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Mike + the Mechanics - The Living Years

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
10/25/1990
Artist
Mike + the Mechanics
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Atlantic
Duration
00:47:11

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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 up-beat 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 group 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 mid-tempo tracks with Rutherford's trademark bubbly bass such as "Nobody's Perfect" and "Beautiful Day" and on the infectious "Poor Boy Down" the group display a soulfulness that many in the genre lack even while there is a distinct lack of individuality present in their musicianship. ~ Geoff Orens

1) Nobody's Perfect (04:48)
2) The Living Years (05:32)
3) Seeing Is Believing (03:13)
4) Nobody Knows (04:24)
5) Poor Boy Down (04:33)
6) Blame (05:24)
7) Don't (05:45)
8) Black and Blue (03:27)
9) Beautiful Day (03:39)
10) Why Me? (06:26)

Album
The Living Years
Publisher
WEA
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
The Living Years | Mike + the Mechanics