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MIKE & THE MECHANICS

- Discography for UK -


5 Oct 1985 LP/MC (+ CD) MIKE + THE MECHANICS
  1. Silent Running 6.10
  2. All I Need Is a Miracle 4.10
  3. Par Avion 3.36
  4. Hanging by a Thread 4.40

  5. I Get the Feeling 4.27
  6. Take the Reins 4.18
  7. You Are the One 3.41
  8. A Call to Arms 4.38
  9. Taken In 4.17 (LP/MC: WEA International Inc., WX 49 / WX49C)
11 Oct 1985 7"/12" Mike Rutherford / Mike & The Mechanics: Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
    Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) 5.19 [Single Edit] / I Get the Feeling 4.33 (7": WEA, U8908)

    Silent Running 4.10 / Par Avion 3.44 (US/Canadian 7": Atlantic 7-89488)

    Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) 6.10 // I Get the Feeling 4.28 / Too Far Gone 4.07 (12": U8908T)

April 1986 7"/12" Mike Rutherford / Mike & The Mechanics: All I Need Is a Miracle
    All I Need Is a Miracle 3.54 [Single Version] / You Are the One 3.44 (7": WEA, U8765)

    All I Need Is a Miracle (Extended Remix) 6.28 // You Are the One 3.44 / A Call to Arms 4.38 (12": U8765T)

  1. All I Need Is a Miracle (Extended Remix) 6.28
  2. You Are the One 3.44
  3. A Call to Arms 4.38 (German CD-maxi: Virgin 8933672)


Oct 1988 7"/12"/CDM Mike + The Mechanics: Nobody's Perfect

    Nobody's Perfect 4.29 [Single Version] / Nobody Knows 4.22 (7": WEA, U 7789)

    Nobody's Perfect (Extended) 6.20 // Nobody Knows 4.22 / All I Need Is a Miracle 4.10 (12": U 7789T)

  1. Nobody's Perfect 4.29
  2. Nobody's Perfect (Extended) 6.20 Nobody Knows 4.22 (CD-maxi: U7789 CD/257 787-2)
28 Oct 1988 LP/MC/CD MIKE + THE MECHANICS: LIVING YEARS
  1. Nobody's Perfect 4.48
  2. The Living Years 5.32
  3. Seeing Is Believing 3.13
  4. Nobody Knows 4.24
  5. Poor Boy Down 4.33

  6. Blame 5.24
  7. Don't 5.45
  8. Black & Blue 3.27
  9. Beautiful Day 3.39
  10. Why Me? 6.26 (WEA, WX 203 / WX 203C / 256 004-2)
    Cd 2 in 2-CD 2014:
  1. The Living Years 2014 (5.17)
  2. Seeing Is Believing (Live) 3.55
  3. Don't (Live) 6.40
  4. Back & Blue (Live) 4.23
  5. Silent Running (Live) 6.10
  6. Par Avion (Live) 4.51
  7. Take the Reins (Live) 4.08
  8. Nobody's Perfect (Live) 4.48
  9. A Call to Arms (Live) 5.57
  10. Beautiful Day (Live) 4.42
  11. Hanging by a Thread (Live) 5.18 (2-CD 2014: Virgin CDVDR 2825; 2-CD 2017: BMG BMGCAT2CD84)
Main album recorded 18 April - 18 Aug 1988 at The Farm, Surrey.

Jan 1989 7"/12"/CDM Mike + The Mechanics: The Living Years

    The Living Years 5.32 / Too Many Friends 4.20 (7": WEA, U 7717)

    The Living Years 5.32 // Too Many Friends 4.20 / I Get the Feeling (Live Version) 6.15 (12": U 7717T)

  1. The Living Years 5.32
  2. Too Many Friends 4.20
  3. I Get the Feeling (Live Version) 6.15 (CD-maxi: U 7717CD / 257 710-2)
April 1989 7"/12"/CDM Mike + The Mechanics: Nobody Knows
    Nobody Knows (Edit) 3.21 / Why Me? 6.26 (7": WEA, U7602)

    Nobody Knows 4.24 // Why Me? 6.26 / Nobody Knows (Edit) 3.21 (12": U 7602T)

  1. Nobody Knows (Edit) 3.21
  2. Why Me? 6.26
  3. Nobody Knows 4.24 (CD-maxi: U 7602CD / 257 601-2)


16 Aug 1989 US soundtrack LP/CD/MC RUDE AWAKENING (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1989 US soundtrack 7"/12" Mike + The Mechanics: Revolution
    Revolution 3.59 / Leave Love Behind 2.19 (US 7": Elektra, 7-69283)


March 1991 CDS/CDM/7"/12" Mike & The Mechanics: Word of Mouth

  1. Word of Mouth 3.55
  2. Let's Pretend It Didn't Happen 5.32 (CD-single: Virgin, VSCDT 1345)
  1. Word of Mouth
  2. Taken In (Recorded "Live" in America)
  3. Let's Pretend It Didn't Happen (CD-maxi: VSCDX 1345)
    Word of Mouth 3.55 / Let's Pretend It Didn't Happen 5.32 (7": VS 1345)

    Word of Mouth 3.55 / Let's Pretend It Didn't Happen 5.32 (12": VST 1345)

2 April 1991 CD/LP/MC MIKE & THE MECHANICS: WORD OF MOUTH
  1. Get Up 4.21
  2. Word of Mouth 3.55
  3. A Time and Place 4.51
  4. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 4.35
  5. The Way You Look at Me 5.08

  6. Everybody Gets a Second Chance 3.57
  7. Stop Baby 3.51
  8. My Crime of Passion 4.56
  9. Let's Pretend It Didn't Happen 5.33
  10. Before (The Next Heartache Falls) 6.37 (Virgin, CDV2662 / V2662 / TCV2662)
June 1991 CDM/7"/12" Mike & The Mechanics: A Time and Place
  1. A Time and Place 4.51
  2. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 4.35
  3. Word of Mouth (East West Mix by Steve Travell/Geoff Callingham) 7.47 (CD-maxi: Virgin, VSCDT 1351 / VSCDX 1351)
    A Time and Place 4.51 / Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 4.35 (7": VS 1351)

    A Time and Place 4.51 // Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 4.35 / Word of Mouth (East West Mix by Steve Travell/Geoff Callingham) 7.47 (12": VST 1351)

12 Aug 1991 7" Mike & The Mechanics: Get Up
  1. Get Up [4.21?] / I Think I've Got the Message 3.40 (Virgin VS 1359)
Oct/Nov 1991 CDM/7" Mike & The Mechanics: Stop Baby
  1. Stop Baby 3.51
  2. Get Up 4.21
  3. Before (The Next Heartache Falls) 6.37 (CD-maxi: Virgin, VSCDG 1376)
  1. Stop Baby 3.51
  2. I Think I've Got the Message 3.40
  3. My Crime of Passion (Acoustic Version) 5.00 (CD-maxi: VSCDT 1376)
    Stop Baby 3.51 / Get Up 4.21 (7": VS 1376)
Jan 1992 CDM/7" Mike & The Mechanics: Everybody Gets a Second Chance
  1. Everybody Gets a Second Chance 3.57
  2. The Way You Look at Me 5.08
  3. At the End of the Day 5.37 (CD-maxi: Virgin, VSCDG 1396 / VSCDX 1396)
    Everybody Gets a Second Chance 3.57 / Get Up 4.21 (7": VS 1396)


Feb 1995 CDM/7" Mike & The Mechanics: Over My Shoulder

  1. Over My Shoulder 3.34
  2. Something to Believe In 4.19
  3. Always the Last to Know 4.10 (CD-maxi: Virgin, VSCDG 1526)
  1. Over My Shoulder 3.34
  2. Something to Believe In 4.19
  3. Word of Mouth 3.55 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  4. Over My Shoulder (Live May 1994 at The Manor) 5.25 (CD-maxi: VSCDT 1526 / VSCDX 1526)
    Over My Shoulder 3.34 / Something to Believe In 4.19 (limited 7": VS 1526)
6 March 1995 CD/MC MIKE & THE MECHANICS: BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD
  1. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold 4.33
  2. Another Cup of Coffee 4.42
  3. You've Really Got a Hold on Me 3.29
  4. Mea Culpa 6.20
  5. Over My Shoulder 3.34
  6. Someone Always Hates Someone 3.42
  7. The Ghost of Sex and You 6.24
  8. Web of Lies 5.38
  9. Plain & Simple 3.38
  10. Something to Believe In 4.18
  11. A House of Many Rooms 5.39
  12. I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever) 3.11
  13. Going, Going ..... Home 4.30 (CD: Virgin CDV2772 / 7243 8 40143 2 2)
9 June 1995 CDM Mike & The Mechanics: A Beggar on a Beach of Gold
  1. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold 4.33
  2. Boy at the Front 4.03
  3. Little Boy 4.49
  4. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold (Acoustic Version) 4.00 (CD-maxi # 1: Virgin, VSCDX 1535)
  1. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold (Edit) 4.02
  2. Help Me 4.43
  3. Nobody Told Me 3.41 (CD-maxi # 2: VSCDT 1535)
25 Aug 1995 CDM Mike & The Mechanics: Another Cup of Coffee
  1. Another Cup of Coffee 4.18 [Edit]
  2. You Never Change 5.10
  3. You Don't Know What Love Is 5.18 (Virgin, VSCDT 1554 / VSCDG 1554)
  1. Another Cup of Coffee 4.18 [Edit]
  2. The Living Years (Recorded for the Simon Mayo Show, Radio One)
  3. Every Day Hurts (Recorded for the Simon Mayo Show, Radio One)
  4. How Long (Recorded for the Simon Mayo Show, Radio One) (VSCDX 1554)


5 Feb 1996 CDM Mike & The Mechanics: All I Need Is a Miracle '96

  1. All I Need Is a Miracle '96 (5.43)
  2. The Way You Look at Me 5.08 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  3. Don't 5.43 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988] (Virgin, VSCDT 1576)
  1. All I Need Is a Miracle '96 (5.43)
  2. Get Up (Live Recording)
  3. Over My Shoulder (Live Recording)
  4. All I Need Is a Miracle '96 (Radio Edit) (VSCDG 1576)
2 March 1996 coll-CD MIKE & THE MECHANICS: HITS
  1. All I Need Is a Miracle '96 (5.42)
  2. Over My Shoulder 3.36 [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  3. Word of Mouth 3.57 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  4. The Living Years 5.33 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  5. Another Cup of Coffee 4.18 [Single Edit] [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  6. Nobody's Perfect 4.43 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  7. Silent Running 6.10 [from MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  8. Nobody Knows 4.22 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  9. Get Up 4.21 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  10. A Time and Place 4.51 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  11. Taken In 4.17 [from MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  12. Everybody Gets a Second Chance 3.57 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  13. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold 4.32 [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995] (Virgin CDV 2797)
later 1996 CDM Mike & The Mechanics: Silent Running
  1. Silent Running 6.10 [from MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  2. Stop Baby 3.51 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  3. Plain & Simple 3.59 [longer than album version?] (Virgin VSCDT 1585)
  1. Silent Running (1996 Radio Edit) 4.08
  2. Silent Running 6.12 (promo CD-single: MMPRO396)


19 April 1999 CDM Mike & The Mechanics: Now That You've Gone

  1. Now That You've Gone (Radio Edit) 3.51
  2. I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
  3. Word of Mouth (Virgin, VSCDX1732)
  1. Now That You've Gone (Radio Edit) 3.51
  2. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold (Live) 4.58
  3. Silent Running (Live) 6.17 (VSCDT 1732)
31 May 1999 CD MIKE & THE MECHANICS: M6
  1. Whenever I Stop 3.38
  2. Now That You're Gone 4.47
  3. Ordinary Girl 3.50
  4. All the Light I Need 4.36
  5. What Will You Do? 3.15
  6. My Little Island 4.05
  7. Open Up 4.04
  8. When I Get Over You 4.10
  9. If Only 4.42
  10. Asking (For the Last Time) 4.16
  11. Always Listen to Your Heart 4.16
  12. Did You See Me Coming? 4.04
  13. Look across at Dreamland 4.14 (Virgin CDV 2885 / 7243-8-47671-2-9)
26 July 1999 CDM Mike & The Mechanics: Whenever I Stop
  1. Whenever I Stop 3.38
  2. Now That You've Gone (Live) 4.46
  3. Whenever I Stop (Unplugged) 3.38 (Virgin, VSCDT 1743)
  1. Whenever I Stop 3.38
  2. Ordinary Girl (Unplugged) 3.50
  3. My Little Island (Live) 4.04 (VSCDX 1743)
2000 promo CDS Mike & The Mechanics: All the Light I Need (Remix)
    All the Light I Need (Remix) (Virgin Records Ltd., Alldpro 1)


2004 promo CDS Mike + The Mechanics + Paul Carrack: One Left Standing (Radio Edit)

  1. One Left Standing (Radio Edit) 4.08 (Virgin MMPCPRO 1)
7 June 2004 CD / CD+DVD MIKE + THE MECHANICS + PAUL CARRACK: REWIRED
  1. One Left Standing 5.10
  2. If I Were You 4.21
  3. Perfect Child 5.11
  4. Rewired 5.31
  5. I Don't Want It All 5.05
  6. How Can I? 4.44
  7. Falling 5.16
  8. Somewhere Along the Line 3.51
  9. Underscore 5.10 (Virgin/EMI 7243 5 71175 2 4)
"The DVD contains a collection of music video excerpts of the songs on this album." Also sold together with the 1996 coll-CD HITS.

30 Aug 2004 promo CDS Mike + The Mechanics + Paul Carrack: Perfect Child (Radio Edit)

  1. Perfect Child (Radio Edit) 4.05 (Virgin ?MMPCPRO 3)


21 Feb 2011 digital single/promo CDS Mike + The Mechanics: Reach Out (Touch the Sun)

  1. Reach Out (Touch the Sun) 4.03 (digital single: Sony Music)
  1. Reach Out (Touch the Sun) 3.34 [Radio Edit] (promo CD-single: Sony Music)
18 April 2011 CD MIKE + THE MECHANICS: THE ROAD
  1. The Road 4.20
  2. Reach Out (Touch the Sun) 4.03
  3. Try to Save Me 3.47
  4. Background Noise 4.15
  5. I Don't Do Love 4.34
  6. Heaven Doesn't Care 3.37
  7. It Only Hurts for a While 4.09
  8. Walking on Water 3.41
  9. Hunt You Down 3.44
  10. Oh No 4.17
  11. You Can Be the Rock 5.17 (Arista/Sony Music 88697846912)


20 Jan 2014 coll-CD MIKE + THE MECHANICS: THE SINGLES 1985-2014

  1. Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) 5.47 [New Edit] [LP is 6:10, 7" is 5:19; US 7" is 4:10] [MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  2. All I Need Is a Miracle 5.40 [New Edit] [LP is 4:10, 7" is 3:54, 12" is 6:28] [MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  3. The Living Years 5.23 [New Edit?; LP & 7" is 5:32] [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  4. Word of Mouth 3.49 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  5. Over My Shoulder 3.35 [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  6. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold 4.28 [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  7. Another Cup of Coffee 4.15 [Single Edit] [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  8. Now That You've Gone 4.44 [from M6, 1999]
  9. Taken In 4.06 [slightly shorter] [from MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  10. Nobody's Perfect 4.41 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  11. Everybody Gets a Second Chance 3.56 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  12. Nobody Knows 4.14 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  13. Seeing Is Believing 3.11 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  14. A Time and Place 4.47 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  15. Whenever I Stop 3.38 [from M6, 1999]
  16. Reach Out (Touch the Sun) 4.03 [from THE ROAD, 2011]
  17. Try to Save Me 3.48 [from THE ROAD, 2011]
  18. When My Feet Don't Touch the Ground 4.02 [New Track] (Virgin CDV 3118 / Universal Music Catalogue ?00602537531639)
20 Jan 2014 coll-2-CD MIKE + THE MECHANICS: THE SINGLES 1985-2014 + RARITIES
  1. Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) 5.47 [New Edit] [LP is 6:10, 7" is 5:19; US 7" is 4:10] [MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  2. All I Need Is a Miracle 5.40 [New Edit] [LP is 4:10, 7" is 3:54, 12" is 6:28] [MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  3. The Living Years 5.23 [New Edit?; LP & 7" is 5:32] [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  4. Word of Mouth 3.49 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  5. Over My Shoulder 3.35 [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  6. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold 4.28 [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  7. Another Cup of Coffee 4.15 [Single Edit] [from BEGGAR ON A BEACH OF GOLD, 1995]
  8. Now That You've Gone 4.44 [from M6, 1999]
  9. Taken In 4.06 [slightly shorter] [from MIKE + THE MECHANICS, 1985]
  10. Nobody's Perfect 4.41 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  11. Everybody Gets a Second Chance 3.56 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  12. Nobody Knows 4.14 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  13. Seeing Is Believing 3.11 [from LIVING YEARS, 1988]
  14. A Time and Place 4.47 [from WORD OF MOUTH, 1991]
  15. Whenever I Stop 3.38 [from M6, 1999]
  16. Reach Out (Touch the Sun) 4.03 [from THE ROAD, 2011]
  17. Try to Save Me 3.48 [from THE ROAD, 2011]
  18. When My Feet Don't Touch the Ground 4.02 [New Track]
  1. One by One 3.34 [New Track? Previously unreleased?]
  2. Nobody Told Me 3.41 [from CD-maxi A Beggar on a Beach of Gold, 1995]
  3. I Think I've Got the Message 3.39 [B-side Get Up 1991 & on CD-maxi Stop Baby 1991]
  4. Too Many Friends 4.22 [B-side The Living Years, 1989]
  5. You Never Change 5.13 [from CD-maxi Another Cup of Coffee, 1995]
  6. Always the Last to Know 4.09 [from CD-maxi Over My Shoulder, 1995]
  7. You Don't Know What Love Is 5.15 [from CD-maxi Another Cup of Coffee, 1995]
  8. Boys at the Front 4.02 [from CD-maxi A Beggar on a Beach of Gold, 1995]
  9. Perfect Child 5.00 [from CD "MIKE + THE MECHANICS + PAUL CARRACK: REWIRED", 2004]
  10. My Crime of Passion (Acoustic Version) 5.01 [from CD-maxi Stop Baby, 1991]
  11. Little Boy 4.31 [from CD-maxi A Beggar on a Beach of Gold, 1995]
  12. Help Me 4.41 [from CD-maxi A Beggar on a Beach of Gold, 1995]
  13. Revolution 4.02 [from US soundtrack album RUDE AWAKENING, 1989]
  14. I Get the Feeling (Live) 5.52 [B-side 12"/CD-maxi The Living Years, 1989]
  15. Taken In (Recorded "Live" in America) 5.32 [from CD-maxi Word of Mouth, 1991]
  16. Word of Mouth (East West Mix by Steve Travell/Geoff Callingham) 6.17 [from CD-maxi & 12" A Time and Place, 1991]
  17. Too Far Gone 4.13 [from 12" Silent Running, 1985] (Virgin ?CDVD 3118 / Universal Music Catalogue 00602537531714)


28 Feb (?) 2017 promo CDS Mike + The Mechanics: Don't Know What Came Over Me

    Don't Know What Came Over Me (Radio Edit) 3.30 (PROMOBMG1335)
7 April 2017 CD/LP MIKE + THE MECHANICS: LET ME FLY
  1. Let Me Fly 4.42
  2. Are You Ready? 4.27
  3. Wonder 4.36
  4. The Best Is Yet to Come 4.00
  5. Save the World 4.42
  6. Don't Know What Came Over Me 4.20
  7. High Life 2.49
  8. The Letter 4.55
  9. Not Out of Love 4.17
  10. Love Left Over 3.27
  11. I'll Be There for You 3.31
  12. Save My Soul 4.49 (CD: BMG 538268632)
2017 promo CDS Mike + The Mechanics: The Best Is Yet to Come
    The Best Is Yet to Come (Radio Edit) 3.30 (PROMOBMG1363)


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