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Hits (Rmst) [Original recording remastered, Import]

Mike & The Mechanics Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Dec 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000AM6ODU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All I Need Is A Miracle
2. Over My Shoulder
3. Word Of Mouth
4. The Living Years
5. Another Cup Of Coffee
6. Nobody's Perfect
7. Silent Running
8. Nobody Knows
9. Get Up
10. A Time And Place
11. Taken In
12. Everybody Gets A Second Chance
13. A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold

Product Description

Product Description

Founded by Genesis bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford in the mid 1980s, when Phil Collins was pursuing his own solo efforts, Mike & The Mechanics (also featuring vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young) carved out their own identity with a batch of chart-scaling singles. Their self-titled 1985 debut album delivered two Top 10 singles, 'Silent Running' and 'All I Need Is A Miracle'. The follow-up, 1988's The Living Years, saw its title track hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart, and '91's Word Of Mouth continued their run of hits. Rhino's new release puts a baker's dozen of their best songs on one disc. 2005.

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great a o r album 10 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Mini-Disc
Although Mike Rutherford is most famous for his work with Genesis, its just hard to believe how many hits his side project Mike & The Mechanics have had and just what a force they have become in the music industry. This album highlights the first ten years of the band's career and showcases material covering their fist four albums. The album includes some great pop tracks like "All I Need Is A Miracle" and "Silent Running" as well as softer hits like "The Living Years" and "A Time And A Place" as well as more rock based tracks like "Word Of Mouth" as well as more laid back rock tracks like "Over My Shoulder", "A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold" and "Another Cup OF Coffee". It's simply a great collection of the greatest hits of one of the best bands of modern times.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for the living years... 22 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
Now to be honest I do not keep up with music; I just hear something I like and maybe I'll buy it. OK, that said I did know some of the tacks from Mike and the Mechanics and just love "The Living Years". So when my wife got me this CD for my birthday I was surprised to see so many of the songs I knew and loved without even realising it was Mike...!

Anyway, this CD is superb. The tallent on this CD is second to non, artists and writers... Mike Rutherford, BA Robertson, Paul Carrack... to name but three.

All I need is a miracle is upbeat and fun, Over my shoulder realy lifts the spirit like a true ballad and as for the already mentioned Living Years... the words and sentiment cannot fail to touch a chord with lyrics like "I wasn't there that morning when my father passed away. I never got to tell him all the things I had to say" then going on to say about finding his fathers spirit in the tear of his newborn baby. Powerful stuff indeed.

WSould I recommend this to you? definitely; whether you like Mike and the Mechanics, know their work or not this CD is certainly one you'll l;isten to time after time. Its beautiful!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of hits! 7 May 2013
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This classic 1996 compilation contains all of the tracks you'd expect on a Mike (Rutherford from the band Genesis) & The Mechanics hits collection. Personal life-long favourites for me are 'Are I Need Is A Miracle', 'The Living Years', 'Looking Back Over My Shoulder', 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup Of Coffee' - a good variety of upbeat, fun tracks and ballads - much like the whole CD.

This is a strong collection of great easy listening rock/pop music from a great band, perfect for driving or just chilling out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mike and the Mechanics 10 Jan 2011
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Without a doubt this is a great collection of hits by Mike and the Mechanics. And although the original albums may be great, this compilation is the best release since it brings together the best tracks. And this release showcases not only the great hits, but also the wealth of talent involved. Mike Rutherford first became famous through the work with the group Genesis. Here he joins the Mechanics. All the songs are credited to being written by Mike, together with either B A Robertson, Christopher Neil or Paul Carrack.
Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack and Paul Young with support bring us great tracks like "All I Need Is A Miracle", "Silent Running", "The Living Years", "A Time And A Place", "Word Of Mouth", "Over My Shoulder", "A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold" and "Another Cup OF Coffee". This is a great selection of tracks that makes a great album in its own right.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some great hooks and memorable pop vocals. 12 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having owned and sold this CD some years ago, it was hearing Paul Carrack
sing recently that prompted my desire to call back the past. This collection
did more to jog my memory of some great events associated with quite a
few of these hits.

I suppose today, this would be seen mostly as pop music heard on oldies radio
or something one would hear in a shop or as background music. This doesn't
make it bad music, it's just seriously dated from another dance or sing-along era.

My favourite tracks are: Over my shoulder (A timeless classic of a song, interesting
chord progressions, great vocals) ; Another Cup of Coffee (the bass line is tasteful
and supports the melody well) ; A time and place (the lyrics are sentimental but make
an interesting point about overcoming difficulties - some might say its best heard in an
audience with everyone waving their phones of flames to the anthem. It has a decent
crescendo) ; Taken In (this metronomic melody reminds me of an old Gilbert O'Sullivan
song, however its the simplicity and innocence of the song that appeals to me) A beggar
on a beach of gold (Few would argue that this is a pop classic, sung with passion and
conviction.)

Not everyone likes to revisit a whole batch of pop music from a bygone era, but I found that
this compilation of well known favourites had enough quality, hooks and messages to make it
worthwhile, even at this time. Made in and for the pop genre it should stand a few more
tests in time. To recall some sins in the past, I recommend this CD.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mike and the Mechanics......... 14 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First saw Mike and the Mechanics supporting Rod Stewart at Wembley many years ago........this Album is just great and hardly "background" music....one to have in any collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic purchase of Mike and the Mrchanics 25 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good to hear all the favourites from the band on one disc and bought the disc following enjoyment of recent gig at Buxton Opera House in Feb 2014. A good range of hits from the various albums and enjoyment from an avid Genesis fan
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Mike and the Mechanics
Fantastic from the boys, as always.
Published 5 days ago by Neice
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value
Bought this Album as a used item,Appeared to have never been used.For less than a Quid 13 tracks which seem to get better the more you listen to them.Seriosly underrated group.
Published 1 month ago by alan
5.0 out of 5 stars mike and mechanics hits
bought a spare copy as I play original so much went to see 25th anniversary show and it did remind me of how brilliant
this group is even with replacement singers the music... Read more
Published 1 month ago by dark horse
5.0 out of 5 stars Great best of album!
Old school classic with some great tunes! Should have in your collection. Would recommend this one to anyone out there.
Published 2 months ago by Steven cottrell
5.0 out of 5 stars great
listening to this great cd from zoverstocks,well pleased and always buy great goods from zoverstocks,
love anything to do with genesis
Published 4 months ago by wuss
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic
Ive had this album constantly since its release in the 90's having had a copy of 'Living Years' in the 80's. Its a classic album that gets better everytime you listen to it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by P. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars mike & the mechanics
This album is a true clasic every track is briliant, Paul Carricks voice is truly magic i would recommend this
To everyone
Published 5 months ago by anthony E
5.0 out of 5 stars mike and the mechanics
i love this and listen to it frequently. will probably wear it out from over use.brilliant music to drive to
Published 5 months ago by Tina Cox
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD, arrived before due date
I bought this CD for the Living Years, Silent Running, and All I Need is a Miracle, which I remembered from many years ago ! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steve K
5.0 out of 5 stars love the classicd
Great album to relax to on a lazy sunday afternoon or when cooking the dinner whilst enjoying a glass of wine
Published 6 months ago by michelle hayley kirton
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