lang (Copyright 1985 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Entente Music / Poppy-One Music / Stemwa Famo Music), except as noted below:

  1. "Black/White" (Page, George, Lang, Steve Farris, Pat Mastelotto) – 4:18
  2. "Uniform of Youth" (Page, George, Lang, Farris, Mastelotto) – 4:26
  3. "Don't Slow Down" (Page, George, Lang, Farris) – 4:30
  4. "Run to Her" (Page, George, Farris, Mastelotto) – 3:37
  5. "Into My Own Hands" (Page, George, Lang, Farris) – 5:12
  6. "Is It Love" (Page, George, Lang, Mastelotto) – 3:34
  7. "Kyrie" – 4:26
  8. "Broken Wings" – 5:46
  9. "Tangent Tears" – 3:20
  10. "Welcome to the Real World" (Page, George, Lang, Farris) – 4:19

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985-1986) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[4] 19
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 12
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 2
German Albums Chart[7] 8
Italian Albums Chart[8] 11
Japanese Albums Chart[9] 17
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 21
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 2
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 13
Swiss Music Charts[5] 10
UK Albums Chart[10] 6
US Billboard 200[11] 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] 3× Platinum 300, 000^
Sweden (GLF)[13] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum 1,000,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

Adapted credits from the liner notes of Welcome to the Real World.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Mister: Welcome To The Real World / Go On..."
  2. ^ Cassidy, Kenneth M. "Mr. Mister Welcome to the Real World review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  3. ^ Suter, Paul (3 October 1985). "World in Action". Kerrang!. 104. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 15. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Hits of the World. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 1986.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Mr. Mister — Welcome to the Real World". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  6. ^ Top Albums/CDs. RPM. RPM Music Publications. February 15, 1986.
  7. ^ "Album — Mr. Mister, Welcome to the Real World". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Gli album più venduti del 1986". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  9. ^ Hits of the World. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 1986.
  10. ^ "Mr. Mister. Artist. Official Charts". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  11. ^ "Mr. Mister — Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Music Canada.
  13. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Welcome to the Real World in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ Welcome to the Real World (liner notes). Mr. Mister. RCA. 1985. PCD1-8045.