Living Years [Deluxe]

Living Years [Deluxe]

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With The Living Years, Mike + the Mechanics firmly established themselves in the adult contemporary genre after the mid-'80s pop of their debut. Slickly produced with rich vocals from Paul Carrack and Paul Young, The Living Years moves smoothly between anthemic ballads such as the title track and more up-beat numbers such as "Seeing Is Believing." The band even shows… See more details below

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With The Living Years, Mike + the Mechanics firmly established themselves in the adult contemporary genre after the mid-'80s pop of their debut. Slickly produced with rich vocals from Paul Carrack and Paul Young, The Living Years moves smoothly between anthemic ballads such as the title track and more up-beat numbers such as "Seeing Is Believing." The band even shows a trace of Mike Rutherford's prog rock roots with Genesis on the epic-like, "Why Me?" When the group try their hands at funk, as on "Don't," or harder rock, as on "Black and Blue," they sound quite out of their element. But on mid-tempo tracks with Rutherford's trademark bubbly bass such as "Nobody's Perfect" and "Beautiful Day" and on the infectious "Poor Boy Down" the group display a soulfulness that many in the genre lack even while there is a distinct lack of individuality present in their musicianship. [In 2014, Universal UK released a Deluxe Edition of The Living Years that spanned two CDs. The first disc contains the album in its original running order, while the second disc contains a newly recorded version of "The Living Years," this one featuring new millennial Mechanics lead singer Andrew Roachford on vocals, and live versions of every song on the album, all taken from the 1989 tour]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2015
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227959708
catalogNumber:
542230
Rank:
32095

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Nobody's Perfect  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  2. The Living Years  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  3. Seeing is Believing  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  4. Nobody Knows  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  5. Poor Boy Down  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  6. Blame  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  7. Don't  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  8. Black & Blue  - Mike Rutherford
  9. Beautiful Day  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  10. Why Me?  -  Mike + the Mechanics

Disc 2

  1. The Living Years  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  2. Seeing is Believing  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  3. Don't  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  4. Black & Blue  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  5. Silent Running  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  6. Par Avion  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  7. Take the Reins  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  8. Nobody's Perfect  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  9. A Call To Arms  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  10. Beautiful Day  -  Mike + the Mechanics
  11. Hanging By a Thread  -  Mike + the Mechanics

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike + the Mechanics   Primary Artist
Paul Carrack   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Young   Vocals,Background Vocals
B.A. Robertson   Keyboards
Alan Carvell   Background Vocals
Martin Ditcham   Percussion
Sal Gallina   Yamaha Keyboards
Adrian Lee   Keyboards
Alan Murphy   Guitar
Christopher Neil   Background Vocals
Mike Rutherford   Bass,Guitar
Peter Van Hooke   Drums
Andrew Roachford   Vocals
Louis Jardin   Percussion
Michael Stuckey   Choir Director
Isango Ensemble   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer
Paul Young   Composer
B.A. Robertson   Composer
Tony Banks   Composer,Engineer
Nick Davis   Engineer
Christopher Neil   Composer,Producer
Mike Rutherford   Composer,Producer
Gavin O'Neill   Retouching
Harry Rutherford   Producer
Meehan   Remixing
Anthony Banks   Composer
Phil Young   Composer
Mario Giammetti   Liner Notes

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