Friday, March 27, 2015

CD Review: Omnivore Recordings Reminds Us How Good Game Theory Was With Re-Release Of "Real Nighttime"

Fans of the eighties alternative pop/rock band Game Theory are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band's second album "Real Nighttime." A brand new remastered version of the album was released on March 17th through Omnivore Recordings. Originally released in 1984, "Real Nighttime" was well received by critics everywhere and placed them alongside other rising bands like R.E.M. and the Dream Syndicate.
This newly released anniversary edition of the album includes 25 tracks (12 from the original album and 13 bonus songs) and shows why Game Theory was on their way to stardom. The songs on "Real Nighttime" are very addictive and energetic and still carry that underground alternative sound as in "Friend Of The Family" and "Curse Of The Frontier Land." They capture the eighties pop sound perfectly with "She'll Be A Verb" and also displays their post-punk youth with the title-song "Real Nighttime," but the real reason fans will want this new release is for the amazing bonus tracks. Although, the two bonus covers that appeared on the original CD release of the album got dropped, Omnivore Recordings added the acoustic outtake "Girl W/ A Guitar" and the pop rocker "Faithless." The new release also contains nine live songs recorded between 1984-1986 at various locations and a home demo cover of Queen's "Lily Of The Valley" that will simply amaze fans. To find out more about this new release from Game Theory, please visit

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