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Mike and the Mechanics is a British band started in 1985 led by Mike Rutherford, already a founding member of Genesis. It is best known for its hit songs "Silent Running", "All I Need Is a Miracle", "Taken In", and "The Living Years".


The original lineup included Paul Carrack and the late Paul Young (formerly of chart band Sad Café and not to be confused with the solo singer Paul Young).


After a hiatus, the band reformed in 2004 as Mike & the Mechanics featuring Paul Carrack.


Discography

Albums

  • 1985 "Mike & the Mechanics" [1985] #26 US
  • 1988 "The Living Years" #2 UK, #13 US
  • 1991 "Word of Mouth" #11 UK, #107 US
  • 1995 "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" #9 UK
  • 1996 "Hits" #3 UK
  • 1999 "Mike & the Mechanics" [1999] (aka "M6") #14 UK
  • 2004 "Rewired"

Hit singles

  • from "Mike + the Mechanics" [1985]
    • 1985 "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)" #21 UK (1986 release), #6 US
    • 1986 "All I Need Is a Miracle" #5 US
    • 1986 "Taken in" #32 US
  • from "The Living Years"
    • 1989 "The Living Years" #2 UK, #1 US
  • from "Word of Mouth"
    • 1991 "Word of Mouth" #13 UK
  • from "Beggar on a Beach of Gold"
    • 1995 "Over My Shoulder" #12 UK
    • 1995 "A Beggar on a Beach of Gold" #33 UK
  • from "Hits"
    • 1996 "All I Need Is a Miracle '96" #27 UK
  • from "Mike + the Mechanics" [1999]
    • 1999 "Now That You've Gone" #35 UK

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Tentative Review by The Christopher Currie: Mike + The Mechanics - Mike + The Mechanics (1601 words)
Mike + The Mechanics was originally conceived by Mike Rutherford as a studio venture (not unlike the APP) in 1985.
Mike + The Mechanics is to be considered.
Mike + The Mechanics -- not as bad as one might expect from their image, still rather less than essential.
Mike & the Mechanics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (373 words)
Mike and the Mechanics is a British rock/pop band started in 1985 as a side-project of Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis.
The original lineup included Paul Carrack and the late Paul Young (formerly of chart band Sad Café and not to be confused with the solo singer Paul Young).
Mike + The Mechanics came into its own with its stellar eponymous debut highlighting Rutherford's innovative guitar work and the vocal talents of the two Pauls.
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