Hits (Mike + The Mechanics album)

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Greatest hits album by Mike + The Mechanics
Released March 1996
Recorded 1985–96
Length 60:36
Label Rhino/Atlantic, Virgin
Producer Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
Mike + The Mechanics chronology
Beggar on a Beach of Gold
(1995)Beggar on a Beach of Gold1995
Mike & The Mechanics
(1999)Mike & The Mechanics1999

Hits is a compilation album by Mike + The Mechanics, released in 1996 except in the United States 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), "Seeing is Believing", the cover of the Beatles' "Revolution", "Stop Baby", "Hanging by a Thread" and "Mea Culpa".


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 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" previously unreleased
  2. "Over My Shoulder" from Beggar on a Beach of Gold
  3. "Word of Mouth" from Word of Mouth
  4. "The Living Years" from Living Years
  5. "Another Cup of Coffee" from Beggar on a Beach of Gold
  6. "Nobody's Perfect" from Living Years
  7. "Silent Running" from Mike + The Mechanics
  8. "Nobody Knows" from Living Years
  9. "Get Up" from Word of Mouth
  10. "A Time and Place" from Word of Mouth
  11. "Taken In" from Mike + The Mechanics
  12. "Everybody Gets a Second Chance" from Word of Mouth
  13. "A Beggar on a Beach of Gold" from Beggar on a Beach of Gold


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