Living Years [Deluxe Edition] [2 CD]

Living Years [Deluxe Edition] [2 CD]

by Mike + the Mechanics


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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 upbeat 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 bandmembers 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 midtempo tracks with Rutherford's trademark bubbly bass (such as "Nobody's Perfect" and "Beautiful Day") and on the infectious "Poor Boy Down," the group displays a soulfulness that many in the genre lack, even while there is a distinct lack of individuality present in their musicianship. [The Living Years was reissued in a two-CD Deluxe Edition, including a bonus disc with a 2014 version of "The Living Years" plus ten tracks recorded live in 1988.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 4050538267167
catalogNumber: 5047663
Rank: 51057

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike + the Mechanics   Primary Artist
Paul Carrack   Vocals,Background Vocals
BA 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
Paul Young   Vocals,Background Vocals
Louis Jardin   Percussion
Isango Ensemble   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer
BA Robertson   Composer
Tony Banks   Composer,Engineer
Nick Davis   Engineer
Christopher Neil   Composer,Producer
Mike Rutherford   Composer,Producer
Halpin Grey Vermeir   Sleeve Design
Paul Young   Composer
Gavin O'Neill   Retouching
Matt Furmidge   Remixing
Harry Rutherford   Producer
Mario Giammetti   Liner Notes
Rawling Meehan   Remixing

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