Mike & The Mechanics (1999 album)

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Mike & The Mechanics (M6)
Studio album by Mike + The Mechanics
Released 31 May 1999
Recorded Fisher Lane Farm Studios, Surrey
1998–99
Genre Pop rock
Length 54:11
Label Virgin
Producer Mike Rutherford
Mike + The Mechanics chronology
Hits
(1996)
Mike & The Mechanics (M6)
(1999)
Rewired
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Q 4/5 stars[2]

Mike & The Mechanics is the fifth studio album by Mike + The Mechanics, released in 1999. As the name is easily confused with the 1985 album, Mike + The Mechanics, it is also referred to as M6 (i.e., the sixth album by the group, including the Hits compilation). It includes the top 40 hit "Now That You've Gone".[3]

This was the last studio album with Paul Young, who died the year after its release; the group did not release another album until Rewired in 2004.

The album was not officially released in North America and is only available as an import there. However, the band's former US label Atlantic Records is still thanked in the liner notes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Whenever I Stop (Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack) – 3:38
  2. Now That You've Gone (Rutherford, Carrack) – 4:47
  3. Ordinary Girl (Rutherford, Carrack, Paul Young) – 3:50
  4. All The Light I Need (Rutherford, B.A. Robertson) – 4:36
  5. What Will You Do (Rutherford, Robertson) – 3:15
  6. My Little Island (Rutherford, Robertson) – 4:05
  7. Open Up (Rutherford, Carrack) – 4:04
  8. When I Get Over You (Rutherford, Christopher Neil) – 4:10
  9. If Only (Rutherford, Carrack) – 4:42
  10. Asking (For The Last Time) (Rutherford, Carrack) – 4:16
  11. Always Listen To Your Heart (Rutherford, Carrack, Young) – 4:16
  12. Did You See Me Coming (Rutherford, Carrack) – 4:04
  13. Look Across at Dreamland (Rutherford, Robertson) – 4:14

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Gary Wallis – drums, programming
  • Sharon Woolf – backing vocals
  • Simon Hale – conductor, string arrangements
  • Nick Davis – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Pigott – programming
  • Matthew Vaughan – programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Black, Johnny. "Review: Mike + The Mechanics – Mike & The Mechanics". Q (EMAP Metro Ltd) (July 1999): 110. 
  3. ^ Mike + the Mechanics UK charts history, The Official Charts. Retrieved 11 November 2011.