The Road
 
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The Road

18 April 2011 | Format: MP3

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4:15
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4:34
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 April 2011
  • Release Date: 8 April 2011
  • Label: Arista
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  • Total Length: 45:44
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  • ASIN: B004T8TOBA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,808 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Anton Partonen on 19 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
After Paul Young's death everyone thought that Mike Rutherford's side project, Mike & The Mechanics would end their road. For us surprise, Mike decided to continue with Paul Carrack, and release album called Rewired (2004), it wasn't much of a success. Now after seven years, road continues, but what have changed? One thing that have changed is the lineup of the mechanics. The new mechanics are Andrew Roachford, soulful singer and Canadian actor and singer, Tim Howar + bonus member Arno Carstens. Many have said that Andrew Roachford sounds lot like Paul Carrack and Tim Howar sounds lot like Paul Young, that's true, though the new mechanics have freshed the old Mike & The Mechanics sound. One thing that haven't changed is the team boss, Mike Rutherford, and after a long hiatus, Mike has done a great job and I could say that overally the album is a brilliant pop album.

Album starts with soft and uptempo title track. Though the track is a good opener, the song itself isn't the best in the whole album. I would give it ***

The next song is the first single release "Reach Out And Touch The Sun". The track tells a lot of the mood what the new mechanics has brought to the lineup. It's a modern adult-pop track, but after many times of listening, it still doesn't strike, although it`s a very good track. ****

After that comes the second single "Try To Save Me". This track is overally good pop song, it's not hit but not bad either. ****

Then, there's finally a wake up call. Fourth track is called "Background Noise". On the first three tracks the singer was Andrew Roachford, in this track it's time for Arno Carstens to step in. The track is really great song and the "background noise" stays in your head after the listening.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Hearnshaw on 9 Jun 2011
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What a great album - Some how the release of this album passed me by. I was disappointed with Rewired and thought that would be the end of the band. However this release takes the Mechanics back to where they belong. All the tracks are catchy and after several listens there are none I am skipping by.
I can give no higher praise and hopefully there will be further releases now
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By shortland on 8 Jun 2011
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This was a very pleasant surprise. A revamped Mechanics that springs on you a great list of songs. There is a distinct style that comes out the Mike and the Mechanics and this one really does hark back to early Mechanics - even the use of a children's choir. Distinctive keyboard and guitar work and a strong mix of vocal styles hit the spot. I think Mike's new team, while not adventurous in any musical direction, will satisfy the fans. Nice one Mike and well done new Mechanics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terence on 10 May 2011
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The music on this album is a melodic synthesis of new intensely perfect sounds that convey a sense of nostalgia, re-inforced by the poetic clarity of words that are almost more spoken than sung. You feel as if you are listening to something so personal, so autobiographical, that these are stories being played out and for which you have been given permission to eavesdrop. The music draws you in as if a portal to the emotions and history of this group, once in youth, now in the passing of time and life...with nothing lost in the passing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mallard on 19 May 2011
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This CD has been well worth the wait, brilliant tracks, my only critisim would be they lack the outstanding vocals of either Paul Carrack or Paul Young, but apart from that "well done guys", its been some time, also good to see them touring again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dickus on 5 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
A Great Album - it grows on you after a few plays.
3 excellent new vocalists. (But not forgetting the 2 Pauls that went before them.)
Can't wait to see them live next week in Brighton.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. M. D. Schueler on 25 April 2011
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Having heard the single and another track from this album prior to its release I was already to write a review of a fairly bland album.
I liked the single and Roachford but would The Mechanics (as I have known them all these years) sustain a whole album of this type of sound?
In actual fact the songs on the album are sung by three different vocalists and it is a really good varied album of songs with the three singers all adding something different.
It is a very good start for the newly polished Mechanics and I am sure going in this direction future releases will only improve things.
Surely now for the Mechanics boss Mike Rutherford "The Road" is clear for an appearance on Top Gear afterall Jeremy is a big fan of the other band he is associated with !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sweet'n'sour on 7 Sep 2011
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Bought this because I have all the other MatM albums and saw them at the Symphony Hall in May. Despite the new members it is clearly identifiable as Mike's and the singers sound surprisingly like Paul. Like others who've reviewed this I love Background Noise and I Don't Do Love but all are worth a listen. Buy it.
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