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Mike And The Mechanics

During the height of the 1980's, Mike + the Mechanics wrote songs about getting in touch with the inner self. Their hits, "All I Need is a Miracle" and "Silent Running" provided sweeping, AOR-styled AAA-rock in a similar vein to Mr. Mister. In 1988 the band released "In the Living Years," their last grasp at a rung on the U.S. charts. Inspired by the recent death of bandleader Mike Rutherford's father, the song warned listeners to open up to and express their love to their parents while they're still alive. It was a huge hit. In the '90s, the group dropped from American radar but remained working overseas where they continued to release records now and then until vocalist Paul Young died of a heart attack in June of 2000. While the late singer is not the Paul Young of "Everytime You Go Away" fame, Mike Rutherford is in fact the longtime bass player and guitarist for Genesis.

Mike And The Mechanics Concert Films

  • Live at Shepherds Bush Empire

    Mike And The Mechanics

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 57 min

    Mike & The Mechanics was formed in 1985 by Mike Rutherford of Genesis as a separate project to run alongside his work with Phil Collins and Tony Banks. They released their eponymous debut album the same year featuring vocals from both Paul Carrack (ex of Ace) and Paul Young (ex of Sad Caf) and had an immediate hit with Silent Running. In 2004 the band reunited for the first time since the sad death of Paul Young in 2000 and released a new studio album Rewired. With Paul Carrack now handling all the lead vocals they went out on the road across Europe, culminating in this outstanding performance at Londons Shepherds Bush Empire.The show features four tracks from the new album, tracks from all their other albums and a greatest hits list that includes such classics as Silent Runing, Another Cup Of Coffee, Beggar On A Beach Of Gold, Over My Shoulder, Word Of Mouth and of course The Living Years.

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