Hits (Mike + The Mechanics album)

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Greatest hits album by Mike + The Mechanics
Released March 1996, 2005 (US & Canada)
Recorded 1985–96
Genre Adult contemporary
Length 60:36
Label Rhino/Atlantic (US & Canada), Virgin (rest of the world)
Producer Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
Mike + The Mechanics chronology
Beggar on a Beach of Gold (1995) Hits
Mike & The Mechanics (1999)

Hits is a compilation album by Mike + The Mechanics, released in 1996 except in the USA and Canada, where it was released in 2005. It contains nearly all of the band's hits up to the time of its release, omitting only "All I Need is a Miracle" (the 1996 remake of the song, which was also a hit, is included instead) and the minor hit "Seeing is Believing".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's brief retrospective review declared that "Hits is a first-rate compilation, giving the casual fan all of the essential Mike + the Mechanics tracks".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. All I Need Is a Miracle '96
  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


  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Hits – Mike + the Mechanics | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.