The Living Years

The Living Years

by Mike + the MechanicsMike + the Mechanics

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 4050538266818
catalogNumber: 3826681
Rank: 39903

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike + the Mechanics   Primary Artist
Paul Carrack   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
BA Robertson   Keyboards
Alan Carvell   Background Vocals
Martin Ditcham   Percussion
Sal Gallina   Yamaha Keyboards
Adrian Lee   Keyboards,Group Member
Alan Murphy   Guitar
Mike Rutherford   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Peter Van Hooke   Drums,Group Member
Chris Neil   Background Vocals
Paul Young   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Louis Jardin   Percussion
Michael Stuckey   Choir Master

Technical Credits

BA Robertson   Composer
Tony Banks   Engineer
Nick Davis   Engineer
Christopher Neil   Composer,Producer
Mike Rutherford   Composer,Producer
Halpin Grey Vermeir   Sleeve Design
Paul Young   Composer

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